The Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) is pleased to announce that the Australian Health Economics Doctoral (AHED) Workshop will be once again held in conjunction with the AHES Conference in Brisbane.

The aim of the workshop is to gather PhD students in health economics for an exchange of knowledge with some of the most senior leaders in the field of health economics in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to engage in high level discussion with experts in the field of health economics as well as network with fellow PhD students. Up to 6 research abstracts on any topic in health economics will be competitively selected for inclusion in the program. Selected submissions will have the opportunity to present their work on the day of the workshop.

The AHED Workshop Prize for Best Presenter ($500) will also be awarded to one of the students for excellence in their oral presentation. All students are encouraged to attend the workshop, even if not presenting.

The presenters of the 6 papers will be offered a $200 travel grant to attend the AHED workshop in Brisbane. They also will be able to attend the main AHES conference free of charge.


The first author of each abstract must be a PhD student and the student must present work from their PhD.  Students will be invited to present at the AHED workshop based on the quality of their abstract submission to the main conference.

Abstracts submitted by PhD students to the main AHES conference will be automatically considered for the AHED workshop. (N.B. Those papers that are not selected for the AHED workshop will be automatically considered for the main AHES conference). Accepted presenters to the AHED workshop will also automatically be accepted to present in a special AHED session at the AHES conference to showcase their work.

Abstracts should be submitted via the main abstract submission system and following the relevant guidelines for submission for the main conference (by Sunday, 19th June 2022).

Workshop Details

The Workshop will be held on Monday, 19th September 2022 before the AHES Conference at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Venue details:

Room 275, Building 20 (Global Change Institute), The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, St Lucia Qld 4072.

It will follow a presentation and discussion format, where each selected student will present their paper (10 minutes), followed by a commentary led by a prominent researcher in health economics (15 minutes), your response (0-5 minutes) and general audience discussion (5 minutes). Further details about the workshop will be available soon.


Attendance at the AHED workshop is free, but registration is essential. Please register for the AHED workshop during the AHES conference registration process. If you want to attend the AHED workshop only but not the AHES conference, please register HERE.


The program for the AHED workshop is available HERE.

Any other questions regarding the AHED workshop, please contact

The site will be updated with more details as they become available