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Call for Abstracts: First ATHEA conference

The Austrian Health Economics Association issued the Call for Abstracts for the first ATHEA conference.

Please find the Call attached in English and in German.



Conference: EuHEA 2016

The conference site of the EuHEA 2016 in Hamburg has been launched: http://www.euhea2016.eu

The link to the trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBpEgvcTiq8



EuHEA elections

Please find information regarding the candidates here. 

Note that the list of candidates and the individual CVs will be updated as more CVs and candidacies are submitted.



Late break abstract call open - EuHEA PhD student-supervisor and ECR conference, Manchester 2014

Due to overwhelming demand from students, we have negotiated additional space at the conference venue and so are pleased to announce that we will now hold additional late-breaking sessions, with 4 sessions now running in parallel throughout Tuesday 2nd September. The goal of these sessions will be to present the most recent, relevant, and high quality research which was not complete at the time of the initial abstract call. Late-break sessions will run under the same format as the rest of the conference, with work selected for oral paper presentation allocated a one hour slot for presentation and detailed discussion led by another student's supervisor. This hour slot will consist of a 25 minute presentation by the author, 15 minute discussion by another student/ECR's supervisor, followed by 20 minutes for questions and general discussion from the audience.

To submit an abstract for consideration in the late-break sessions, please email your abstract in a word/PDF document to mche@manchester.ac.uk

Currently, the conference programme consists of 55 presentations from students across Europe. A book compiling the abstracts of work to be presented is attached. The event will offer a unique opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to present their work, receive detailed feedback from senior colleagues, and network with their peers.

Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed 400 words. Content should be work in progress, but we do require at least preliminary results. If accepted for oral paper presentation, authors will be required to submit a working paper by July 31st. Work submitted to the late-break call must therefore be at a sufficient stage to produce a working paper by this date.

Late-break abstract call closes - midnight GMT June 16th

Authors will be notified of the decision on June 27th.

Please note, the time frame for late-break submissions is very tight. If selected for oral paper presentation in a late-break session, authors must register by midnight GMT July 16th to secure the place of their paper in the conference. Full working papers must be submitted by midnight GMT July 31st.

More information about the conference can be found on the conference page

Please also take note of the abstract booklet



2013 Royal Economic Society Prize

The Royal Economic Society and the Economic Journal have selected Pau Olivella (UAB and Barcelona GSE) and Marcos Vera-Hernández (University College London and Institute of Fiscal Studies) to receive the 2013 Royal Economic Society Prize for their paper, "Testing for Asymmetric Information in Private Health Insurance."

Find more information on the RES prize at the associated website.



Bonjour,

A toutes celles et ceux qui souhaitent soumettre une proposition de communication pour les 36èmes Journée des Economistes de la Santé Français (JESF) qui se tiendront les 4 et 5 décembre prochain à l'Université de Bordeaux (ISPED), nous nous permettons de rappeler que nous attendons votre texte avant le 1er juin prochain.Vous trouverez tous les détails de cet appel en cliquant sur ce lien (PDF).Nous restons à votre dispositon pour de plus amples informations. Bien cordialement,

Pour le CES,

Frédéric BONNEMAISON
Secrétaire général



Barcelona GSE Master in Health Economics and Policy

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers world-class, full time graduate programs taught in English by leading international scholars and practitioners in one of the world's most dynamic cities.

The blending of theoretical and applied perspectives makes the Barcelona GSE masters an ideal stepping stone either for entry into competitive PhD programs or for top jobs in Economics and related fields.

The Barcelona GSE Master in Health Economics and Policy provides training in health technology assessment as well as a solid background in quantitative methods and a comparative vision of diverse health systems. Master students will acquire analytical capacity oriented toward decision-making in all aspects of the healthcare sector.

Potential employers:
• Health, Policy and pricing divisions in pharmaceutical companies.
• Health technology evaluation agencies
• Consulting firms for the health industry
• Health authorities

GSE graduates fill a need in today's knowledge-based economy, as shown by
the excellent placements of our graduates: 86% of the Class of 2013 was
placed within 6 months of graduating.

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics has been ranked by RePEc among
the top 12 Economics Departments in the world and the top 3 in Europe.

Program Directors
Prof. Pau Olivella (UAB and Barcelona GSE)
Prof. Guillem López-Casasnovas (UPF and Barcelona GSE).

View more information, watch the video and apply.

Contact masters@barcelonagse.eu for more information.



