COST Action CA18218

International burden of disease conference

Date & Place

15-16 September 2022
Golden Tulip Zira Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (View on Google Maps)

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Invited speakers

  • Dr Bochen Cao, technical lead for WHO's Global Health Estimates
  • Dr Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, senior researcher at the Ministry of Health of Thailand
  • Dr Mirza Balaj, research coordinator of the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN)
  • Prof Dr Shuhei Nomura, project assistant professor, The University of Tokyo
  • Dr Sara Monteiro Pires, coordinator of the burden-eu COVID-19 Task Force
  • Dr Lea Sletting Jakobsen, coordinator of the burden-eu PFAS Task Force
  • Dr Juanita Haagsma, coordinator of the burden-eu rare diseases Task Force


The International Burden of Disease Conference will cover presentations from our keynote speakers and other burden of disease enthusiasts.

 Thursday 15/09Friday 16/09
9h00 Registration Welcome
  Welcome Keynote lecture
10h00 Updates from the European Burden of Disease Network Abstract presentations
  Coffee break Coffee break
11h00 Keynote lecture Keynote lecture
  Abstract presentations Abstract presentations
12h00 Abstract presentations Abstract presentations
  Lunch break Lunch break
13h00 Lunch break Lunch break
  Keynote lecture Keynote lecture
14h00 Abstract presentations Abstract presentations
  Abstract presentations Abstract presentations
15h00 Abstract presentations Closure
  Coffee break Coffee break

Social event

On Thursday 15/9, we will organise a guided visit to the Nikola Tesla Museum at 17h00, followed by a dinner starting around 19h00. The social event will be offered to you by Sciensano, the Belgian institute for health.

Registration and reimbursement

To register for the International Burden of Disease Conference, please complete the registration form. Registrations will close on 9 September 2022.

The conference venue, the Golden Tulip Zira Belgrade, is providing hotel rooms at a special group discount rate. To book your room, please send the completed reservation form to before 29 August.

Attendance to the conference is free of charge. The European Burden of Disease Network will be able to reimburse travel and accomodation of up to 50 network members. Priority will be given to members having submitted an abstract. Reimbursement will cover long-distance travel (up to 1500 EUR) and a per diem flat rate of 150 EUR per day, for a maximum of 3 days. Detailed reimbursement rules are available via and the COST Annotated Rules.

How to obtain your reimbursement

  • You will only be able to submit your reimbursement claim only after the event
  • You shall estimate your reimbursement via the invitation link provided to you by e-mail and available in e-COST
  • Attendance will be verified based on the attendance list; during the event, you should therefore sign the Attendance List on each day that you are attending the conference
  • The deadline to submit your reimbursement claim online is 15 days after the event via your invitation link
  • Please ensure that you register in e-COST the same e-mail address as in your invitation and that your bank details are up to date

COVID-19 measures

At the moment of writing, there are no restrictions on entering the Republic of Serbia. The recommendation to wear masks indoors remains in force, while wearing masks in health facilities is mandatory.

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Instructions for presenters

Oral presentations

  • Oral presentations will be 10 minutes long, presented in English
  • Each presentation will be followed by 5 minutes of Q&A
  • If needed, updates or corrections to the abstract can be sent until Friday 2 September
  • Presentations need to be prepared in widescreen format (16:9)
  • Presentations need to be sent by email to at least the day before the presentation

Poster presentations

  • Posters will be presented on LCD screens, and therefore need to be prepared in digital format only
  • Posters need to be prepared in widescreen format (16:9)
  • If needed, updates or corrections to the abstract can be sent until Friday 2 September
  • Posters need to be sent by email to at least the day before the start of the conference

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