Session 09

Title of session: IPS55. Modelling COVID-19 related excess mortality

Date: 26 April
Time: 14:00-15:30
Room: S4a Mariacki
StatusNameCountry/affiliationTitle of the contributionBrief summary
OrganizerDr. Steve MacFeelySwitzerland
ChairDr. Steve MacFeelySwitzerland
SpeakerDr. William MsemburiSwitzerlandMeasuring Global Excess Mortality associated with Covid-19This presentation will detail the challenges associated with estimating excess mortality around the world. It will explain why excess mortality is an important measure, and some of the technical challenges associated with producing estimates, especially for countries with weak CRVS systems.
SpeakerDr. Kevin McCormackIrelandThe role of the Technical Advisory Board in producing estimates for excess mortalityThis presentation will detail the role of the TAG - the technical advisory board - in helping WHO and UN DESA produce estimates of excess mortality, both modelling advice but also guidance on alternate data sources.
SpeakerDr. Shubash GanapathyMalaysiaEstimating excess mortality in MalaysiaThis presentation will outline the rationale for, and the methodological approach taken to compile estimates of excess mortality for Malaysia. The presentation will also feature some comparisons with the WHO estimates for Malaysia.
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