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Call for Papers- Caribbean Health Economics Symposium December 10-12, 2023

Greetings from the CHES Organizers:

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper for the 7th Annual Caribbean Health Economics Symposium to be held December 10-12, 2023, 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 12. 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 – 1 September 2023 Submission Deadline. Please submit abstracts (one page), and/or complete paper drafts if available.

Papers may cover any topic from the field of health economics. Presentation format will be a discussion of the paper by author(s) followed by participant discussion and questions. Full papers will be required in advance of the meeting. For an illustration of paper quality see last year’s 2022 CHES program here.

Submission Requirements:
● Papers/Abstracts must be submitted by 1 September 2023 (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 2023

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 10 (afternoon) – 12 (noon)
Where: Scrub Island Resort, BVI

Activities in the BVI include (for those arriving earlier or staying later at own lodging expense):

The Baths, Virgin Gorda
Kite-sailing in North Sound
• Snorkeling
Scuba Diving on the RMS Rhone (sunk in 1867)
Sailing, Yachting and Boat Tours
Sage Mountain National Park

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 40% discount off lowest price double occupancy room and 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 free boat 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 2023

CHES Organizing Committee:

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