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University of Aberdeen

Applying Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics: Theoretical and Practical Issues.

Contact details:

Alison Findlay, Alison.findlay@abdn.ac.uk . The workshop will be a yearly event. If you are unable to attend this year, but may be interested in attending in future years, please email Alison to be added to the mailing list.

Information about fees (if appropriate):

Commercial Sector: Cost £2390.00
Students/Academic Public Sector: Cost £1695.00
The registration fee includes 3 nights accommodation 20, 21, and 22 Nov at the Jurys Inn Union Square Aberdeen, all lunches, a reception drink and a workshop meal.

Duration: Three days (21-23 November 2018)

Course description:

In publicly provided health care systems finite resources coupled with increasing demand for health care requires decisions about what is the most efficient allocation of scarce health care resources. This requires information about the costs and benefits of health care. Given the lack of a market for health care, economic techniques provide values for health care benefits. One technique adopted by and further developed in health economics over the past decade is the discrete choice experiment (DCE) approach. DCEs are now widely applied to value health and health care. Furthermore, DCEs are a potential method to recognise the importance of patient centred care, and to value patient experiences in the delivery of health care. DCEs are also applied more widely to consider population and health care professionals’ preferences in many areas of health policy such as:

  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Health state valuation
  • Medical careers decision making
  • Priority setting

The course will draw on the presenters experience across these areas to relate concepts to real-life DCE applications.

This course is aimed at those interested in applying DCEs in health economics. We focus on the practical and theoretical issues raised when applying the technique. The course includes practical, computer-based group work sessions that allow participants to gain first hands-on experience with the conduct and analysis of DCEs. No prior knowledge of DCEs is required to follow the course. Knowledge of regression methods is needed.

Link for more details

University of Birmingham

Short courses in Health Economics

Contact details:

Ms Helen Evans – Unit Manager
Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Target audience: The short courses are aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates.

Information about fees (if appropriate):

IHE, EE, PEHD - £950 (public sector); £1,425 (private sector)
MHE - £1,400 (public sector); £2,100 (private sector)

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?

Duration: Each course is 5 days

Course description:

See website for more details

For the Economic Evaluation in Health Care there is a prerequisite of Introduction to Health Economics or some knowledge of health economics

For the Modelling for Health Economics there is a prerequisite of Stats I and Stats II (both options available as part of the MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy)

University of Bristol

Introduction to health economics

Contact details:
Sian Noble - Senior Lecturer in Health Economics
University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS

Target audience:
The course is suitable for clinicians, public health specialists and researchers who are, or will be, involved in research projects that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health care. The course is also useful for professionals who would like a better understanding of the quality and clinical practice implications of economic evaluations published in the medical literature.

Information about fees (if appropriate):
£660 (November 2014)

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?

Duration: Three days

Course description:

See website for more details

Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London

Economic Evaluation in Mental Health

Contact details:
Dr Mark Pennington – Course Director
Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, King’s Health Economics
PO24 David Goldberg Centre, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AF

Target audience:
People working in health and related systems especially mental health, those interested in health policy-making, researchers and postgraduate students.

Information about fees (if appropriate):
High Income Countries: £600; Middle Income Countries: £300; Low Income Countries: £150; Public sector & NGO’s £400

Full Time Students: £300

Course fees cover participation in the course, course materials, tea and coffee. However, the fee does not cover accommodation or travel costs. The applicant is responsible for payment.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
We provide a brief but comprehensive overview of health economics delivered by a unit with extensive experience of the application of health economics.
 
Duration:
Two days
 
Course description:
The course is run by King’s Health Economics (KHE), and will provide a basic overview of the principles and application of health economics with an emphasis on mental health.

 

Leeds University

Introduction to Cost-effectiveness modelling

Contact details:
Denise Womersley D.L.Womersley@leeds.ac.uk.

