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York Online Workshops in Health Economic Evaluation - 2020 

Announcing our new Online Workshops in Health Economic Evaluation for November/December 2020 - online booking available

Given the exceptional circumstances with coronavirus, it has not been possible for the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) to hold our face-to-face York Summer Workshops in Economic Evaluation. 

However, we are delighted to announce that we are planning to hold two of our workshops online in November and December 2020, which we have renamed the York Online Workshops in Health Economic Evaluation.

The online Foundations and Advanced Workshops will mirror the face-to-face versions of the York Summer Workshops which we have held for 25 years. Consistently fully subscribed, these Workshops are aimed at those initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations of medicines and other interventions. 

Our workshops attract participants from around the world who work in academia, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, consultancy, health systems, government and HTA organisations.  These diverse backgrounds enhance the world-renowned expert teaching, benefiting our participants by also being able to share their own contexts with each other.    

The 2020 York Online Workshops will offer:

  • Video-recorded lectures from world renowned CHE senior health economists split into ‘bitesize’ sections.
  • Exercises relating to each topic to confirm understanding.
  • An online forum monitored by CHE health economists to support participants' work on the exercises and enable participants to interact with and support each other.
  • Model answers and video-recorded run-throughs for each exercise by CHE senior health economists.
  • Daily 'live’ question and answer sessions with CHE senior health economists relating to the lecture and exercise presented each day.
  • A final ‘live’ Q&A session with CHE senior health economists at the end of the workshop. 

Our online forums and ‘live’ sessions will involve numbers of participants no larger than those for our face-to-face workshops (i.e. approximately 60 participants).

Overview

‌‌We offer two York Online Workshops:

Decision-makers' demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies and other interventions 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 their reimbursement processes 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 Workshops programme is updated frequently to ensure we deliver the most contemporary health economic evaluation training to participants, who come from diverse private and public sector organisations around the world.

Objectives

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

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

If you are uncertain about whether the Foundations or Advanced Workshop would be more suitable for you, please refer to our self-assessment questionnaire to test your basic knowledge of economic evaluation methods, at: Foundations or Advanced Workshop (PDF , 795kb) 

Foundations

Online Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care

The 7-day online 'Foundations' Workshop includes 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 lectures are given by Professors Michael Drummond, Andrea Manca and Mark Sculpher. In addition, there are a number of practical exercises, which provide the opportunity to learn by ‘doing’, and ample time for questions and discussion. 

During the workshop, participants will develop these foundation skills in economic evaluation:

  • Learn how to judge the quality of a published study
  • Understand how to identify, measure, summarise and handle cost data
  • Appreciate the different ways of valuing health benefits and their pros and cons
  • Learn how to structure a decision tree and to populate a Markov model
  • Understand how to collect and analyse economic data alongside clinical studies
  • Appreciate how economic evaluation is being used in health care decision-making Worldwide

The online version of the workshop will consist of:

  • Video-recorded lectures from CHE senior health economists. In total the workshop will include approximately 10 hours of lectures, split into ‘bitesize’ sections of about 30 minutes each. These will be available to stream until 8 January 2021.
  • Exercises relating to each topic to confirm understanding. These will involve conceptual work to prepare an economic analysis, critical review and spreadsheet analytic work.
  • An online forum. This will allow participants to post questions online regarding the lectures and exercises, and this will be supported by CHE 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 participants’ learning.
  • Live question and answer sessions. For each lecture and exercise, there will be a daily live Q&A session, lasting approximately 1 to 1-5 hours, in which participants will be able to interact with CHE senior health economists, asking questions about the materials and related issues. Participants will be able to post questions and comments in various ways including live audio and video, online chat or through the forum. These sessions will take place at approximately 13:00 hrs UK time.
  • A final live Q&A session with CHE senior health economists. This live session at the end of the workshop will give participants the chance to ask questions relating to any area of economic evaluation.

