Vancouver Health Economics Methodology (VanHEM) Meeting

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:15am to 4:00pm
Segal Conference Rooms, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Background & Synopsis

Annual meeting of the Vancouver Health Economics Methodology (VanHEM) group exists to support and promote the work of researchers with an active interest in the economics of health and health care. The group provides a general academic function for all academic health services researchers interested in health economics. In 2017, we are pleased to continue to welcome colleagues from Alberta and the University of Washington.

How the Meeting Works

VanHEM meetings have a distinctive style and feel, replicating the model of the Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG) in the UK. Accepted papers are pre-circulated and discussed in 45-minute sessions, using lead discussants rather than author presentations. The meeting also includes a poster presentation session, with a Best Student Paper/Poster competition.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:  April 19 (5pm PST)
Corresponding authors will be notified about acceptance by April 21
Submission of accepted papers: June 5 (5pm PST)
Registration deadline: June 8 (5pm PST)

Abstract Submission

We invite any researcher interested in having their work presented and discussed at the VanHEM meeting to submit a title and brief summary. There is a strong work-in-progress emphasis and, accordingly, the summary does not need to be a structured abstract. The poster session is open to all researchers, anything from final results to early thesis ideas.

Email your submission to Pamela Lee ( by April 19, 2017 (5pm PST), indicating whether you wish your submission to be considered for a paper only, poster only or either.


Once the schedule is finalized, we will seek volunteers to chair and discuss each session. Attendees are also invited to an informal social after the meeting.

If you have any queries about the event, please contact a member of the organizing committee: David (, Nick ( or Stirling (