Advanced Modelling Methods for Health Economic Evaluation
*** Hua Hin, Thailand ***
28-30 July 2010
*** Please note the change of location since this course was first advertised ***
The short course has run over a period of 7 years as a successful collaboration between the Universities of York and Glasgow in the UK, and McMaster University in Canada. The course will also involve researchers from the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) in Thailand.
The teaching faculty for the modeling course will be:
Mark Sculpher (University of York, UK)
Andrew Briggs (University of Glasgow, UK)
Elisabeth Fenwick (University of Glasgow, UK)
Ron Goeree (McMaster University, Canada)
Tutoring will also be provided by researchers at HITAP.
This is an advanced course focusing specifically on decision modelling and intended for people currently undertaking modelling for health economic evaluation within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service. It is also appropriate for those reviewing or preparing economic evaluation evidence for public health authorities.
By the end of the course participants will be expected to:
Develop and populate a decision model
Populate a Markov model with and without time-dependent probabilities
Undertake probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA) to reflect parameter uncertainty
Present the results of a PSA using net monetary benefits and cost-effectiveness acceptability curves
Assess expected value of perfect information.
Model developed in Microsoft Excel and in TreeAge
Gather experience relating to the use of economic evaluation in public policy decisions
The course will provide an introduction to decision models including decision trees and standard Markov models. Greater sophistication will be added as building blocks over the 3-day workshop. The course involves a mixture of lectures and computer based exercises. Participants will need to bring their own laptop computers for the exercises.
Participants are expected to have attended a general advanced course in economic evaluation or be comfortable with the contents of “Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs" by Drummond et al (Oxford University Press, 2005).
As an addition to the main teaching modules on modeling, we will have sessions at the end of Days 2 and 3 on the use of HTA in decision making. On Day 2 the focus will be on the use of model-based economic evaluation to inform policy decisions about the adoption of health technology. On the final day a session will consider the use of systematic reviews in HTA. HITAP will be leading these sessions: Dr.Yot Teerawattananon (program leader of HITAP), Dr.Sripen Tantivess (senior researcher of HITAP) and Miss Jomkwan Yothasamut (researcher).
The course will be held in Hua Hin, a coastal resort around 190 Km south of Bangkok and summer residence of the King. The course will be held in a 4 or 5 star hotel (details to follow) and free transportation will be arranged from the Ministry of Public Health in Nonthaburi which is a short drive from Bangkok airport.
Cost of the 3-day workshop:
Public/Academic Sector: $2,500 (Canadian dollars)
Commercial Sector: $3,000 (Canadian dollars)
If you would like more information or would like to register for the course in Bangkok please contact Christine Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To find more details about the course and to register go to http://www.path-hta.ca/Workshops/Advanced-Modelling-Methods/Registration.aspx
A version of this course is also being run at:
University of Glasgow (15-17 September 2010)