Workshop: Health economics in cancer research - A consumer's guide

As part of its capacity building services, the Cancer Research Economics Support Team (CREST) is pleased to announce it will be holding a workshop at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), UTS

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 use a series of workshop-style seminars and exercises to provide theory and practical examples to cover:
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 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 30 participants. To register, please send your name, trial group affiliation and whether you have any dietary requirements to Richard De Abreu Lourenço (

21 August 2017
09:30 - 16:30
City - Haymarket 10 Quay St Room D2.20, First Floor, Building 5D
All Welcome

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