Fourth ATHEA Conference

Economics of Child Health
Vienna, 28th of February & 1st of March 2019

Call for Abstracts – Fourth ATHEA Conference for Health Economics

Childhood is a very formative phase of a person’s health. Habits develop that will later promote or impede a healthy lifestyle. Physical development may or may not support resilience to disease, and lead, among others, to myopia, orthopedic diseases or even cancer. Also in the mental area, children can build resilience or develop susceptibility to mental disorders. Laying the foundation for health literacy at school may influence future health and health care decisions.

On the other hand, a childhood burdened with illness can massively hinder educational opportunities, thereby diminishing the chances of advancing on the social ladder, which in turn is closely related to later health. Preventive activities, such as vaccinations, are already being set up in childhood, and serious illnesses can occur that call for cost-intensive treatment.

At the political level, child health has become increasingly important in recent years, and some countries have accordingly developed health strategies for children and adolescents.

For these and other reasons, child health offers a rich field of research and was therefore chosen as general theme for the fourth ATHEA conference.

As in previous conferences, apart from the general theme reflected in keynotes and panel discussion, submissions from all other areas of health economics and policy are welcome, including long-term care.

Deadline for abstract submission (max. 500 words): January 8th, 2019 to

Announcement of accepted papers: January 29th, 2019

Conference venue: Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna, Austria

Conference languages: English, German

Conference fee: 45 Euros