45th Annual AHES Conference

The Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) looks forward to welcoming you to the 45th Annual AHES conference on 19 & 20 September 2024, to be held at the Manly Pacific in Sydney, New South Wales.

Keynote speakers

AHES is excited to be hosting Professor Emily Lancsar and Professor Prashant Bharadwaj for this year's conference.

Professor Emily Lancsar

Professor Emily Lancsar, currently Head of the Department of Health Economics Wellbeing and Society at the ANU, has been appointed Chief Health Economist in the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, taking up the role in April 2024. She is an economist with particular interests in valuing life and health, understanding and modelling choice, preferences and behaviour, economic evaluation and policy analysis. She is an Associate Editor of Health Economics and a past Vice President of the Australian Health Economics Society. Emily commenced her research career at CHERE at the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney and has also worked at Monash University and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK.


Professor Prashant Bharadwaj

Prashant Bharadwaj is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, where he is the Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics. His research interests include health, development, and labour economics.  His research affiliations include the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the  Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and the Centre for Effective Global Action (CEGA). He is currently associate editor at the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Health Economics, and Editor in Chief at Economic Development and Cultural Change. Prashant received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2009.


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 AHES conference main abstract submission system and following the relevant guidelines for submission for the main conference (by Sunday, 19th May 2024).

AHED Workshop

In conjunction with the Conference, the 13th Annual Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 18th September 2024. Ten 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 [TBA].

Accommodation options

We are excited to announce a special accommodation package for attendees of the AHES Conference, for a two-night stay (Wednesday and Thursday nights, September 18-19). The Manly Pacific has reserved a limited number of rooms at a below-market nightly rate of $300, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Staying at the Manly Pacific offers several benefits:

  • Convenient access to conference sessions and events
  • Networking opportunities with fellow attendees in a relaxed setting
  • Use of luxurious hotel amenities, including a rooftop pool and lounge, with breakfast at the onsite Bistro Manly
  • Access to the world-famous Manly and Shelly beaches right on your doorstep

To make the most of your conference experience, we encourage you to secure your accommodation at the Manly Pacific as soon as possible. Please note that only 85 rooms have been held for our event, and subsequent bookings will be at market rates.

Additionally, the Manly Pacific is pleased to offer a 10% discount for any guests wishing to book extra nights before or after the AHES 2024 Conference. To take advantage of this offer, please call the hotel directly at (02) 9977 7666 or email H5462@accor.com, and quote our group reference number 959517. Please note that all rates and room types are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Book your room now to enjoy this exclusive offer and ensure a seamless conference experience.


The early bird registration deadline is 21st July 2024. Speakers must register for the conference before the 21st of July 2024 to secure their presentation time slot. 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. Fees are non-refundable.

Conference registration fees (no accommodation):

Members: $750 (Early Bird) or $850 (Standard)

Non-members: $950 (Early Bird) or $1050 (Standard)

Students: $325 (Early Bird) or $425 (Standard)

Conference registration fees (with accommodation, subsidised nightly room rate $300):

Members: $1350 (Early Bird) or $1450 (Standard)

Non-members: $1550 (Early Bird) or $1650 (Standard)

Students: $925 (Early Bird) or $1025 (Standard)


If you are a current AHES member, please login into your member account. From the 'Members Section' at the top right, click on '2024 AHES Conference Registration' and follow the instructions.


If you are a non-member and would like to benefit from the discounted members registration fee, please become first a member HERE. Follow then the- registration instructions for members. You can register as a non-member via this link: https://cvent.me/xP71Wn?RefId=non-members+registration


If you are a current student and have an AHES membership, please follow the instructions above for members. Alternatively,  you can use the non-members link above to register for the conference (same fees apply for students regardless of their membership status).

Important dates

  • 20 March 2024: Abstract submissions open
  • 12 May 2024: Abstract submissions close
  • 19 May 2024: New abstract submissions deadline
  • 12 June 2024: Registrations open
  • 19 June 2024: Notification of abstract outcomes
  • 21 July 2024: Speakers and early bird registration deadline
  • 15 September 2024: Registration deadline.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the iconic Manly Pavilion, a heritage treasure with sweeping, unobstructed views of Manly Cove and Sydney Harbour.

Location: West Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095 (an easy 10-13 minute walk from the conference venue).

Date & Time: Thursday, 19th September 2024, 7pm-10pm.

Dinner: A three course dinner, wine, beer, and soft drinks are included. Spirits available for purchase.

Price: $170.

Conference Networking Event

The AHES Conference Research Networking Event, hosted by the AHES mentoring committee, is an exciting opportunity for Health Economists of all levels of experience and backgrounds to connect, share insights and explore potential collaborations, prior to the official start of the conference.


Date: Wednesday 18th September,2024

Time: From 5pm (directly after the Australian Health Economics Doctoral (AHED) workshop)

Venue: Abercrombie Hotel, 100 Broadway, Chippendale (a short walk from the Aerial UTS Function Centre, the venue for AHED)

Cost: Free for conference attendees. Food will be provided

To confirm your place, please email joseph.carrello@unimelb.edu.au with your name, institution, position, research interests and any dietary requirements.

Location information

This year's conference will take place in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Conference venue:

Manly Pacific Hotel, 55 N Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095




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