43rd Annual AHES Conference

The Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) looks forward to welcoming you to the 43rd Annual AHES conference on the 20th and 21st of September 2022, to be held at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel.

Keynote speakers

AHES is excited to be hosting Professor Christopher Ruhm and Professor Paula Lorgelly for this year's conference.

Professor Christopher J. Ruhm

Christopher J. Ruhm is a Professor of Public Policy & Economics at the University of Virginia, is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. During the 1996-97 academic year he served as Senior Economist on President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. His recent research has focused on the role of government policies in helping parents with young children balance the competing needs of work and family life, and on examining how various aspects of health are produced – including the growth and sources of drug poisoning deaths in the United States.


Professor Paula Lorgelly

Paula Lorgelly is a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Auckland.  She has a joint position between the School of Population Health and the Department of Economics. Paula recently returned to New Zealand after more than two decades overseas, and is inspired by the shift towards biculturalism, the promotion of te reo Māori, and the commitment to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It is also evident that inequalities in access and outcomes have persisted if not worsened, and she looks forward to promoting health economics as a means to redress the balance.


Abstract Submissions

Abstracts are invited for:

  • Oral presentations
  • Organised sessions (90 minutes per session, consisting of 3 to 4 papers with or without a discussant)

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).

AHED Workshop

In conjunction with the Conference, the 11th Australian Health Economics Workshop will be held on Monday, 19th September 2022. Six graduate students will present their research and there will be a discussant for each paper. There will also be a professional development session. We welcome your attendance to support this important workshop, which can be confirmed when you register for the conference.

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 early bird registration deadline is 31st July 2022. Speakers must register for the conference before the 31st July 2022 to secure their presentation time slot.

Conference registration fees: 
Members: $550 (Early Bird) or $650 (Standard)
Non-members: $700 (Early Bird) or $800 (Standard)
Students: $300 (Early Bird) or $350 (Standard)

Please register for the conference using the link below:
AHES members, please click here
AHES non-members, please click here
Students, please select the members or non-members path depending on your membership status (registration fee is the same for students).

We accept payment via PayPal only. Conference registration fee includes access to both conference days. Please note that group registration is not possible. All registration fees are in current Australian Dollars and include GST. Fess are non-refundable. Existing members need to register for the conference using their AHES membership email address. If your membership has expired, please renew your membership first on our AHES website to benefit from the discounted registration fee for members. If your membership is valid, you can still purchase a 1-year AHES membership during the registration process for $50 to extend your membership benefits.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Customs House, one of Brisbane’s premier events and heritage destinations.
Location: 399 Queen St, Brisbane (an easy 5 minute walk from the conference venue)
Time: Tuesday, 20th September 2022, 7pm-10pm
Dinner: A two course dinner, canapés and drinks package are included.
Price: $129


The final AHES Conference program is now available HERE.

You can also view the complete program including all abstracts online via this link.

The AHES Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: 20th September 2022 (Tuesday)

Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Venue: Brisbane Marriott, Grand Ballroom

This event is for AHES members only.

You can also view the 2022 agenda HERE and minutes from the 2021 AGM here.


*Please note this conference page will be updated periodically with new information as it is available. Alternatively, please follow us on Twitter @AusHealthEcon to receive conference updates.