ASHEcon 2021

10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists

June 20 - 23, 2021 | Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC

Call for Abstracts

The Host Committee of the 10th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists invites individuals to submit proposals for consideration by the scientific review committee. We are soliciting individual abstracts to be integrated into sessions, organized sessions made up of 3 abstracts, individual abstracts for the emerging scholars sessions and submissions for policy roundtables & spotlight sessions.

We hope that applicants will submit abstracts that are relevant to the field of health economics and demonstrate rigorous theoretical and empirical research methodologies.

ASHEcon is closely monitoring the situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If circumstances render it unsafe or impossible for a large group to meet in Washington, DC next summer, we will adjust plans for the conference and update you promptly.

Abstract Submission Information

The submission period for the 2021 ASHEcon Conference is open starting September 21, 2020. All submissions are due by 11:59 PM PST on Monday, November 30, 2020.

We invite individuals to submit proposals for consideration by the scientific review committee. We are soliciting the following:

  • Individual abstracts to be integrated into sessions,
  • Organized sessions made up of 3 abstracts,
  • Policy Roundtables,
  • Spotlight Sessions, and
  • Emerging Scholar submissions to be integrated into sessions.
2021 Program Areas
Program Area
Program Area
Competition in Health Care Markets and Insurer and Hospital Behaviors
Consumer Decision Making in Health Care
Costs and Benefits of Specific Medical TreatmentsDemand for & Effect of Health Insurance
Health Reform Health Systems & Health Care Financing
Health, Labor Markets, & the Economy International Health and Developing Countries
Long Term Care, Aging & Demography Maternal & Child Health
Mental HealthMinority Health and Health Disparities
Obesity & Nutritional Outcomes Physician/Nurse Reimbursement, Training & Behavior
Prescription Drugs Socioeconomic Status and Health
Theory, Econometric Advances, & Cost Advances Tobacco, Alcohol, & Illegal Substance

Session Definitions

The following submission types will be solicited in the conference’s 18 program areas:

Organized Session – Organized sessions must have exactly three papers with one presenting author and one discussant, plus any co-authors for each paper. In total, each session will have three presenting authors, three discussants and one session chair. An abstract of 500 words or less is required for each abstract in the session. Co-presenters can either complete their own abstract submission or allow the organizer to do so. We strongly encourage you to assemble sessions with diverse participants, in keeping with ASHEcon’s objectives and values.  Please note that abstracts within organized sessions may be rejected, accepted as a poster, or transferred to another session. All transferred or rejected abstracts will be replaced with a different abstract.

Please find the guidelines for submitting an organized session here.

Individual Abstracts – A submission based on a single paper. All individual abstracts must be 500 words or less. The papers will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. We encourage submitters to include a suggestion for discussant (either pre-arranged with the individual or not). We will do our best to make that happen, but recognize that it might not be possible, in which case we’ll do our best to identify someone else. Individual abstracts not selected for inclusion in the conference will be considered for a poster if requested by the author during the submission process.

If you are interested in submitting a session but need additional abstracts to complete your session, we invite you to review the Single Abstract Listing which will be updated weekly as submissions are received. This listing includes the program area and abstracts for each single abstract submitted for inclusion in the 2021 ASHEcon Conference. If you find an abstract (or abstracts) in the listing that you would like to use to create or fill out a panel, we encourage you to reach out to the author (contact information is in the document) and see if they would like to be part of the panel. If they would like to be part of the panel, they would need to withdraw their single abstract submission (they can do this by logging into the abstract system via the link in the confirmation email received when the abstract was submitted) and resubmit the abstract as part of the new panel. Fully submitted organized session submissions have an average acceptance rate of 80% compared to 40% for single abstract submissions.

Please find the guidelines for submitting an individual abstract here.

Emerging Scholars  – Emerging Scholar submissions are open only to PhD students. All abstracts must be 500 words or less. The abstracts will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. Sessions will, if possible, be organized around a common topic area. In order to focus attention on this research there will be one time slot of concurrent sessions devoted only to the Emerging Scholars sessions. Discussants will be senior scholars expert in the area of research of the student’s paper. Moderators will be eminent senior scholars.

