The following abstracts have been accepted at the EuHEA conference which was due to take place 7 - 10 July. 'Does public adult social care expenditure improve care-related quality of life in England?' by Francesco Longo, Karl Claxton, James Lomas and Steve Martin. 'Evaluation of an integrated care service in England: the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) intervention' by Francesco Longo, Helen Weatherly and Rita Faria. Although the conference has been cancelled due to Covid-19, the abstracts will still be published on the EuHEA website.
Noemi Kreif presented a virtual seminar entitled 'Who benefits from public health insurance in Indonesia? A machine learning approach to estimate treatment effect heterogeneity', as part of the Essen Health Economics Seminar program on 4 May.
The live Virtual ISPOR 2020 conference was held 18-20 May, and convened more than 1300 attendees from 54 countries representing all sectors of healthcare. Mark Sculpher made two presentations. ‘Identifying and evidence the value of novel antibiotics: Are health outcomes enough?' to the Economic Evaluation of New Antibiotics: Health Still the Focus, Issues Panel and ‘Tailoring opportunity costs to state budgets and cost-effectiveness thresholds: How to broaden the impact of value assessment in the U.S. with state and commercial payers’ to the Introduction and Context, Workshop Panel. Susan Griffin discussed 'Distributional cost effectiveness analysis' at the Plenary on Capturing patient and societal values in value assessment frameworks. Dina Jankovic presented the workshop entitled 'Reducing decision uncertainty - a framework to combine structured expert elicitation and value of information (VOI) analyses', presented with Naomi van Hest (Costello Medical) and Lotte Steuten (Office for Health Economics).
Anne Mason spoke on ‘Incentives to tackle underdiagnosis in dementia & the tale of the elusive data’ at the Centre for Health Economics at Warwick (CHEW) seminar, University of Warwick on 21 May.
Rowena Jacobs gave a presentation on 'Funding for mental health services in England' to the Peruvian Ministry of Health, Peruvian Economics Ministry and General Director of Mental Health on 21 May.
Together with Martin Knapp, Michela Tinelli, Annette Bauer and Ben Schlaepfer from LSE, Helen Weatherly participated in a Webinar focusing on the economics of social care as part of the NIHR SSCR Webinar Series: Economics, 26 May.
The GHE2 project team held a webinar on their forthcoming research paper: Unintended consequences of DRG payment in Indonesia, on 21 April. Maria Jose Aragon and our colleague from the Center for Health Economics & Policy (Universitas Indonesia) - Royasia Viki Ramadani - presented, and Martin Chalkley chaired the session. The webinar was held with the full GHE2 project team.
James Love-Koh and Ana Duarte led a short course entitled 'Economic evaluation and decision modelling for health'. In Brazil with GHE2 project partners at the University of Sao Paulo on 3-5 March. More details here.
On 5 March Rodrigo Moreno Serra participated in a full-day workshop organised by our Colombian partners in Bogota' to disseminate and discuss the emerging results of our MRC/ESRC/DFID/Wellcome HSRI War & Peace project. The workshop involved the secretaries of health of most Colombian provinces, high-level officials of the Colombian Ministry of Health, the Colombian Armed Forces and the FARC political party, in addition to stakeholders from academic and non-governmental organisations.
Mark Sculpher gave a plenary presentation entitled ‘The use of QALYs in economic assessment: Still the best measure of health available?. At the inaugural EuroQol African Regional Meeting in Cape Town, 13-14 February. He also participated in a public lecture at the University of Cape Town, The role of economic evaluation in universal health coverage. His lecture was entitled ‘Maximising the policy relevance of economic evaluation: Recent methods advances and remaining challenges.
On 27 February, Jessica Ochalek presented a webinar entitled 'How do cost-effectiveness thresholds help inform health coverage decisions?' hosted by Red CRITERIA. further details here.
Helen Weatherly presented a poster on 'i-Companion. Personalised intelligent care providing a safe and enhanced quality of life' at the YorRobots Exhibition, held in the Department of Computer Science, University of York 28 February.