Dear GBD Colleagues,
I am writing to let you know about the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Technical Training Workshop, an educational opportunity hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to train individuals in the systematic approach and science behind GBD. This workshop provides hands-on training in the methods, tools, data, and visualizations of GBD as well as a forum for discussing the implications of results and future work of the GBD study. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals working in global health to receive in-depth instruction on the analytical methods used in GBD, the key assessment factors for data, the principles that underlie the analytic process, and interpretation of results.
The GBD Technical Training Workshop is being held May 19–30, 2014 in Crete, Greece. The cost of registration is $5,500.00, which includes tuition, materials, lodging, and meals. Registration is currently open; since you are a GBD Expert, I am writing to ask if you would be interested in attending the workshop. Students attending this workshop will come from all over the world and could include staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, policymakers who work locally or globally, or health providers working in the community.
Should you need a letter to request funds from your organization to attend the GBD Technical Training Workshop, we have created a template that you are welcome to personalize and use.
If you have any questions or need further information about the workshop, please contact Sean Lassiter in our Education and Training Office. All replies to this email will go directly to Sean Lassiter (alternatively you may send an email to ). Thank you for your time.
Project Officer II, GBD Governance & Dissemination
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | University of Washington
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