Categories: ASHEcon, News, Newsletter Issue 2018:1

Note from the Executive Director

Anthony Lo Sasso

Dear Friends,

Planning for the 7th Annual ASHEcon Meeting at Emory, June 10-13, 2018 is entering the home stretch! By now everyone has received notification about the status of their submitted abstracts. It was highly competitive this year, with a record number of abstracts, and only about half of abstracts could be accepted for oral presentation.

Registration is open and information about the conference, registration, hotel accommodations, and much more is available at the conference website.

We are still looking for discussants and session chairs for some sessions. If you would like to participate in the conference please email us at to let us know. A terrific meeting like this depends on contributions from everyone!

The 7th Annual ASHEcon conference still has many great sponsorship opportunities available. A conference attended by over 1,000 health economists is a powerful venue to advertise, connect with the health economics community, and otherwise spread your message! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at to discuss the possibilities!

There is still time to nominate your colleagues for the Victor Fuchs lifetime achievement award, the ASHEcon Medal recognizing the contribution of a health economist under 40, the Student Paper award, and the Will Manning Memorial Award for the best research in health econometrics. You only have until March 15! Information can be found here.

Also, remember that students qualify for discounted membership and registration fees if they attend an institution that is a current University member. We invite you to consider the benefits of an institutional membership. In addition to the University membership, we offer an Organization membership for non-academic institutions. Organization members enjoy free exhibit space at our annual meeting, half off advertising, and other benefits. For our most dedicated supporters, we offer a Sustaining membership. Sustaining members receive access to our membership directory, free advertising, and free booth space at our annual meeting, among many other benefits. If your institution has not yet joined ASHEcon, we urge you to join or to lobby your director or department head to do so! Please click on the membership tab of our website to learn more.

Thanks for your continued support of ASHEcon!

Tony LoSasso
Executive Director
American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005