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York Online Workshops in Health Economic Evaluation - 2022 

We are hosting two online workshops in 2022. 
Places are still available to book:

Online learning platform goes live for participants to preview and prepare

Foundations Workshop start date - Topic 1

Foundations Workshop end date - Topic 7

Online platform available for participants to view until

Thursday 22 September 2022                               Thursday 29 September 2022                                Friday 28 October 2022    Tuesday 31 January 2023               

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Advanced Workshop start date - Topic 1

Advanced Workshop end date - Topic 7

Online platform available for participants to view until

Tuesday 1 November 2022                               Friday 11 November 2022                                Wednesday 14 December 2022    Tuesday 31 January 2023               

Each Workshop comprises 7 topic areas, with workshop materials available for participants to preview (see key dates above).

Click on the Foundations and Advanced tabs below to view further details of the topics covered and the full programme for each workshop.

The workshops consist of:

  • Pre-recorded video lectures from CHE senior health economists. In total the workshops include approximately 12 hours of lectures, with each lecture totalling around 1.5 - 2 hours, but split into helpful ‘bitesized’ sections of mini-lectures. After the workshops have finished these will be available to stream until 31 January 2023.
  • Exercises relating to each topic to confirm understanding. These involve conceptual work to prepare an economic analysis, critical review and spreadsheet analytic work. Each exercise takes around 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.
  • An online forum. Facilitating participants to post questions online regarding the lectures and exercises, the online forums are monitored and supported by CHE's health economists during the main topic dates of the workshops, in addition to enabling participants to interact with and support each other.
  • Video-recorded run-throughs for each exercise. Each exercise is accompanied by a written model answer and/or video-recorded run-through by CHE senior health economists, to support participants’ learning.
  • Live question and answer (Q&A) sessions. For each topic there is a live Q&A session by Zoom lasting approximately 1 hour, in which participants are encouraged to be involved and interact with CHE senior health economists, asking questions about the materials and any related issues. Participants can post questions and comments relating to the lectures and exercises in various ways, including live audio and video, online chat, or through the forum. All live Q&A sessions will be recorded so that participants can replay them if they miss a live session, or want to refresh for clarity. 
  • A final live Q&A session with CHE senior health economists. This final live Q&A session by Zoom at the end of each workshop is slightly longer (approximately 1.5 hours) as it includes the Q&A for the final topic 7, and also gives some additional time to offer participants the opportunity to ask general questions relating to any aspect of the workshop. This final live Q&A session will also be recorded.
  • A series of recorded interviews with leaders of health technology assessment organisations internationally. These pre-recorded interviews discuss how economic evaluation is used in different HTA organisations and some of the methodological and practical challenges.
  • Hours per week. The lectures, exercises and live Q&As in total amount to an average of 10 hours per week, although there is some variation.

Online workshops materials (including video-recorded lectures, exercises, and model answers/video-recorded exercise run-throughs) will be live and available to participants to access prior to the official start date of each workshop (see dates tables above). Participants are expected to have previously viewed the topic lectures and attempted the exercises before the live Q&A session relating to that topic takes place.

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 appropriate 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) 

IT Requirements

The workshops will be hosted on the University's learning platform based on Blackboard Ultra for video presentations, discussion boards and exercises. To access the workshops you will need a computer running Windows 10 or above, or an Apple laptop running MacOS.  Chromebooks are not recommended.  Minimum internet connection speed for successful engagement is 4mbps download/1mbps upload.
 
The Live Q&A sessions will take place using Zoom. Minimum internet connections speed can be found here on the Zoom Support website.
 
You can test the speed of your current Internet connection at https://fast.com/ (select "Show more info" to get your upload speed.)
 

Background

Decision-makers' demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies and other interventions have become more extensive and 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 Online Workshops programme is regularly updated to ensure we deliver the most up-to-date health economic evaluation training to participants, who are affiliated with diverse national and international private and public sector organisations from around the world, and who work in academia, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, consultancy, health systems, government and HTA organisations.  These diverse backgrounds enhance the expert teaching, benefiting our participants by also being able to share their own contexts with each other.

The Online Foundations and Advanced Workshops mirror the face-to-face versions of the York Summer Workshops which CHE held for over 25 years. Consistently extremely popular and in demand, our Workshops are aimed at those initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations of medicines and other interventions.

2021 workshops participant feedback:

About the pre-recorded video lectures:

  • The video lessons are very interesting and exhaustive. These types of lessons are perfect for people who work as it is very flexible and allows you to better organize participation in the course, also it allows you to review the most complex passages.
  • Lecturers were very good and full of high quality content.
  • The lectures were well-organized, the objectives were relevant and adequately covered, and the content was delivered in an even-paced and approachable manner.

About the exercises:

  • The exercises are well done and help understanding.
  • The exercises were a fantastic way to gain a practical introduction to the materials discussed on the lectures.
  • The exercises were very good, particularly the ones where lots of effort had gone in to construct a model and step by step instructions for us to populate it.

About the online discussion forums:

  • Discussion boards are a useful way to ask questions, and the answers have always been clear and precise.
  • Reading other peoples questions and the answers was helpful and interesting.
  • All questions I asked through the forum were answered very quickly.

About the live Q&A sessions:

  • I think these sessions were the highlight of the course, through how they offered live, intellectually stimulating and responsive discussion.
  • The live meetings are perfect for interacting with the teachers and the possibility of viewing them later allowed those who were not available in those moments to review what questions were asked and the explanations.
  • Well worth having these and the fact that they were recorded was excellent for the couple I could not attend 'live'.

 

Foundations

Online Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care

(places are still available to book)

The 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. There are also a series of recorded interviews with leaders of health technology assessment organisations internationally.

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 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.

