HESG Summer 2020 to be held at the University of Oxford
The Health Economists' Study Group Summer 2020 Meeting will be hosted by the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, in July 2020.
Oxford HESG July 2020
The summer meeting hosted by HERC will be taking place at one of Oxford University's largest colleges, Keble.
Built in 1870 and distinguishable by the red brick buildings, it will in the summer of 2020 be celebrating 150 years since first opening its doors.
Preceding the meeting there will be an Early Career Researchers workshop on the morning of Wednesday 29th July.
Any scientific/academic enquiries should be directed to Mara Violato firstname.lastname@example.org
All other enquiries should be directed to HESGSummer2020@ndph.ox.ac.uk
- Registration opens: 16th March 2020
- Early bird deadline: 29th May 2020
- Registration closes: 1st July 2020
- Abstract submission opens: 16th March 2020
- Abstract submission closes: 17th April 2020
- Notification of acceptance: by 15th May 2020
- Paper submission deadline: 1st July 2020
Early Career Researcher Workshop
Early Career Researcher Pre-HESG Workshop and Social Event
Thanks to the kind support of the Health Foundation, we will be running a pre-conference workshop for Early Career Researchers on the R programming language, titled “R for Health Economics: An Introduction”. This will take place on the morning of Wednesday 29th July, directly before the HESG meeting begins. Accommodation will be provided for workshop attendees on the evening of Tuesday 28th July, and there will also be a subsidised meal on the same evening.
R is a freely available language designed for statistical analyses. Its popularity has been growing steadily among health economists due to its efficiency, flexibility and graphical capabilities. In this introductory hands-on workshop we will explain basic principles of R using examples relevant to health economists. All materials, including the example code, will be provided for the participants to take away and re-use in their context.
The workshop will be self-contained and no prior knowledge of R will be assumed. However, existing users, for example those with basic knowledge or those who want to learn about tidyverse or ggplot, are also welcome to attend. Participants must bring their own laptops and install required software (R, RStudio, tidyverse package) before the course. Instructions on installation will be provided in advance.
The workshop will be led by Dr Iryna Schlackow (https://www.herc.ox.ac.uk/team/iryna-schlackow) and Mi Jun Keng (https://www.herc.ox.ac.uk/team/mi-jun-keng), supported by other health economists based at the University of Oxford.
Early Career Researcher (ECR) definition
For the purposes of this workshop, we define ECRs as follows:
You are an Early Career Researcher (ECR) if you are either (a) currently enrolled in a research degree (e.g. PhD programme) or (b) employed and within 7 years of your highest degree (e.g. Masters or PhD). If you don’t meet these criteria (e.g. due to career breaks), but identify as an ECR, we can take into account any exceptional circumstances.
All participants must also be current members of HESG.
Other practical details
The workshop will begin at 1000 and end at 1245. The main HESG meeting will begin at 1300. Refreshments (tea/coffee etc.) and a packed lunch will be available during the workshop.
The cost to attend the workshop will be £30. This will cover the workshop itself, accommodation at Keble College the night before, and the subsidised evening meal. We are only able to organise these activities at such a low cost thanks to the generous financial support of the Health Foundation, for which we are very grateful.
There are 30 places available at this workshop. The first 25 places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Five places will be available free of charge for those with exceptional circumstances. These five places will not be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Instead, these places will be allocated four weeks after booking has opened (on or around 6th April 2020), following consideration of all requests by the ECR subcommittee. This decision was taken to be fair to all those with exceptional circumstances.
Travel costs to attend the workshop can be reimbursed after the event if you are solely attending the workshop. Unfortunately, due to budget restrictions, travel costs cannot be reimbursed if you are also attending HESG.
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