Meetings

Future meetings

The 8th Meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday, 27-28 September 2018, and chaired by Brendan Mulhern and Richard Norman. Both the Scientific Meeting and the Symposium will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Starting at 8:00 on Thursday, 27 September 2018, the Academy will host the scientific meeting including peer-reviewed podium presentations, lunch (with poster session), and a business session followed by a networking dinner from 18:00 to 22:00. The dinner is included with registration for either the symposium, meeting or both (no guests, please). On Friday, 28 September 2018, the Academy will host an morning symposium on “The Design of Discrete Choice Experiments.” The symposium discussion will be summarized by the co-chairs for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The abstract submission system opened in April and closed on 8 June 2018.

For reference, please read the Abstract Guidelines and Instructions

Click here for the ANNOUNCEMENT     Click here to SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT     

All are welcome to register for the symposium ($125 USD for students; $250 USD for non-students), for the meeting ($175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students) or for both ($250 USD for students; $500 USD for non-students). Early registration closed on  20 August 2018. Afterwards, fees double. Attendance is limited.

The 9th Meeting will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 October 2018, and chaired by Meenakshi Bewtra and Jan Ostermann. Both the Scientific Meeting and the Symposium will be held at Centre Monte-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Starting at 8:00 on Saturday, 13 October 2018, the Academy will host the scientific meeting including peer-reviewed podium presentations, lunch (with poster session), and a business session followed by a networking dinner from 18:00 to 22:00. The dinner is included with registration for either the symposium, meeting or both (no guests, please). On Sunday, 14 October 2018, the Academy will host an morning symposium on “Support Tools for Preference-Sensitive Decisions.” The symposium discussion will be summarized by the co-chairs for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The abstract submission system opened in April and closed on 8 June 2018.

For reference, please read the Abstract Guidelines and Instructions

Click here for the ANNOUNCEMENT     Click here to SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT     

All are welcome to register for the symposium ($125 USD for students; $250 USD for non-students), for the meeting ($175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students) or for both ($250 USD for students; $500 USD for non-students). Early registration closed on  20 August 2018. Afterwards, fees double. Attendance is limited.

The 10th Meeting will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 July 2019, and chaired by Esther W. de Bekker-Grob  and Jennifer A. Whitty. All events will be held at Volkshaus, Basel, Switzerland.

Starting at 8:00 on Saturday, 13 July 2019, the Academy and PREFER will host a joint workshop on good research practices to conduct a health preference study focusing on trade-offs between risks and benefits. IAHPR members will provide examples of challenges faced during the assessment of patient preferences in health care decision making.  The workshop material will build directly from the textbook under development by IAHPR members, including scientists working on PREFER.

After lunch, the Academy and PREFER will host a joint symposium representing diverse perspectives on “Patient preferences in medical treatment lifecycle.” This topic is of great relevance for the objectives of both, the Academy and PREFER. After the presentations by invited speakers, the panel will discuss key topics defined in advance by the co-chairs (Drs. de Bekker-Grob and Whitty) followed by a question and answer session. The symposium discussion will be summarized by the co-chairs for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

After the symposium, the Academy and PREFER will host a joint networking dinner from 18:00 to 22:00, including a brief welcome speech from the IAHPR Foundation, which is handling all meeting arrangements. The dinner is included with registration for either the workshop/symposium, meeting or both (no guests, please).

Starting at 8:00 on Sunday, 14 July 2018, the Academy will host the scientific meeting including peer-reviewed podium presentations, lunch (with poster session), and a business session. The abstract submission system opened in February and closed on 15 April 2019.

For reference, please read the Abstract Guidelines and Instructions

Click here for the ANNOUNCEMENT     Click here to SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT     

All are welcome to register for the workshop and symposium only ($175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students), for the meeting only ($175 USD for students; $350 USD for non-students) or for both ($300 USD for students; $600 USD for non-students). Early registration closed on  10 June 2019. Afterwards, fees double. Attendance is limited.

