44th Annual AHES Conference

The Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) looks forward to welcoming you to the 44th Annual AHES conference on 21 & 22 September 2023, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.

Keynote speakers

AHES is excited to be hosting Professor Denzil Fiebig and Professor Jo Coast for this year's conference.

Professor Denzil G. Fiebig

Denzil has been a Professor in the School of Economics, UNSW Business School since 2001 and previously held a chair in econometrics at the University of Sydney. In 2003 Denzil was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He was a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts 2014-17, President of AHES 2005-10, on the Executive Board of iHEA 2014-17, chaired the iHEA Scientific Committee 2016-19 and is on the Scientific Committee of the Asian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at UTS and the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University and on the editorial boards of The Economic Record and Social Science and Medicine. Denzil has won numerous teaching awards including a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016.

Denzil's main research area is econometrics with an emphasis on applications in health economics. Associated publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Marketing Science, Journal Health Economics, Health Economics and Social Science and Medicine.


Professor Jo Coast

Professor Joanna Coast has been an academic health economist for over 30 years. She is Professor in the Economics of Health & Care at the University of Bristol, where she also co-directs the MSc in Health Economics & Health Policy Analysis. She is Senior Editor, Health Economics for Social Science & Medicine, and a non-executive director of the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System.  Jo’s key research focus is on issues of resource allocation in health service provision. Her interests lie in the theories underlying economic evaluation; the measurement of capability outcomes for health, wellbeing, and care interventions across the life course; priority setting; end-of-life care and the economics of antimicrobial resistance.  She also has a methodological interest in the use of qualitative methods in health economics.  She has published extensively across these research areas and received major grants from the Medical Research Council, the European Research Council and Wellcome.


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, 4th June 2023).

AHED Workshop

In conjunction with the Conference, the 12th Australian Health Economics Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 20th September 2023. 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.

Registration (opens on 26 June 2023)

The early bird registration deadline is 31st July 2023. Speakers must register for the conference before the 31st of July 2023 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)

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Adelaide Oval, one of Adelaide's premier destinations for functions and events.
Location: War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, SA 5006 (an easy 7-minute walk from the conference venue)
Date & Time: Thursday, 21st September 2023, Time TBA
Dinner: TBA.
Price: $100

Important dates

  • 3 April 2023: Abstract submissions open
  • 28 May 2023: Abstract submissions close
  • 26 June 2023: Notification of abstract outcomes + registrations open
  • 31 July 2023: Speakers and early bird registration deadline
  • 17 September 2023: Registration deadline

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