Third ATHEA Conference

Health services research in patients with complex needs
Vienna, 24th of November 2017

Ageing populations present a major challenge for current health care systems. Caring for persons with chronic diseases often entails the care for multimorbidity, which poses even higher demands on the management of care processes and the organization of care settings. The buzzword integrated care labels numerous projects and reforms in health care systems across countries which are aimed at achieving comprehensive, well-aligned but also sustainable care for patients with complex needs.

For our third ATHEA conference, we encourage the submission of abstracts on all current topics in health economics and health policy, in order to provide a broad overview on health economic research in and about Austria.

We are happy to announce two well-known keynote speakers:

  • Ellen Nolte (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK & European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies)
  • Chris Bojke (University of Leeds, UK)

Ellen Nolte currently serves as coordinator of the two London hubs of the European Observatory, at the London School of Economics and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She previously acted as director of the Health and Healthcare Policy Programme at RAND Europe in Cambridge. Her research focus is on international health system comparisons and on the impact of chronic diseases on health reforms. Furthermore, she acts as consulter for governments and institutions, and has previously presented her research in Austria on multiple occasions.

Chris Bojke is chair in health economics at the University of Leeds. He previously worked as Senior Research Fellow at the York Centre for Health Economics. He is an empirical health economist specialising in the analysis of observational datasets and their role in health technology assessment and policy evaluation.

Deadline for abstract submission (max. 500 words): 17th of September 2017 to

Notification of accepted abstracts: 2nd of October 2017

Registration for non-presenters: per email to

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

Conference languages: English, German

Conference fee: 45 Euro

Download: Programme of 3rd ATHEA Conference

Download: Book of Abstracts of 3rd ATHEA Conference