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Dollars and Sense: Using Health Economics to Inform Policy Decisions (Webinar Series)

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October 16, 2014 to October 17, 2014

Host Organization:
The Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB)

Dollars and Sense: Using Health Economics to Inform Policy Decisions (Webinar Series)

Ce webinaire est offert en anglais seulement. This webinar is only offered in English.


Dates & Times:

Part 1
1:30-4:30 PM EST
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Part 2
1:30-4:30 PM EST
Friday, October 17, 2014


Interactive Webinar


In brief, the application of health economics reflects a universal desire to obtain maximum “value for money” in the context of decisions that affect the health and wellness of a population. This webinar aims to provide an introduction to health economics with a focus on practical approaches to identifying and using health and economic information to answer big-picture health policy questions. This webinar will provide an introduction to health economics (part 1), provide practical examples to reinforce understanding, and identify ways to communicate complicated economic data in an effective way (part 2).

Part 1 Objectives:

  • To familiarize attendees with the key concepts of health economics.
  • To provide an overview of the applications of health economic approaches (micro and macro) for decision-making.
  • To identify several key sources of health economic data, with a focus on Canadian data.

Part 2 Objectives:

  • To work through examples where one or two public health policy questions are answered using creative health economic approaches.
  • To identify ways of communicating complex health economic information to a lay audience for maximum effectiveness.


Prior knowledge:  A general understanding of health and the health care system.
Recommended Readings:

Materials:  Computer, reliable internet connection, and headset or microphone and speakers or telephone.

Registration Fees:

Regular Member – $50.00 + HST
Student Member – Free
Regular, Non-Member – $100.00 + HST
Student Non-Member – $50.00 + HST

*Discounts available for large group registrations.

Instructor Bio:

Thy Dinh is currently a Senior Research Associate, Health Economics, for the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care at the Conference Board of Canada and President of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. At the Conference Board, Thy has led the research on the health and economic impact of interprofessional primary care teams and is currently engaged in a large research series on the health economics of healthy active living. She has been a part-time professor with the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa since 2010. She has delivered many presentations and guest lectures on the topic of health economics and its real-world applications. Thy currently holds an MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology  from Queen’s University and is a doctoral candidate in Population Health at the University of Ottawa.

How to Register:

Spaces are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration will close on Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00 PM EST.

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