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Dollars and Sense: Using Health Economics to Inform Policy Decisions, Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

October 16-17, 2014

Dates & Times:

Part 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Part 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Friday, October 17, 2014

In brief, the application of health economics reflects a universal desire to obtain maximum “value for money” in the context of decisions that affect the health and wellness of a population. This webinar aims to provide an introduction to health economics with a focus on practical approaches to identifying and using health and economic information to answer big-picture health policy questions. This webinar will provide an introduction to health economics (part 1), provide practical examples to reinforce understanding, and identify ways to communicate complicated economic data in an effective way (part 2).

Part 1 Objectives:

  • To familiarize attendees with the key concepts of health economics.
  • To provide an overview of the applications of health economic approaches (micro and macro) for decision-making.
  • To identify several key sources of health economic data, with a focus on Canadian data.

Part 2 Objectives:

  • To work through examples where one or two public health policy questions are answered using creative health economic approaches.
  • To identify ways of communicating complex health economic information to a lay audience for maximum effectiveness.


Recommended readings and other requirements:

Registration Fees:

*Discounts available for large group registrations. Please contact secretariat@cseb.cafor more information.

  • Regular Member – $50.00 + HST
  • Student Member – Free
  • Regular, Non-Member – $100.00 + HST
  • Student Non-Member – $50.00 + HST

How to Register:

Spaces are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration will close on Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Click on this link to register:

Ce webinaire est offert en anglais seulement. This webinar is only offered in English