BAPH - Workshop 2013

"Mortality data in public health research"



Date and venue

1 March 2013, 09:30 - 17:00
Belgian FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue, at the corner of the Victor Hortaplein and the Ernest Blerotstraat, next to the Brussels South (Gare du Midi; Zuidstation) railway station


On 1 March 2013, BAPH organises a workshop on mortality data. During this day, public health researchers and other professionals confronted with mortality data can interact with their colleagues and contribute to the improvement of the production and the use of these data.


The workshop is divided in two parts:

  • In the morning, mortality data production will be discussed, focussing on the cause of mortality.
    • One goal is to create insight into the production chain of the data and the decision-making process used in certification.
    • Another is to give an overview of the measures taken to improve the data and to discuss the assessment of data quality.
    • Finally, strengths and weaknesses will be identified.
  • The afternoon session will deal with the use of mortality data.
    • We will have a look at the current debates on the topic,
    • as well as on the methodology used
    • and the link between these data and the recommendations/conclusions inferred.

Poster submission

Poster abstracts can be submitted to until 15 January 2013. Poster language is English.
Topic of the poster has to be related to mortality data production or use in the field of public health or related areas, such as privacy/ethics, environment or specific themes such as homeless people.


The 2013 workshop, entitled "Mortality data in public health research" is organised in close collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the "Ecole de Santé Publique" of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
The workshop is financed by the Belgian Association of Public Health (BAPH) with support from the Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - FWO) and the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS).


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