On April 24, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, David A. Leon (Chief Research Fellow at the HSE University; Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Adjunct Professor at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway) presented the report "Challenges in interpreting the mortality impact of COVID-19".
The coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost all countries of the world and by early April 2020 the number of confirmed cases of the disease has exceeded a million milestone. In terms of the impact on the political and economic situation in the world and on people's minds, what is happening has no analogs over the past decades. However, can we reliably quantify this phenomenon? Oddly enough, despite the presence of a huge amount of easily accessible data on the Internet, the quantitative characteristics of the pandemic remain problematic even in economically developed countries. The presentation examined the key points regarding the quality and comparability of COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as some additional options for objectively measuring the impact of the epidemic on mortality.
On March 5, the regular seminar of the Modern Demography series was held. At the seminar, Evgeny Mikhailovich Andreev, head of the International Laboratory for Population and Health, presented the report "Inequality in the infant mortality rate among the population of modern Russia."
The second Symposium "From heart to heart" was held at the Northern State Medical University February 3-14 2020, . During the Symposium were presented the main results of the study "Know your heart" which was carried out during 2015-2017 in Arkhangelsk and Novosibirsk, and the results of health indicator comparisons between population of Russia and Norway. All presented results were aimed at studying the causes of significant differences in mortality from cardiovascular diseases between two countries. The Symposium was attended by leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of epidemiology, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
International Conference "Demographic trends in Russia: Legacy of the Soviet Era or a new tendency?"
On November 21-22, 2019 the International Laboratory for Population and Health together with the Institute of Demography held an international conference "Demographic trends in Russia: Legacy of the Soviet Era or a new tendency?"
The 15th scientific seminar “Modern Demography” was held on 24 April 2019. The speaker was Johan Mackenbach, MD, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam. His report was devoted to health inequalities in Europe, their scope, trends, spatial features and factors determining them. A separate question of the seminar - why the Western European welfare state could not eradicate differences in mortality depending on the socio-economic status of a person?
International Laboratory for Population and Health at the XX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development
International Laboratory for Population and Health researchers presented their work at the XX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development, which takes place in HSE (Moscow), from April 9-12, 2019.
The 14th scientific seminar “Modern Demography” was hold 26 March. At the seminar, Dmitry A. Jdanov, Ph.D., head of the Laboratory of Demographic Data at the Max Planck Society for Demographic Research Institute made a presentation “Human longevity limits: a demographic data driven approach”.