Upcoming Training

Applications are still being accepted for participation in the course, however the scholarship application has been closed.

The “Introduction to Economic Evaluation” training will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in North Bethesda, MD at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The day will begin at 9:00AM and end by 5:00PM. The training is targeted to trainees and investigators in the substance use disorder, HCV, and HIV fields interested in learning about health economic evaluation to integrate into their own research.

The course will provide an introduction to multiple economic evaluation methods used to evaluate health care services, with a focus on substance use disorders, HIV, and HCV. The course will provide exposure to measurement of cost, health utilities, and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs); cost-effectiveness analysis; and cost-benefit analysis.

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • understand, review, and use published economic evaluation studies;
  • be familiar with the key issues in setting up an economic evaluation study; and
  • be able to identify the main data requirements for economic assessment in health care.

On completion of the course, participants are expected to be able to:

  • identify the various types of economic evaluation together with their data requirements and informational content;
  • understand the alternative measures of outcome used in economic evaluation, including the concept of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs);
  • appreciate the principles and practice involved in undertaking a cost analysis;
  • understand the role of trials and of models in economic evaluation;
  • appreciate how to deal with uncertainty in economic evaluation;
  • be able to tackle the practical and methodological tasks associated with designing and planning an economic evaluation; and
  • use cost-effectiveness data, including cost per QALY, to inform policy decisions.

Training participants will be provided with a USB drive pre-loaded with teaching materials the day of the course.

Registration is required. Registration will close and admitted attendees will be notified in mid-February of 2020. There is no fee to apply or to attend. To offset the costs of lodging and travel, a limited number of scholarships will be awarded to trainees or investigators who meet the NIH definition of an Early Stage Investigator or New Investigator. Scholarship recipients will be notified at the time of course admittance and will be awarded in the form of an American Express gift card to be distributed on the day of the training.
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Reach out to [email protected] with questions.