Date of event: 
February 16, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Location: 
London, UK
Submission deadline: 
October 1, 2016
LSE Health & Social Care and the LSE’s Department of Social Policy announces a call for papers for the inaugural International Health Policy Conference, to be held at the LSE from 16th -19th February 2017. This unique conference seeks to bring together academics and policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines to take a multi-disciplinary approach to key health and social care issues.Papers are invited for submission to any of the five themes outlined below. It is envisaged that a range of disciplines will be represented within these themes, including, but not limited to, health economics, political science, law, demography, epidemiology, sociology, and psychology.
  • Theme 1: International health systems: Health systems financing; international health reforms; global health and sustainable development; performance measurement; and health inequalities.
  • Theme 2: Social care and mental health: Economic aspects of community care, residential and nursing home provision, long-term care finance, and mental health policy.
  • Theme 3: Regulation and assessment of health technologies: Assessment of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; sustainability of health care financing; economic access to health technologies; and pharmaceutical policy.
  • Theme 4: Behaviour: Understanding and changing behaviour at the individual and population level; role of behavioural insights in public policy making.
  • Theme 5: Population Studies: Aging; life course, socio-economic and intergenerational influences on individual and population health.
Papers on topics that fall outside of these specified themes will also be considered for presentation at the conference.Abstracts should be submitted by email to ihpc2017@lse.ac.uk. Please include details of your full name, organisational affiliation and email address. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at the conference. Authors are welcome to make more than one submission, but only one paper per first-named author will be accepted for oral presentation. The best papers, including the best PhD paper (see below) will be invited to submit for consideration in a special issue of the journal, Health, Economics, Policy and Law.Key dates:
October 1, 2016 – deadline for submission of abstracts
October 31, 2016 – notification of acceptance of successful papers
November 30, 2016 – deadline for early-bird registration
January 15, 2017 – submission of completed papers