Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

[ASHE Fifth Biennial Health Care in America Conference]

Health & Healthcare in America:
From Economics to Policy

June 22-25, 2014

Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for
Health Policy & Economics

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA



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Conference Registration

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A refund, less $100, will be issued for cancellation requests received by e-mail to the American Society of Health Economists at, by June 2, 2014. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund. Persons who register for the conference but cannot attend may send a substitute.

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Call for Abstracts is Closed

Thank you very much for your submissions.

Instructions — Organized Sessions

The Host Committee of the 5th Biennial Meeting of the American Society of Health Economists invites organized sessions for consideration by the scientific review committee. Session organizers (who may also be presenters) will be asked to provide a 250 word or less description of their proposed session and be asked to categorize their session into one of the categories listed below. Organized sessions must have exactly three papers with a named discussant for each. An abstract of 500 words or less is required for each paper in the session. Named presenters for each paper must be current ASHEcon members or the session proposal cannot be completed. If all presenters are active ASHEcon members the organizer will be able to fully submit the session proposal. If not, the system will generate emails to the specified presenters that will allow them to join ASHEcon or renew their membership and either complete their abstract submission or allow the organizer to do so.

The scientific review committee will evaluate the organized session as a whole for inclusion in the program. If the scientific review committee does not select the organized session for inclusion on the program, each individual abstract contained in the session will enter the pool of individual abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the program. Hence there is no need to also submit an abstract contained in an organized session as an individual abstract.

Instructions — Individual Abstracts

Individual abstracts of 500 words or less are invited for consideration for presentation at the 5th Biennial Meeting of the American Society of Health Economists. Submitters will be asked to categorize their abstract into one of the categories listed below. Presenters must be active ASHEcon members in order for the submission process to be completed. We like to pair individually submitted abstracts with discussants that can offer constructive suggestions on the paper thus 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 by the scientific review committee for oral presentation will potentially be included in the poster session.