2020 FAQs

2020 Conference Questions

When is the 2020 ASHEcon Conference?

The 2020 ASHEcon Conference will be held Sunday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 10 in in St. Louis, MO at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. All conference session and events  will be held at the hotel.

What is the theme for the 2020 ASHEcon Conference?

The 2020 ASHEcon Conference doesn’t have a theme.

What are Emerging Scholar Sessions?

ASHEcon is creating a new program area for the annual meeting to focus on outstanding research being done by PhD students. This program area is called Emerging Scholars. Emerging Scholar submissions are open only to PhD students. All abstracts must be 500 words or less. Submitters will be asked to categorize their abstract into one of the (other) 15 Program Areas. 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.

What are Policy Roundtables?

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 proposals should include no more than one moderator and at least two presenters. Examples of potential titles include: How to Advance Evidence-Based Healthcare Policy at the Local Level, Promoting Health Equity through Policy, and How Health and Healthcare Foundations Influence Policy.

What are Spotlight Sessions?

Innovation Sessions focus on special interest or career enhancement topics. The sessions are not abstract dependent. Examples of potential titles include: Introduction to Grant Writing, Talking to Policymakers, Prepping for the Job Market Season, Translating Research into Policy, and Women and Minorities in Health Economics. Sessions may be delivered by no more than one moderator and any number of presenters.

Can you help me find additional abstracts to submit an Organized 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 2020 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.

How will I know if I’ve been added to an Organized Session?

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

How many sessions will be at the conference this year?

There will be over 150 sessions at the conference.

What program areas will be represented at the conference?

There will be 15 program areas represented at the conference.

When can I register for the conference?

Registration for the 2020 ASHEcon Conference will open in February 2020.

Do I have to register online for the conference?

While onsite registration will be provided, we encourage everyone to register for the conference online. All registrations must be completed at ASHEcon.org. Registrations can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards. Domestic checks can be mailed to the AHEcon office at 1100 Vermont Ave NW, Suite #650, Washington, DC 20005. We cannot accept foreign money orders or bank transfers from individuals. Please note that during the registration process, you will be given opportunity to print an invoice for your registration. You must send that invoice, along with your payment, to the ASHEcon office.

Do all attendees need to register for the conference?

Yes, all attendees must register for the Conference, regardless of whether they are participating or attending  sessions and events. Everyone presenting a paper  or poster must register and pay for the conference.

Will there be volunteer opportunities for the 2020 ASHEcon Conference?

Potential volunteer opportunities will be announced in Spring 2020.

What sponsorship, advertising and exhibit opportunities are available?

Sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor information can be found here.

What meals are included in the registration rate?

Sunday: Light snack will be served during the coffee break for those attending the pre-conference workshops.  Hors d’oeurves will be served at the Opening Reception.

Monday:  Light snack will be served during the coffee breaks. Although the Presidential Address and Membership Luncheon is included in registration, space is limited. Boxed lunches will also be provided to those not attending the luncheon.

Tuesday:  Light snack will be served during the coffee breaks. Although the Plenary Luncheon is included in registration, space is limited. Boxed lunches will also be provided to those not attending the luncheon. Hors d’oeurves will be served at the Poster Happy Hour.

Wednesday:  Snacks will be served during the coffee breaks and a light lunch will be provided.

Where will the registration table be located?

Registration will be located in the lobby of the St. Louis Union Station Hotel.

Where can I find information about local airports?

Please see the Hotel & Travel page for more information.

If you have a question and it is not answered by any of our FAQs, please feel free to contact Leslie Ofori, Program and Conference Coordinator, at info@ashecon.org.