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Lancet/IHME: Global Burden of Disease Launch

Fri, 2012-12-14
London, UK — Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Hosting organization: 
The Lancet and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

The Lancet/IHME: Global Burden of Disease Launch
14 December 2012

The Lancet together with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will host an event to present the findings of the 2010 GBD study. The launch of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 results will feature discussion of comparable estimates of mortality, causes of death, years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 conditions and 67 risk factors, for 21 regions and three time periods – 1990, 2005, and 2010. The results reveal substantial shifts in the burden of disease from children to younger adults, from premature mortality to morbidity and disability, from communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional conditions to noncommunicable diseases. Overlaid on these major shifts are important regional variations and the ongoing challenge in sub-Saharan Africa of conditions related to Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6.

This free one-day event is open to the public and will feature five panel sessions with the opportunity for open discussion of key findings and implications. The event will occur from 9:00am to 5:30pm with coffee and tea available at 8:30am, and a reception following at the same location, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. No registration is required. If you are unable to attend the event, a live webcast of each session can be viewed online and the event can be followed as well on Twitter using the hashtag #gbd2010.