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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 as a virtual event.

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 4-6 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 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).

Abstracts should be submitted via the main abstract submission system and following the relevant guidelines for submission for the main conference (by the Sunday 20th June 2021).

Workshop Details

The Workshop will be held at 9:00am-12:00pm on Monday 20th September 2021. 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). The Workshop will be conducted through an online platform.


Attendance at the AHED online workshop is free, but registration is essential. To register, please click HERE.

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