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  • Centre for Health Economics - Seminar Series

    Research staff at the Centre for Health Economics, together with visiting and invited researchers, report on methodological issues and results of current research in the health sector. Visitors are welcome, and discussion and debate is encouraged.

    Seminars are generally held once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, usually between 1.00pm and 2.00pm at the Centre for Health Economics, RB Scotton Room, 2nd Floor, Room 278, Building 75 (The Strip), Clayton Campus.

  • Health Sciences Events - University of Otago, New Zealand

  • The Health Economics Group at the University of Melbourne - Short Courses 2015


    1. Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health. A one-day course that provides policy makers, clinicians, researchers and managers with an understanding of the key concepts, terminology and processes used in economic evaluation of health programs.
    Dates offered: 27th February, 20th April, 7th August and 13th November. Further details and registration links can be found here.

    2. Practical Methods for Health Economic Evaluation. A three-day course aimed at those who are engaging in cost effectiveness analysis, or for those who need a more detailed understanding of the methods used in economic evaluation within their current roles.
    Dates offered: 21st -23rd April. Further details and registration links can be found here.

    3. Designing Economic evaluation alongside trials. A one-day course designed for researchers undertaking clinical studies (including investigators and trial managers) who would like to include an economic evaluation alongside their studies.
    Dates offered: 4th May. Further details and registration links can be found here.

    4. Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals. A half-day course that provides researchers with an overview of the role of health economics in grant proposals, and practical assistance with the health economics paragraphs in grant writing.
    Dates offered: 16th November 2015. Further details and registration links can be found here.

February 2015

  • Working with PBS Data - Workshops - Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE, University of South Australia


    The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data set is a valuable resource for the evaluation of medicines use in Australia. Like all data sets it has some unique characteristics. This training program will enable you to understand the peculiarities of the PBS data and give hands on experience to successfully work with it.

    Beginners workshop Monday 9 Feb 2015
    Intermediate workshop Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 Feb 2015

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  • Presenting data: how to convey information most effectively seminar

    Organiser: Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CREPS), Monash University
    Date: Friday 20th February 2015
    Venue: The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Lecture Theatre, 75 Commercial Rd, The Alfred, Melbourne Vic 3004
    Cost: $195 per person (incl of GST)
    Who should attend: This event is relevant to: Clinicians; Early career researchers; Hospital administrators; Quality managers; Clinical research coordinators; Clinical informatics; Data managers; Postgraduate students; Quality managers; and Those interested in audit and quality.

    Contact: Catherine Pound Ph: +61 3 9903 0891 / Email:
    Registration details: please visit

    For information to drive change it must be interpreted and understood. Sometimes important messages are not actioned because they are not conveyed in a way which motivates change. In this seminar we discuss the importance of considering how to present data to your audience. We give some clues on how data might be displayed and tips on how to avoid presenting data. At the end of the day, we anticipate delegates will better understand different methods and techniques that can be used to present data in a way that can optimise impact.


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March 2015

  • Health System Innovation, Sustainable Healthcare Transformation

    Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania from 18 to 20 March 2015

    This inaugural international conference on Health System Innovation, Sustainable Healthcare Transformation will offer thought provoking concepts, solutions and outcomes for attendees.

    The conference will feature a range of leading international and Australasian speakers, peer-reviewed presentations and showcases of innovative strategies and successful programs that have delivered real benefits for healthcare organisations and patients. Delegates will also be given an opportunity to hear from those who have been leaders and innovators within other sectors, and the lessons they have learned in their industry that can be applied to the healthcare setting.

    This is a 'must attend' event for all concerned with the provision of timely quality care in a tight fiscal environment and continually rising demand for healthcare services:
    • medical, nursing and allied health clinicians from the Primary Care or Acute sector, both public and private
    • health service and hospital managers
    • policy makers within government
    • educators and researchers

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April 2015

  • HSR Spring Meeting 2015

    Utrecht, the Netherlands, Thursday 23 - Friday 24 April 2015

    HSR-Europe and the EUPHA section on HSR  second annual Spring Meeting on HSR. Central theme is ‘Improving the organisation of health care at European, national or local level’.

    The Meeting

    Main focus of this small-scale lunch-to-lunch meeting (with a max of 40 participants) will be on paper presentations, with room for in-depth discussion of about 10-12 papers within the broad area of health services and systems research. Two sessions will be targeted to interaction and sharing ideas (see below).

    Call for abstracts now open until 9 February 2015
    You are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation at this meeting using this abstract submission form. It can involve presenting empirical results, but there is in potential also room for a few presentations regarding the start of a study (such as the development of a proposal or research design). Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation based on the quality of the work and on the scientific and/or policy relevance for participants from other (European) countries.

    Extra interactive sessions: we welcome your proposals
    On Thursday we will organise a speeddating / research matchmaking session in order for participants to find others with similar interests or ideas. On Friday there will be a 60 minute slot available for a second interactive session. If you would like to organise that slot, then please send a description of your idea to, also until 9 February (max 300 words). Examples can be letting people provide intelligence for a current policy problem in your country or region, letting them brainstorm about future research funding calls, EU strategic initiatives, etcera.

    Costs and registration

    The costs of participation are €95, which includes lunches and a social dinner on Thursday evening. The meeting will take place at the offices of NIVEL, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Registration will open in January 2015, but you can already indicate your interest at

    Key dates:
    • Call for abstracts: open from now until Monday 9 February 2015.
    • Notification of successful abstracts: Monday 23 February 2015.
    • Registration will open 15 January 2015.
    • Meeting: from Thursday 23 April 2015 12.30 hrs – Friday 24 April 2015 13.30 hrs.