SHEA Annual Conference 2024

The Future of Health Economics: The Potential of Real-World Data in Shaping Health Policy

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About the conference

Welcome to the annual health economic conference by the Swedish Health Economic Association in collaboration the Centre for Health Economic Research at Uppsala University. During two days, participants will have the opportunity to discuss research findings and news in health economics.

Location and date: University Main Building, Uppsala University, April 15–16, 2024.

Language: The conference will be in Swedish, but participants are welcome to present in English.

Call for Abstracts

Information on decisions will be made by February 23

SHEA invites abstract submissions to the annual conference 2024. We invite contributions across all fields within health economics. It can be new research, development projects, policy evaluations, or assessment of working methods in the health care. You can contribute in different ways:

  • Project presentation (oral or poster): Submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) describing question, method and results
  • Thematic session: Submit an abstract/description of the content and planned structure of the session (maximum 1000 words)

Submit your abstract by email to  by February 7. Indicate in the heading if you are submitting a project presentation or a thematic session. Indicate also if you prefer to present in English. Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee. Information on decisions will be made by February 23.


Register for the conference here

Last day to register for the conference is 31 March 2024.

Networking Lunch for PhD Students

On April 15, a networking lunch for the SHEA PhD-student Network will be organized (registration via the registration form).

Mini Course

On April 15, 8:30 to 10:00, a mini-course will be held: Analyzing the Comparative Cost-/Effectiveness of Healthcare Interventions Through Observational Methods (registration via the registration form).

Conference Fees

  • Member: 2800 SEK (excluding VAT): The participation fee includes membership for SHEA 2024.
  • Non-member: 3000 SEK (excluding VAT): This is an option for those who do not wish to become members.
  • PhD Student: 2000 SEK (excluding VAT): The participation fee includes membership for SHEA 2024. Only individuals registered as PhD students.


During the conference, there is an opportunity to participate as an exhibitor. Contact if interested. We have a limited number of exhibitor spaces.

Important Dates!

31 January 2024: Abstract Submission Closes.

18 March 2024: The registration fee will increase by 250 SEK.

31 March 2024: Last day to register for the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Through the two keynote speakers, the conference aims to highlight the potential of large observational data in assessing cost-/effectiveness of medical and health care interventions by levering natural experimental variations, to shape health policy and enhance health systems productivity.

Rowena Jacobs

Rowena Jacobs is Professor of Health Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.

Dr Jacobs has expertise in the economics of mental health and mental health policy. She has interests in the linkage and use of large and complex datasets and the application of advanced statistical methods to analyze big data and inform mental health policy. Her research areas include the evaluation of mental health policy reforms, incentives and performance measurement of mental health services.

She is active in disseminating her research to a wide range of audiences, and has acted as an adviser to various UK government and other agencies, as well as the World Bank, WHO and OECD.

Anupam B. Jena

Anupam B. Jena is the Joseph P. Newhouse Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, a physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

As an economist and physician, Dr. Jena’s research involves several areas of health economics and policy including the use of natural experiments in health care, the economics of physician behaviour and the physician workforce, medical malpractice, the economics of health care productivity, and the economics of medical innovation and cost-effectiveness. He has been awarded recipient of the ISPOR New Investigator Award.

He is the author (together with Christopher Worsham) of the best-selling book “Random Acts of Medicine: The Hidden Forces That Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape Our Health”.

Last modified: 2024-01-31