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2012 Minneapolis

The The 4th Biennial Conference of ASHEcon will be hosted by the University of Minnesota in June 2012.

[ 4th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists: Optimizing Health and Healthcare ]

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The Fourth Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research, will be held at the Carlson School, University of Minnesota, June 10-13, 2012.  The theme is “Optimizing Health and Healthcare.”

The conference will have two plenary sessions, a presidential address by President Randall Ellis, Boston University, a special panel of senior health economists discussing the future of the field, and approximately 170 concurrent sessions with over 500 papers being presented orally over 150 posters.

Currently there are a large number of abstracts under review by the Scientific Committee for presentations at the concurrent sessions.  Examples of concurrent sessions that certainly will be prominent based on past ASHEcon conferences are:

Health Policy Issues—National Health Reform; The Oregon health insurance experiment; Medicare and long-term care policy; Hospital issues; Pay for performance; Physician shortage; Antitrust and health care markets; State health care programs; Tax policies.

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment—Medicaid pharmaceutical policy; Medical devices; Generics; Vaccines; Policies to promote pharmaceutical innovation.

Mental Health—NIMH has agreed to sponsor up to 4 sessions on mental health

Substance Abuse and Addictions —Benefit cost analysis of treatment of various substance abuse populations; Intergenerational addiction; Adolescent alcohol use; Smoking and social and family behavior; Impacts of second hand smoke, obesity .

Economic Disparities—Insurance for underserved populations; disparities in treatments and health outcomes.

A sample of other topics that will be covered in the concurrent session anticipated from the open call for abstracts will include—Obesity, diabetes, and related issues; Clinical trials; Modeling; Health and employment issues; Health and risky behavior; Health in developing economies, HIV/AIDS; Consumer behavior and internet health information; Econometric applications; Antitrust and health care markets; Health, wealth and happiness; Staffing; Technology; Malpractice and many others.

Pre-conference Workshops are scheduled for Sunday prior to the opening plenary:

Econometric Methods for Health Policy Analysis—all day session.

Recent Developments in Evaluating New Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices—half day session.

Others TBA  

Why Support ASHE and the Fourth Biennial Conference

ASHE represents the premier scientific organization and forum for rigorous analytical and theoretical presentations on these topics.  In this day in which major debates are occurring over many aspect of health care, it is important to provide a forum in which health economists can share their research with other researchers, users of the research outputs and those who fund the research.

ASHE has a proven record.   The inaugural conference provided a forum for over 500 economists from academe, government and industry, ranging from well recognized leaders to graduate students to present and discuss over 350 papers.  The 3rd Biennial Conference was held June 2010 grew to have over 500 papers presented orally and 150 posters to over 750 people.  Over 88 percent responding to the survey gave high marks to the quality of the papers. Participants continue to enjoy the ability to network with over 780 participants and to socialize at the receptions, dinner and break periods.  Strong support continued to flow in from 20 sponsors and 3 major grants.  The amount generated from these sources represents a substantial increase over the prior two conferences.

This is an exciting time in the short history of health economics.  The ASHEcon conferences provide an excellent venue for the presentation of scholarly research and discussion of the many exciting happenings in the field. With the continued support of sponsors, ASHEcon hopes to continue the success of the first and second and third conferences at the upcoming conference at Minnesota. And only with the sponsorship and funding to support the conference and ongoing operation of ASHEcon will this happen.

Donors may provide general support or support to specific activities.  You may become a sponsor by filling out the form titled ASHEcon_SponsorshipOptions_June2012.pdf found on the ASHEcon Website: http://ASHEcon.org and click on 2012 Minneapolis under the Conference tab or go directly to the conference website: http://www.cce.umn.edu/American-Society-of-Health-Economists/index.html.

We have various levels of sponsorship with listed benefits.

Diamond–$50,000

  • VIP Sponsors reception
  • Sponsorship of one full day which includes all sessions, breaks and lunch

or

  • One series of sessions (3 or more) with papers on a common area of interest.  Examples could include health insurance, obesity, medical devices, and health in developing countries.  This sponsorship will be recognized and publicized with:
  • Introduced and participates in welcome
  • Program Enclosure
  • Back Page Program Add
  • Public announcement of sponsorship
  • Individual Banners with logo
  • Booth Space
  • 5 Complementary Registrations
  • 5 Invitations to Special Reception
  • 2 Year Institutional Membership
  • Logo on ASHEcon Webpage
  • Logo on Conference Webpage
  • Logo on program as platinum sponsor

