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Information on events hosted by the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) as well as by national and international health economics organizations and associations.

Society for Medical Decision Making 41st Annual North American Meeting

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All health care decisions aim to optimize value; however, value is an elusive construct. First, “value” is both a noun and a verb, and it can relate to deeply held beliefs or a mathematical ratio of benefits and costs. The theme “Many Views on Value” rests on the idea that value is a function of the lens through which one sees the world. Inherent in this is an assumption that different stakeholders are necessary to understand the true value of any health care intervention. Members of SMDM are the academic leaders in understanding multiple stakeholder perspectives and in calculating value. The 2019 Annual Meeting aims to unite the robust behavioral science on perspectives with the rigorous analytical science of value.

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Health Economics Outcomes Research Student-led Seminars – Series 2, Session 2

The NOAHE Health Economics and Outcomes Research Student-led Seminars are presented by the Network of Alberta Health Economists in collaboration with the University of Alberta School of Public Health Journal Club.

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Alberta Health Economics Study Group 2019

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The Alberta Health Economics Study Group (AHESG) aims to bring together Alberta based health economists for a day of lively discussion about current research and will provide an opportunity for networking. The objective of AHESG meetings is to promote a study group atmosphere despite large numbers. All papers are pre-circulated and discussed in 45 minute-long sessions using discussants rather than author presentations. This session will focus on the research of students and trainees and will be a great opportunity to get feedback on early draft papers. The AHESG welcomes people from all backgrounds with an interest in Health Economics.

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Health Economics Outcomes Research Student-led Seminars – Series 2, Session 3

The NOAHE Health Economics and Outcomes Research Student-led Seminars are presented by the Network of Alberta Health Economists in collaboration with the University of Alberta School of Public Health Journal Club.

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NOAHE Rounds III Session 3: The Health and Financial Impacts of a Sugary Drink Tax Across Different Income Groups in Canada

Overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) contributes to obesity and numerous related diseases, including heart disease, strokes, cancers, and type 2 diabetes. It also increases healthcare costs. Sugary drink taxes have been implemented in several countries to curb sugar intake. However, there is a concern that sugary drink taxes are regressive. This session is to present a study that assessed the impact of a sugary drink tax on health and financial inequality across different income groups in Canada. This study built upon an existing Canadian sugary drink tax model by Jones et al. and the income-specific parameters modelled included: population demographics; cross- and own-price elasticities; mean BMI; sugary drink consumption; mortality; and disease epidemiology. In this presentation, methods, the findings and implications will be discussed.

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