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The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at Monash University is hosting a one-day online workshop bringing together academics, practitioners, government and private sector experts in the following themed sessions:

Time: 9.00am to 11.15am

  • Session 1: Variations in clinical practice and treatment style
    Efficiency and low-value care in the Australian health sector
  • Session 2: Decomposition of geographical healthcare variations in Australia
    Health disparities between urban and rural communities, and regional imbalances in the supply of healthcare workers

Time: 3.00pm to 5.00pm

  • Session 3: Socioeconomic variations and equity in healthcare
    Access, affordability (including the mix of private and public), equity and efficiency of the healthcare system, focusing on supply
  • Session 4: Health technology and its implications for healthcare variations
    How digital health technology has influenced clinical practice and helped to alleviate differences in geographic and socioeconomic access and delivery of healthcare
CALL FOR PAPERS:
PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in these areas are invited to submit an extended abstract (no more than 500 words). One paper for each session
will be selected for presentation. Priority will be give to papers focusing on the Australian context, but we also welcome international contributions.Due date for extended abstracts submission: Sunday 4 October 2020
Notification of acceptance will be made by: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Submit abstract here
Any abstract submission-related queries can be directed to Giovanni Empel - giovanni.empel@monash.eduWORKSHOP FORMAT:
The workshop format includes the four sessions listed above. Each session will run for 60 minutes and comprise 3 x 10-minute presentations by session panelists followed by a moderated 30-minute discussion. Each session panel will include two invited senior experts, and one PhD student or Early Career Researcher.

Among our confirmed expert panellists are:
Distinguished Professor Jane Hall, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), UTS
Professor Anthony Scott, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne
Dr Angela Ryan, Australian Digital Health Agency, Australian Government
Dr Adrian Webster, Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Australian Government

These senior experts in each session will provide formal feedback to the PhD student or ECRs joining their panel. It is hoped that this format will encourage and promote ongoing research, as well as raise the profiles of the future generation of health economists.

The workshop is free of charge but registration is essential. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom.

Register here
Any registration-related queries can be directed to Shannon Stanwell - shannon.stanwell@monash.edu

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