2017 - Preferences for Health Conference, Tuesday 21st March

"Preferences for Health Conference"

Date: Tuesday 21st March

Venue: The Aula Maxima (upstairs), NUI Galway

Registration is free however places are limited

Health-related quality of life measures are central to the conduct of health technology assessments, monitoring changes in population health and understanding the value of health care.

EuroQol’s EQ5D provides a self-reported measure of health with respect to five domains (mobility; self-care; usual activities; pain/discomfort and; anxiety/depression). The 3L version does so with respect to three levels of impairment and the 5L using five levels of impairment. Measures taken with the instrument, can be converted into health-related quality of life, using “value sets” that reflect the preferences of the country in which the data were gathered.

NUI Galway researchers, funded by the HRB and working in collaboration with EuroQol and the Office of Health Economics, have developed a value set for Ireland based on a survey of over 1000 residents.


The Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre at NUI Galway will host a dissemination event on March 21st 2017 in NUI Galway at which the findings of this study will be presented.

The meeting will include presentations from the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics in Ireland, and from the UK, Spain and Canada to help set the 5L Irish study in context and discuss issues arising from its findings.

Registration is free and catering will be provided at the event. If you are interested in attending, event please register here.

The conference will being with refreshments and registration between 8.30am and 9.30am and will finish at 3.30pm.


"Preferences for Health in Ireland: Data Workshop"

Date: Monday 20th March

Venue: NUI Galway

Registration is free however places are limited

The research team will deposit the data for use by others later this year. To facilitate its use the team will run a free half-day workshop on the 20th of March in NUI Galway. The workshop will give attendees a deeper appreciation of the sampling process, data preparation and analysis. The course will also take place in NUI Galway and will run from 2pm until 4.30pm.

If you are interested in attending the half-day workshop then please register by contacting Luke Barry directly at luke.barry@nuigalway.ie


Please note that registration for the conference does not include registration for the workshop