26-27thAugust 2011, EUBIROD Final Meeting Brussels, Belgium
22-25thJanuary 2011, EUBIROD 2011 Annual Meeting Brussels, Belgium
12thNovember 2010, 3rdEuropean Public Health Conference, EUPHA 2010 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
29thJune 2010, Academy Health Research Meeting 2010 Boston, USA
4th-5thJune 2010, Special BIRO Academy Meeting, "COORDINATED INFORMATION DELIVERY FROM DIABETES REGISTERS TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND OUTCOMES IN EUROPE" Rome, ITALY
8th-9thApril 2010, European Working Conference on Health Services Research, 8-9th April 2010, The Hague, the NETHERLANDS
19th-20nd November 2009, First EUBIROD Technical Meeting Rome, ITALY
30th September-3rdOctober 2009, Gastein Health Forum 2009 Gastein, AUSTRIA
18th-22nd October 2009, 20th IDF World Diabetes Congress Montreal, CANADA
2nd-4thMay 2009, First EUBIROD Annual Meeting and First BIRO Academy Residential Course, KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT
18th March 2009, participation at INFODAY 2009, LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
29th-30th November 2008, EUBIROD Kickoff Meeting, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
G. Dargent, Project Officer at EAHC, presented the Public Health Programme and the expectations of the European Commission regarding EUBIROD Project results
F. Carinci (UNIPG) described the general objectives of the Project, the expected results and the Project perspectives: sustainability of EUBIROD activities; modalities for the extension of the Consortium and the inclusion of new data providers. Each work package leader presented the scheduled activities
The Consortium discussed about how to effectively disseminate the Project results among stakeholders; action lines for the organization of the BIRO Academy, the First Residential Course and the training activity were defined.
The Third Annual Meeting included an explanation of the study design and a series of clinical appraisals of BIRO reports from 18 EU countries. Presentations revised in an academic style the literature on specific topics of quality of care of diabetes, covering all indicators delivered by the BIRO System.
The Annual Meeting included presentations of BIRO reports from 18 countries, followed by the Second BIRO Academy Residential Course organized in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation. Lectures from a faculty of distinguished speakers, including Prof.John Lachin from George Washington University and the EU Commissioner John Dalli, were performed to support better planning of diabetes information in Europe and beyond. The international audience including representatives from Barbados, China, Cuba, Lebanon and Tanzania.
The following contributions have been presented on behalf of the EUBIROD Consortium: T.Di Iorio, "Cross-border flow of health information: is "privacy by design" sufficient to obtain complete and accurate data for public health in Europe? The case of BIRO/EUBIROD diabetes registers" (Workshop); F.Carinci, "A European model for the automatic production of standardized performance indicators: the BIRO statistical engine" (Oral Presentation); F.Storms, "Towards a European Diabetes Information System: twenty years of progress from St.Vincent Declaration to EUDIP, EUCID, BIRO and EUBIROD. Are we getting closer?" (poster).
On behalf of the EUBIROD Consortium, F.Carinci presented under the theme "Quality and Efficiency: Measurement" the abstract "A Novel International Framework for Privacy-Enhanced Data Processing, Exchange, and Pooled Analysis of Disease Registers: The European BIRO/EUBIROD Projects"
EUBIROD partners presented the results of the application of the BIRO System
The abstract "A novel framework for the routine production of EU indicators: the BIRO system" (Carinci, Baglioni, Di Iorio, Rossi, Azzopardi, Beck, Cunningham, Skeie, Olympios, Pruna, Massi Benedetti on behalf of the BIRO Consortium) has been presented as a poster
The BIRO project has been nominated by a high profile evaluation committee among the the best six initiatives "in more than one European country that have contributed in a clear and significant way to meet challenges in public health and to ameliorating disparities in health services provision within Europe"
The abstract entitled "Monitoring diabetes outcomes across Europe, and beyond: the EU DG SANCO funded EUBIROD project" was presented by F.Carinci on behalf of the EUBIROD Consortium. Prof. M.Massi Benedetti and F.Carinci attended the meeting
The Dasman Center for Research and Treatment of Diabetes hosted the first Residential Course of BIRO Academy. Representatives from all EUBIROD Countries attended lecture and practical sessions about the BIRO approach and its implementation
EUBIROD Coordinating Centre was invited at the information day on the 2009 Call for Proposals of the EC's public health programme