Target audience:
Anyone with previous knowledge in health economics and economic evaluation. However, knowledge or experience on cost-effectiveness modelling is not required

Information about fees (if appropriate):
For information about fees please follow the link below

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
This course will include topics on the Economic evaluation of diagnostic tests and precision medicine technologies

Duration:
5 days: 2 – 6 July 2018

Course description:
The Academic Unit of Health Economics is pleased to invite you to our Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Modelling course, based on the book ‘Cost-effectiveness modelling for health technology assessment. A practical course’.

The course is designed and delivered by the book authors who are internationally recognised experts in cost-effectiveness analyses. An exciting addition to the course this year is some new material that focuses on the economic evaluation of diagnostic tests and precision medicine technologies. The implementation of precision medicine technologies in routine clinical practice is a key priority for international policymakers. However, generating the evidence required to demonstrate their clinical- and cost-effectiveness is a significant barrier. On this course, we will spend a day covering the main methodological challenges to economic evaluation in this space, with some practical exercises to guide you through.

The course will combine focused pedagogic sessions with practical exercises to provide participants with hands-on experience of building the most common types of cost-effectiveness models. Model uncertainty will be explored as we discuss deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analyses, and individuals will have a chance to carry out value of information analysis to produce a range of outputs to meet the requirements of reimbursement authorities in Europe and North America.

Link for further information: http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/636/study/2467/introduction_to_cost_effectiveness_modelling

 

London School of Economics

Applied Health Econometrics

Taught by Dr Grace Lordan (Department of Social Policy, LSE)

Contact Details:
LSE Methods Summer Programme
Email: summer.methods@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6422
Address: London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Target Audience:
Postgraduate students, researchers and/or those with relevant professional experience

Fees:
2017 Tuition fees

  • Student rate: £975
  • Academic staff/charity rate: £1,450
  • Professional rate: £1,825

Course info:
Gain an in-depth overview into the application of econometric techniques to health economics. The focus is on producing i) good descriptive analysis and ii) casual inference. This course is computer lab-based and mixes traditional lectures with computer exercises.

Duration:
Five days: 21-25 August 2017
 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Various short courses

Contact details:
Nadia Chan - Student Recruitment Officer
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Target audience:
Professionals looking to enhance their careers via CPD or short courses.

Information about fees (if appropriate):
See individual courses

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
 

Duration:
One day to 3 months

Course description:
See website for more details

 

University of Oxford

Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation

Contact details:
Alison Gater – Administrator
Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF

Target audience:
Anyone involved in the healthcare sector or in health services who needs to be introduced to the language of economics and economic evaluation

Information about fees (if appropriate):
See website

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
The introduction is the only one day course on the subject. We keep numbers low on the course, to ensure plenty of interaction and individual attention.

Duration: One day

Course description: See website

 

Applied Methods of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Contact details:
Alison Gater – Administrator
Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF

Target audience:
Researchers and decision makers from public, commercial and academic organizations concerned with healthcare resource allocation

Information about fees (if appropriate):
See website

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
The three day course is intensive and laptop-based with one-to-one tutoring on exercises.

We keep numbers low on the course, to ensure plenty of interaction and individual attention.

Duration: Three days

Course description: See website

 

University of Surrey

Decision Modelling and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Wednesday 26th April 2017

Valuing health – Patient Reported Outcome Measures and QALYs: Thursday 27th April 2017

Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluations: January 2017, date to be confirmed

Cancer Trials and Economic Evaluations: May 2017, date to be confirmed

For further information about these future courses please contact:

Mr. Jake Jordan
Email: hecourses@surrey.ac.uk
Tel: 01483 686219

 

University of York

Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation for HTA - Foundations Course (2 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 email: che-statmeth@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
It is envisaged that participants interested in attending these courses are people currently undertaking, reviewing or commissioning analyses of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) data, within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service.

Information about fees:
Foundation Course Fees
Public/Academic £760.00
Private/Commercial £1200.00

Duration:
2 days, 18th & 19th March 2019

See the website for more details

 

Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation for HTA - Advanced Course (3 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 email: che-statmeth@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
It is envisaged that participants interested in attending these courses are people currently undertaking, reviewing or commissioning analyses of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) data, within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service.

