Message from the iHEA president Adam Wagstaff
2016 has been a busy and transitional year for iHEA, with a change in President, Executive Director and association management team, and now … a new website. We’ve focused a lot this year on the governance of iHEA: getting Board members – elected from the iHEA membership – fully involved in scientific and organizational issues. An important part of these governance initiatives is to improve transparency for members; you can find information on the composition and activities of the Board and Board committees in the various webpages, as well as reports on the finances and general activities of the association.
The congress is, of course, the major activity of any academic association. We hope that many of you will come to the congress in Boston next year, which promises to have high quality presentations selected by a high-powered Scientific Committee comprising experts from the various subfields of health economics, as well as lower registration fees!
Successful associations are not just about congresses, of course. They also provide services to members in between their congresses. The new website is a work in progress; we’re constantly thinking about what content iHEA might create or curate to disseminate via the website and other social media. We’re also thinking about other services and events. In these areas, we’ll be looking to get a sense of what iHEA members would like to see as part of the return on their membership fee. We look forward to hearing your ideas.