Date & Place
31 May-2 June 2023
Lisbon (Caparica), Portugal
The “Risk factors, Health Impact Assessment and Knowledge Translation” Training School (TS) will introduce the participants to the general ideas and methods from the three fields. It will provide an overview of these concepts for public health professionals as well as researchers from related fields, with practical knowledge on 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 will guide the participants through the consecutive steps starting with a Comparative Risk Assessment for risk factors, the initiation of a Health Impact Assessment and the translation of the knowledge for relevant stake holders.
The TS will be organized in three modules taking place from 31 May to 2 June 2023. 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 GMT, including a lunch break.
- Module 1 (Risk Factors) will shortly introduce the basic idea of burden of disease and will provide an detailed introduction to the comparative risk assessment
- Module 2 (Health Impact Assessment) focuses on the steps in doing a HIA by assessing potential health effects in terms of Burden of Disease of different policies
- Module 3 (Knowledge translation) addresses the general concepts of knowledge translation and how to apply them to various aspects of doing a burden of disease study
Applicants will be informed about the results of the selection process by mid-March.
Eligibility and prerequisites
The TS is open to all burden-eu COST members with a basic understanding of epidemiology and burden of disease. The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 30. 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 Young Researchers and Innovators, and c) gender and geographical balance – favoring representatives from Inclusiveness Target Countries.
Teaching will be in English. Exercises will require a basic proficiency in MS Excel. The workshop will take place under the local prevailing COVID regulations.
Attendance to the TS is free of charge. The European Burden of Disease Network is able to reimburse travel and accomodation of eligible network members. Reimbursement will cover long-distance travel (up to 1500 EUR) and a per diem flat rate of 195 EUR per day, for a maximum of 4 days. Detailed reimbursement rules are available via https://www.cost.eu/travel_reimbursement_rules and in the COST Annotated Rules.
|Time (CET)||Module 1|
|9h00||Welcome & introductions|
|9h30||Welcome & wrapup of previous session||Welcome & wrapup of previous session|
Recap of Burden of Disease basics
Introduction of the Comparative Risk Assessment
Introduction to Health Impact Assessment
HIA methodology: general overview of different stages
Methods for characterizing health impacts
Introduction of knowledge translation
Practical steps for doing KT regarding BoD
|12h30||Lunch break||Lunch break||Lunch break|
|13h30||Practical steps for estimating the attributable burden: examples and exercises
|16h30||Closure of module 1||Closure of module 2||Closure of module 3|
|Sunset event||Group dinner|