EASD is pleased to announce that the EASD Executive Committee has recently endorsed a proposal to initiate a new EASD Study Group on Health Services Research and Health Economics. The group has been instigated by Prof Andrea Icks from the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and her colleagues.
Their proposal states that “Health services research along with health economics is a well-established (…) research pillar complementing basic and clinical research in the US and Canada, and also in a number of European countries. Within Europe, it gains more and more importance as a tool to enhance human health and well-being and to establish an efficient health care system. This is also reflected in an increasing funding for this research area that provides evidence for effectiveness in routine care and not only efficacy in the evaluation of clinical research studies, consideration of the cost-effectiveness of interventions and more patient-centeredness.”
The group is currently “in statu nascendi” and, once the administrative steps have been taken, will be officially initiated during the 54th EASD Annual Meeting in Berlin in October 2018. The group is planning to organise a symposium during the Annual Meeting.
If you are interesting in joining this new venture, please contact the EASD Study Group Administrator Kathrin Sommer on firstname.lastname@example.org.