Information about fees:
Foundation Course Fees
Public/Academic £1150.00
Private/Commercial £1800.00

Duration:
3 days, 20th & 22nd March 2019

See the website for more details

 

Decision Analytic Modelling for Economic Evaluation – Foundations Course  (2 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 e-mail: che-admod@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
The course is aimed at health economists and those health professionals with experience of health economics who wish to develop skills and knowledge in decision analysis for purposes of cost effectiveness analysis. It is designed for participants who are familiar with the basic principles of economic evaluation who wish to build, interpret and appraise decision models. It is envisaged that participants will currently be undertaking economic evaluation within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service.

Information about fees:
Foundation Course Fees
Public/Academic £760.00
Private/Commercial £1200.00

Fees are fully inclusive of tuition, lunch, course dinner and course materials, and do not include accommodation. VAT is not payable.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
To the best of our knowledge this is the only course available in the UK with this type of content.

Duration: 2 days, 8th & 9th April 2019

Course description:
Decision analytic modelling is widely used internationally as a means of estimating the costs, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of different interventions and programmes in health care and public health. In particular, these methods are often employed to assess the value of new pharmaceuticals as a basis for health systems to determine whether they should be funded.

See website for more details

 

Decision Analytic Modelling for Economic Evaluation – Advanced Course (3 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 e-mail: che-admod@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
The course is aimed at health economists and those health professionals with experience of health economics who wish to learn about recent methodological developments in cost-effectiveness analysis.

Information about fees:
Advanced Course Fees
Public/Academic £1150.00
Private/Commercial £1800.00

Fees are fully inclusive of tuition, lunch, course dinner and course materials, and do not include accommodation. VAT is not payable.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
To the best of our knowledge this is the only course available in the UK with this type of content.

Duration: 3 days, 10th-12th April 2019

Course description:
Decision analytic modelling is widely used internationally as a means of estimating the costs, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of different interventions and programmes in health care and public health. In particular, these methods are often employed to assess the value of new pharmaceuticals as a basis for health systems to determine whether they should be funded.

See website for more details

 

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care (5 days) – York Summer Workshop in Health Economic Evaluation

Dates: Monday 17 June – Friday 21 June 2019

Contact details:
Mrs Vanessa King, York Summer Workshops Coordinator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, YORK, YO10 5DD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450 e-mail: irss82@york.ac.uk

Web: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/york-summer-workshops/#tab-2

Target audience:
Those involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines, within pharmaceutical & medical device companies; clinical & health services research; & health care decision-making.

Objectives:
To inform and promote understanding in key areas of quality of life assessment and health economic evaluation and, among other things, to learn how to:

  • decide whether a particular evaluation is necessary
  • choose a particular methodology

Information about fees:

For online registration and the latest up-to-date fees please visit our website: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/york-summer-workshops/#tab-5

Fees are fully inclusive of specialist tuition and support, course materials, lunch and refreshments, welcome reception and course dinner within beautiful historic venues in York city centre, and do not include accommodation. UK VAT is not payable.

  • Discounted fees are available for public/academic sector organisations worldwide, including PhD students (e.g. universities, charities, hospitals, government agencies and other public bodies).
  • Early booking fees are available for private/industry sector organisations until 29 March 2019.
  • Bookings are taken right up until Friday 7 June 2019, although you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop leaders:

Professor Michael Drummond, Centre for Health Economics, University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/michael-drummond/

Professor Mark Sculpher, Centre for Health Economics, University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/mark-sculpher/

Workshop description:
The 5-day 'Foundations' Workshop includes a 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 majority of the lectures are given by Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher. In addition there are a number of tutored practical group exercises, which provide the opportunity to learn by ‘doing’. The Foundations Workshop fee includes a complimentary copy of the brand new 4th edition of the best-selling textbook ‘Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes’ by Michael Drummond, Mark Sculpher and others.

