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.
The 15th IHEA World Congress on Health Economics was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from July 8-12, 2023. The Health Economics Unit of the University of Cape Town, which is the oldest health economics research centre in Africa, hosted the congress.
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Watch this space for information and reflections from the 2023 Congress!
Opening Plenary: Diversifying Health Economics: Balancing Power and Partnership
Closing Plenary: Reframing health economics in the context of climate change
Congratulations to all IHEA Award Winners who were recognized in cape Town!
Our very own @SuneetaSharmaHP, sharing her takeaways from the #IHEA2023Congress earlier this month, including the importance of strengthening #financialprotection, #efficiency, #primaryhealthcare, and public financial management systems. What were your takeaways? pic.twitter.com/BExFqy628I— PROPEL Health (@PROPELHealthOrg) July 27, 2023
Lili Nur Indah Sari, Senior Program Officer for the @CHAI_health Indonesia Vaccine Program, presented her research on subnational #immunization funding at our IHEA pre-congress session, and we got to hear her reflections after the conference: https://t.co/R1pUBgPnaT— Immunization Economics (@immeconomics) August 1, 2023
#IPSUSS en 🇿🇦— IPSUSS - Instituto de Políticas Públicas en Salud (@ipsusscl) July 13, 2023
Tras finalizar la última jornada del Diversity in Health Economics IHEA's 15th World Congress 2023, nuestra directora de estudios, Carolina Velasco, analiza desde #Sudáfrica la presentación del caso de #Chile.@healtheconomics #IHEA2023Congress pic.twitter.com/JUBuTdbeb9
Accessing Congress Recordings
Those who registered for the Congress can login on the program site to view Congress recordings.
To access Congress recordings:
- Sign in with the same credentials you used to access the program and app during the Congress (your last name + ID). If you need this information to be sent to you again, please email email@example.com.
- Navigate to the session you would like to access the recording for (you can either search or browse by day or field to access any sessions).
- Click on the name of the session to open it and then scroll down to view the embedded recording. Note: these recordings cannot be downloaded, they can only be viewed in this format.
Pre-Congress recordings will be added to the IHEA YouTube channel shortly.
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 2023 Congress are listed below.
Olufunke Alaba, University of Cape Town
Hareth Al-Janabi, University of Birmingham
Stefan Boes, University of Lucerne
Heather Brown, Lancaster University
Terence Cheng, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jane Chuma, World Bank & Kenya Medical Research Institute
Susan Cleary, University of Cape Town
John Cullinan, National University of Ireland, Galway
Apostolos Davillas, University of Macedonia
Omar Galarraga, Brown University
Karen Grepin, University of Hong Kong
Mohammad Hajizadeh, Dalhousie University
Danny Hughes, Arizona State University
Izabela Jelovac, CNRS (GATE Lyon-St Etienne)
Denny John, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Shiko Maruyama, Jinan University
Céu Mateus, Lancaster University
Paul Mitchell, University of Bristol
Justice Nonvignon, University of Ghana & Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Sachiko Ozawa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stavros Petrou, University of Oxford
Jane Ruseski, West Virginia University
Tracey Sach, University of Southampton
Kompal Sinha, Macquarie University
Marcia Weaver, University of Washington
Eve Worrall, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Yuting Zhang, University of Melbourne
IHEA releases a call for expressions of interest in hosting a congress three years in advance of that congress.
To learn more about the 2025 Congress, which is being held in Calgary, AB, Canada, click here!
The call for expressions of interest in hosting the 2027 Congress will be issued in early 2024.