The lecturers on the workshop will include:

Professor Michael Drummond

Professor Mark Sculpher

Professor Andrea Manca

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

Online Programme  (may be subject to change)

The video-recorded lectures, exercises and model answers or video-recorded exercise run-throughs will be sent to participants a few days before the start of the course.

Participants will be expected to have previously watched the lectures and attempted the exercises before the live Q&A session they relate to takes place. These are scheduled below.

 Day 

Topic

Day 1:

19 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Introduction to economic evaluation
  • Critical appraisal 

Exercise: Critical appraisal of a published study 

Live Q&A session†

Day 2:

20 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Costing and discounting future costs
  • Measuring and valuing benefits 

Exercise: Costing alternative radiotherapy treatments 

Live Q&A session† 

Day 3:

23 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Decision analytic modelling: purpose and principles
  • Decision trees 

Exercise: Building a decision tree 

Live Q&A session†

Day 4:

24 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture:

  • Decision analytic modelling: Markov models

Exercise: Building a Markov model 

Live Q&A session†

Day 5:

25 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Economic evaluation alongside clinical studies
  • Statistical analysis of economic data (1) 

Exercise: Statistical analysis of economic data (1) 

Live Q&A session†

Day 6:

26 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture:

  • Statistical analysis of economic data (2) 

Exercise: Statistical analysis of economic data (2) 

Live Q&A session†

Day 7:

27 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture:

  • Use of economic evaluation in health care decision making 

Exercise: Managed entry agreements for innovative new drugs 

Live end-of-workshop final Q&A session†

All pre-circulated materials will be made available for participants to stream a few days before the workshop

† Sessions will be held using video-conferencing software at approximately 13:00 hours UK time.

Advanced

Online Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision-Makers' Requirements

The 7-day online Advanced Workshop deals with advanced methods in economic evaluation in health care. 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. Although many examples relate to medical technologies (eg, drugs, devices), the principles extend to other types of intervention like public health. Recent developments in the field are covered, including those relating to evidence synthesis, uncertainty and value of information analysis.

During the workshop, participants will develop skills pertinent to all key elements of economic evaluation:

  • Develop an awareness of the policy context for economic evaluation in health
  • Understand how to scope out and plan an economic evaluation to inform health service decisions
  • Learn how to conceptualise a decision-analytic model
  • Distinguish different types of effectiveness evidence and statistical synthesis methods
  • Identify suitable evidence on costs and health-related quality of life
  • Conduct and report an economic evaluation using patient-level from a randomised controlled trial
  • Build a decision analytic model
  • Analyse uncertainty and assess the value of additional research

The online version of the workshop will consist of:

  • Video-recorded lectures from CHE senior health economists. In total the workshop will include approximately 10 hours of lectures, split into ‘bitesize’ sections of about 30 minutes each. These will be available to stream until 8 January 2021.
  • Exercises relating to each topic to confirm understanding. These will involve conceptual work to prepare an economic analysis, critical review and spreadsheet analytic work.
  • An online forum. This will allow participants to post questions online regarding the lectures and exercises, and this will be supported by CHE 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 participants’ learning.
  • Live question and answer sessions. For each lecture and exercise, there will be a daily live Q&A session, lasting approximately 1 to 1-5 hours, in which participants will be able to interact with CHE senior health economists, asking questions about the materials and related issues. Participants will be able to post questions and comments in various ways including live audio and video, online chat or through the forum. These sessions will take place at approximately 13:00 hrs UK time.
  • A final live Q&A session with CHE senior health economists. This live session at the end of the workshop will give participants the chance to ask questions relating to any area of economic evaluation.

In order to get the most out of the Advanced Workshop, participants should be familiar with Drummond et al. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford: OUP, 4th Edition, 2015, and ensure they are familiar with the main functions of Excel(R).