Venue:

The Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, YORK YO1 6GD - https://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

The Grand was originally built in 1906 as a 'Palace of Business' for one of the most powerful railway companies in Edwardian England. With no expense spared in the pursuit of luxury, The Grand now boasts some of the finest meeting rooms, event spaces and conference facilities in York.

What makes our workshop distinct from other workshops?

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (https://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 health economic evaluation training to its participants by world-renowned experts in the field. 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. The Foundations York Summer Workshop is hosted in the stunning Principal York hotel, conveniently located directly next to York railway station. Newly refurbished and restored to its former splendour, this luxury hotel was voted 'Hotel of the Year' and 'Conference Venue of the Year' at the 2016 Visit York Tourism Awards.

 

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision Makers’ Requirements (5 days) – York Summer Workshop in Health Economic Evaluation

Dates: 24 June – 28 June 2019

Contact details:
Mrs Vanessa King, York Summer Workshops Coordinator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, YORK, YO10 5DD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450 e-mail: irss82@york.ac.uk

Web:  https://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/york-summer-workshops/

Target audience:
Those involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines, within pharmaceutical and medical device companies; clinical and health services research; and health care decision-making.

Objectives:
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

Information about fees:

For online registration and the latest up-to-date fees please visit our website: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/york-summer-workshops/#tab-5

Fees are fully inclusive of specialist tuition and support, course materials, lunch and refreshments, welcome reception and course dinner within beautiful historic venues in York city centre, and do not include accommodation. UK VAT is not payable.

  • Discounted fees are available for public/academic sector organisations worldwide, including PhD students (e.g. universities, charities, hospitals, government agencies and other public bodies).
  • Early booking fees are available for private/industry sector organisations until 29 March 2019.
  • Bookings are taken right up until Friday 7 June 2019 although you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop leaders:

Professor Mark Sculpher, Centre for Health Economics, University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/mark-sculpher/

Professor Michael Drummond, Centre for Health Economics, University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/michael-drummond/

Workshop description:
The 5-day 'Advanced' Workshop deals with advanced methods in cost-effectiveness analysis for pharmaceuticals and other health care technologies. 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. It is focused particularly on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) methods guidance for cost-effectiveness analysis. Recent developments in the field are covered, including those relating to evidence synthesis and uncertainty analysis. In addition to presentations, the workshop includes a series of exercises focusing on the development and analysis of a decision model, and includes computer-based work.

In order to get the most out of the Advanced Workshop, participants should be familiar with Drummond et al 2005 or 2015 Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford: OUP, 3rd or 4th Edition, and be familiar with the main functions of 'Excel'.

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

Venue:

The Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, YORK YO1 6GD - https://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

The Grand was originally built in 1906 as a 'Palace of Business' for one of the most powerful railway companies in Edwardian England. With no expense spared in the pursuit of luxury, The Grand now boasts some of the finest meeting rooms, event spaces and conference facilities in York.

What makes our workshop distinct from other workshops?

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (https://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 health economic evaluation training to its participants by world-renowned experts in the field.  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.  The Advanced York Summer Workshop is hosted in the stunning Principal York hotel, conveniently located directly next to York railway station.  Newly refurbished and restored to its former splendour, this luxury hotel was voted 'Hotel of the Year' and 'Conference Venue of the Year' at the 2016 Visit York Tourism Awards.

 

Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment (3 days) – York Summer Workshop in Health Economic Evaluation

Dates: 1 July – 3 July 2019

Contact details:
Mrs Vanessa King, York Summer Workshops Coordinator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, YORK, YO10 5DD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450 e-mail: irss82@york.ac.uk

Web:  https://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/york-summer-workshops/

Target audience:
Those involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines, within pharmaceutical and medical device companies; clinical and health services research; and health care decision-making.

Objectives:
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

Information about fees:

For online registration and the latest up-to-date fees please visit our website: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/#tab-5

Fees are fully inclusive of specialist tuition and support, course materials, lunch and refreshments, welcome reception and course dinner within beautiful historic venues in York city centre, and do not include accommodation. UK VAT is not payable.

