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Below you will find information on upcoming events/conferences, short courses & programs and various learning opportunities. 


Conferences/Annual Meetings 

Abstract Submission for 2019 ASSA Annual Meeting

The International Health Economics Association (iHEA), the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon),  and the Health Economics Research Organization (HERO) are soliciting papers for presentation at the 2019 annual meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA), which includes the American Economic Association, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4-6, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Based upon submitted abstracts, papers will be selected for 2 iHEA-organized sessions, 1 ASHEcon-organized session, and 5 HERO-organized sessions.

iHEA seeks abstracts for sessions that will focus on international health economics research, ASHEcon seeks abstracts related to US-focused health economics topics, and HERO seeks abstracts on all issues of relevance to the health economics field.

If you would like to submit your abstract as part of a group of abstracts for consideration as a complete session, please note the other abstracts in the Notes section of the abstract submission form and provide suggested discussants for each paper. Please note that this is not a guarantee that all papers in a set would necessarily be on the program.

Parallel review will take place by distinct review committees. The iHEA review committee will be chaired by the President-Elect (Winnie Yip, Harvard University). The ASHEcon review will be performed by Past-President (Mark Pauly, University of Pennsylvania), Kate Bundorf (Stanford University), Christopher "Kitt" Carpenter (Vanderbilt University), Robin McKnight (Wellesley College), and Frank Sloan (Duke University). The HERO Review Committee is comprised of Donald Yett (USC, HERO Program Chair), Amanda Kowalski (Yale University), and Kosali Simon (Indiana University).

iHEA, ASHEcon, and HERO are independent organizations each with affiliate status in the ASSA.

You can submit your abstracts using this form.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

Is Two-Tier Care the Future? Private Finance in Canadian Medicare | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, ON, Canada | April 6 - 7, 2018

2018 International Health Congress | Health & Sustainable Development Goals, Clinical Trials, New Developments in Health Services | Oxford | June 28 - 30, 2018

The Agriculture, Nutrition, Health Scientific Symposium and Academy Week | Kathmandu, Nepal | July 9 - 13, 2018

European Health Economics Association, EuHEA 2018 Conference | "Shaping the Future: The Role of Health Economics" | Maastricht, The Netherlands | July 11 - 14, 2018

 Fourth Meeting on Patient Reported Outcomes and Person Centered Care in Mental Health  | Symptoms of Mental Disorders: New Research, Treatments, Digital Health  | Washington, D.C. | September 21 - 23, 2018

Academic Programs/Call for Papers/Scholarship Opportunities

Health Economics and Policy Blended Learning PhD Lancaster University | The programme is offered part-time and via blended e-learning, allowing a great deal of flexibility to those with other commitments who wish to study off campus.The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings, or in the UK. 

Workshops/Short Courses

9th Australisian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics
Location: Mantra Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria | Course dates: April 25-27, 2018 

Economics of Health Inequality
Location: University of Rotterdam, Erasmus Campus | Course dates: June 25 - 29 | Application deadline: May 15

Blended Learning PhD and MSc in Health Economics and Policy at Lancaster University 

Short courses in Health Economics: Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Location: York, UK

Short courses in Health Economics: Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Australia

University College London: MSc Health Economics and Decision Programme

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