Translate MedTech – The Role of Innovation in Health Economics

This course will  be delivered by the trainers virtually as two 3-hour sessions which will take place on Tuesday 11 May 2021 (9:30am – 12:30pm) and Thursday 13 May 2021 (9:30am – 12:30pm). Click the link below to register your place for the course.

This course, delivered as two 3-hour sessions across two separate days, aims to raise awareness of the role of health economics in the development of new technologies, and to help researchers understand how health economics can be used at all stages of the innovation pathway. It will also offer opportunities to gain insights into technology development through activities and discussion.

Open to academics, researchers, clinicians and industry representatives, by attending the course you will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the role of health economics in the development of new health related technologies
  • Use health economics in order to promote more efficient innovation


Day 1: 11 May 2021, 9:30am – 12:30pm 

  • The basic principles of health economics
  • The use of health economics in the development of technologies

Day 2: 13 May 2021, 9:30am – 12:30pm

  • How health economics feeds into the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework

The training course will be run by David Meads and Armando Vargas-Palacios of Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds.

Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Please note in order to ensure all participants get the maximum out of the course by registering you are committing to attending the full duration of the course over both days.

This course will be delivered by the trainer remotely via video conferencing software. Information about how to join the conferencing call will be emailed to everyone that has registered.

Free to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate partner universities (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York). 

Places for industry and clinical representatives are available at a cost of £45, please email Mohua Siddique ( to secure your ticket.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

About the trainer

The Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE) has a wide portfolio of applied and methodological research projects funded by the NIHR, research councils, charitable organisations and industry.

We use a variety of economic and econometrics methods to explore health-related cost effectiveness, efficiency and inequalities. We engage with policy makers, clinicians, clinical scientists, basic scientists, patient groups and other applied health researchers. Our research is multidisciplinary and based on strong collaborations across Leeds, other UK institutions, and internationally.

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