Equity and Efficiency in Health and Healthcare”

2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists

Duke University | Durham, North Carolina | June 22-25, 2008

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The 2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) is taking place on June 22-25, 2008 at the R. David Thomas Center and The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The Duke Conference Report is available for downloading in PDF Format.

Schedule & Conference Program

Check out the downloadable PDF event calendar to see everything going on at the conference. For a detail view of the sessions on the program, you can browse the Overview Schedule, Session List, and the Presentation List in addition you can look over the listing for poster presentations

Attendee List: The attendee list has been conditionally removed from the site due to Board concerns over the email links. We will post an update once the board has developed and adopted a policy.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshops will take place on Sunday June 22

More details on the topics covered and the faculty involved are available on the Workshops Page.

Presentation Requirements: Oral & Poster

Frequently asked questions and requirements for presenters of both oral and presentations are available on the Presenter Requirements page.

Refunds & other important dates

Last date for program changes is March 31

Submitters whose abstracts are not accepted for either oral or poster presentation could get a full refund until February 29, 2008

  • Full refund until December 15, 2007
  • Full refund less $100 USD administrative fee from December 15, 2007 - June 6, 2008
  • No refunds for presenters after March 31, 2008 (substitutions acceptable)
  • No refunds for attendees after June 6, 2008 (substitutions acceptable)
Hotels and Accommodations

There are no available rooms at either the The R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center and Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

Information on alternative accommodation can be found on our Hotels & Accomodations page.

Exhibitor Information

All exhibit space registration closes on Friday May 30. To register, contact Christopher Martin at membership@healtheconomics.org or 902-461-4432.

All exhibit staff must be registered no later than Friday June 6. Individuals can register themselves online.

Rates and exhibition details are available on the Exhibitor Information page.


Contact Christopher Martin at membership@healtheconomics.org for availability of advertising opportunies and artwork specifications.

Host Institutions

Duke University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Venue Location

The Fuqua School of Business
Duke University
1 Towerview Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0120

Map/Floorplan of Fuqua (includes directions) [PDF]

Social Events

Sunday June 22 5:30pm
Mark B. McClellan
Opening Plenary: “Reforming Health Care Delivery”
Washington Duke Inn, President’s Ballroom
Sunday June 22 6:30pm
Reception following Opening Plenary
Washington Duke Inn, President’s Gallery
Monday June 23 12:15pm
Jody Sindelar,
Presidential Address: “What behavioral economics can do for health economics”
Fuqua School of Business, RJ Reynolds Auditorium
Monday June 23 2:30pm
Poster Viewing
Fuqua School of Business, Kirby Winter Garden
Monday June 23 6:30pm
Sponsors Reception (Invitation-only)
Washington Duke Inn, Ambassador Duke Room
Tuesday June 24 12:15pm
ASHE Business Meeting
Fuqua School of Business, RJ Reynolds Auditorium
Tuesday June 24 5:15pm
Gary S. Becker
Tuesday Plenary: “Household and Market Returns to Education”
Fuqua School of Business, Geneen Auditorium
Tuesday June 24 6:45pm
Barbecue Reception following Tuesday Plenary
Fuqua School of Business
Lunch is provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lunch is available for purchase on Sunday in Fuqua's Fox Student Center.

Organizational Members

© 2008 American Society of Health Economists