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York Summer Workshops in Health Economic Evaluation

Overview

Availability

Foundations Workshop:  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Advanced Workshop:      THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Outcome Workshop:       19 places available to book

Fees

Our workshop registration fees remain at 2015 rates. 

We offer an early booking discount on registrations received before 8 April 2016.

We offer a public sector discounted rate which applies to non-profit organisations (e.g. universities, charities, hospitals), government agencies and other public bodies worldwide.

Registration fees are UK VAT exempt (i.e. VAT is not payable) and include tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments at the workshop venue, social events (Welcome Reception and/or Course Dinner).

Registration fees do not include accommodation

All fees apply to 
organisations worldwide 
Standard fee 

Early booking fee

(pre 8 April 2016) 

Public sector

discounted fee 

Foundations Workshop £2545.00 £2435.00 £1785.00
Advanced Workshop £2545.00 £2435.00 £1785.00
Outcome Workshop £1540.00 £1470.00 £1065.00

Places on all workshops are available to book right up until Friday 10 June 2016, although it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

Overview

Running successfully for over 20 years, the York Summer Workshops are aimed at those involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines and other technologies within pharmaceutical and medical device companies, clinical and health services research and health care decision-making.  

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. 

Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines. To keep pace with these constantly changing developments, the York Summer Workshops programme is updated frequently to ensure its continued competitive edge in delivering the most contemporary health economic evaluation training to its participants.

Objectives

To inform and promote understanding in key areas of quality of life assessment and health economic evaluation and to learn how to:

  • decide whether a particular evaluation is necessary
  • choose a particular methodology
  • identify the data required and appropriate instruments for data collection
  • undertake appropriate analysis
  • communicate the results effectively

Workshops

There are three different York Summer Workshops:

  • Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting decision-makers' requirements
  • Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment   

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  , 344kb).

York Summer Workshops 2016 flyer

Pictures

  • Group photographs of our 2015 delegates are available to view in our photo gallery.

Foundations

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care (THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL)

The 5-day 'Foundations' Workshop includes a comprehensive coverage of all key issues in the methods 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 Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, there is in-depth discussion of official requirements and the perspectives of decision makers. The wide range of countries and work backgrounds represented among the participants provides an opportunity to learn from a wide range of experiences.

The majority of the lectures are given by Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher. In addition there are a number of tutored practical group exercises, which provide the opportunity to learn by ‘doing’. The Foundations Workshop fee includes a complimentary copy of the brand new 4th edition of the best-selling textbook  ‘Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes’ by Michael Drummond, Mark Sculpher and others.

Programme (may be subject to change)

Day 1

  • 8.45am - 9.30am: Workshop registration
  • 9.30am - 12.30pm:
    • Introduction to the basic methods of economic evaluation
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 5.00pm: 
    • Theoretical foundations of economic evaluation
    • Guidelines for the conduct of economic evaluation
    • Exercise: Critical appraisal  
  •  Evening Social Event: Welcome Reception

Day 2

  • 9.00am - 12.30pm:
    • Identifying and measuring costs in economic evaluations
    • Exercise: Costing alternative radiotherapy treatments
    • Discounting future costs
    • Measuring and valuing benefits in economic evaluations
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 5.00pm:
    • Utilities, quality-adjusted life-years and willingness-to-pay
    • Exercise: Utility measurement
    • Equity, QALYs and social value

Day 3

  • 9.00am - 12.30pm:
    • Trial based economic evaluations
    • Statistical considerations in the analysis of individual patient data
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 5.00pm:
    • Exercise: Analysis of individual patient data in a clinical trial

Day 4

  • 9.00am - 12.30pm:
    • Purpose and principles of decision analysis
    • Decision trees
    • Exercise: Modelling critical appraisal
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 5.00pm:
    • Markov models in economic evaluation
    • Exercise:  Developing a Markov model
  • Evening Social Event: Course Dinner

