On 27 November 2018, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand hosted the one-day Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit. The meeting celebrated the launch of a special edition of The Lancet Neurology devoted to a series of papers on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.

The Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit, a collaboration between AUT, The Lancet Neurology and Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, was coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Professor Valeria Caso, ESO Past-President, was among the speakers to present the achievements of ESO EAST and RES-Q.