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Chaired by Richard De Abreu Lourenço and Elisabeth Huynh, the 11th Meeting will be held at the Clifton Auckland as a forum to present and discuss innovative developments in health preference research.

On Monday, 2 December 2019, the Academy will host a Workshop, “Good practices in health preference research” led by Benjamin M. Craig. Starting at 8:00 in the morning, this workshop will describe the basics on how to conduct a health preference study. After the mid-morning break, attendees will be broken into groups and asked to assess an example study as a hands-on exercise. Richard De Abreu Lourenço and Elisabeth Huynh will then review examples of challenges faced while assessing preferences in marginalised groups. The workshop builds directly from the textbook under development by IAHPR members and incorporates the experiences of scientists working with the region.

After lunch, the Academy will host a Symposium, “Giving a voice to marginalised groups for health care reform.” This symposium will be on the priorities of groups that are difficult to reach/neglected/outside of the mainstream in health policy. Specifically, it will focus on the preference evidence of four marginalised groups (adolescents and young adults [AYA]; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning [LGBTIQ]; members of indigenous populations; and persons with disabilities) and its implications for health care reform. In complement to advocacy and developing health policies that matter, having an understanding of their perspectives is an essential precursor to reforms that may better serve their social and health care needs. After the presentations by invited speakers, the panel will discuss key topics defined in advance by the co-chairs followed by a question and answer session.
After the symposium, the Academy will host a Networking Dinner at Culprit (12 Wyndham Street, around the corner from Cliftons; < 5 minute walk), including a brief welcome from Emily Lancsar on behalf of the IAHPR Foundation Board. We were able to book the entire restaurant and the dinner is included with registration for either the symposium, meeting or both (no guests, please).

On Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the Academy will host its full-day Scientific Meeting including peer-reviewed podium presentations, lunch (with poster session), and a business session. The abstract submission system opened in July 2019 and will close on 25 September 2019 (previously 18 Sept.).
All are welcome to register for the workshop ($175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students), for the symposium ($125 USD for students; $250 USD for non-students), or for the meeting ($175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students). All registrants are invited to attend the networking dinner (no guests please). Attendees who register for a second or third events get a discount on each subsequent event ($50 USD for students; $100 USD for non-students). For example, early registration for all three events is $375 USD for students and $750 USD for non-students. Early registration will open in late September and close on 30 October 2019. Afterwards, fees increase by 50%. Attendance is limited. Late registration closes a week prior to the event. For more information, visit www.iahpr.org or email contact@iahpr.org


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