COST Action CA18218

17th World Congres on Public Health

The 17th World Congress on Public Health, organised by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in association with the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), took place from 3 to 6 May 2023. The conference was held at the Ergife Palace Hotel & Conference Center, Rome, Italy. Complete information about the congress is available via

During the conference, several of our network members contributed with abstract and poster presentations on burden of disease. Below you will find an overview of the different burden of disease sessions held during the 17th World Congress on Public Health.

Burden of disease workshops

Workshop on estimating burden of disease metrics: Experiences from the German Burden of Disease Study
Fri 5/5, 9h00-10h00  •  View the abstract
— Alexander Rommel
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Calculating Years of Life Lost
— Annelene Wengler
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Methodological challenges in estimating YLD/DALY
— Michael Porst
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The quantitative effects of selected risk factors on diabetes mellitus type 2: assessments according to age and sex
— Elena von der Lippe
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Burden of disease abstract presentations

Wed 3/5, 9h00–10h30 Communicable Diseases - except COVID-19 1 Global burden of anthrax: A systematic review
Carlotta Di Bari - Sciensano, Belgium
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Thu 4/5, 8h30–9h30 Non-Communicable Diseases - including Cancer, CVD, Obesity, Oral Health 1 Inequalities in the burden of noncommunicable diseases across European countries: a systematic analysis of the 2019 Global Burden of Disease Study
Carlos Andrade - University of Debrecen, Hungary
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Fri 5/5, 16h00–17h00 Intersectoral and Multilateral Collaborations and Health Systems Strenghtening 2 Premature mortality and levels of inequality in years of life lost across 296 regions of 31 European countries in 2019: a burden of disease study
Nour Mahrouseh - University of Debrecen, Hungary
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Sat 6/5, 9h00–10h00 Surveillance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting - including HIA, HTA and Registries 2 The association between smoking and the development of diabetes type 2 - results from the Germany burden of disease study
Elena von der Lippe - Robert Koch Institute, Germany
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Sat 6/5, 9h00–10h00 Surveillance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting - including HIA, HTA and Registries 2 Ten years of surveillance of Surgical Site Infections (SSIS) in Piedmont: trends and burden for hip prosthesis and colon surgery
Alessandro Cornio - University of Turin, Italy
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