The York Expert Workshops, run by the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, are now in their 20th year. Over this period, decision-makers' demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies have become more extensive and more sophisticated. At least seven European countries and several managed care groups in the USA now require formal submissions of economic data as part of the reimbursement process for medicines. In order to keep pace with these developments, the York expert workshops programme is frequently updated, ensuring continued success.
To inform and promote understanding in key areas of quality of life assessment and health economic evaluation and to learn how to:
There are three different York Expert Workshop courses:
If you are in any doubt about whether the Foundations Workshop or the Advanced Workshop would be more suitable for you, please refer to our FoundationsOrAdvanced (PDF , 107kb).
The 3-day Quality of Life Workshop provides a detailed introduction to the theory and practice of quality of life measurement with particular emphasis on its use in economic evaluation. Workshop lectures cover all aspects of the design, construction and use of quality of life measures. Linked 'hands-on' sessions deal with the use of preference methods for valuing health such as time trade-off and standard gamble, as well as simpler, non-preference methods. The workshop includes a state-of-the-art review of quality of life measurement covering the principal generic instruments including SF-36 and its derivatives, HUI and EQ-5D, as well as the status of other patient-reported outcome measures. Methods for deriving appropriate outcome measures in the absence of quality of life data in clinical trials, will be demonstrated. Particular attention will be given to the use of quality of life data in technology appraisals published by the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
The Quality of Life workshop delivers a comprehensive grounding in this highly specialised field and is designed to provide an in-depth briefing for those concerned with the measurement and valuation of health outcomes in the evaluation of new health technologies.
Additional faculty for this Workshop will be provided by Andrew Lloyd, a Director at Oxford Outcomes Ltd within its PRO Group. He has a background in cognitive and health psychology and completed his DPhil in the Psychology Department at the University of York in 1997. Prior to joining Oxford Outcomes, Andrew was a Research Scientist and Deputy Director at United BioSource Corporation (UBC) in London. Andrew has undertaken work in a broad range of therapeutic areas including oncology, diabetes, asthma, and vascular disease.
The 5-day Foundations Workshop includes a comprehensive coverage of all key issues in the methodology and practice of economic evaluation. It is designed for those, new to the field, wishing to appreciate and appraise studies done by others, or requiring a foundation for more advanced study. It includes discussion of the main design features of studies, such as costing methods, health state preference valuation, integrating economic analysis with clinical trials and modelling approaches. Also, given the increasing demands for studies by health care decision makers, such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK, there is in-depth discussion of official requirements and the perspectives of decision makers.
The majority of the formal lectures are given by Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher. In addition there are a number of tutored practical group exercises. The Foundations workshop fee includes a complimentary copy of the 3rd edition of ‘Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes’ by Michael Drummond and others.
The 5-day Advanced Workshop deals with advanced methods in cost-effectiveness analysis for pharmaceuticals and other health care technologies. It is structured around the analytical steps required to develop economic analyses to inform decision makers such as reimbursement agencies, hospital managers and formulary committees. It is focused particularly on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) methods guidance for cost-effectiveness analysis which was updated in 2012. In addition to presentations, the workshop includes a series of exercises focusing on the development and analysis of a decision model, and includes computer-based work.
In order to get the most out of the Advanced Workshop, participants should be familiar with, and understand, Drummond et al 1997 or 2005 (Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford: OUP, 2nd or 3rd Edition), and be familiar with the main functions of Excel.
The Faculty and tutors will come from the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
Registration is managed online: Registration
Please ensure you have secured the appropriate funding from your company/organisation before you register on these workshops, and (if applicable) that you allow yourself plenty of time to apply for any visas you may require in order to enter the UK, as you may experience some delays getting these processed.
We offer an early booking discount (on registrations received before 12 April 2013) as well as a public sector discounted rate. Registration fees are fully inclusive of tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments at the workshop venue, Welcome Reception and Course Dinner, but do not include accommodation. (Please note that registration fees are VAT exempt, i.e. VAT is not payable).
early booking fee
(pre 12 April 2013)
|Quality of life||£1540.00||£1470.00||£1065.00|
A full refund of course fees (less 10% administrative charge) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to each workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegate details when known to Vanessa King. Cancellations made less than one month prior to each workshop are non-refundable.
In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, any of the workshops have to be cancelled by the University of York, our liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.
St. William’s College, York Minster Conference Centre,
5 College Street, York, UK.
Please note :
The workshop venue does not have accommodation on-site, but there are numerous establishments within easy walking distance of the venue. Accommodation fees are additional and to be paid separate to the registration fee.
Delegates are responsible for booking their accommodation and arranging payment directly with a hotel of their own choice. Once delegates have completed and returned their Registration Form to the Workshop Coordinator, they will be emailed a formal letter of provisional confirmation which includes information and guidance on booking accommodation in York. This accommodation information can also be found here YEW Accommodation Information (PDF , 182kb).
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Please note that all registration fees are VAT exempt.
CHE short courses in economic evaluation available for 2013
- Quality of Life Workshop
Wednesday 19 June - Friday 21 June 2013
- Foundations Workshop
Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June 2013
- Advanced Workshop
Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 2013