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4th international clinical trials methodology conference

ACC Liverpool, Sunday 7th- Wednesday 10th May, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop: 7th May 2017

Understanding and interpreting health economics evaluation alongside clinical trials

Delivered by: Dr. Richéal Burns and Dr. Apostolos Tsiachristas

4th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference

Workshop objectives:

  • To provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and methods of economic evaluation in healthcare delivery.

Events IN 2016

NIHR Health Economics GeCIP Workshop

  • Wednesday 20th January 2016

A one day health economics workshop held at the Wellcome Trust in London as part of the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project. This workshop was aimed at both health economists and non-economists to provide an overview of the planned programme of work and opportunities for collaboration on genomics projects going forward.

Events in 2015

Personalised Medicine and Resource Allocation Conference

This one day conference was held on 2nd March 2015 at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

Organisers: Dr Ingrid Slade, Dr Sarah Wordsworth and Jilles Fermont (HERC)

The conference explored the challenges of implementing genomic medicine into widespread clinical practice. There was a particular focus on the generation of economic evidence and the ethical issues that arise in the resource allocation decisions required to allow personalised medicine to be realised.
The day brought together health and non-health economists, health policy makers, ethicists, philosophers, and public health experts.


  • Prof Mike Parker, University of Oxford
  • Prof Frances Flinter, Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prof Maarten IJzerman, University of Twente
  • Prof Kathryn Phillips, University of California
  • Prof Katherine Payne, University of Manchester
  • James Buchanan, University of Oxford
  • Prof Roger Crisp, University of Oxford
  • Dr Wolf Rogowski, Helmholtz Zentrum München
  • Dr Theron Pummer, University of Oxford
  • Dr Mark Kroese, Public Health Genomics Foundation

International Health Conference 2015: Improving Health and Health Services Through Research 

The conference was coordinated by the Oxford based Foundation for Knowledge Exchange.
25-27 June 2015
St. Hugh’s College, Oxford

Events in 2014

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: the Mount Hood 2014 Challenge

A conference on health economic modelling of diabetes and its complications
18-19 June 2014
Hosted by Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and the Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, California, USA. Programme

Events in 2013

MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) Costing Workshop

Creating guidance for costing methodology within clinical trials.

A workshop which took place at St Catherine's College, Oxford on the 10 October 2013.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers working on resource use costing methodology in RCTs. The main objectives of which were:
•    To raise awareness of work that was being done in costing methodology research;
•    To facilitate collaboration between groups undertaking similar methodology;
•    To learn about how NHS cost data are collected across the UK;
•    To discuss best practice and identify future research priorities in costing methodology.

The workshop was funded by MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research.

MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research

Methods for extrapolation from clinical trials data to inform economic evaluation
Oxford, 22 January 2013

Events in 2012

HESG Summer 2012 - 40th Anniversary

Health Economists Study Group, St Hugh's College, Oxford, 25-27 June 2012,
Podcast and more information

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: The Mt Hood 2012 Challenge

A two day conference on health economic modelling of diabetes and its complications.
Baltimore Maryland, USA, 7-8 June 2012
More information

Events in 2010

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: the Mount Hood Five Challenge

A conference on health economic modelling of diabetes and its complications
18-19 September 2010
Clinical Research Centre, University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden
More information

Economics of Genetic Technologies Seminar SERIES

The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has now funded five seminars, focusing on the economics of genetic technologies.The final workshop from the series organised by Dr. Sarah Wordsworth (Health Economics Research Centre) and Dr. Katherine Payne (University of Manchester) and James Jarrett (University of East Anglia), was held on the 21-22 October 2010, St Anne's College, University of Oxford.

Previous seminars were held at the Universities of Manchester (May 2006), Oxford (November 2006), London (October 2008) and East Anglia (May 2009). More information

Events in 2008

Colloquium on Future Directions for Healthcare Reform in China

A one day workshop which was sponsored by the Contemporary China Programme and Department of Public Health, University of Oxford. The workshop took place at St Anne's College, Oxford on Saturday 1 March 2008.

The workshop was organised by:
Dr. Albert Park, Reader in the Economy of China, School for Interdisciplinary Area Studies (Contemporary China Studies Programme), Department of Economics, Oxford University.Dr Christine Wong, Senior Research Fellow in Chinese Studies at the School of Interdisciplinary and Area Studies and the Saïd Business School.
Dr. Winnie Yip, Senior Health Economist, HERC, Department of Public Health, Oxford University.

Events in 2007

UKPDS Outcomes Model Workshop, Chicago, 21 June 2007

Building a new Diabetes Simulation Model using Patient Level Data: The workshop was intended for users and potential users of the UKPDS Outcomes Model, a simulation model based on patient level data. The purpose of the workshop was to gain feedback from users about the model and to discuss the development of a new diabetes computer simulation model.


  • Overview of the existing UKPDS Outcomes Model.
  • Applications of the UKPDS Outcomes Model.
  • Potential data sources for building and validating a new diabetes simulation model.
  • What do we need in a new diabetes model?
  • How can we adapt diabetes models to developing countries?
  • Effects of self-selection in evaluating treatments for Diabetes.


Dr Philip Clarke: School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Professor Alastair Gray: Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford

Professor Rury Holman: Diabetes Trials Unit, University of Oxford

Dr David Meltzer: Departments of Medicine and Economics, University of Chicago

Dr Elbert Huang: Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Joshua Salomon: Department of Population and International Health, Harvard University.

Towards maximizing the value of individual participant data (IPD) in evidence synthesis research, Oxford, 2 May 2007

Co-organised by the Clinical Trials Service Unit (University of Oxford) and MRC Biostatistics Unit (University of Cambridge) this workshop drew on the experience of medical statisticians, epidemiologists, trialists and health economists to explore ways in which individual participant data meta-analyses could better inform the synthesis of evidence in health economic analyses, and ultimately, healthcare decisions.

Events in 2005

UKPDS Outcomes Model Workshop, February 2005 

Estimating the long-term health and economic outcomes for people with Type 2 diabetes.A one-day workshop designed for health economists, actuaries, health care planners and others interested in modelling outcomes for people with diabetes. The workshop presented the rationale of the UKPDS Outcomes Model and the science behind it, together with the software and the actual and potential applications. The workshop was run jointly by the Health Economics Research Centre and The Diabetes Trial Unit.

Events in 2003

Advancing the Methodology of Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics, September 2003 

This was a two-day residential workshop held in Oxford, providing a forum for researchers from the international community working in the field of health economics to present and discuss on-going and cutting-edge methodological health economics research into discrete choice experiments (DCEs)/conjoint methods (CMs).

This workshop was last held on 22 - 23 September 2003