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Online Advanced Methods of Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop

We are excited to announce our new Advanced Methods of Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment (AMEEHTA) workshop, which will be presented as an 8 week online course running from Monday 4th March to Friday 26th April 2024.

Workshop Leaders:  Professor Laura Bojke, Professor Mark Sculpher and Professor Marta Soares

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Online AMEEHTA 2024 Workshop - Monday 4th March to Friday 26th April 2024 

Decision-makers' demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and other health technologies and interventions have become more extensive and sophisticated. 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, from Monday 4th March 2024 we launch our new 8 week online workshop on Advanced Methods for Economic Evaluation in Health Technology Assessment (AMEEHTA).

Our workshop faculty are all experienced health economists specialising in health technology assessment (HTA). They are associated with HTA organisations in the UK and internationally, and have worked with pharmaceutical and other life science companies, health systems and other governmental organisations, and been members of HTA decision making committees. These diverse backgrounds enhance the expert teaching, benefiting our course participants by also being able to share their experiences of different contexts and examples of their work.


This new workshop is intended to promote an understanding of recent developments in advanced methods for economic evaluation to inform HTA, with a focus on cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA):

  • Critique and choose appropriate advanced methods for CEA to inform HTA
  • Identify the data requirements to inform advanced HTA methods
  • Oversee the undertaking of appropriate advanced analysis
  • Communicate advanced methods effectively to a range of decision-makers
  • Early awareness of key developing topics in economic evaluation for HTA

Intended audience

The workshop is aimed at health technology assessment (HTA) analysts, managers and policymakers, wishing to understand the key challenges for economic evaluation to inform HTA. It offers insight into state-of-the-art analytical techniques and criteria for selecting appropriate methods, given the particular constraints and challenges of an application. The workshop is not intended to provide full acquisition of technical skills, given the large quantity of material it covers. Instead, it focuses on understanding the principles of more cutting edge methods used to inform cost-effectiveness models to support HTA. There are a number of practical exercises during the workshop designed to support an understanding of the methods covered, so we ask that you are proficient with using Microsoft Excel.


In order to attend and get the most from this workshop, we recommend that you read and be familiar with 'Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes' Fourth Edition (Oxford University Press) prior to attending the workshop (copies of this book can be purchased from OUP or Amazon). If you have other training commensurate with the level of the book, this should also be fine. 

Modules & Structure

Workshop Modules

The workshop will comprise 7 advanced modules over 8 weeks, spanning model conceptualisation to cost-effectiveness analysis in policy making:

Module 1 – Model Planning, Conceptualisation & Structuring
(week 4th - 8th March)

  • Analytical frameworks
  • Model conceptualisation
  • Model choice
  • Health technology assessment (HTA) Policy & Practice Panel session
  • Guest lecture on International HTA

Module 2 – Synthesising Evidence & Parameterising Economic Models
(week 11th - 15th March)

  • Effectiveness synthesis foundations
  • Effectiveness synthesis advanced
  • Parameterising Economic Models

Module 3 – Using real world evidence (RWE)
(week 18th - 22nd March)

  • Challenges in using RWE for cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)
  • Guest lecture on case studies in RWE 

Module 4 – Evidence Extrapolation
(week 25th - 29th March)

  • Survival analysis for CEA

Week 1st - 5th April has no scheduled activity but participants will still be able to access their online content

Module 5 – Uncertainty Analysis to Support Decision Making
(week 8th - 12th April)

  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty, including value of information (VOI)
  • Elicitation for CEA

Module 6 CEA in Practice: Addressing Challenges
(week 15th - 19th April)

  • Case study applications - site agnostics, anti-microbial resistance, diagnostics
  • Methods development for complex CEA problems - machine learning, multi-indication

Module 7 – Policy Challenges in Economic Evaluation
(week 22nd - 26th April)

  • Equity Analysis 
  • Pharmaceutical Pricing
  • Wrap up and live Zoom Q&A Session 

Workshop Structure

This online workshop will consist of:

  • Pre-recorded video lectures from CHE senior health economists.  In total, the workshop will include approximately 12 hours of video-recorded presentation lectures from members of the Faculty for each module, with each lecture around 1.5 to 2 hours in total and split into ‘bite-size’ sections of mini-lectures. The lectures will be available for you to stream up to 1 month after the workshop end date.
  • Exercises relating to each topic to confirm understanding.  These will involve conceptual work to prepare an economic analysis, critical review and spreadsheet analytic work. Each exercise will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
  • Online discussion boards.  This will enable you to post questions online regarding the lectures and exercises, and will be supported by CHE's health economists.
  • Video-recorded 'run-throughs' for each exercise.  Each exercise will be accompanied by a written model answer and/or video-recorded run-through to support your learning.
  • Live question and answer (Q&A) sessions.  For each topic there will be a live Q&A session by Zoom lasting 1 hour, in which you will be able to interact with CHE Module leads and senior health economists, asking questions about the materials and related issues. You will be able to post questions and comments in various ways including live audio and video, online chat or through the forum.
  • A final live Q&A session with CHE senior health economists.  This live session at the end of the workshop will give you the opportunity to ask questions relating to any area of economic evaluation.
  • A video panel session with leaders of health technology assessment organisations internationally.  This pre-recorded panel session will discuss how economic evaluation is used in different HTA organisations and some of the methods and practical challenges.
  • Study hours per week.  The lectures, exercises and live Q&As all amount to the equivalent of 5 days full-time commitment - so around 4 to 5 hours per week. although we appreciate this will vary between individuals.

