Extremely well organised and had an impressive line up of presenters. I really enjoyed meeting new people and getting an opportunity to discuss our research. Also, the location was beautiful.

At the Ireland Masterclasses in Health Economics, internationally prominent senior researchers share their cutting-edge research with early-career health economists (assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, and PhD students).  The event also includes professional development sessions, such as a “Meet the Editors” event to discuss publication strategies with the editors of health economics journals.

The event is run on a strictly non-profit basis. Generous support from sponsors allows us to cap delegate fees. Those fees cover all classes as well as lunches, tea/coffee during breaks, and a dinner to be held during the week.

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Organizers:

  • Ciaran O’Neill, Queens University Belfast & National University of Ireland, Galway
  • John Mullahy, University of Wisconsin & National University of Ireland, Galway
  • John Cawley, Cornell University & National University of Ireland, Galway

 

2020: Third Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics

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Venue: All lectures and discussions will take place at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin

Dates: March 16-20, 2020 (week of St. Patrick’s Day)

Faculty: 

Professional Development events: In addition to lectures by the faculty listed above, we will offer several professional development events, including speed mentoring, a panel on gender and economics, a “meet the editors” Q&A with editors of health economics journals, and other activities.

Housing: There is no conference hotel. The following are nice hotels walking distance from the conference venue with approximate nightly rates listed in parentheses:

Some more budget-friendly options that are still quite cheerful:

Tuition: 300 euro.  Please note that travel and housing are the responsibility of the attendees.

Registration: To register for the Third Masterclass in Health Economics, please click here.  If you have questions, please email Ciaran O'Neill

Things to see and do in Dublin: As Ireland’s capital city there is much to see and do. The Class will coincide with St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) which is a public holiday in Ireland. Public buildings will be closed that day but there will be parades and various cultural activities. The recent New York Times essay on “36 Hours in Dublin” provides some useful information on things to do.

2018: Second Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics

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Venue: Queens University Belfast

Dates: April 3-6, 2018

Faculty:

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2018 Post-event participant evaluations:

  • How satisfied were you with the event?  Average of responses:  4.91 / 5.0
  • 100% would recommend the class to a friend or colleague
  • 100% would attend the event again in the future
  • 100% thought the event represented value for money

2018 Open-ended feedback on participant evaluations: 

  • Extremely well organised and had an impressive line up of presenters. I really enjoyed meeting new people and getting an opportunity to discuss our research. Also, the location was beautiful.
  • I thought the speakers were excellent - very engaging and very interesting content. It was also very useful in generating research ideas and meeting colleagues that I would otherwise not have the opportunity to meet.
  • Excellent! Perfect amount of time and great mix of topics.
  • Great event overall, wonderful opportunity to meet so many great people in a similar research field.
  • Really fantastic job; very well-organized.
  • Great job, looking forward to the next one.
  • Great location, fantastic atmosphere, feel very lucky to have attended, thank you.
  • Excellent, I learnt a great deal, good networking opportunity.
  • Well done to all involved for organising an excellent conference. I would highly recommend it.
  • Really great venue, speakers, food, and topics!

 

2016: First Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics

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Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway

Dates: March 21-24, 2016

Faculty:

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2016 Post-event participant evaluations:

  • How satisfied were you with the event?  Average of responses: 4.52 / 5.0
  • 92% would recommend the class to a friend or colleague
  • 88% would attend the event again in the future
  • 92% thought the event represented value for money

2016 Open-ended feedback on participant evaluations: 

  • The event was very well organised and informative and provided many opportunities for networking which are always invaluable, particularly for researchers at early stages of their careers.
  • I enjoyed the range and depth of topics covered by the contributors. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with other researchers and discuss current and future work.
  • Great job. I hope it’s offered again next year!
  • It was well-organised, the speakers were among the best in the field and generally the event was a good combination of learning new things, improving skills, and networking.
  • Very well organised, and relaxed atmosphere facilitated participants interaction.
  • Well done all. Very inspiring.
  • I liked that many informal and formal networking opportunities were provided with many high-calibre speakers and also with peers in this field in Ireland and abroad.
  • The balance between lectures and informal time was great. The size of event was conducive to easy exchanges between faculty and attendees.
  • Great few days. Would definitely attend if run in future. The venue and facilities were great and overall was very well organised.
  • Excellent masterclass – thoroughly enjoyed it all.

 

We thank our sponsors for defraying costs of the event: AbbVie Limited, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.