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Submit an Abstract for ASHEcon 2020!

The call for abstracts for the 9th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) to be held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO from June 7-10, 2020 is now open!  

Types of Submissions

The 2019 ASHEcon Conference will accept the following submission types:

Organized Session – Organized sessions must have exactly three abstracts with one presenting author and one discussant, plus any co-authors, for each paper and one session chair. In total, each session will have three presenting authors, three discussants and one session chair. Please note that abstracts within organized sessions may be rejected, accepted as a poster, or transferred to another session.

Individual Abstracts – A submission based on a single abstract. The abstracts will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. Individual abstracts not selected for inclusion in a session will be considered for the poster session.

Emerging Scholars Session – New this year, ASHEcon is also seeking submissions for Emerging Scholar submissions that are open only to PhD students. The abstracts will be scored on their own merit then grouped with similar papers to be presented in an organized session at the conference. Submitters will be asked to categorize their abstract into one of the 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.

Policy Roundtables – Roundtable submissions should include no more than one moderator and at least two presenters. Submitters will be asked to categorize their roundtable into one of the 15 Program Areas. Submitters will be asked to explain their proposed roundtable and provide details about what they anticipate attendees will take away from the session. Roundtables are not abstract dependent.

Spotlight Sessions – Spotlight Sessions focus on special interest or career enhancement topics. 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.


All submissions are due on November 25, 2019.