lolaHESG conference

Join the 15th edition on 25-26 May 2023
Date
Thursday 25 May 2023, 09:00 - Friday 26 May 2023, 18:00
Type
Conference
Spoken Language
English
Location

Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee

Ticket information

Registration opens 16 January 2023

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You are cordially invited to the 15th edition of the lolaHESG (lowlands Health Economists' Study Group) conference that will take place on 25-26 May 2023. The conference is organised by EsCHER (Erasmus Centre for Health Economics Rotterdam) and held at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands.

Key dates 2023

16 JanuaryRegistration open
16 JanuaryAbstract submission open
20 FebruaryDeadline abstract submission
27 MarchNotification abstract acceptance
24 AprilProgramme available online
24 AprilDeadline paper submission
1 MayRegistration closure
15 MayDetailed programme available online
25-26 MayConference

Further information

See below for information on the guideline and submission of your abstract(s).

Authors can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts on unpublished studies. Note that this does not abstracts must be submitted in English and that the studies need to be sufficiently advanced to submit the full paper before the deadline of 24 April 2023. 

Guideline for abstract structure

  • Title of paper: Provide a brief title (maximum 100 characters) that clearly indicates the content of the paper.
  • Author: Provide the name, degree, affiliation, and email address of the principal author of the paper. Note that the principal author will participate in the discussion on the paper during the conference.
  • Co-author(s): Provide the name(s), degree(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of the co-author(s) of the paper.
  • Thematic area: Select the thematic area in which your paper can best be discussed: Health Economics, Health Technology Assessment, Health Systems and Insurance, Behavioural Health Economics, or Health Preference and Outcomes Research
  • Abstract: Provide maximum relevant information in the abstract (maximum 300 words) using the following structure: objective, methods, results, conclusions.
  • Keywords: Provide 3 keywords for your abstract.

The objective of the lolaHESG conference it to improve unpublished papers. Early-career researchers (PhD students and researchers within 3 years of obtaining their PhD) are, therefore, especially encouraged to submit their abstract(s).

Abstract submission for lolaHESG 2023 opens 16 January 2023.

See below for information on the structure and on the roles of the chair, discussant, author, and audience during the parallel sessions.

During the lolaHESG conference, draft papers are presented and discussed in a number of parallel sessions with the objective to improve the quality of the papers. The main language during these sessions is English to enable international scholars to participate in discussions.

Structure of parallel sessions

The structure of the parallel sessions follows that of the Health Economists' Study Group (HESG) in the United Kingdom:

  • Each parallel session is chaired
  • For each paper 45 minutes of discussion time is available (per parallel session 2, max 3, papers are discussed)
  • Each paper is discussed by a discussant, the author of the paper, and the audience.
  • Each session starts with a presentation of 20 minutes by the discussant, in which s/he discusses the main content of the draft paper and highlights important remarks for discussion. The presentation ends with an overview of discussion points (1 or 2 slides).
  • The author then has 10 minutes to clarify matters (if necessary) or to answer the questions raised by the discussant. The author can indicate which discussion points s/he considers to be most interesting and relevant for improving the paper, but does not (yet) respond to the discussion points raised by the discussant.
  • An in-depth plenary discussion of the paper will follow for 15 minutes, during which the audience is invited to actively participate in the discussion between the discussant and author by raising their owns questions and providing their own feedback.
  • It is assumed that the audience has read the paper that is discussed.
  • The discussant and author have the opportunity to briefly respond to any points made at the end of the session (if they wish to do so).

Session chair

  • Ensures that participants perform their assigned roles during the parallel session
  • Keeps track of the time: 20 minutes for presentation of the discussant, 10 minutes for author's response, and 15 minutes for plenary discussion
  • Stimulates discussion and minimizes unproductive time
  • If applicable, stimulates the audience to participate in the discussion
  • Ensures that the discussion is focused on open questions

Discussant

  • Helps the author further improve the paper by providing feedback on the draft and suggestions for improvement
  • Presents a short summary of the draft paper in 20 minutes and highlights important points for discussion as raised by the author and him-/herself

Author

  • Highlights important points for discussion (preferably in the draft paper)
  • If applicable, clarifies unclear matters in the draft paper raised by the discussant or the audience
  • Indicates which discussion points are most relevant to him/her

Audience

  • Reads the draft paper before the session
  • Participates actively in the discussion

The deadline for submitting the draft paper opens 27 March 2023 and closes on 24 April 2023.

See below for general and detailed information on the programme of the lolaHESG 2023 conference.

The general programme will be published on 24 April 2023.

The detailed programme will be published on 15 May 2023.

See below for practical information on the registration, fee, and venue for lolaHESG 2023.

Registration for lolaHESG 2023 opens 16 January 2023.

Conference fee

The conference fee will be announced when registration for lolaHESG 2023 opens on 16 January 2023. The fee includes:

  • Hotel room on Thursday 25 May 2023. An additional night at Hotel Zuiderduin can be booked at a reduced fee for 24-25 May 2023.
  • On Thursday 25 May 2023: welcome with coffee and tea, lunch, dinner, refreshments between sessions, social drinks, and party.
  • On Friday 26 May 2023: breakfast, lunch, refreshments between sessions, and social drinks at the closing of the conference

Cancellation and refunds

The organising committee must be informed by email (escher@eur.nl) in case of cancellation.

  • Cancellation before (and no later than) 8 May 2023: The conference fee minus 30 euros administration fee will be refunded after lolaHESG 2023 has taken place.
  • Cancellation after this date: No refunds will be made.

The conference is held at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands.

Location

Zeeweg 52
1931 VL Egmond aan Zee
The Netherlands

Directions

Coming by public transport? Take bus 165 from the train station in Alkmaar to Egmond aan Zee (20 minute bus ride, bus leaves every 30 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes during the evening).

Coming by car? Navigate to Zeeweg 52 in Egmond aan Zee.

Parking

You can park for free, on the basis of availability, on the packing deck or in the parking garage of the hotel.

See below for information on the organising committee.

lolaHESG 2023 is organised by EsCHER (Erasmus Centre for Health Economics Rotterdam).

The organising committee is chaired by Dr. Vivian Reckers-Droog, Prof. dr. Job van Exel, and Prof. dr. Werner Brouwer of EsCHER, and assisted by researchers and supporting staff from the affiliated department of Applied Economics of ESE (Erasmus School of Economics), departments of Health Economics, Health Technology Assessment, Health Systems and Insurance of ESHPM (Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management), and iMTA (institute for Medical Technology Assessment) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

More information

lolaHESG 2023 is made possible by EsCHER.

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