CHERISH is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a pre-conference workshop, “Expanding The Impact of Substance Use Disorder Research: Economic Analysis for Program and Policy Evaluation,” at the Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference in Savannah, Georgia on October 17th from 1-4 PM. CHERISH Methodology Core Director Dr. Kathryn McCollister and CHERISH Consultation Director Dr. Sean Murphy will present economic evaluation methods and applications for conducting cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) of treatment interventions for substance use disorders (SUD). The workshop will focus on synergies between clinical and economic research on SUD, as well as new and developing areas of research that will support and advance the field moving forward. Interactive exercises will promote audience engagement in working through key components to a CEA such as defining analysis perspective, selecting appropriate measures and data sources, and interpreting results for various stakeholders. The importance of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and willingness-to-pay (WTP) outcomes will be highlighted.
The workshop is free of charge for conference attendees, although registration is encouraged. Registering will provide an opportunity to submit questions for the speakers and discuss current projects. If you plan to attend AHSR or have colleagues/trainees who plan to attend, we hope you will encourage them to participate in this CHERISH workshop.