Date & Place
9-11 May 2022
The General Concepts of Burden of Disease Training School (TS) introduces burden of disease (BoD) estimates. It provides public health professionals as well as researchers from related fields, with practical knowledge about central BoD summary measures of population health, the concept and rationale of the main measures Years of life lost (YLL), Years lived with disability (YLD) and their combined metric the Disability-adjusted life year (DALY). The TS gives insight into the data-requirements, the methods applied, and offers the opportunity for hands-on exercises. In this sense, BoD metrics can be of great importance for priority setting in the public health policy and decision-making process.
This TS will be organized jointly with the CATINCA project, coordinated by the Robert Koch Institute, and will be kindly hosted by the Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.
The TS will be organized in three modules taking place from May, 9th to May, 11th 2022. Each module will include a theoretical and a practical part, including exercises and follow-up discussions. Each module is planned to take place from 9h30 to 16h30 CET, including a lunch break.
- Module 1 (Introduction to DALYs and YLLs) introduces the basic concept of burden of disease: the DALY and the YLL
- Module 2 (Introduction to YLDs) focuses on YLD and its main components the disability weights, severity distributions, and comorbidity adjustment
- Module 3 (DALYs: theory to practice) addresses practical issues related to data, estimations and uncertainties, and, additionally, introduces other summary measures of public health
Eligibility and prerequisites
The TS is open to all burden-eu COST members. The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 30 (including participants from the CATINCA project). Should the number of applications exceed the maximum number of available seats, candidates will be selected based on a) their motivation, b) their career stage – giving priority to early-career researchers, and c) a gender and geographical balance – favoring representatives from Inclusiveness Target Countries.
Teaching will be in English. The possibility of a Russian-translation will be inspected/argued should there be a demand. Exercises will require a basic proficiency in MS Excel. The workshop will take place under the local COVID-regulations.
|Time (CET)||Module 1|
|9h00||Welcome & introductions|
|9h30||Welcome & wrapup of previous session||Welcome & wrapup of previous session|
|10h00||Introduction to the burden of disease concept and the DALY metric||Disability weights: theory and applications||From theory to practice: data, assumptions, uncertainties
|12h30||Lunch break||Lunch break||Lunch break|
|13h30||Calculating Years of Life Lost
||Calculating Years Lived with Disability||Summary measures of population health|
|16h30||Closure of module 1||Closure of module 2||Closure of module 3|