Alberta Health Economics Study Group 2019

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.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Erin Strumpf, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health and Department of Economics, McGill University

Erin Strumpf profile pictureErin Strumpf, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Economics and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University and a founding member of McGill’s Public Policy and Population Health Observatory (3PO). Dr. Strumpf holds a PhD in Health Policy and Economics from Harvard University, and a BA from Smith College. She is a William Dawson Scholar at McGill University and holds a Chercheurboursier Junior 2 from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé.

Dr. Strumpf and her research team focus on evaluating the impacts of health and social policies on the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations, as well as on the performance of the health care system. They use methods for causal inference, principally quasi-experimental designs, to estimate the effects of interventions and reforms in real-world settings and actively collaborate with decision makers to generate relevant, usable knowledge to improve population health and health care system performance. The team has strong expertise using administrative health data and large-scale surveys to evaluate the impact of health interventions and reforms in Quebec and Canada, as well as other jurisdictions around the world.

Event Details

Date: November 4 - 5, 2019

Dinner: Monday, November 4
Venue: Ampersand 27
Location: 10612 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Time: 7:00 pm MT

Seminar: Tuesday, November 5
Venue: University of Alberta, (City Room, Peter Lougheed Hall)
Location: 11011 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2B4 (Map link)


Thank you for your interest in attending the Alberta Health Economics Study Group 2019. Registration is now closed.


AHESG 2019 – Call for Abstracts – Papers & Poster Presentations

The call for abstracts for both papers and poster presentations for the Alberta Health Economics Study Group 2019 opened on April 29, 2019. The deadline for paper and poster presentation abstract submissions is September 6, 2019. With respect to papers, if your abstract is selected you will be asked to submit a draft paper by October 10, 2019. Please see below for more information on abstract criteria.

Abstract Criteria

  • 400 words maximum
  • The following abstract structure is preferred, although a different structure can also be used:
    • Aims
    • Methods
    • Data
    • Results (if any)
    • Conclusions
    • Note: Please do not include tables/graphics/diagrams/symbols in your abstract.
  • Abstracts of work in progress are acceptable - abstract submissions do not require results.

Submission Instructions

Please submit abstracts, and/or questions, to Abstract submission deadline is September 6, 2019.

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