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The Caribbean Health Economics Symposium (CHES) returns this December 2021 to the British Virgin Islands

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper for the 5th Annual Caribbean Health Economics
Symposium to be held December 12-14, 2021 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 12 and 14. 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 (with defending North American boat from CHES 2016 and winning
UK boat from CHES 2015).

Now Accepting Papers – 15 August 2021 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 2016 CHES program at:

Submission Requirements:

  • Papers/Abstracts must be submitted by 15 August 2021 (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 2021

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 12 (afternoon) – 14 (afternoon)
Where: Scrub Island Resort, BVI
A Note about COVID-19: We have a deposit in place with Scrub Island Resort for CHES 2021
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 2021
CHES Organizing Committee:

Karl Claxton, York University
Leemore Dafny, Harvard University
Steve Parente, University of Minnesota
Robert Town, University of Texas, Austin