1st Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics


About the conference

The conference aims at bringing together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to showcase and discuss cutting-edge research and emerging ideas in health economics. The theme of the conference is «Health Economics and Health System Reforms». Submissions related to this theme are particularly welcome, but proposals from all areas of health economics will be considered for inclusion in the program.

The conference will take place on September 14, 2018 at the University of Lucerne.

Program overview

Program details


Conference venue: University of Lucerne (left image) and KKL (right image)

University of Lucerne      KKL


Keynote speakers

Prof. Elias Mossialos

Elias Mossialos

Elias Mossialos is Professor of Health Policy within the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Director of LSE Health. He is also Professor of Health Policy and Management and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College London. His research interests concentrate on health systems and policy, addressing questions related to funding of health care, private health insurance, pharmaceutical policies, the impact of EU law on health care systems, cancer care and policy and antibiotics.

For further information, please see his personal website.


Prof. Mandy Ryan

Professor Mandy Ryan

Mandy Ryan is Professor of Health Economics at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU). Her main research interests are in the field of contingent valuation and discrete choice experiments. She has worked with academics, government and the pharmaceutical industry and has published widely in the field of health economics generally, and monetary valuation more specifically. She has extensive teaching experience, and currently contributes to HERU’s annual expert Discrete Choice Experiment Workshop. In 2012, Prof. Ryan was ranked amongst the top health economists in the world based on her publications in health economics and citations of her work.

For further information, please see her personal website.



Conference registration is open now. Please click here to go to the registration portal.

Registration fees

  • CHF 50 for members of the sggö
  • CHF 90 for non-members

Please click here to apply for membership of the sggö. Please note that the registration portal closes on September 3, 2018 and registration after this date will not be possible.

Registration fees include a conference package, admission to all sessions (two keynotes, parallel sessions), lunch and refreshments. Please note that your registration is not final until payment is received in full. Members of the sggö have to pay the membership fee prior to the conference, or pay the regular fee for non-members.

The call for papers has closed on April 30, 2018, presenters of accepted papers have been notified on June 14.


Scientific Committee

Prof. Stefan Boes, University of Lucerne
(Chair and local organizer)

Prof. Mark Dusheiko, University of Lausanne

Prof. Stefan Felder, University of Basel

Prof. Joachim Marti, University of Lausanne

Prof. Fabrizio Mazzonna, University of Lugano

Prof. Wanda Mimra, ETH Zurich



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