Day 5

  • 9.00am - 12.00pm:
    • Using economic evaluation for pricing and reimbursement decisions
    • Exercise: Formulary committee: How to get your drug listed
  • 12.00pm -1.00pm: Panel discussion
  • 1.00pm: Lunch and Workshop close

Refreshment times:

  • Mornings: 10.30 - 11.00am
  • Afternoons: 3.00 - 3.30pm (with the exception of Day 5)

Advanced

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision-Makers' Requirements
(THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL)

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 Care Excellence (NICE) methods guidance for cost-effectiveness analysis. Recent developments in the field are covered, including those relating to evidence synthesis and uncertainty analysis. 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 Drummond et al 2005 or 2015 Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford: OUP, 3rd or 4th Edition, and be familiar with the main functions of 'Excel'.

The Faculty and tutors come from the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. 

Programme (may be subject to change)

Day 1

  • 8.45am - 9.30am: Workshop Registration
  • 9.30am - 9.45am: Introductions and preliminaries
  • 9.45am - 10.30am: Economic Evaluation and Policy
    • Methods guidelines
    • International policy and economic evaluation
    • Course outline
  • 10.30am - 11.30am: Analytical Starting Points
    • Analytical requirements for decision making
    • Defining decision problems
    • Scoping analyses
    • Decision rules
    • Modelling vs. patient-level data analysis
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm: Exercise - Decision Rules
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 3.00pm: Structuring Decision Problems
    • Different types of models
    • Modelling from trials
    • Selecting models
    • Extrapolation
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Refreshments
  • 3.30pm - 5.00pm: Guest presentation by Meindert Boysen, Programme Director, Technology Appraisals at NICE
  • Evening Social Event: Welcome Reception

Day 2

  • 9.00am - 10.00am: Exercise - Structuring Decision Models
  • 10.00am - 10.30am: Refreshments
  • 10.30am - 12.00 noon: Populating Decision Models: Effectiveness Evidence
    • Different types of evidence
    • Meta-analysis
    • Meta-regression
    • Indirect comparison and network meta-analysis
  • 12.00 noon - 12.45pm: Exercise - Evidence Synthesis  
  • 12.45pm - 1.45pm: Lunch
  • 1.45pm - 2.45pm: Populating Decision Models: Measurement and Valuation of Health Outcomes
    • Types of outcome measures
    • Deriving utilities
    • Data sources
    • Methods controversies
  • 2.45pm - 3.45pm: Populating Models – Costs
    • Types of costs
    • Sources of data
    • Discounting
    • Methods controversies
  • 3.45pm - 4.15pm: Refreshments
  • 4.15pm - 5.15pm: Exercise - Assembling Cost and Outcome Data

Day 3

  • 9.00am - 10.15am: Economic Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests
  • 10.15am - 11.00am: Exercise - Evaluation of Diagnostics
  • 11.00am - 11.30am: Refreshments
  • 11.30am - 1.00pm: Dealing with Uncertainty in Decision Models
    • Analysis of models
    • Sensitivity analysis
    • Sub-group analysis
    • Probabilistic analysis
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch
  • 2.00pm - 3.00pm: Exercise - Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Refreshments
  • 3.30pm - 5.15pm: Exercise - Building and Analysing a Decision Model

Day 4

  • 9.00am - 10.45am: Making Decisions
    • Interpreting economic evidence
    • Reflecting uncertainty in decisions
    • Value of perfect information
  • 10.45am - 11.15am: Refreshments
  • 11.15am - 12.15pm: The UTI Case-Study: Full Probabilistic Analysis and Value of Information
  • 12.15pm - 1.15pm: Lunch
  • 1.15pm - 2.45pm: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Patient-Level Data Alongside RCTs: Part I
    • Using sample data
    • Presenting uncertainty
  • 2.45pm - 3.15pm: Refreshments
  • 3.15pm - 4.45pm: Exercise - Analysing and Reporting Trial-Based Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Results 
  • Evening Social Event:  Course Dinner

