The 3rd Annual Frontiers in Healthcare Conference will be held at NUI Galway on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The conference, which once again will be organized in conjunction with Novartis Ireland, will bring together an exciting group of academics, industry professionals and clinicians to debate and discuss a significant issue in healthcare.
The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Real World Evidence: its use and potential in improving healthcare decision-making’. Among the issues that the speakers will be addressing are:
· How should Real World Evidence be used in reimbursement decisions?
· How has Real World Evidence influenced public health guidelines in areas such as alcohol policy, obesity policy, salt intake etc.?
· How health outcomes in specific illnesses such as prostate cancer can be measured and why such outcomes are critical in designing more efficient healthcare systems.
· What statistical and economic techniques should be employed to ensure that the maximum impact is made from using Real World Evidence to guide decision-making in healthcare?
· How can data analytics change how Real World Evidence is collected and analysed in an ethical way in order to improve individual and population health?
Once again we have assembled a very exciting set of speakers from a large variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds. Click here for the schedule of speakers. One of the new features of this year’s conference is a poster session which will include research that has been done by graduates of the M. Sc. (Health Economics) programme at NUI Galway. The conference will close with a reception to mark the formal launch of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre at NUI Galway. The Centre, which includes over forty academics, researchers, PhD students and Master’s students, is dedicated to the application of health economics techniques to address important issues in health and health care.
This is a free event but registration is required as places are limited.