  • Discounted fees are available for public/academic sector organisations worldwide, including PhD students (e.g. universities, charities, hospitals, government agencies and other public bodies).
  • Early booking fees are available for private/industry sector organisations until 29 March 2019.
  • Bookings are taken right up until Friday 7 June 2019, although you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop leaders:

Professor Andrea Manca, Centre for Health Economics, University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/andrea-manca/

Professor Mark Sculpher, Centre for Health Economics, University of York: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/mark-sculpher/

Dr Andrew Lloyd, Bladon Associates Limited, Oxford

Workshop description:
Regularly revised and updated, the 3-day 'Outcomes' workshop includes new material linked directly to the needs of organisations, such as the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which make decisions about health care delivery and funding. The workshop covers the key principles of outcome measurement and valuation as well as their practical implementation in health technology assessment. It focusses on the design, construction and application of a range of approaches to measuring and valuing health outcomes. The approaches considered include methods used as part of economic evaluation such as quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) based on preference-based generic measures (e.g. EQ-5D, HUI); approaches used to ‘map’ from clinical and disease-specific outcomes to generic measures; and also direct elicitation of preferences. The use of discrete choice experiments and subjective wellbeing is also considered. This workshop assumes participants have a basic familiarity with health technology assessment (HTA) and focusses on the role and utilisation of outcomes in HTA for decision making.

The workshop delivers a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises. The majority of lectures will be delivered by Professor Andrea Manca, Professor Mark Sculpher, and Dr Andrew Lloyd. Tutors will also be available to support participants during the exercises.

Venue:

The Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, YORK YO1 6GD - https://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

The Grand was originally built in 1906 as a 'Palace of Business' for one of the most powerful railway companies in Edwardian England. With no expense spared in the pursuit of luxury, The Grand now boasts some of the finest meeting rooms, event spaces and conference facilities in York.

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What makes our workshop distinct from other workshops?

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (https://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 health economic evaluation training to its participants by world-renowned experts in the field.  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.  The Outcome York Summer Workshop is hosted in the stunning Principal York hotel, conveniently located directly next to York railway station.  Newly refurbished and restored to its former splendour, this luxury hotel was voted 'Hotel of the Year' and 'Conference Venue of the Year' at the 2016 Visit York Tourism Awards.

 

York Health Economics Consortium

Advanced Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, HTA and Guidelines

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-techniques/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This advanced course on search techniques complements our advanced course on search strategy design.

Extensive literature searches are the foundation of high quality systematic reviews, health technology assessment (HTA), guideline development and other major projects. Conducting searches to retrieve research evidence from databases and other resources requires a range of knowledge and skills. There are constant challenges to keeping up-to-date with new database features and approaches to achieving efficient searches. Search approaches may need to be adapted depending on the end-product which the search is informing and the resources available. Search approaches increasingly need to be explained to sponsors and other end-users in terms of the extent to which they are fit-for-purpose.

This workshop will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by information specialists experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval. Participants are encouraged to suggest topics / issues in advance for discussion during the workshop.

www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-techniques/

 

Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-strategy-design/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This is a re-designed advanced course on search strategy design for complex topics and complements our course on advanced search techniques. As the volume of published research grows it is becoming more challenging to identify efficiently studies performed according to specific methods or relating to broad topics. As well as increasing volumes of research, many research topics are complex to capture in search strategies. Examples of complex topics may include, but are not limited to, reviews of complex interventions, reviews requiring the identification of study designs other than RCTs, public health and social care topics, veterinary literature, food and feed safety research.

Information professionals and others wishing to develop search strategies for complex topics face challenges in designing strategies which retrieve relevant material but are also efficient in numbers of records retrieved. As well as approaches to developing strategies to run in traditional bibliographic databases, increasingly text analytical software and text mining techniques are being used to interrogate large literatures. These techniques can be used to identify concepts in complex topics and assist with developing strategies to capture complex topics.

