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2021 Abstract Submissions Now Open!

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 PT 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.

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.

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.