Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care (5-day workshop)
20–24 June 2016
Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision Makers’ Requirements (5-day workshop)
27 June – 1 July 2016
Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment (3-day workshop)
4–6 July 2016
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (http://www.york.ac.uk/che/) at the University of York, United Kingdom, is a world renowned institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of health economics to improve population health. The York Summer Workshops, hosted by CHE in the beautiful historic city of York, have been running successfully for over 20 years. Over this period, 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 training to its participants. Several years ago our Advanced Workshop was extended and structured according to the main steps necessary to generate estimates of cost-effectiveness for a specific decision-maker, such as a reimbursement agency or health care payer.
The Advanced Workshop goes beyond the exposition of general principles and includes detailed discussion of the analytic approaches required to support decisions, using a mixture of presentations, tutored sessions and practical exercises.
Our Foundations Workshop was also extended from 3 to 5 days in response to participants’ requests for more case studies and exercises. In addition, the statistical issues are now discussed in more depth so that participants are better prepared for more advanced study.
And our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3-day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop.
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.
Those involved (both world-wide and throughout all organisation sectors) 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
- health care decision-making
We offer three short training workshops which can be taken individually, or as a combination of more than one.
Mrs Vanessa King, York Summer Workshops Coordinator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org