Please find the guidelines for submitting an emerging scholar abstract here.

Policy Roundtable – Roundtables are not abstract dependent, but rather feature speakers who will discuss a topic from varying perspectives and draw the audience into a discussion on the topic. Roundtable submissions should include no more than one moderator and at least two presenters. We strongly encourage you to assemble sessions with diverse participants, in keeping with ASHEcon’s objectives and values. Examples of potential titles include: The Future of Prescription Drug Reimbursement and Assessing and Accelerating State Implementation of Value-Based Payment Reforms. All participants must register for the conference.

Please find the guidelines for submitting a policy roundtable here.

Spotlight Sessions – Spotlight sessions are not abstract dependent. Spotlight Sessions focus on special interest or career enhancement topics. Spotlight sessions must include one moderator and any number of presenters. Submissions for spotlight sessions must be 500 words or less. We strongly encourage you to assemble sessions with diverse participants, in keeping with ASHEcon’s objectives and values. The sessions are not abstract dependent. Examples of potential titles include: Career Opportunities for Health Economists in Government and Public Service and Translating Research into Policy: How Claims Data Can Help Shape Public Policy on Healthcare and Assess Its Impact. All participants must register for the conference. 

Please find the guidelines for submitting a spotlight session here.

Single Paper Listing

The Single Abstract Listings is a compilation of all the single abstract submissions received thus far, sorted by program area, that might help complete or create a full panel. As a reminder, fully submitted organized session submissions (three papers and with three discussants) have an average acceptance rate of 80% as compared to 40% for single abstract submissions.

How Do I Use the Single Abstract Submission Listing?

If you find an abstract (or abstracts) in the listing that you would like to use to create or fill out a panel, we encourage you to reach out to the author  and see if they would like to be part of the panel. If they would like to be part of the panel, they would need to withdraw their single abstract submission (they can do this by logging into the abstract system via the link in the confirmation email received when the abstract was submitted) and resubmit the abstract as part of the new panel.

 

                                                                 There are no single abstract submissions at this time.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2021 ASHEcon Conference will be held Sunday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 23 in in Washington, DC at Marriott Wardman Park. All conference session and events  will be held at the hotel.

ASHEcon is closely monitoring the situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If circumstances render it unsafe or impossible for a large group to meet in Washington, DC next summer, we will let you know the status of the conference as soon as possible.

Named presenters for each abstract must be current ASHEcon members or the session/abstract proposal cannot be completed. If all presenter(s) are active ASHEcon members, they will be able to fully submit their proposal. If not, the presenter(s) will need to join ASHEcon, renew their membership, or pay a $100 submission fee. If you pay your membership by check, you won’t be able to submit your submission free of charge until your check is received. Membership is not required nor is there a fee to submit a Policy Roundtable or Spotlight Session.

If you are interested in submitting a session but need additional abstracts to complete your session, we invite you to review the Single Abstract Listing which will be updated weekly as submissions are received. This listing includes the program area and abstracts for each single abstract submitted for inclusion in the 2021 ASHEcon Conference. If you find an abstract (or abstracts) in the listing that you would like to use to create or fill out a panel, we encourage you to reach out to the author (contact information is in the document) and see if they would like to be part of the panel.  If they would like to be part of the panel, they would need to withdraw their single abstract submission (they can do this by logging into the abstract system via the link in the confirmation email received when the abstract was submitted) and resubmit the abstract as part of the new panel. Fully submitted organized session submissions have an average acceptance rate of 80% compared to 40% for single abstract submissions.

Once added to a session, all organized  session presenters will receive an email  noting that they should either enter or review their abstract submission.

No, Emerging Scholar submissions are open only to PhD students.

Yes, if your Emerging Scholars abstract submission isn’t considered for an Emerging Scholars Session, it will be considered for an organized session or poster. Please do not submit your abstract twice.