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Although this year’s AHES conference has been rescheduled for September 2021, the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) is pleased to announce that the Australian Health Economics Doctoral (AHED) Workshop will go ahead as a virtual meeting.

The aim of the workshop is to gather PhD students in health economics for an exchange of knowledge with some of the most senior leaders in the field of health economics in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to engage in high level discussion with experts in the field of health economics as well as network with fellow PhD students. Up to four research abstracts on any topic in health economics will be competitively selected for inclusion in the program. Selected submissions will have the opportunity to present their work on the day of the workshop.

The AHED Workshop Prize for Best Presenter will also be awarded to one of the students for excellence in their oral presentation. All students are encouraged to attend the workshop, even if not presenting.


The first author of each abstract must be a PhD student and the student must present work from their PhD.  Students will be invited to present at the AHED workshop based on the quality of their abstract submission. If invited, students will be asked to prepare a paper of no more than 8,000 words in preparation for the workshop.

Abstracts should be submitted via email and following the relevant guidelines for submission detailed below.

Abstract submission guidelines:

  • Submitted abstract should report original work that has not been published prior to the Society's meeting. Although abstracts may reflect work previously presented elsewhere the work should not have been previously presented at the Society's meeting.
  • Abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length.
  • No abstracts will be accepted after the submission deadline: Saturday 25th July 2020.
  • All submissions must include a letter of support from your supervisor.
  • All submissions are to be submitted via email as a single PDF (together with letter of support) to michelle.tew@unimelb.edu.au with the subject line “AHED abstract submission”.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee, and notifications will be sent to the main contact/presenting author no later than 8th August 2020.
  • Selected abstracts will be required to submit a full copy of the paper (8,000 words maximum) by 22nd August 2020.

Workshop Details

The Workshop will be on Wednesday 16th September 2020 . It will follow a presentation and discussion format, where each selected student will present their paper (10 minutes), followed by a commentary led by a prominent researcher in health economics (15 minutes) and general audience discussion (5 minutes). The Workshop will be conducted through an online platform.


No registration fee is required to attend the workshop, but registration is essential. Registration can be made via this link.

Any other questions regarding the AHED workshop, please contact news@ahes.org.au

Organiser: Michelle Tew (University of Melbourne)

The site will be updated with more details as they become available