2020 student-supervisor conference

2 to 4 September 2020

Rotterdam, The Netherlands


On behalf of the European Health Economics Association it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 7th EuHEA PhD Student-Supervisor and Early Career Researcher Conference, taking place between the 2th and 4th of September 2020, at Erasmus University Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The conference presents a valuable opportunity for PhD students and young researchers in the field of health economics to present their on-going research and receive important feedback from experienced health economists and peers with expertise in their field of study. It provides an excellent platform to advance on-going research, network with peers, and gain new insights and collaborations with other researchers who are interested in the same field.

The engagement of supervisors is paramount to this conference, as they play a unique role in accompanying their students while at the same time providing valuable formal and informal feedback to the other participants. It is now the hallmark of this conference and the most valuable component as per past participants’ feedback, both students and supervisors.

Conference session format

A full hour session is scheduled for each accepted paper:

25 minute presentation by the author
15 minute discussion by another student’s supervisor
20 minutes for questions and general discussion


Key Dates

Abstract Submission

February 17 – April 30

Notification of Applicants

May 18

Conference Registration Early Bird

May 3 – June 30

Conference Registration Standard

July 1 – July 31

Preliminary Conference Programme

May 30

Submission of papers and Registration Deadline

July 31

Pre-Conference Workshop

September 2 (Morning)


September 2 – September 4


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen

Department of Public Health at University of Southern Denmark, Director of Danisch Center of Health Economics

Prof. Dorte Gyrd-Hansen

  Dorte Gyrd-Hansen is Director of the Danish Centre for Health Economics, DaCHE, and Professor of Health Economics at Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Previous positions include professorships at the Department of Business and Economics (SDU), at University of Queensland and at Copenhagen Business School, and a position as Director of Research at Danish Institute of Health Services Research.

Dorte Gyrd-Hansen's research focuses on health economics, in particular behavioural economics, and stated preference methods. Her research is based on a broad range of data including survey data, registry data and laboratory experiments, and focuses on increasing our understanding of patients’, citizens’ and health professional’s behaviour and preferences. This includes for example understanding factors influencing patients’ health resilience, deciphering citizen’s responses to willingness-to-pay questions and disclosing health professionals allocative decisions when facing resource constraints.