The 39th Annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017
Australian National Maritime Museum,
Darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia
The PhD Workshop (AHED) will be held on the 20th September 2017
The Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) looks forward to welcoming you to the 39th Annual AHES Conference in Sydney on the Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017. The annual AHES conference is Australia’s premier health economics research event, and is open to all health economics fields.
The local organisers are Henry Cutler, Bonny Parkinson, and Ashley Soytemiz (Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy).
AHES is delighted to have the following keynote speakers confirmed for the conference:
Maarten Lindeboom is a Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at VU Amsterdam. He has been recognised as a member of the top 100 list of leading health economists in the word by Journal of Health Economics. His research focuses on microeconomics applied in fields of health, labour, and demography. This has included investigations of the long-term effects of early childhood conditions on later life health, and relationships between income and health. Professor Lindeboom is associate editor for Health Economics, and has held visiting positions at University of Michigan and University of Bristol.
Meredith Rosenthal is Professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard University. Her research focuses on policies to reduce growth in healthcare spending and improve value. This includes the use of payment incentives, design of benefits, and providing information and behavioural ‘nudges’ to patients and healthcare providers. She has regularly advised policy makers in healthcare payment policy, and testified in Congressional and legislative hearings on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, healthcare provider payment and benefit policies. She publishes regularly in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs.
The concurrent program will consist of 3 session types:
- Short: 20 minute presentations
- Long: 35 minute presentations + 10 minute discussant presentations
- Organised: 3-4 short presentations + discussant presentation
To submit an abstract for the conference, please visit our submission page
Please join us for the conference dinner where we will enjoy modern Turkish cuisine at Anason Restaurant located at Barangaroo Wulugul Walk on the waterfront. http://www.anason.com.au/
Please visit our registration page to register for the AHES 2017 Conference.
There is a lot of accommodation options in and around Darling Harbour, walking distance to our conference venue. Please find some accommodation options listed below, all subject to availability.
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour http://www.novoteldarlingharbour.com.au/
Are offering a 10% Discount off rooms for delegates. Please quote AHE200917 when they contact our Reservations Department on 02 9288 7180 or email Ibis H1757@accor.com to gain access to the 10% discount. The discount will apply for the 20-23 September 2017.
Promo Code: AHES. Offering 1 Bedroom Apartment from $269.00 per night.
Booking link: AHES Conference Oaks Goldsbrough
Oaks on Castlereagh
Promo Code: AHES. Offering 1 Bedroom Apartment from $255.00 per night.
Booking link: AHES Conference – Oaks on Castlereagh
Standard Hotel Room 1 queen bed or 2 single beds $ 179.00 per room per night (room only rate for 1 or 2 people only Incl. GST) Breakfast: $22.00 per person per day
Bookings can be made via email quoting “AHES17” to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Getting around Sydney
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You can get a free smartcard ticket to load funds for use on trains, buses, ferries and light rail. The Opal card can be used on the transport network extending beyond the city to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands regions surrounding Sydney.
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Services run from 4am to around midnight on most train lines. Information kiosks can be found at Central and Circular Quay stations. All stations on the network have 24 hour ticket vending machines.
Sydney's vast metropolitan train network not only links the wider region with the city, it also travels to nearby major cities and attractions like Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region to the north, Wollongong to the south and the Blue Mountains to the west.
NSW TrainLink also operates rail services to and from regional centres and holiday destinations such as Port Macquarie, the Snowy Mountains, Dubbo, Tamworth and Broken Hill. Central Station is the main terminal for country services. Trains to Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne also leave from Central.
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The airport line operates from all City Circle stations to the domestic (T2 and T3) and international terminals (T1) every 10 minutes or so. The trip will take between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on where you get on and where you are going. The line runs from around 5am until midnight, 7 days a week. Station access fees are payable if you use either Domestic or International stations.
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Services operate daily every 15 minutes from Central to Lilyfield between 6am and 11pm Monday to Thursday and between 6am to midnight Friday and Saturday. There is a 24 hour service from Central to The Star operating every 15 minutes from 6am to midnight then every 30 minutes until 6am.
The City of Sydney welcomed the NSW Government's announcement that work will soon begin on a $1.6 billion light rail line along George Street, connecting Randwick with Circular Quay.
The international 'hop on, hop off' bus tour departs from Alfred Street on Circular Quay. Bondi tour departs from Eddy Avenue (near Central Station). Call 02 9567 8400.
Ferry services across Sydney's world-renowned harbour leave from the terminal at Circular Quay and travel to an array of harbourside destinations including Taronga Zoo and suburbs such as Balmain, Kirribilli, Neutral Bay, Mosman and Rose Bay.
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Things to see and do in Sydney
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Visit Blue Mountains - http://www.bluemts.com.au/
Museum of Contemporary Art - https://www.mca.com.au/
Bondi to Coogee walk - http://www.bonditocoogeewalk.com.au/
Visit The Rocks - http://www.therocks.com/
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