Day 5

  • 9.00am - 9.30am: Solutions and discussion of Exercise - Analysis and Reporting Trial-Based Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Results  
  • 9.30am - 10.30am: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Patient-Level Data Alongside RCTs: Part II
    • Multi-variable analysis
    • Sub-group analysis
    • Multi-level models
  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Refreshments
  • 11.00am - 12.00 noon: Understanding Heterogeneity in Economic Evaluation: Sub-Groups of Patients and Jurisdictions
  • 12.00 noon - 12.30pm: Bringing things together and panel discussion
  • 12.30pm:  Lunch and Workshop close

Outcome

Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment (19 places available to book)

Revised and updated in 2014, the 3-day 'Outcome' workshop includes new material linked directly to the needs of organisations, such as the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which make decisions about health care delivery and funding. The workshop covers the key principles of outcome measurement and valuation as well as their practical implementation in health technology assessment. It focusses on the design, construction and application of a range of approaches to measuring and valuing health outcomes. The approaches considered include methods used as part of economic evaluation such as quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) based on preference-based generic measures (e.g. EQ-5D, HUI); approaches used to ‘map’ from clinical and disease-specific outcomes to generic measures; and also direct elicitation of preferences. The use of discrete choice experiments and subjective wellbeing is also considered.

The workshop delivers a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises. The majority of lectures will be delivered by Professor Andrea Manca, Professor Mark Sculpher, and Dr Andrew Lloyd. Tutors will also be available to support participants during the exercises.

Programme (may be subject to change)

Day 1

  • 8.45am - 9.30am: Workshop Registration
  • 9.30am - 9.45am: Welcome and Introductions
  • 9.45am - 10.30am: Outcome Measurement in HTA and Policy
    • What is HTA
    • Health, preferences, utility
    • Classifying outcome measures
    • Outcomes for economic evaluation
    • Wider use of outcomes in HTA
    • Course overview
  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Refreshments
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm: Outcome Measurement and Value Assessment
    • Key elements of value assessment
    • International perspectives on outcomes and value
    • Relevant clinical endpoints
    • Why a generic measure?
    • Basics of the QALY and the DALY
    • Challenges and alternatives to the QALY
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm: Exercise – Calculating a QALY
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: Valuing Outcomes for QALYs
    • Whose preferences?
    • Non choice methods
    • Choice-based methods
  • 3.30pm - 3.45pm: Refreshments
  • 3.45pm - 4.45pm: Exercise - Valuation Methods
  • 4.45pm - 6.00pm: Special Guest Speaker: Professor Mike Drummond, CHE, University of York: 'International Variation in Approaches to Outcome Assessment: Can we Explain it?'
  • Evening Social Event: Welcome Buffet and Reception at Le Langhe, York city centre 

Day 2

  • 9.00am - 10.30am: Standardised Measures of Health
    • Disease specific instruments
    • Role of vignettes
    • Generic instruments
    • Preference-based instruments
    • Examples of main instruments (e.g. EQ5D, EQ5D 5L)
    • Methods used to derive preference sets
    • Uses in HTA: QALYs, routine measurement, etc
  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Refreshments
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm: Exercise – Measurement
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 3.00pm: Statistical Approaches to the Analysis of Outcome Measures for HTA
    • Analysis of HRQoL data in clinical studies
    • Mapping – rationale and methods
    • What if outcome measures for HTA are not available?
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Refreshments
  • 3.30pm - 5.00pm: Exercise – Mapping

Day 3

  • 9.00am - 10.30am: Recent ISPOR Guidance on the Collection and Analysis of Quality of Life Data
    • Collecting health-state utility values for economic models in clinical studies
    • Mapping to estimate utility values
  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Refreshments
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm: Short Sessions on Recent Developments in the Fields
    • Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) – guiding policy through routine data collection
    • Recent developments in EQ-5D
    • Systematic review and synthesis of quality of life estimates
  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 3.00pm: Exercise - Developing an Outcomes Strategy
    • Taking a new intervention in a specific clinical area
    • Consider a range of outcome measures
    • Design alternative study designs
    • Multiple stakeholder perspectives
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Questions and Answers session
  • 3.30pm: Workshop close with Refreshments

Register online

Registration

Registration is managed online.

