COST Action CA18218

[Webinar] Activities and achievements of the Italian GBD Initiative

Thursday 29 April 2021, 13h-14h CET

About the webinar

The Italian Global Burden of Disease Initiative was established in 2016 with an aim to strengthen the exchange with IHME and gain ownership on the Italian estimates. Since then, the consortium has grown exponentially, currently comprising more than 70 collaborators from more than 20 research institutes, and has made significant achievements, most notably the generation of sub-national burden estimates for Italy. The Initiative is therefore one of the best examples of a national burden of disease network. During the webinar, the current status and recent achievements of the Italian GBD Initiative were presented.


13h00 Welcome & Introduction
— Prof Dr Brecht Devleesschauwer, Action Chair, Sciensano, Belgium
13h05 The objectives, experience and perspectives of the Italian Global Burden of Disease Initiative (with Q&A)
— Dr Lorenzo Monasta, Institute for Maternal and Child Health – IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Italy
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13h20 The experience of GBD Italian Cardiovascular Diseases Collaborators: how we can work together to use GBD data efficiently (with Q&A)
— Dr Paolo Angelo Cortesi, School of Medicine and Surgery - University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy, and Value-Based Healthcare Unit, IRCCS MultiMedica, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
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13h35 The Italian GBD cancer collaboration and the burden of cancer in Italy (with Q&A)
— Dr Cristina Bosetti, Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Laboratory of Methodology for Clinical Research Department of Oncology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy
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13h50 General discussion


Lorenzo Monasta
Lorenzo Monasta

Dr Lorenzo Monasta, MSc DSc, Epidemiologist, works at the Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Research Unit of the Institute for Maternal and Child Health – IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, in Trieste, Italy, since 2007. He is the coordinator of the Italian GBD Initiative, a network of over 70 Italian GBD collaborators and more than 20 research centers, including the National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità). Previous to this experience, he worked for ten years with CIET International in monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions, in the field of public health, social audit, and minority and child rights, in several countries.

Paolo Cortesi
Paolo Angelo Cortesi

Dr Paolo Angelo Cortesi, PhD, works as a researcher at a Research Center on Public Health (CESP) at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza and at the Value-Based Healthcare Unit, Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCSS) MultiMedica, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. His main research interests are Public Health, health economics and outcomes research. He has collaborated with several national and international institutions and organizations on different topics (e.g. Epidemiology, Public health, Clinical practice, Health economics and Outcomes research) and on various conditions (e.g. Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Liver diseases, Autoimmune Diseases and Neurological disorders). He has been the coordinator of the GBD 2017 Italian Cardiovascular Diseases Collaborators Initiative. In addition, he is the author or coauthor of more than 80 works on international journals in Medical, Public Health and Health Economics fields.

Cristina Bosetti
Cristina Bosetti

Dr Cristina Bosetti, epidemiologist, is Head of the Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy. Her main research interests include observational studies on the association between lifestyle and environmental factors and cancer risk; the analysis of temporal trends and geographic patterns of mortality and incidence from cancer and other chronic conditions; the conduction of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on various environmental exposures and disease risk. Moreover, she collaborates in clinical studies on pain treatment and palliative care. He has been the coordinator of the GBD 2019 Italian Cancer Collaborators Initiative. She has over 400 publications on peer-reviewed scientific Journals cited in PubMed/MEDLINE (H-index 76, Scopus).

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