Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Information

The submission period for the 2018 ASHEcon Conference is now open!  All submissions are due by December 1, 2017.

The Host Committee of the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists invites individuals to submit proposals for consideration by the scientific review committee. We are soliciting (1) individual abstracts to be integrated into sessions and (2) organized sessions made up of 3 papers in one of the 15 program areas below.

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.

We hope that applicants will submit abstracts that are relevant to the field of health economics and demonstrate rigorous theoretical and empirical research methodologies.

2018 Program Areas:


  • Competition in medical and health insurance markets
  • Consumer decision making in health care
  • Costs and benefits of specific medical treatments
  • Demand for and effect of health insurance
  • Health systems, health reform and health care financing
  • Health, labor markets, and the economy
  • Hospital reimbursement and behavior
  • Long term care, aging & demography
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mental health
  • Obesity
  • Physician/nurse reimbursement, training and behavior
  • Prescription drugs
  • Theory or econometric advances
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and illegal substances

How to Submit a Proposal

Please use the following link to access the submission page.  For specific instructions on the submission process, please download the necessary pdf as shown below.  Please note that you must be a member of ASHEcon to submit an abstract or a session. All submissions are due no later than December 1, 2017.

Submit Your Proposal Now 

How to submit an Organized Session 

How to Submit an Abstract

Session Definitions

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 paper. 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.


Help Ensure Your Submission is Accepted!

Here are a few tips to submitting a successful abstract:

  • Before submitting, please ensure all participants are aware you are submitting an abstract on their behalf
  • Remember to complete all parts of your submission
  • Fully submitted organized session submissions have an average acceptance rate of 80% compared to 40% for single abstract submissions.


Important Dates to Remember

Call for Abstracts Opens September 25
Call for Abstracts Closes December 1
Accept/Reject Notifications Early-February
Registration Opens February 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes April 2018
2018 ASHEcon Conference June 10-13