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a Non-Degree Program (workshop, short course, training course) is a learning experience of short duration where specific subjects are presented and discussed. These programs are self-contained and are not accredited towards an academic degree.

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UNITED KINGDOM
Institution/Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

University of York
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom

YORK SUMMER WORKSHOPS IN HEaLTH ECONOMIC EVaLUaTION 2016 –short courses in health economics
www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/

We offer three workshops which can be taken individually, or as a combination of more than one:

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care
5 days: 20 June – 24 June 2016
Workshop Leaders: Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher
Workshop Details: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/#tab-2

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness analysis: Meeting Decision Maker's Requirements
5 days: 27 June – 1 July 2016
Workshop Leaders: Professor Mark Sculpher and Professor Michael Drummond
Workshop Details: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/#tab-3

Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology assessment
3 days: 4 July – 6 July 2016
Workshop Leaders: Professor andrea Manca, Professor Mark Sculpher and Dr andrew Lloyd
Workshop Details: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/#tab-4

Venue: York, United Kingdom:

The Foundations and advanced York Summer Workshops are hosted in York's only 5-star hotel – The Grand Hotel and Spa, in the city centre of York within easy access of York's railway station and all its attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.

The Outcome York Summer Workshop is hosted in the beautiful 4-star Royal York Hotel, conveniently located next to York's railway station in the city centre of York.

Information:
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (http://www.york.ac.uk/che/) at the University of York, United Kingdom, is a world renowned institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of health economics to improve population health. The York Summer Workshops, hosted by CHE in the beautiful historic city of York, have been running successfully for over 20 years. Over this period, decision-makers' demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies have become more extensive and more sophisticated. at least seven European countries and several managed care groups in the USa now require formal submissions of economic data as part of the reimbursement process for medicines. Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines.

To keep pace with these constantly changing developments, the York Summer Workshops programme is updated frequently to ensure its continued competitive edge in delivering the most contemporary training to its participants. Several years ago our advanced Workshop was extended and structured according to the main steps necessary to generate estimates of cost–effectiveness for a specific decision-maker, such as a reimbursement agency or health care payer.

The advanced Workshop goes beyond the exposition of general principles and includes detailed discussion of the analytic approaches required to support decisions, using a mixture of presentations, tutored sessions and practical exercises.

Our Foundations Workshop was also extended from 3 to 5 days in response to participants' requests for more case studies and exercises. In addition, the statistical issues are now discussed in more depth so that participants are better prepared for more advanced study.

and our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3-day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology assessment Workshop.

Objectives:
To inform and promote understanding in key areas of quality of life assessment and health economic evaluation and to learn how to:

  • decide whether a particular evaluation is necessary;
  • choose a particular methodology;
  • identify the data required and appropriate instruments for data collection;
  • undertake appropriate analysis;
  • communicate the results effectively.

Created for:
Those involved (both world-wide and throughout all sectors) in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines and other technologies; within:

  • pharmaceutical and medical device companies
  • clinical and health services research
  • health care decision-making

Fees:
For online registration and the latest up-to-date fees please visit our website: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/#tab-5

Fees are fully inclusive of specialist tuition and support, course materials, lunch and refreshments, welcome reception and course dinner within beautiful historic venues in York city centre, and do not include accommodation. UK VaT is not payable.

  • Discounted fees are available for public/academic sector organisations, including PhD students.
  • Early booking fees are available for private/industry sector organisations until 8 april 2016.
  • Bookings are taken right up until Friday 10 June 2016, although you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-summer-workshops/

Mrs Vanessa King,
York Summer Workshops Coordinator,
Centre for Health Economics,
University of York,
YORK, YO10 5DD,
United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450
Fax: +44 (0)1904 321402
e-mail: irss82@york.ac.uk

Website:
www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-expert-workshops/

Foundations Workshop video overview from Professor Mike Drummond: https://vimeo.com/147309364

Advanced Workshop video overview from Professor Mark Sculpher: https://vimeo.com/147310423 

Online booking form:
Please Register here

Links to pdf of flyer and brochure:
York Summer Workshops 2016 Flyer

CHE Short Courses in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation Brochure

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The University of Edinburgh
Clinical Research Facility, Edinburgh

Title: “Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Modelling”

Dates: 13th-17th June, 2016

This 5 day course is designed to equip individuals, who have a basic understanding of cost effectiveness analysis, with the skills required to build 2 types of decision analytic cost effectiveness models; decision trees and Markov models.

