Symposium “The Economics and Sociology of International Health: Policy, Behaviours and Outcomes”
Senior Bachelor and Master’s degree students in Health Economics, Public Health and the Sociology of Health are invited to take part in the Symposium “The Economics and Sociology of International Health: Policy, Behaviours and Outcomes” within the framework of the International Student Research Conference.
This session on health policy, behaviours and outcomes seeks to bring together students and scholars from multiple disciplines, including economics and sociology, but also public health, epidemiology, demography, public administration, psychology and political science. The event will be framed by national and international experts giving talks, holding interactive events and discussing their views on current challenges and future developments in health policy.
Submissions and proposals are encouraged in four thematic areas (please indicate your thematic area in your proposal):
- Theme 1: Health behaviours: Understanding and changing behaviour at the individual and population level; role of behavioural insights in public policy making. Understanding smoking, alcohol use, drug use, obesity and exercise.
- Theme 2: Health outcomes and health care interventions: Assessment of individual health outcomes; the valuation of health; the assessment of interventions in healthcare; health care and medical devices; economic access to health technologies; disease specific health outcomes (e.g. CVD, HIV, Cancer etc).
- Theme 3: International health systems: Health systems financing; health reforms; health efficiency; global health and sustainable development; performance measurement; health inequalities.
- Theme 4: Health population studies: Ageing and the demographic challenge; life course health profiles; socio-economic and intergenerational influences on individual and population health; mental health economics and sociology; applied health econometrics.
Contributions based on experiments, new methodologies, innovative solutions, new data and particularly those engaging with middle and lower income economies will be considered favorably. Quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and experimental submissions are equally encouraged. Presenters and participants will gain insights into the myriad of problems facing health systems, as well as the possible solutions considered by policy makers, private companies and payers.
Should you have any questions, please contact the organizers of the Symposium via email: email@example.com .