This training event will address the challenges of developing search strategies to capture complex topics in large bibliographic databases using different conceptual combinations and search techniques. The training event will also introduce textual analytic and text mining techniques to demonstrate their potential for strategy design and testing. Participants will undertake exercises using open source visualisation tools to investigate terms within sets of records.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-strategy-design/

 

Economic Evaluation for Oncology

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This training day focuses on the development of economic models specifically in the area of oncology. The sessions will include overviews of the most common methods for modelling treatments for cancer, and will pay particular attention to the areas that prove most challenging in HTA, including survival curve analysis, data extrapolation, quality of life modelling (including adverse events), handling treatment discontinuation, modelling disease progression and post-progression model assumptions. The day will draw on examples from previous HTA submissions and will provide a number of recommendations for modelling frameworks. This course will be particularly suited to those people that commission oncology models. Please note that other more ‘hands-on’ modelling courses are run by the University of York.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/economic-evaluation-oncology/

Target audience: Market Access and HEOR individuals

 

Health Utilities for Economic Models

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Cost-utility analysis is a requirement for NICE health technology appraisals and is being increasingly used in other contexts and countries. Health utilities, a crucial component of cost-utility analysis, capture the relative change in health-related quality of life resulting from a treatment. As such, health utility can be a key driver of the cost-effectiveness ratio. Obtaining health utility values that are suitable for your economic evaluation, however, may not always be straight forward.

This one-day training course complements the early economic modelling course, discussing issues around different approaches to obtaining utility values. It introduces each approach in turn, giving an overview of the implementation, strengths, and limitations of each, across different contexts.

Further topics discussed include examples of different approaches used in real-world NICE health technology assessments with comments from evidence review groups, and a look at the limitations of utilities and how alternative approaches might be used in the future.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/health-utilities-for-economic-models-4th-july-2018/

Target audience: pharmaceutical or device manufacturing industries, particularly those in roles associated with clinical trial design, health economics and outcomes research, or market access.

 

Early Economic Modelling to Inform Clinical Trial Design and Other Decisions

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Economic evaluations are increasingly used as tools to inform decision-makers about the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. Such evaluations are often undertaken during the late stages of the technology development (i.e. around the time of product launch or, in some cases, post-launch). However, there is an increasing need for the manufacturers of the technology to appraise the likely cost-effectiveness of the intervention before making decisions on price and indication, as well as to inform the development of clinical trials. The purposes of such an analysis are to allow the user to determine the relative importance of different parameter inputs, in order to inform decisions on pricing, target populations and prioritisation of further research.

This one-day training session will cover the fundamental aspects of ‘early modelling’ as well as exploring more advanced methods such as value of information analysis.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/early-economic-modelling/

 

Identifying Evidence for NICE Economic Submissions

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Health economics information is a key element in much health services research and particularly in health technology assessments. Identifying economic evidence to inform such research can involve searches in a range of databases and using a variety of strategies. This study day will include a ‘jargon buster’ session on the basics of health economics and economic models. It will also feature presentations about key economics information resources including the CEA Registry, and explorations of options for searching to identify data for economic models. With the closure of key economic evaluation databases (NHS EED and HEED) we will be focusing on how to identify economic evaluations from major bibliographic databases. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/economic-evaluations-and-evidence/

 

Understanding and Critiquing Health Economics Models

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This training day aims to provide the participant with a sufficient grounding to effectively critique and validate models. The training day will be particularly useful to those people who commission health economic models, or use models to help make decisions. As well as discussing the strengths and uses of economic modelling, the training day will also explore the limitations and constraints of different approaches and will explore a number of commonly-observed errors in models. Please note that this training day has not been designed to teach delegates how to build models; instead, the course is aimed at those who will review or depend on models built by other researchers.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/health-economics-models/

 

Making an Economic Case to the NHS

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
The NHS in England has been challenged to become more efficient, to meet the increasing demand for services within a more constrained funding allocation. The QIPP programme seeks to generate around £20 billion of efficiency savings across the NHS over five years but the implementation of that programme is very much a matter for local healthcare providers and commissioners.

