EuHEA PhD Conference 2021 in Rotterdam

Wednesday 1 Sep 2021, 00:00 - Friday 3 Sep 2021, 00:00
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As previously announced, we kept open the possibility to organize the EuHEA PhD conference 2021 in hybrid format and the hope to welcome some of you in Rotterdam. Unfortunately, with the increasing threat of the delta variant of the coronavirus and all the uncertainty it brings, we can at this point not commit to hosting an event in person. We have therefore decided that the EuHEA PhD conference 2021 will again be fully online.

The conference includes about 60 paper presentations. In addition, Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen (University of Southern Denmark) will give a plenary talk on “Eliciting social preferences for health care services. Implications and reflections on future research” and Prof. Scott Cunningham (Baylor University) will give a pre-conference workshop on Difference-in-Differences methods. The conference will also include a session on labour market options after a PhD in Health Economics, organized by the EuHEA Early Career Committee.

The conference presents a valuable opportunity for PhD students and young researchers in the field of health economics to present their on-going research and receive important feedback from experienced colleagues with expertise in their field of study. It provides an excellent platform to advance on-going research, engage in (online and hopefully in-person) networking with peers, and gain new insights and collaborations with other researchers who are interested in the same field.

The engagement of supervisors is paramount to this conference, as they play a unique role in accompanying their students while at the same time providing valuable formal and informal feedback to the other participants. It is now the hallmark of this conference and the most valuable component as per past participants’ feedback, both students and supervisors.

Registration (free, using this link) is open until 31 July and authors should submit full papers also until 31 July using this link (click on “Add abstract” and then upload your paper in step 2). Only papers received by then will be included in the final programme.

We look forward to welcoming you online again at the EuHEA PhD 2021 conference.


We are currently working on defining the best suited format for this online workshop. We are aiming at having each paper presented by her/his author and discussed by a senior researcher (like in a regular EuHEA PhD / supervisor conference), as well as some time dedicated to questions and discussion with the – online – audience. 

We are gathering ideas to make the workshop as interactive as possible while acknowledging the technical constraints. Many of you are now attending online seminars, so if you have any tips/good practices regarding online scientific events, please share them by sending us an email!

Wednesday 1st September  

  • 9:00-13:00        Pre-conference workshop – Prof. Scott Cunningham (Baylor University) on Difference-in-Difference’s methods
  • 13:00-13:45      Lunch Break
  • 13:45-14:15      Opening Session
  • 14:15-18:00      Parallel Sessions

Thursday 2nd September

  • 9:00-10:45        Parallel Sessions           
  • 11:00-12:30      Plenary - Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen (University of Southern Denmark) “Eliciting social preferences for health care services. Implications and reflections on future research”
  • 12:30-13:30      Lunch Break
  • 13:30-16:15      Parallel Sessions
  • 16:30-18:00      Panel Discussion - Early Career Committee A career in health economics post-PhD

Friday 3rd September

  • 9:30-12:15        Parallel Sessions
  • 12:30-13:30      Lunch Break
  • 13:30-16:15      Parallel Sessions
  • 16:30-18:00      Closing remarks and Virtual Drinks

A full hour session is scheduled for each accepted paper:

  • 15 minute presentation by the author
  • 15 minute discussion by another student’s supervisor
  • 15 minutes for questions and general discussion

No, the workshop will be open to all PhD students and Early Career Researchers. We specifically encourage PhD students in their final year to submit, as the workshop will provide a good opportunity to have your research discussed and made visible despite the cancellation of many conferences. This implies that, (only) in case of a large number of submissions, priority will be given to PhD students in their final year.

Yes, this is possible and welcome. We are currently working on a (free of charge) registration system for all people interested in attending the workshop. More information will follow.

No, participation and attendance to the workshop will be free of charge. Another good reason to participate!

Abstract Submission

March 1 – March 31

Notification of Applicants

May 4

Conference Registration (online)

May 4 – June 30

Announcement of Conference Format (online or hybrid)

June 30

Conference Registration (in-person hybrid event, if applicable)

July 1 – July 31

Submission of papers and Registration Deadline

July 31


September 1 – September 3

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