|On 14th 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 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.
This unprecedented project has been completed in collaboration with more than 400 researchers in over 300 institutions across 50 countries, led by the IHME and a consortium of five other partners: Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Queensland, University of Tokyo and WHO.
The study began in 2007 and is the most comprehensive effort since the GBD 1990 to produce complete and comparable estimates of the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for the years 1990, 2005, and 2010 for 21 regions covering the entire globe. The GBD 2010 Study is significantly broader in scope than previous versions, including:
• 235 causes of death
• 67 risk factors
• Improved methods for the estimation of mortality and disability
Watch the event live via webcast
Taking place at The Royal Society in London, the event is open to everyone and because we realise that on a practical level many interested parties won't be able to attend in person, it will be broadcast live via webcast for anyone who chooses to tune in at www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/gbd/live. Choose which sessions to 'attend' from the agenda below.
For the agenda and more information about the Global Burden of Disease visit www.thelancet.com/themed/global-burden-of-disease. Follow on Twitter @TheLancet for updates on GBD 2010. What's your opinion? Don't forget to use #gbd2010.