The NHS Confederation has stated that to achieve sustainable efficiency savings, the NHS needs to redesign the way in which services are provided. This can be anything from the closure of a hospital to transferring patients from outpatient clinics to their GPs for treatment. In making a case for service redesign, it is crucial that NHS providers and commissioners understand the economic impact of the changes that are proposed.

This one-day course is aimed at NHS commissioners and providers who need to understand how to make an economic case for change. The training day aims to provide an understanding of how the NHS tariff system works and will outline a simple modelling approach to examine the impact of service change from the provider and commissioner perspective. The course will also outline how returns on investment can be forecast and how the results can be used in business cases.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/nhs-service-redesign/

 

Practical Issues in Producing Network Meta-Analyses for HTAs

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Indirect treatment comparisons (ITC) and mixed treatment comparisons (MTC), collectively referred to as Network Meta-Analysis (NMA), are increasingly used in health technology assessment. They are statistical techniques to synthesise available direct and indirect evidence to provide information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of a range of competing interventions.

Network meta-analyses are often complex and challenging projects to specify and undertake and bring with them a range of planning considerations that are critical for a successful end product. These considerations include specifying the review question, identifying relevant studies, deciding how to assess the similarity of studies in a potential network and developing the statistical analysis plan and using the NMA output in economic models.

This two day workshop is offered by experienced reviewers from YHEC and statisticians from Quantics who have collaborated together on many network meta-analyses to inform HTA submissions and market access planning exercises. The workshop is intended to offer project managers, research commissioners and others new to these techniques an introduction to the practical issues involved in commissioning and performing NMAs. This training day does not involve coding with WinBUGS or other programming software.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/practical-issues-in-producing-network-meta-analyses-for-htas/

Target audience: Project managers and research commissioners and researchers who are new to NMAs and wish to gain an understanding of the practical issues involved.

 

Software to Support the Systematic Review Process 

Contact details:
Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
YHEC, in association with the Systematic Review Toolbox, are running a workshop at the University of York to provide an overview of selected software tools currently available to support the production of systematic reviews.

Systematic reviews can be time consuming, logistically challenging and labour intensive. These and other challenges have led to the development of various special-purpose software tools to support the systematic review production process. Such tools extend beyond the scope of more established general-purpose systems (e.g. reference managers, word processors and spreadsheet packages), which are already in wide use and, instead, aim to provide tailored support for particular review activities or the whole systematic review production process.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about special-purpose software tools currently available to support systematic reviews and to share experiences of using software in practice. The workshop will examine and provide hands-on with both commercial and not-for-profit systematic review management packages (including Covidence, DistillerSR and EPPI-Reviewer), as well as a range of free and commercial tools to tackle single tasks within the systematic review process (such as Rayyan, RobotReviewer and SWIFT-Review).

The workshop will be led by Dr Chris Marshall, the editor and developer of a community-driven web-based catalogue of systematic review tools, the Systematic Review Toolbox.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/software-to-support-systematic-review/

Target audience: Researchers involved in producing systematic reviews and individuals providing infrastructure support to the production of systematic reviews.

 

Introduction to Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs)

Contact details:
​Niki Baines, Marketing and Training Course Administrator
niki.baines@york.ac.uk
01904 323204

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training/

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are increasingly being used to capture patients’ experiences of their interactions with healthcare professionals, services and interventions. For instance, in the National Health Service (NHS England) patient-reported outcomes and experiences are routinely recorded for a number of surgical procedures to measure the impact and quality of care received. Furthermore, PRO measures are often also included in pharmaceutical clinical trials alongside efficacy and safety data to provide critical information about symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and adverse events from the patients’ perspective.

This one-day course will provide attendees with a background to PROs and the instruments used to collect PRO data, including the development and validation of these instruments. Further topics that will be covered are the differences between disease and treatment specific PRO and generic instruments, electronic PROs, the use of PROs in clinical trials and in commissioning and evaluating healthcare services.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/patient-reported-outcomes/


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