2018 ASHEcon Conference Call for Abstracts is Open!

Dear Members and Friends of ASHEcon:

We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts for the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) to be held at Emory University June 10-13, 2018 is now open! TAnthony Lo Sossohe members of the Planning Committee have been working hard to ensure another terrific conference. Organized sessions and individual abstracts will be accepted for consideration by the Scientific Committee now through December 1, 2017. As in the past, if an organized session is rejected, the papers included in that session will be considered as individual abstract submissions; abstracts rejected for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation. Decisions on acceptance of papers will be announced in early February 2018.

I remind you that, as in the past, you need to be a current member of ASHEcon to avoid paying a submission fee when you submit your abstract. The 1-year membership rate is $95 (or save $10 and get a two-year membership for $180), which now comes with a print and electronic subscription to our journal, the American Journal of Health Economics. In an effort to help federal government employees to participate in the conference, we are offering the opportunity for federal employees to submit as many abstracts to the conference as they would like, as well as join ASHEcon, for the low price of $100.

Membership also entitles you to a significantly reduced conference registration rate. Please check your membership status here and renew if necessary.

Conference Theme: Economics and Public Health, Atlanta, GA; June 10-13, 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is Economics and Public Health and aims to provide a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research to be showcased and discussed.

Proposal Submissions

We hope that applicants will submit abstracts that are relevant to the field of health economics and demonstrate rigorous theoretical and empirical research methodologies. We are currently soliciting individual abstracts and organized sessions until December 1, 2017.

More information about the 2018 ASHEcon Conference, including the submission process can be found here.

Submit 2018 Conference Proposals Here!

Types of Submissions

The 2018 ASHEcon Conference will accept the following submission types:

Organized Session – Organized sessions must have exactly three papers with one presenting author and one discussant, plus any co-authors, for each paper.

Individual Abstracts –  A submission based on a single abstract. The papers will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. Individual abstracts not selected for inclusion in a session will be considered for the poster session.

Thanks for your support of ASHEcon! If you have any questions during the submission period, please reach out to Leslie Ofori, [email protected].

I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Tony LoSasso
Executive Director
American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005