Online Registration is now closed. Please register on site beginning Wednesday, January 20, 2010.
The multidisciplinary nature of health services, policy and outcomes research and the significant reliance on generating evidence in this field has created major needs for effective communication and dissemination of advances in quantitative methodology. Any attempt to disseminate methods should allow for a constructive platform for debate and also engage multiple stakeholders in order to identify limitations of existing methods from different perspectives so that it facilitates development of newer methods that can address these shortcomings. Over the last 14 years, the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS), organized by the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, has played a vital role in the dissemination process of health policy (and health services) statistics. ICHPS provides a unique forum to discuss research needs and solutions to the methodological challenges in the design of studies and analysis of data for health policy research. ICHPS's main aim is to create interfaces between methodologists and sophisticated health service researchers, health economists and policy analysts to exchange and build on ideas and subsequently disseminate to the broader health policy community. The 2010 conference, to be held on January 20-22 in Washington DC, will be the eighth edition of this conference.
The planned sessions examine a broad range of topics. In line with the American Statistical Association's recent initiatives to further its efforts at engaging policy makers and other stakeholders in the health policy arena, ICHPS 2010 will entirely focus on quantitative analysis of data related to policy issues. Although the invited program will cover many of the relevant technical areas: causal inference, propensity scores, imputation, multi-treatment comparisons, micro-econometric methods, joint models for survival and longitudinal data, simulations and forecasts and novel trial designs, it will do so within the context of relevant health policy areas such as comparative effectiveness research, setting research priorities, provider-practice performance and reimbursement issues, mental health and substance abuse policy, FDA black box warnings, personal health records and data confidentiality issues and national healthcare reform. In addition to invited and contributed sessions, the program will offer workshops intended to provide research training and career development in the methods, resources and applications at the forefront of contemporary health policy research.
Click here to view the 2008 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics web site.
Click here to view the 2005 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics web site.