2018 Doctoral Workshop


About the workshop

This year's doctoral workshop as part of the International Doctoral Courses in Health Economics and Policy will take place on

Date/Time: September 13, 2018, 10:00 to 17:30
Place: University of Lucerne

The workshop is intended to assist doctoral students in their research work. It provides them with the unique opportunity to present their research ideas, study methodology and/or empirical results as well as to practice their presentation skills. Early stage students and advanced students are invited to present their work. Research will be discussed by peers and feedback will be provided by senior experts and faculty. Specific teaching on presentation and writing skills is offered as integral part. The workshop allows for intensive networking between PhD students and faculty members on an international scale.

The workshop this year is organized by the University of Lucerne in cooperation with the sggö and the Swiss School of Public Health+. 

Workshop Flyer [pdf]

Call for Papers

The call for papers/abstracts is open now. Deadline for submission is on April 30, 2018. The workshop is restricted to max. 6 papers. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Intl. Doctoral Courses in Health Economics and Policy, but the call is open for other students as well.

There are no parallel sessions and one hour is devoted to each paper, with presentations by the author and a formal discussant. Notification of acceptance will be given by June 15, 2018. 

You can submit your paper via the Call for Papers System.


Only doctoral students of accepted papers/abstracts are allowed to participate in the workshop. Senior researchers and postdocs can attend the workshop on invitation only.

Workshop attendance is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Participants are also invited to join the workshop dinner in the evening of September 13. Travel/accommodation costs are not covered.

The 2018 Doctoral Workshop is coordinated with the 1st Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics, which will take place on September 14, 2018 at the University of Lucerne. Workshop participants are encouraged to attend both events. Rejected papers for the doctoral workshop may be transferred to the conference program.