Course in health economics drew large crowd


When the Centre for Health Economic Research's annual mini-course with a focus on health economic evaluation was launched, there was great interest. Over 100 people from across five countries had signed up. The main attraction? Professor Andrew Briggs, a world-leading researcher in health economic evaluations.

Professor Andrew Briggs holds a lecture
Professor Andrew Briggs

Uppsala and the Blåsenhus campus showed their best side in the May sun when the participants for HEFUU's annual mini-course arrived on May XX. The atmosphere was great and expectations high. The theme of this year's course was: "The State of Health Economic Modelling: Integrating statistical and decision modeling for better reimbursement decision making." The topic attracted audiences from academia. authorities as well as industry from several countries.

"HEFUU is an interdisciplinary forum and the goal of our courses is to create a common basis for methods of health economic analysis both inside and outside the academy," says director Erik Grönqvist.

The course leader Andrew Briggs, professor of health economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and co-director of the Global Health Economics Center at the same university, is a world leader in the field. His research focuses primarily on statistical methods for cost-effectiveness analysis and he has written the books Decision Modeling for Health Economics Evaluation and Statistical Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, which are classics in the industry. The goal of the course was to provide an overview of the latest modeling techniques to support health economic evaluations. In addition, the course provided practical examples for those who would like to create models after the course.

"We are very proud to present such an outstanding researcher as Andrew Briggs. We look forward to learning more about the latest in modeling and health economic evaluations, as do our participants. The interest in the course has been great: all places were booked in four days," says Erika Grönqvist.

Director Erik Grönqvist with professor Andrew Briggs
Director Erik Grönqvist with professor Andrew Briggs

Last modified: 2023-02-10