 Topics

Content

Topic 1:

 

Introduction to economic evaluation

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Introduction to economic evaluation methods
  • Methods guidelines for economic evaluation
  • Critical appraisal: how to tell a good study from a bad one 

Exercise: Critical appraisal of a published study 

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Monday 3 October: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom

Topic 2:

 

Measuring and valuing costs and benefits

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Assessment of costs in economic evaluation
  • Differential timing of costs and benefits: discounting to present values
  • Measuring and valuing benefits in economic evaluation
  • Criticisms of QALYs and alternative approaches to benefit measurement

Exercise: Costing alternative radiotherapy treatments 

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Wednesday 5 October: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 3:

 

Decision modelling: modelling and decision trees

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Rationale for modelling
  • Decision trees
  • Conclusions

Exercise: Building a decision tree 

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Tuesday 11 October: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 4:

 

Decision modelling: Markov models, uncertainty and heterogeneity

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Markov models
  • Uncertainty and heterogeneity
  • Conclusions

Exercise: Building a Markov model 

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Friday 14 October: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 5:

 

Economic evaluations using individual patient data

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Economic evaluation using individual patient data: Challenges
  • Economic evaluation using individual patient data: Solutions
  • Statistical analysis of economic data: Overview and objectives
  • Statistical analysis of economic data: Understand your data 
  • Statistical analysis of economic data: Represent your data
  • Statistical analysis of economic data: Conclusions

Exercise: Statistical analysis of individual patient data (1) 

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Wednesday 19 October: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 6:

 

Statistical analysis of economic data

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Deriving patient-level cost and QALYs data
  • Dealing with skewed (cost) data
  • Missing data

Exercise: Statistical analysis of individual patient data (2)

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Monday 24 October: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 7:

 

Use of economic evaluation in decision making

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • General considerations
  • Value, pricing and managed entry

Exercise: Managed entry agreements for innovative new drugs 

Live end-of-workshop final Q&A session (1.5 hours):
Friday 28 October: 12:00-13:30 - UK time by Zoom 

1 You will need familiarity with the following Excel functions for these exercises: Average, Sum, If, STDEV.s, SQRT, LN, ^, and plotting graphs.

The online workshop materials will be live and accessible to participants from 22 September 2022 to 31 January 2023

Advanced

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

(places are still available to book)

The 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

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).

This list, Practical Exercises in Excel (PDF , 267kb), covers the main Excel functions, including visual basic for applications (VBA), used in the practical exercises should you want to refresh your skills on these functions prior to the workshop.
 
The lecturers on the workshop will include:
 

Professor Michael Drummond

Professor Susan Griffin

Professor Andrea Manca

Professor Stephen Palmer

Dr Claire Rothery

Dr Pedro Saramago Goncalves

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. 

 Topics

Content

Topic 1:

Analytical starting points

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Decisions
  • 'Decision rules'
  • Net benefits
  • Conclusions

Exercise: Decision rules (identifying a cost-effective option)

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Tuesday 15 November: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 2:

Planning and conceptualising an economic evaluation

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Planning an analysis
  • Methods
  • Conceptualisation
  • Conclusions

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

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Friday 18 November: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 3:

Populating models - effectiveness

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Key concepts

Pre-recorded Lectures: Populating decision models - effectiveness evidence

  • Meta-analysis: introduction
  • Meta-analysis: fixed- and random-effects pairwise meta-analysis
  • Meta-analysis: exploring between-study heterogeneity
  • Network meta-analysis: introduction
  • Network meta-analysis: assumptions
  • Network meta-analysis: role and examples

Pre-recorded Lectures: Populating models - effectiveness

  • Reflecting heterogeneity in decision models
  • Summary and conclusions

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

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Wednesday 23 November: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 4:

Populating models - costs and outcomes

Pre-recorded Lectures:

  • Introduction
  • Measuring health
  • Routes to QALYs
  • Costing methods: key principles
  • Costing methods: two controversies
  • Conclusions

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

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Monday 28 November: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 5:

Analysing individual patient data

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Know your data and learn how to analyse them

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

Live Q&A session:
Monday 5 December: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 6:

Model structure

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Overview and objectives
  • Introducton to decision models and alternative types
  • Decision trees and Markov models
  • Area under the curve (AUC) models and cycle length
  • Extension to the Markov chain and alternatives to cohort modelling
  • Summary and conclusions

Exercise: Building a Markov model for the case study evaluation

Live Q&A session (1 hour):
Thursday 8 December: 12:00-13:00 - UK time by Zoom 

Topic 7:

Uncertainty, heterogeneity and the value of information

Pre-recorded Lectures: 

  • Introduction
  • Probabilistic sensitivity analysis
  • Reporting uncertainty in results
  • Introduction to value of information (VOI)
  • Informing research decisions

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

Live end-of-workshop final Q&A session (1.5 hours):
Wednesday 14 December: 12:00-13:30 - UK time by Zoom

The online workshop materials will be live and accessible to participants from 1 November 2022 to 31 January 2023

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 students (full-time) discounted fee 

Foundations Workshop 

£2000.00

£1500.00 PSYOW2022 *

Advanced Workshop

£2000.00

£1500.00 PSYOW2022 *

* 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 full-time 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 emailed a personalised certificate of completion.    

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 participant details as soon as these are known, to the Workshops Administrators

Transfers between CHE's short courses/workshops is not possible.

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. 

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.

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Online Registration - places are still available to book

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

Registration is done online by Credit/Debit Card for instant payment and a guaranteed secured place on this course (please note the University of York does not accept American Express cards).

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We regret that we cannot reserve or hold places on this course in advance of booking or payment. 

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Who to contact

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

2022 York Online Workshops Dates

  • Foundations Workshop
    29 Sept - 28 Oct 2022
  • Advanced Workshop
    11 Nov - 14 Dec 2022