Health Economics & Policy

The University of Calgary ISPOR student chapter is aiding in bringing awareness of the role of health economics and policy in healthcare decision-making.

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Friday Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Mike Paulden returns for an in-depth discussion on universal pharmacare in Canada. We cover topics on insurance, existing gaps in drug plans, the challenges in drug pricing, the role of pharmacoeconomics, and equity considerations. Check out these reports: Advisory Council and PMPRB Modernization. To our Canadian listeners, Happy Thanksgiving! And remember to vote on Oct 21! Contact hep.ispor.podcast@gmail.com. *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Dr. Chris McCabe, Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Alberta Canada, unpacks two important topics and what they mean to health economics and healthcare decision-making. To learn more about IHE visit www.ihe.ca Thanks for listening! *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

Friday Mar 23, 2018

Dr. Eldon Spackman defines what a cost-effectiveness threshold is, explains how it is estimated, and aptly discusses its role in decision-making. Check it out! *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

Wednesday Feb 28, 2018

Dr. Fatima Al Sayah explains the measurement of health-related quality of life and how it connects to the calculation of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), which are used in the economic evaluation of health technologies. To learn more about Fatima and opportunities with the Alberta PROMs and EQ-5D Research and Support Unit (APERSU) visit www.apersu.ca. Thanks for listening! *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

Sunday Jan 28, 2018

Dr. Fiona Clement is our guest speaker in this new episode! Dr. Clement introduces the role of health economics when informing health policy actions and explores the challenges in getting evidence into practice! Check it out! Contact us for suggestions and feeback: hep.ispor.podcast@gmail.com *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

Monday Dec 11, 2017

The second episode features Dr. Deborah Marshall discussing the International Society of Pharmaeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) role and how it impacted decision making globally.  Contact hep.ispor.podcast@gmail.com. Stay tuned! *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

Sunday Nov 05, 2017

Welcome to the ISPOR University of Calgary Student Chapter Podcast Series - Health Economics and Policy! This series is in collaboration with the University of Alberta. Our goal is to present conversations to individuals interested in understanding and informing healthcare decision-making. The first episode is an introduction to Health Economics with Dr. Mike Paulden. Contact hep.ispor.podcast@gmail.com. Stay tuned! *The funding to start the Podcast was provided by ISPOR, in the form of a Student Activity Grant, but the views and information provided do not reflect the views of ISPOR*

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