Platinum–$25,000 +

  • VIP Sponsors Reception
  • Program Enclosure
  • Back Page Program Add
  • Public announcement of sponsorship
  • Individual Banners with logo
  • Booth Space
  • 5 Complementary Registrations
  • 5 Invitations to Special Reception
  • 2 Year Institutional Membership
  • Logo on ASHEcon Webpage
  • Logo on Conference Webpage
  • Logo on program as platinum sponsor

Gold–$15,000-25,000

  • VIP Sponsors Reception
  • Logo and Ad on errata
  • Individual Banners with logo
  • Public announcement of sponsorship
  • Booth Space
  • 3 Complementary Registrations
  • 3 Invitations to Special Reception
  • 2 Year Institutional Membership
  • Logo on ASHEcon Webpage
  • Logo on Conference Webpage
  • Logo on program as gold sponsor

Silver–$7,500-$15,000

  • VIP Sponsors Reception
  • Full page ad in program
  • Booth Space
  • 3 Complementary Registration
  • 3 Invitations to Special Reception
  • Logo on ASHEcon Webpage
  • Logo on Conference Webpage
  • Logo on program as silver sponsor
  • Logo on banners and general signage

Blue–$5,000-$7,500

  • VIP Sponsors Reception
  • Logo on Program as Blue Sponsor
  • Logo on Website as Blue Sponsor
  • Full Exhibit Table
  • 1 Complementary Registration
  • 1 Invitation to Special Reception
  • Logo on banners and general signage

Opportunities for Funding: Partial listing of Major Specific Events

Donors in each of the above listed categories may designate that their support go toward funding of the various items listed below in which case the donors will receive additional recognition at either the funded activity or on the items purchased.  Donors can receive credit for providing partial sponsorship and/or teaming with another sponsor.  The level of gift necessary for partial sponsorship is subject to negotiation.

Opening/Evening Receptions:         ($25,000 + each)

  • Major Reception to be held after opening plenary on Sunday evening, June 22.
  • Second Reception to be held after second plenary on Tuesday evening, June 23.

Luncheons (Three @ $15,000 each)

  • Recognition of donor in conference program and at the luncheon

Session Theme ($15,000)

  • Session Themes consist of 3-5 sessions on a common topic.  The sessions will be assembled by the Conference Planning Committee mainly from papers approved by the Scientific Committee.

Awards Program:         ($10,000)

  • ASHEcon Victor Fuchs Lifetime Achievement Award,  Medalist and Student Paper Award

Pre Conference Workshops with tuition  ($5,000)

  • The conference will host 4 pre-conference workshops topics such as new and exciting econometric techniques to areas such as the application of behavioral economics to issues in health economics, economics issues in long term care, economics of the pharma industry, etc.

Pre Conference Workshops with no tuition ($25,000)

  • This level of sponsorship will permit the sponsor to work with the Local Planning Committee to develop topics, faculty and the list if invited participants.

Coffee/Refreshment Breaks   (five available @ $5,000 each)

  • Recognition of donor in conference program and at refreshment break

Scholarships for Graduate Students and Others:       ($5,000 and up)

  • The structure of registration costs is intended to include all attendees in all activities, regardless of stature in the profession or level of income.  To do this we must rely on scholarships that subsidize registration, travel, and accommodations.  Those receiving support should have a major role in the conference such as being a presenter of a paper or a participant in a poster session.
  • Recognition of donor in conference program and to recipients of scholarships

Conference Bags ($10,000)

Conference Brochure ($10,000)

Gift for attendees—such as Flash Drive ($10,000)

Plenary speaker expenses ($10,000)

ASHEcon Conference Scholarships

The American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) is offering a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships aimed at women and underrepresented minorities in the field of health economics who have not previously attended or participated in a biennial conference of ASHEcon. Next year’s conference is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 10–13, 2012. Links to ASHEcon and to details about the conference may be found at: http://ashecon.org/4th-biennial-conference-of-ashecon/.

Women and underrepresented minorities who are junior faculty, researchers or PhD students and who have not participated in or attended a previous ASHEcon biennial conference may apply for one of these scholarships. We use the federal government’s definition of the underrepresented minorities and as applied to the field of health economics. Applicants should email their CV along with a brief summary or paragraph on their background and their minority status, as applicable, to:

Professor Jody L. Sindelar, Yale School of Public Health

Email: jody.sindelar[email protected].

Applications should be submitted by Thursday, October 20, 2011. Winners will be selected based on the above criteria. Winners will be notified on or before Monday, October 24, 2011. Each winner will be provided with $1,000 towards their conference registration fees and travel expenses to the upcoming conference.