COST Action CA18218

2nd International burden of disease conference

Date & Place

14-15 March 2024
The Chamber of Commerce, Trieste, Italy
Online participation will not be possible

Call for abstracts

We welcome abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations dealing with burden of disease and the use of Disability-Adjusted Life Years in particular. Please complete the abstract submission form and forward it to the Action chair () before the abstract submission deadline of 15 January 2024. Abstracts will be evaluated by a scientific committee; results will be announced on 31 January 2024. Accepted abstracts will be published as a Supplement to Archives of Public Health.

Download abstract submission form

Invited speakers

Emmanuela Gakidou
Prof Dr Emmanuela Gakidou, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Dr Emmanuela Gakidou is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Senior Director of Organizational Development and Training at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She is also a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Gakidou’s research interests focus on impact evaluation, methods, and tools development for analytical challenges in global health. Examples of current research projects include the evaluation of community-based interventions to improve non-communicable disease management in underserved populations, the assessment of facility efficiency in the provision of health services, and the measurement of poverty and educational attainment at the small area level.

Program at a glance

The 2nd International Burden of Disease Conference will cover presentations from our keynote speakers and other burden of disease enthusiasts.

 Thursday 14/03Friday 15/03
9h00 Registration Welcome
  Welcome Keynote lecture (TBC)
10h00 Updates from the European Burden of Disease Network  
  Coffee break Coffee break
11h00 Keynote lecture Dr Emmanuela Gakidou
Abstract presentations
12h00 Lunch break Lunch break
  Abstract presentations Abstract presentations
15h00   Closure
  Coffee break Coffee break


Attendance to the conference is free of charge. The European Burden of Disease Network is able to reimburse travel and accomodation of up to 50 network members. Reimbursement will cover long-distance travel (up to 1500 EUR) and a per diem flat rate of 120 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 after the event
  • You will be able to encode 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

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to receive reimbursement, please check your e-COST invitation, or contact .


Participation to the conference is free of charge, but registration is required.

Click here to register before 29 February 2024

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