Call for Abstracts


7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists


June 10 - 13, 2018
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


The American Society of Health Economists will hold their 7th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University on June 10 - 13.


The American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in health economics research in the U.S. Health economics has emerged as a distinct and successful field in economics — a large community of researchers bringing theoretical and empirical insights based on the discipline of economics to policy-relevant issues in health care costs, outcomes, health behavior and health care delivery. Since its first conference, hosted at the University of Wisconsin in 2006, ASHEcon's meeting has quickly become the premier health economics conference in the U.S., providing a forum for presenting emerging ideas, empirical results, and methodological advances in health economics research and for facilitating the development of the next generation of health economics scholars.


The theme of this year's conference is Economics and Public Health and aims to provide a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics research to be showcased and discussed.


We hope that applicants will submit abstracts that are relevant to the field of health economics and demonstrate rigorous theoretical and empirical research methodologies.


The Host Committee of the 7th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists invites individuals to submit proposals for consideration by the scientific review committee. We are soliciting (1) individual abstracts to be integrated into sessions and (2) organized sessions made up of 3 papers.


Instructions

Before You Submit

Please verify your membership status before you submit your application here. Named presenters for each paper must be current ASHEcon members or the session/abstract proposal cannot be completed. If all presenter(s) are active ASHEcon members they will be able to fully submit their proposal. If not, the system will generate emails to the specified presenter(s) that will allow them to join ASHEcon, renew their membership, or pay a $100 submission fee.


Authors will receive immediate confirmation of abstract submission, thus obtaining a link that will allow them to log back into their abstracts, should changes need to be made. The submission process will be divided into several steps to make it easy for the submitter and to encourage the submission of all required information. Submitters who are interrupted before completing all steps can log back in and resume where they left off. Abstracts can be completed and repeatedly modified at any time up until the submission deadline. Any person submitting multiple abstracts will be able to access all of them with a single login.

Organized Sessions

Organized sessions must have exactly three papers with one presenting author and one discussant, plus any co-authors, for each paper. An abstract of 500 words or less is required for each paper in the session. Session organizers (who may also be presenters) will be asked to categorize their session into one of the categories listed below. Co-presenters can either complete their own abstract submission or allow the organizer to do so.


The scientific review committee will evaluate the organized session as a whole for inclusion in the program. If the organized session is not selected for inclusion in the program, each individual abstract within the session will enter the pool of individual abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the program. Abstracts may also be pulled from the session and included in another session. Hence there is no need to also submit an abstract contained in an organized session as an individual abstract.

Individual Abstracts

All individual abstracts must be 500 words or less. Submitters will be asked to categorize their abstract into one of the categories listed below. Individually submitted abstracts will be paired with discussants that can offer constructive suggestions on the paper thus we encourage submitters to include a suggestion for discussant (either pre-arranged with the individual or not). We will do our best to make that happen, but recognize that it might not be possible in which case we’ll do our best to identify someone else.


Individual abstracts not selected by the scientific review committee for inclusion in a session will be considered for inclusion in the poster session.



Begin a submission to the following:

COMPETITION IN MEDICAL AND HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETS
New Submissions Closed

CONSUMER DECISION MAKING IN HEALTH CARE
New Submissions Closed

COSTS AND BENEFITS OF SPECIFIC MEDICAL TREATMENTS
New Submissions Closed

DEMAND FOR AND EFFECT OF HEALTH INSURANCE
New Submissions Closed

HEALTH SYSTEMS, HEALTH REFORM AND HEALTH CARE FINANCING
New Submissions Closed

HEALTH, LABOR MARKETS, AND THE ECONOMY
New Submissions Closed

HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT AND BEHAVIOR
New Submissions Closed

LONG TERM CARE, AGING & DEMOGRAPHY
New Submissions Closed

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
New Submissions Closed

MENTAL HEALTH
New Submissions Closed

OBESITY
New Submissions Closed

PHYSICIAN/NURSE REIMBURSEMENT, TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR
New Submissions Closed

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
New Submissions Closed

THEORY OR ECONOMETRIC ADVANCES
New Submissions Closed

TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
New Submissions Closed


*** The deadline for all submissions is Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM EST. All submitters must be a current member of ASHEcon or pay a $100 fee to submit an abstract. You can verify your membership status or join ASHEcon here. All submitters will receive an acceptance or rejection notice in early February 2018. ***

Steps and Instructions:

  1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

    There are 4 steps to the online submission process.

    • Title - Enter the title of the proposal (single paper or organized session) and submitting author's email address.
    • Authors & Institutions - Enter contact information for submitting, presenting, and all other authors.
    • Abstract Text - Insert the body of the abstract here. Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.
    • Confirmation - Please review all information carefully and complete the submission.
  2. TITLE

    Please provide paper and session titles that are no more than 15 words long.

  3. AUTHORS & INSTITUTIONS

    Please list all authors in the order you wish for them to appear in the program. Please note that all presenters must be a member of ASHEcon in order to submit an abstract. If you are not listed as a member in our system, you'll be directed to join ASHEcon, renew your membership, or pay a $100 submission fee.

    Please include the submitting author, as anyone not listed in your submission will not appear in the program.

    Please include complete contact information for each author.

    When listing institutions, list ONLY the parent institution.

    Example: University of California-Berkeley (NOT Goldman School of Public Policy)

    Example: US Department of Education (NOT Office of Inspector General)

  4. ABSTRACT TEXT

    Abstracts are limited to 500 words. This system will accept symbols. You do not need to include bibliographic or reference information with your abstract.

    Abstracts may be formatted as you see fit. ASHEcon does not require that abstracts be submitted with specific font, paragraph, or layout requirements as long as it is easy for reviewers to read and is 500 words or less in length.

    Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.

  5. CONFIRMATION

    You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure it is complete.

  6. TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    For help in submitting an abstract online, email Tech Support.