Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis for Health Economic Evaluation

26may10:00 am2:30 pmIntroduction to Evidence Synthesis for Health Economic Evaluation10:00 am - 2:30 pm Durkan Theatre

Event Details

Date: 26th May 2023

Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Location: Durkan Theatre, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Fee: General Admission €40 / Student €20

Places: 30 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland

Skill Level: Introductory

Target Audience: Health economists, those involved in synthesis of clinical evidence and the wider research community (including healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, and decisionmakers) interested in the application of health economic methodologies to inform practice and policy. 


Health economics methods are employed to provide evidence on the cost effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies and health and social care interventions. This evidence forms part of the multidisciplinary health technology assessment (HTA) process in Ireland and internationally, which is central to informing resource allocation decision-making by policy makers and practitioners within and across health systems. Moreover, given the growth in applied health economic evaluation studies internationally, evidence synthesis methods are increasingly employed to critically appraise and synthesise the health economic evidence base.  To this end, there exists a need to educate relevant stakeholders on the conduct of evidence synthesis in the context of health economic evaluation 


This workshop aims to firstly, provide an introduction to the methods of health economic evaluation, and secondly, to provide guidance on the conduct of systematic reviews of health economic evaluation studies.


The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to conduct a systematic review of health economic evaluation evidence.

Learning Outcomes:

In this course participants will be enabled to:

  • Understand the principles and steps of the methods of health economic evaluation  
  • Understand the principles and steps in conducting a systematic review of health economic evaluation evidence 

Teaching Strategies:

The workshop will consist of a mixture of presentations and participant feedback sessions. 


Prof Paddy Gillespie, Professor of Health Economics, Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC), University of Galway 

Dr Paul Carty, Health Economist, Market Access Team, GSK

*If your type of ticket is sold out, please join the waitlist or contact us at esi@nuigalway.ie


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(Friday) 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Irish Standard Time


Durkan Theatre