Call for Papers and Conference Registration – 2016 AHES Conference in Perth Western Australia (Mon 26th – Tue 27th September)

Call for Papers

Our annual AHES conference will be held in Perth on Mon 26th - Tue 27th September 2016, Australia at the Esplande Hotel, Fremantle.  The local organisers are: Richard Norman, Suzanne Robinson and Elizabeth Geelhoed. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers for the 2016 conference will be Professor John Cawley, Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University, where he co-directs the Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities and Professor Andrew Street, Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU).    Abstracts are now invited for: 

  1. Short presentations (20 minutes+ 5 min question time),
  2. Long presentations (35 minutes presentation plus a discussant (10min)+ 5 min question time) and
  3. Organised sessions (100 minutes, consisting three to four papers and a discussant)

All Submissions are to be made via our online abstract submission form by the deadline of:  Friday 1 July 2016.   Long paper submissions will require a full paper (maximum 8000 words, in pdf format) to be submitted with the abstract, all selected papers will have a discussant allocated.  Papers that are not accepted for a long paper will be considered for the short paper sessions.    AHES is also offering the AHES travel scholarship (see eligibility) this year. Eligible applicants must submit a full paper (maximum 8,000 words, in pdf format) together with your abstract by the deadline.  More guidance is provided on our website.   All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee, and notifications will be sent to the main contact/presenting author no later than  31 July 2016.

AHES Conference Registration NOW OPEN

Please go to our website to register for the conference.  Members get $100 off the full conference registration fee. There is also an additional $50 off if you register on or before 31 August 2016.    To join AHES or to renew your membership please go here.

Please help us spread the news

Health economics is a multidisciplinary field, the Society is always looking for ways to improve the reach and impact of health economics.  A flyer of the conference is attached here, members are requested to circulate this to anyone who you think may be interested in attending our annual conference even if their usual field of work is not directly within health economics, eg, economics departments, medical researchers, departments of health etc.