COST Action CA18218

14th European Public Health Conference

The 14th European Public Health Conference, organized by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), will take place from 10 to 12 November 2021. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the congress will exceptionally be organized as an online event. Complete information about the congress is available via

During the conference, our COST Action will organize five live workshops on burden of disease assessment. There will also be a series of abstract and poster presentations on burden of disease. Below you will find an overview of the different burden of disease sessions planned during the 14th European Public Health Conference.

Burden of disease workshops and skills building seminars

Workshop: Health, risk factors and inequalities in the EU: insights from the Global Burden of Disease study
Wed 10/11, 16h10-17h10
The state of health in the European Union in 2019
— João Vasco Santos, Portugal
Burden of diseases and injuries attributable to risk factors in the European Union in 2019
— João Vasco Santos, Portugal
Inequalities in non-communicable diseases across the European Union: current state and trends from 2000 to 2019
— José L. Peñalvo, Belgium


Skills building seminar: Infographics as a tool for knowledge translation
Thurs 11/11, 11h30-12h30
Infographics and the knowledge translation framework
— Henk Hilderink, Netherlands
Public Health Infographic Design for the public – the evidence base
— Catherine Stones, United Kingdom
Infographics in support of decision-making of well-being and health promotion
— Heli Hätönen, Finland


Skills building seminar: Methodological choices in burden of disease studies: a literature review of European studies
Thurs 11/11, 13h50-14h50
An overview of burden of disease studies in Europe
— Periklis Charalampous, Netherlands
A systematic literature review of studies estimating the risk factor attributable burden in Europe
— Vanessa Gorasso, Belgium
A systematic literature review of burden of disease studies in Europe: next steps and implications for researchers
— Brecht Devleesschauwer, Belgium


Workshop: Knowledge Translation and Burden of Disease, from theory to practice
Thurs 11/11, 17h30-18h30
The concept of Knowledge Translation in relation to Burden of Disease
— Elena Pallari, United Kingdom
Burden 2020: The German Burden of Disease Study Informative, comprehensive, appealing and digital: Providing health data to users. Accessibility of scientific results in the burden context
— Aline Anton, Germany
Scottish Burden of Disease (SBOD) study: a population health surveillance system for meaningful action
— Ian Grant, United Kingdom
Dutch DALYS: The Dutch National Burden of Disease study
— Henk Hilderink, Netherlands


Workshop: Burden of disease of COVID-19: strengthening the collaboration for national studies
Fri 12/11, 11h30-12h30
Burden of disease methods: integrating COVID-19 to the cause list
— Grant Wyper, United Kingdom
Burden of Disease of COVID-19 in European countries: examples from Germany and Scotland
— Annelene Wengler, Germany
Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19: the unCoVer project
— José L. Peñalvo, Belgium
Building country-level capacity to estimate the burden of COVID-19
— Sara Pires, Denmark


Burden of disease abstract presentations

Wednesday 10th November 2021
17h20–18h20 2.D. - Oral presentations: Risk factors in cardiovascular diseases Socio-economic position and burden of ischemic heart disease in Finland in 2017
Laura Paalanen, Finland
Thursday 11th November 2021
09h00–10h00 3.K. - Oral presentations: Monitoring health inequalities Socioeconomic inequalities in COVID-19 DALYs in Scotland, 2020
Grant Wyper, United Kingdom
11h30–12h30 9.E. - Oral presentations: Burden of disease: cancer and dementia Quantifying the burden of disease in Scotland in 2018: a Scottish Burden of Disease study
Eilidh Fletcher, United Kingdom
11h30–12h30 4.E. - Workshop: Climate change influence in the exposure to several risk factors: One Health approach as a solution? Burden of disease of dietary exposure to aflatoxins in European countries
Carla Martins, Portugal
Friday 12th November 2021
11h30–12h30 9.L. - Workshop: Injury epidemiology, treatment, costs and legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic Quantification of injury burden and barriers in maintaining quality data
Juanita Haagsma, Netherlands
15h00-16h00 11.L. - Oral presentations: Health promotion: research and practice European burden of cancer in 2020 attributable to alcohol use
Harriet Rumgay, France

Burden of disease poster displays

DG - Epidemiology DG.17 - Quantifying the burden of premature mortality at national level in France in 2016
Romana Haneef, France

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