Before you register on these workshops please ensure you have secured the appropriate funding from your organisation, and (if applicable) that you allow yourself plenty of time to apply for any visas you may require to enter the UK, as you may experience some delay in getting these processed.

Please register online via one of the following payment options:

  • By Credit/Debit Card for instant payment via the University of York online payment store 
    (If your organisation requires an Invoice (an official written request for your payment) from the University of York, please do not choose this option, but instead complete the Invoice registration form option below. Please note the University of York does not accept American Express cards.)

  • An Invoice can be issued from the University of York using this form: Invoice registration
    (You will be asked to supply your organisation's official purchase order details which will enable the University of York to send them an Invoice for your registration fee payment.)

Places on all workshops are available to book right up until Friday 10 June 2016, although it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

Fees

Registration fees are payable in advance of the workshop dates.  Our fees remain at 2015 rates, and we offer an early booking discount (on registrations received before 8 April 2016) as well as a public sector discounted rate, which applies to organisations worldwide.  Registration fees are fully inclusive of tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments at the workshop venue, social events (Welcome Reception and/or Course Dinner), but do not include accommodation. (Please note that registration fees are UK VAT exempt, i.e. VAT is not payable).

All fees apply to
organisations worldwide 
Standard fee 

Early booking fee

(pre 8 April 2016) 

Public sector

discounted fee 

Foundations Workshop £2545.00 £2435.00 £1785.00
Advanced Workshop £2545.00 £2435.00 £1785.00
Outcome Workshop £1540.00 £1470.00

£1065.00

Cancellations and alterations

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 KingCancellations made less than one month prior to each workshop are not 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 paid workshop fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.

Workshop venues

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care Workshop
(20-24 June 2016)
and
Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Workshop
(27 June – 1 July 2016):
The Grand Hotel & Spa, (5-star hotel),
Station Rise, York, YO1 6DG, UK.
http://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop
(4-6 July 2016):
The Royal York Hotel
Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, UK.
www.hotelroyalyork.co.uk

Accommodation

Accommodation fees are additional to the registration fee and delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and arranging payment directly with the hotel of their choice.

The 5-star Grand Hotel & Spa (the Foundations and Advanced York Summer Workshops venue) is offering a discounted rate to Foundations and Advanced Workshop delegates (subject to availability) of £142.00 per single room per night including continental breakfast (or full English breakfast for an additional £5.00 per person per day). This discounted rate is payable in full at the time of booking and is non-refundableIf you choose to book with The Grand Hotel please notify them when you book that you are attending the Foundations/Advanced York Summer Workshop and that a discounted rate should be applied to your accommodation booking.  

For delegates seeking other accommodation options, there are numerous hotel establishments within easy walking distance of The Grand Hotel and The Royal York Hotel. Once delegates complete and return their online Registration Forms to the Workshops Coordinator, they will be emailed a formal letter of provisional confirmation, including information and guidance on booking accommodation in York. This accommodation information is also accessible at: YSW Accommodation 2016 (PDF  , 1,053kb)

Who to contact

Workshop dates

  • Foundations Workshop 
    Monday 20 June - Friday 24 June 2016
  • Advanced Workshop
    Monday 27 June - Friday 1 July 2016
  • Outcome Measurement Workshop
    Monday 4 July - Wednesday 6 July 2016

2016 flyer

Please note that all registration fees are VAT exempt.

2016 CHE short courses in health economics and economic evaluation brochure (PDF  , 1,499kb)