Workshop: Health Economics in Cancer Research: A Consumer's Guide

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) has been contracted by CancerAustralia to continue to provide health economics services to the Multisite National Cancer Collaborative Clinical Trials Groups through the Cancer Research Economics Support Team (CREST). Capacity building is a key component of the services available from CREST, and we are pleased to announce a CREST workshop to be held at the Haymarket campus of the University of Technology Sydney.

This workshop is for consumer representatives working with the Cooperative Trials Groups in cancer research who would like to gain an insight into how health economics fits with clinical trials and the role it plays in making health care available, in particular pharmaceuticals and medical services. Participants in the workshop will receive course notes, including copies of the slides presented on the day, references used as examples throughout the workshop, and additional useful readings.

Workshop Program
The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • fundamental concepts in health economics;
  • how health economics is used in the context of collecting and using clinical trial information;
  • how consumer data (from within trials, clinical practice or from surveys) might be used in health
    economic analyses;
  • the processes of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and the Medical Services
    Advisory Committee; and
  • the role consumers play in providing data and shaping how evidence is viewed through the
    reimbursement process.

As well as presenters from the CREST team, Jo Watson (consumer representative on the PBAC) will be presenting on the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Participants will need to arrange their own travel to and from the workshop. CREST is unable to provide travel assistance for this workshop.

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Workshop places are limited. To register, please send your name, trial group affiliation and whether you have any dietary requirements to Richard De Abreu Lourenço



28 November 2016
09:30 - 16:30
City - Haymarket Room D2.20, 1st Floor, Building 5D, 1-59 Quay St, Haymarket NSW
All Welcome
Registration is free to members of a Cancer Australia Co-operative Trials Group

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