Workshops materials (lecture slides, exercises, and model answers) will be available for you to access prior to the official start date of the workshop.

(The above may be subject to change)

Faculty & Tutors

Faculty and Tutors

Workshop Leads

From Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York:

Laura Bojke, Professor

Mark Sculpher, Professor and Head of Department 

Marta Soares, Professor

Topic Leads

From Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York:

Karl Claxton, Professor

Mike Drummond, Emeritus Professor

Ana Duarte, Research Fellow

David Glynn, Research Fellow

Susan Griffin, Professor

Julia Hatamyar, Research Fellow

Sebastian Hinde, Senior Research Fellow

Dina Jankovic, Research Fellow

Natalia Kunst, Senior Research Fellow

Andrea Manca, Professor

Stephen Palmer, Professor

Claire Rothery, Professor

Beth Woods, Senior Research Fellow

Helen Weatherly, Professor

From Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD),
University of York:

Sofia Dias, Professor

External Speakers (may be subject to change)

Keith Abrams, Professor of Statistics & Data Science, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, UK

Amanda Adler, Professor of Diabetic Medicine and Health Policy, and Director of Diabetes Trials Unit, University of Oxford, UK

Karen Lee, Adjunct Professor, Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health (CADTH), University of Ottawa, Canada 

Douglas Lundin, Chief Economist, The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV), Sweden

Danny Palnoch, Head of Medicines Analysis, NHS England and NHS Improvement, UK

Steve Pearson, Founder & President, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), USA

Stephen Smith, Vice Chair, Technology Appraisals Committee D, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK

Fees & Cancellations

Online AMEEHTA 2024 Workshop - Monday 4 March to Friday 26 April 2024:  Registration Fees

Our fees apply to organisations worldwide
and are UK VAT exempt
(i.e. VAT is not payable)                             

Commercial/ industry sector fee 

Public sector/ PhD students (full-time) discounted fee 

AMEEHTA Workshop



We offer a public sector discounted rate which applies to not-for-profit organisations (e.g. universities, charities, hospitals), government agencies and other public bodies worldwide. The same discounted rate also applies to full-time PhD students. 

CHE's short training courses and workshops do not carry any formal CPD (continuing professional development) accreditation, but all attending participants will be given a personalised Certificate of Attendance. 

Places on the workshop are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Regretfully, workshop places cannot be reserved or held in advance of registration. 

Before you register on this workshop, please ensure that you have secured the appropriate funding from your organisation.       

Payment and Cancellations

  1. Registration fee payment options are available by credit card or invoice as you progress though the registration form.
  2. Registration fees are payable in advance of the workshop start date.
  3. We regret that we cannot reserve or hold workshop places in advance of booking or payment.
  4. Participants may cancel their place on the workshop by emailing the AMEEHTA Workshop Administrators.   

The following cancellation terms apply:

Standard conditions:
-  Cancellations made 30 days or more before the workshop start date: workshop registration fees refunded less a 10% administrative charge.
-  Cancellations made less than 30 days before the workshop start date: no refund will be given. 

For bookings of between 1 and 5 participants from the same organisation:
-  Cancellations made 30 days or more before the workshop start date: workshop registration fees refunded less a 10% administrative charge.
-  Cancellations made less than 30 days before the workshop start date: no refund will be given. 

For larger bookings of 6 or more participants from the same organisation:
-  Cancellations made 60 days or more before the workshop start date: workshop registration fees refunded less a 10% administrative charge.
-  Cancellations made less than 60 days before the workshop start date: no refund will be given.
-  Should one participant from a group booking from the same organisation cancel, substitutes can be made, or the standard conditions apply.

The University of York or The Conference Consultancy Ltd will not accept responsibility for any additional costs incurred by the participant.

A discounted rate is available to those in the academic and public sectors. The Workshop Administrator reserves the right to verify Users’ eligibility for this rate at any time.


  1. Substitutions may be made prior to the workshop start date, provided you inform the AMEEHTA Workshop Administrators in writing and complete any registration documentation for the new participant. No substitutions are permissible once the workshop has started.
  2. Transferring between short courses/workshops is not possible.
  3. Deferrals may be given under extenuating circumstances but will only be valid until the end of the following year - after that there can be no further deferral or refund.
  4. In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the workshop has to be cancelled by the University of York, our liability is limited to a refund of paid workshop registration fees only. 


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Registration fee payment options are available by credit card or invoice as you progress though the registration form

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AMEEHTA 2024 Online Workshop - 4 March - 26 April 2024