Registration Open for EuHEA Conference

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural EuHEA PhD Student - Supervisor and Early Career Researcher conference. The early registration period is open until 30 April 2014 (midnight GMT). For further details or to register for our conference please visit http://www.population-health.manchester.ac.uk/healtheconomics/euheaphdconference/



PhD Student - Supervisor Conference in Manchester, England

On behalf of the European Health Economics Association, the Manchester Centre for Health Economics is pleased to host the inaugural PhD Student - Supervisor Conference in Manchester, England.

This is a unique opportunity for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to present work in progress, gain invaluable feedback from supervisors and peers, and network with students from across Europe.

For details see the flyer.



Welcome Letter by the President

The elected President of the European Health Economics Association EuHEA welcomes its members in a letter where he presents the purpose of EuHEA and current activities.



We are pleased to announce that our next school on activity based funding will take place from April 28 - May 02, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The school will provide students with solid and comprehensive expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of activity based funding. Topics that will be covered include casemix design, patient-level costing, calculation of cost weights and price setting, setting of activity targets, outlier flagging, exception payments, monitoring and evaluation, analytical techniques, and hands-on analysis of data.

If you or any of your colleagues are interested in extending your professional development please visit http://pcsinternational.org/events/case_mix/#wcm to find more details, including the curriculum and registration information. You can also follow up with school director Jeff Hatcher at: jhatcher@cihi.ca.

Thank you
Brian McCarthy, Secretary PCSI



Job openings in research

The newly established Department of Health Economics, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna has several openings for researchers and a postdoc in health economics.

Please find details in the attached PDFs.

Researcher in Health Economics
Researcher in Health Economics
Senior Researcher (Postdoc) in Health Economics



Message to EuHEA Members

Dear EuHEA Member,

as you may be aware, the health economics congress this July (Health Economics in the Age of Longevity) in Dublin is a joint congress between iHEA and the European Conference on Health Economics (ECHE) series. This agreement pre-dates the recent formation of EuHEA and, thus, registration was based on the iHEA format of providing a reduced fee for members.

As EuHEA is a new association and its membership structure is not compatible with the iHEA system, there has not been enough time to set up a EuHEA-only member rate.

For now, to access the best congress rates you will need to have a current iHEA membership. iHEA and EuHEA will set an agreement on the financial arrangements associated with the joint conference. We will inform you once this issue has been resolved.



Extension of Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Committee of the XXXIV Health Economics Conference of the
Spanish Health Economics Association has decided to extend the submission
deadline for abstracts to 30 January 2014.



Finish Society for Health Economics joins EuHEA

EuHEA welcomes the Finish Society for Health Economics as its new member. The number of national health economic associations within EuHEA has now increased to nine.

http://www.ttts.fi/inenglish



Spanish Health Economics Conference May 2014 (Pamplona, Spain)

The AES is pleased to announce the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the XXXIV Health Economics Conference of the Spanish Health Economics Association to be held
at Universidad Pública de Navarra, May 27-30.

Please note that all parallel sessions will have at least one session in English.

More information at: http://www.aes.es/jornadas/en/presentation.php

We look forward to meeting you in Pamplona!

Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee
XXXIV Jornadas Economía de la Salud - AES



Enrollment is continuing for both the PCSI Winter School and the PCSI Summer School!

The Winter School will take place from April 28-May 2, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. Theme is "Design and Implementation of Activity Based Funding" and the curriculum of this school is more advanced that the Summer School and focuses on advanced Casemix topics including system design, patient-level costing, calculation of cost weights and price setting, setting of activity targets, outlier flagging, exception payments, monitoring and evaluation, analytical techniques, and hands-on analysis of data.

The Summer School will take place from June 9-13, 2014 in Fort Canning Lodge, Singapore.  The Summer School is aimed at those new to Casemix or those who need a refresher and want to better understand the fundamentals of Casemix system design and implementation, applications and uses of Casemix around the world, monitoring quality using data and reports, and much more.  Sessions are interactive with exercises and small working group sessions throughout the week. 

For more information, including the curriculum and registration information for both schools, please visit the links below:

The Winter School: http://pcsinternational.org/events/case_mix/#wcm.  You can also contact the school director Jeff Hatcher at: jhatcher@cihi.ca

The Summer School: http://pcsinternational.org/events/case_mix/#scm.  You can also contact the school director Olafr Steinum at: olafr@diaqualos.se