11th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research 
November 2019, chaired by TBN
TBD, Auckland, New Zealand

12th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research 
July 2020, chaired by Ateesha Mohamed and Shelby Reed
TBD, North America

13th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research 
November 2020, chaired by Michał Jakubczyk and Jorien Veldwijk
TBD, Europe

14th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research 
July 2021, chaired by TBN
TBD, Australia

15th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research 
October 2021, chaired by TBN
TBD, North America


Past Meetings

7th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
3-4 November 2017, chaired by Karin Groothuis-Oudshoorn and Terry Flynn.
Glasgow, UK (photos)

6th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
6-7 July 2017, chaired by Juan Marcos González Sepulveda and F. Reed Johnson
Boston, USA (photos)

5th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
2 September 2016, chaired by Kirsten Howard and Mark Oppe
Singapore (photos)

4th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
12-13 July 2016, chaired by Mandy Ryan and Elly Stolk
Hamburg, Germany (photos)

3rd Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
17–18 October 2015, chaired by Derek S. Brown
St Louis, USA (photos)

2nd Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
29 September 2015, chaired by Emily Lancsar
Brisbane, Australia (photos)

1st Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research
8 November 2014, chaired by Axel C. Mühlbacher
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (photos)


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are IAHPR abstracts rated?
A: At the start of the review process, the names of the authors are removed from the abstracts to allow for blinded review. Next, the meeting co-chairs assess whether each abstract meets the minimum criteria for review and request that all tenured member of the Academy review and rate each candidate abstract along a structured form (Superior, Good, Acceptable, Unacceptable). If a member has a conflict of interest (e.g., co-authorship or mentorship) or the abstract is beyond his or her subject matter capabilities, that member will use a rating of Abstention. Regardless, reviewers are asked to provide clear, written justification for their ratings on all candidate abstracts.

Q: How are the IAHPR abstracts selected?
A: Overall, the selection process is designed to be uniform, transparent, and member-driven. For each candidate abstract, reviewer ratings and comments are summarized and all identifiers are removed. The mean scoring (5*Superior+3*Good+2*Acceptable-5*Unacceptable) is applied uniformly, inherently ranking the candidate abstracts. Using this ranking, the top twelve abstracts are invited for podium presentation and the remaining abstracts with acceptable scores are invited for poster presentation. Alternates to the podiums are promoted, if needed. Abstract presentations are arranged by co-chairs. To assure some balance in the meeting breadth, the program has a minimum of three podium presentations for studies on preferences between health-related goods and services and three podium presentations for studies on preferences between health outcomes.

Q: Do submitters and reviewers receive summary scores and comments?
A: Yes, both submitters and reviewers (i.e., tenured members) receive summary scores and comments regardless of abstract acceptance or rejection. However, abstracts that do not pass the administrative review (i.e., rejected by co-chairs) will have no scores and limited comments.

Q: Can I present multiple abstracts at the same IAHPR meeting?
A: Generally no, each presenter is given a maximum of 1 podium presentation per meeting. However, this rule is relaxed for students, who may have a podium and a poster presentation at the same meeting. If a presenter has multiple abstracts deemed acceptable for a meeting, (s)he must either (1) decline all but 1 podium presentation or (2) make arrangements for a co-author to present the abstract.

Q: Can I present the same abstract at multiple IAHPR meetings?
A: Generally no, the same abstract may not be presented as a podium presentation at multiple IAHPR meetings. However, this rule is relaxed for students, who may present their abstract as a podium at one meeting and as a poster at another meeting, which might be particularly useful for preliminary work.

Q: Can more than 1 person present the same abstract at an IAHPR meeting?
A: No, only one person per abstract is the presenter and will receive credit for her/his participation in the meeting. If space allows, co-authors and non-presenters are welcome to register and attend the meeting, but attendance does not imply participation, which is the basis for IAHPR membership.

Q: What is the difference between symposium, podium, and poster presentations? 
A: Poster and podium presentations are selected based on the abstract ratings of the tenured faculty. Symposium presentations are selected by the co-chairs and approved by the Board and tenured faculty. If accepted, each presentations has different requirements. For example, symposium presenters typically participate in panel discussions. Poster presenters give a brief oral presentation (i.e., elevator pitch) as well as respond to questions during the poster session. Unlike poster presentations, symposium and podium presentations count toward tenured membership.