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The 10th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research, chaired by Esther W. de Bekker-Grob  and Jennifer A. Whitty will be held in Basel, Switzerland, 13-14 July 2019.

Starting at 8:00 on Saturday, 13 July 2019, the Academy and PREFER will host a joint workshop on “Good research practices for health preference studies led by Axel C. Mühlbacher.

This workshop will describe the basic on how to conduct a health preference study focusing on trade-offs between risks and benefits. IAHPR members will provide examples of challenges faced during the assessment of patient preferences in health care decision making.  The workshop material will build directly from the textbook under development by IAHPR members, incorporating the experiences of scientists working with PREFER.

After lunch, the Academy and PREFER will host a joint symposium on “Patient preferences in medical treatment lifecycle.”

This topic is of great relevance for the objectives of both, the Academy and PREFER. After the presentations by invited speakers, the panel will discuss key topics defined in advance by the co-chairs (Drs. de Bekker-Grob and Whitty) followed by a question and answer session. The symposium discussion will be summarized by the co-chairs for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

After the symposium, the Academy and PREFER will host a joint networking dinner at the Volkshaus from 18:00 to 22:00, including a brief welcome speech from the IAHPR Foundation, which is handling all meeting arrangements. The dinner is included with registration for either the workshop/symposium, meeting or both (no guests, please).

Starting at 8:00 on Sunday, 14 July 2019, the Academy will host the scientific meeting including peer-reviewed podium presentations, lunch (with poster session), and a business session. The abstract submission system is open and will close on 15 April 2019.


Workshop: $175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students)

Symposium:$125 USD for students; $250 USD for non-students

Scientific meeting: $175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students.

All registrants are invited to attend the networking dinner (18:00-22:00 on Saturday, 13 July 2019; no guests please). All registrants also get a discount ($50 USD for students; $100 USD for non-students), when they register for a second or third events.

For example, early registration for all three events is $375 USD for students and $750 USD for non-students. However, early registration will close on 30 May 2019. Afterwards, all fees increase by 50%. Attendance is limited. Late registration closes a week prior to the event.

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