Designed and delivered by internationally recognised experts in cost effectiveness analyses, the course will combine focused pedagogic sessions with practical exercises to provide participants with hands-on experience of building the most commonly used types of cost effectiveness models, undertaking deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analyses, Value of Information analyses and producing a range of outputs to meet the requirements of reimbursement authorities in the Europe, North america and australasia.

The course is suitable for postgraduate students, health professionals, analysts and post-doctoral researchers working in academia, public health systems, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, as well as commercial research organizations. Teaching assistants and additional tutors will be present to support participants in the applied exercise sessions.

Course participants will be provided with a course handbook and certificate of completion. In addition, participants will be provided with MS Excel macros for implementing many of the techniques taught in the course.

Contact Information: 

Danielle Wilson Marlow
Education Coordinator / MSc in Clinical Trials Programme administrator
Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South
Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Scotland

Tel: 0131 537 3798
Email: danielle.wilson@ed.ac.uk

Further Program Information:

Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Modelling

Course Description and Outline

 

UNITED STATES
Institution/Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

Harvard School of Public Health
Executive and Continuing Professional Education

Title: Measurement, Design, and analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research
Dates: August, Recurs annually
https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/Outcomes-Research

This program provides participants with an overview of topics in the field of health outcomes research, equipping newcomers with knowledge of the language and concepts of both outcomes research and statistical methods. Participants will learn to design, implement, and analyze health outcomes studies and critically review and use outcomes research data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development. The program will provide the skills necessary to synthesize findings from various public health research studies to provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the usefulness of outcomes measures and the application of new technologies for your organization
  • Conceptually define the meaning and purpose of outcomes research
  • Understand the role of epidemiology, health economics, psychometrics, and biostatistics in conducting outcomes research
  • Recognize the different types of measures used in outcomes research, including: clinical, health status, quality of life, work/role and health care utilization, and patient satisfaction
  • adopt new methods for modeling patient responses
  • Interpret the meaning of statistical measurement concepts, such as reliability, validity, responsiveness, sensitivity, and power
  • Obtain a basic appreciation of the statistical analysis appropriate for outcomes research, including the analysis of longitudinal and categorical data
  • Synthesize findings from various health outcomes research studies
  • Compare the effectiveness of different treatments for the same illness
Provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments

Contact Information:

Enrollment
Phone: 617-432-2100
Email: contedu@hsph.harvard.edu
Website: https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/Outcomes-Research
Register: https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/register.cfm?CSID=MDa0813

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The University of Arizona
Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research

College of Pharmacy

Title: Training Program in Meta-analysis
Dates: June 23-25, 2015 (Tucson, arizona)
http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/other/CE
The meta-analysis program is aimed at professionals and trainees with an entry to intermediate knowledge level. The curriculum integrates in-depth instruction and hands-on workshops and is designed to facilitate interactive sessions and personalized attention. 
A few examples of the hands-on curriculum include workshops in:

  • Developing items for screening and data extraction tools
  • Performing effective literature searches 
  • Calculating estimates of effect and variability
  • Utilizing fixed and random effects models to calculate weights for studies
  • Interpreting metrics of heterogeneity
  • Evaluating published meta-analyses

    On-line registration is available at https://events.pharmacy.arizona.edu/metaanalysis/

Pharmacists may receive 20 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Title: Training Program in Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research
Dates: September 21-24, 2015 (Tucson, arizona)
http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/other/CE
The program is aimed at professionals with an entry to intermediate knowledge level. Instruction combines lecture and hands-on workshops throughout the course.

Topics include:

  • Pharmacoeconomic methodology
  • Decision analysis and Markov modeling
  • Budget impact modeling
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Literature evaluation
  • interpretation of cost-effectiveness data
  • Pharmacoeconomic data sources
  • Designing pharmacoeconomic studies
  • Managed care decision making

    Pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit will be offered.

Title: Advanced Course in Pharmacoeconomic Modeling
Dates: January, 2016 - Date to be announced (Tucson, arizona)
http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/other/CE
Description: The program will consist of lecture-based learning combined
with hands-on workshops. The program will focus on the use of widely
accepted software programs such as Microsoft Excel. Topics include:
decision analysis and Markov modeling; probabilistic models;
interpretation of cost-effectiveness graphs and acceptability curves;
and mixed treatment comparisons for indirect evidence synthesis.
Pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit will be offered.

The Center also works with individual companies to design tailored programs.

http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/centers/hope/training-programs

Amy Grizzle, Pharm. D.
UA College of Pharmacy
1295 N Martin Ave
Tucson AZ 85721

Phone:

(520) 626-3020

Fax:

(520) 626-2023

Email:

grizzle@pharmacy.arizona.edu

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