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GBD 20th Anniversary

GBD 20th Anniversary

Co-hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) at the University of Washington and The Lancet

Event Details

  • Sep 26 - 27 , 2017
  • Pre-registration requested
  • Register for Keynote Addresses on 9/27 by clicking HERE 

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to this garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

Join us for an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Burden of Disease study, September 25–27, 2017, in Seattle. The GBD is the world’s largest systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and population. With 2,303 collaborators in 130 countries and territories, the study examines 332 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors. The GBD has helped transform health care policy in numerous countries, and has greatly influenced research, policy, and education. 

This event will be webcasted. Please visit this page during the days of the event to view the live stream.

Speakers and participants will explore various topics, including:

  • The history and evolution of the Global Burden of Disease enterprise
  • The epidemiological transition and progress toward improving health
  • Emerging challenges in health metrics sciences
  • The key risk factors that are driving health loss 
  • The power and impact of subnational estimates 
  • The future of the GBD

The event is co-hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and The Lancet. This event is primarily organized into a series of plenary and panel sessions, with the exception of one full day of training on September 25 and a special event on September 27 with Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. Mr. Gates and Dr. Kim will be delivering keynote addresses between 9 am and 12:30 pm on Wednesday, September 27, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Admission is free, though seating capacity is limited. To register for the keynote addresses, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/PUmvZXHsTkOwiZUS2

Since health metrics sciences is a multidisciplinary field, conference participants will represent a variety of academic and professional perspectives. Invitees include researchers, academic leaders, students, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and national and multinational health organizations. 

The training portion on September 25 will not be held at McCaw Hall.

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Views expressed during events held at McCaw Hall facilities do not constitute endorsement by McCaw Hall or the City of Seattle.

Event Details

  • Sep 26 - 27 , 2017
  • Pre-registration requested
  • Register for Keynote Addresses on 9/27 by clicking HERE 

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to this garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

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