The IHEA congress, held every second year, is the only global forum for health economists to engage around the latest methodological developments, present recent research findings and explore the implications of this research for health policy and practice.  The IHEA congress includes presentations across the full spectrum of health economics’ fields.


July 19 – 23, 2025

Bali, Indonesia

Abstract submission will open in early August 2024 and will close earlier than usual on 19 November 2024please note that this deadline will not be extended.

Given IHEA’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, including ethical collaborative research practices and fair opportunities to present research, we strongly advocate for the presentation of research by local researchers from the country or territory which is the subject of the research, and encourage participation by students and early career researchers where they have made substantive contributions to data collection and analysis.

Two categories of abstracts can be submitted:

  • An individual abstract to be considered for inclusion in a contributed oral or poster session, made up of four papers or eight posters on a similar topic.
  • An organized session proposal including three to four presentations with one or more discussants (please seek a balance of presenters by gender, career stage and geographic location).

You may submit a maximum of two abstracts where you would be the presenter. So, you could submit a maximum of:

  • two individual abstracts;
  • one individual abstract and one as part of an organized session; or
  • presentations as part of two organized sessions

You will be asked to select a health economics field and up to three sub-fields when submitting an abstract, to assist in assigning your abstract to an expert in your field for peer review and for program organization purposes.  Please identify the most appropriate field and sub-fields from this table before submitting your abstract.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) plays a critical role in IHEA congresses given that the program is based on abstracts accepted through a rigorous peer-review process.  An open call is issued for IHEA members to express their interest in serving on the panel to review abstracts submitted for each congress. Those who have served on the SC Review Panel for at least two recent congresses are eligible to be considered to serve as Program Chairs. There are two to three Program Chairs for each health economics field, who work together to finalize the abstract acceptances (from the review panel scores) and compile individual abstracts into coherent sessions. To be considered for the position of overall SC Co-Chair, an IHEA member needs to have served as a Program Chair for at least two recent congresses.

Members of the Scientific Committee for the 2025 Congress are listed below.

Paula Lorgelly

University of Auckland/Waipapa Taumata Rau

Karen Grépin

University of Hong Kong

Funding Partners​

Please contact Di McIntyre ( for information on funding opportunities for the 2025 Congress.

Future Congresses

IHEA releases a call for expressions of interest in hosting a congress three years in advance of that congress.

The call for the 2027 Congress is now closed.