IHME organized a technical training workshop to train interested researchers and policymakers in the data, methods, findings, and implications of GBD 2010. This workshop provided opportunities for hands-on work using 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. The training featured instruction on the assumptions behind the GBD approach, key assessment factors for data, the principles underlying the analytic process, and how to interpret results. A combination of lectures, interactive teaching, case studies, and exercises was used to convey the key concepts and methods to participants. Training sessions were intended to promote debate, discussion, and an open exchange of ideas.
This workshop was attended by 88 participants representing 34 different countries.