The lecturers on the workshop will include:

Professor Mark Sculpher

Professor Michael Drummond

Ms Rita Faria (exercise leader)

Professor Andrea Manca

Professor Stephen Palmer

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

Online Programme (may be subject to change)

The video-recorded lectures, exercises and model answers or video-recorded exercise run-throughs will be sent to participants a few days before the start of the workshop.

Participants will be expected to have previously watched the lectures and attempted the exercises before the live Q&A session they relate to takes place. These are scheduled below. 

 Day

Topic

Day 1:

30 November 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Analytical starting points

Exercise: Calculation of incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) and the net benefits

Live Q&A session†

Day 2:

1 December 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Planning and conceptualising an economic evaluation

Exercise: Conceptualisation of a new health economic evaluation for a case study in asthma

Live Q&A session†

Day 3:

2 December 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Reflecting the effectiveness of interventions

Exercise: Identifying relevant evidence on treatment effectiveness and conducting a meta-analysis to inform the case study evaluation

Live Q&A session†

Day 4:

3 December 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Costs and outcomes for economic evaluation

Exercise: Identifying the appropriate evidence on costs and outcomes to inform the case study evaluation

Live Q&A session†

Day 5:

4 December 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Analysing patient-level cost and QALYs data from a randomised controlled trial

Exercise: Conducting a health economic evaluation based using individual level data

Live Q&A session†

Day 6:

7 December 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Structuring decision analytic models

Exercise: Building a Markov model for the case study evaluation

Live Q&A session†

Day 7:

8 December 2020

Pre-recorded Lecture: Analysing uncertainty, the value of research and heterogeneity

Exercise: Conducting probabilistic and other uncertainty analysis using the case study model

Live end-of-workshop final Q&A session†

All pre-circulated materials will be made available for participants to stream a few days before the workshop

† Sessions will be held using video-conferencing software at approximately 13:00 hours UK time.

Fees & Cancellations

Workshop Registration Fees  

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

Commercial/ industry sector fee 

Public sector/ PhD student
discounted fee 

Foundations Workshop

£2000.00

£1500.00 PSFOW2020 *

Advanced Workshop

£2000.00

£1500.00 PSAOW2020 *

* Promotional Codes for Public Sector discounted rate: We offer a public sector discounted rate which only 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 PhD students. If you are eligible for this rate, please enter the promotional code letters that are shown beneath the public sector discounted fees the table above, into the 'Promo Code' box when you complete your online registration, otherwise the discounted rate will not be applied.

Registration fees are payable in advance of the workshop dates.

We regret that we cannot reserve or hold workshop places in advance of booking or payment.

Our short training workshops do not carry any formal CPD (continuing professional development) accreditation, but all delegates are presented with a certificate of completion.   

Places on the workshops are available to book until 6 November 2020.

Cancellations and alterations

For bookings of between 1 and 5 people from the same organisation:
A full refund of workshop registration fees (less a 10% administrative charge) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to each workshop.
Cancellations made less than one month prior to each workshop are not refundable. 

For larger bookings of 6 or more people from the same organisation:
A full refund of workshop registration fees (less a 10% administrative charge) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least two months prior to each workshop.
Cancellations made less than two months prior to each workshop are not refundable. 

Substitutes can be made but please email the substitute delegate details as soon as these are known, to the Workshops Administrators

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.

Book online here

Online Registration 

Register online by Credit/Debit Card for instant payment and a guaranteed secured place on your chosen workshop (please note the University of York does not accept American Express cards)

If you or your organisation cannot pay by credit/debit card please email the Workshops Administrators.  

Places on the workshops are available to book until 6 November 2020. 

Information on Workshop Registration Fees and Cancellations

Who to contact

  • Vanessa King
    and Kay Fountain
    York Online Workshops Administrators
    irss82@york.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450 / 321449

2020 York Online Workshops Dates

  • Foundations Workshop
    19 - 27 November 2020
  • Advanced Workshop
    30 November -
    8 December 2020