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Call for Papers: 6th Annual Caribbean Health Economics Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper for the 6th Annual Caribbean Health Economics Symposium to be held December 11-13, 2022 at the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, British Virgin Islands (  ). The conference will provide a global forum for path-breaking health economics research critical to public policy, financing, and technology innovation. Five papers will be selected by the organizing committee for presentation on December 11 and 13. Up to two presenters for each paper will be eligible for a travel and lodging honorarium. Brief panel discussions with medical industry experts will be woven into the program. Additional attendees not presenting papers will be invited to participate in the program and sponsored activities such as the US versus UK health economics sail challenge or exploring islands inspiring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

Now Accepting Papers – 2 September 2022 Submission Deadline. Please submit extended abstracts (one page), and/or complete paper drafts if available.

Papers may cover any topic from the field of health economics. Presentations by authors will be followed by participant discussion and questions. Full papers will be required in advance of the meeting.   For an illustration of paper quality see last 2021 CHES program at:

Submission Requirements:

  • Papers/Abstracts must be submitted by 2 September 2022 (midnight, Hawaii time)
  • Full paper or extended abstract (one page)
  •  Include names and organizations of up to two presenters
  • Submit papers to:
  • Presenters will be notified by 15 September 2022


Honoria will be available for up to two presenters for papers selected for presentation. Scholarship will include lodging for three nights and airfare (up to $1,000 for travel).  Note the Median travel expense from past CHES was $980.00 with one person coming within $5.00 of the maximum.

Conference Logistics

When: December 11 (afternoon) – 13 (noon)

Where:  Scrub Island Resort, BVI

A Note about COVID-19: We have a deposit in place with Scrub Island Resort for CHES 2022 so unless something dramatically changes, we will return to the BVI.

If You Choose to Self-Pay as several did last year (including a senior leader from HHS, US): Room Rate Scrub Island Resort: $425 + tax, which includes a 15% discount off lowest price double occupancy room and includes breakfast buffet.  Other hotels available with shuttle service: Leverick Bay, Little Dix Bay and Saba Rock.

If you have a travel budget governed by US travel rules: The max US Department of State per diem rate is: $238 and max lodging is $138. AirBnB is possible but you will need to use a ferry in the morning to get to events.

Airport with full shuttle to Scrub Island Resort: Tortola, Beef Island, BVI (Airport Code: EIS)

Airport with required air or ferry transfer: St. Thomas, USVI (Airport Code: STT)

Thanks for your consideration.  If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to seeing you at CHES in December 2022

CHES Organizing Committee:

Karl Claxton, York University
Steve Parente, University of Minnesota
Ashley Swanson, University of Wisconsin
Robert Town, University of Texas, Austin.