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Launch of the WHO Consultative Committee Report - Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

Hosted by: LSE Health and Social Care and Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Venue: CLM 6.02 - Clement House, Aldwych

Countries around the world are moving towards Universal Health Coverage. Along the way, they face difficult choices. The WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage has produced a report to offer guidance on how to make these choices fairly. This seminar presents the Group’s recommendations and offers reflection from leading academics and policy-makers in health policy.


17:00-17:05 Welcome
Prof. Elias Mossialos (Seminar Chair, Director LSE Health and Professor of Health Policy, LSE)

17:05-17:35 Presentation of key recommendations
Prof. Ole Norheim (School of Public Health, Harvard and Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen)
Dr. Trygve Ottersen (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen)
Dr. Alex Voorhoeve (Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE)
Dr. Toby Ord (Philosophy, Oxford)
Dr. Frehiwot Berhane(Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen)
Dr. Richard Cookson (Centre for Health Economics, York)

17:40-18:15 Critical responses
Dr. Addis Tamire Woldemariam (General Director, Ethiopian Ministry of Health)
Professor Winnie Yip (Health Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)
Prof. Peter Smith (Health Policy, Imperial College London) 

18:15-18:45 Discussion

18:45-20:00 Roof terrace drinks reception, NAB 8th floor

For further information and ticket purchase, please click here|.

LSEHSC Formal Seminar: Rethinking Long-Term Care by Robert and Rosalie Kane

Date: 12th May 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Venue: LSE

Professor Robert Kane’s research deals with the health and long-term care of older persons; the relationship between acute and chronic care; and quality of care. His recent books deal with health care outcomes, geriatrics, chronic care provision, and the failure of the health care system. He directs the Center on Aging, the Clinical Outcomes Research Center, the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, and an AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center. His current research examines long-term care provision, hospital care outcomes, and assessing quality of care. He teaches courses on health policy and quality of care.

Professor Rosalie Kane received her doctorate from the University of Utah. Her current research addresses the quality of nursing home care and homecare, services allocation, evaluation of residential models that serve disabled elderly people, specialized programs for Alzheimer’s disease, and studies of family caregivers of disabled elderly. Professor Kane serves on numerous editorial boards and holds appointments in the School of Social Work and the Center for Biomedical Ethics.

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  • School for Social Care Research (SSCR) Annual Conference
    8th April 2014, 10am - 4:30pm
    Venue: New Academic Building, London School of Economics
    The School's Annual Conference provided an opportunity to hear about emerging evidence from SSCR’s commissioned studies and implications for adult social care practice. Further information can be found on the SSCR website.
  • The LSE Summit: Risk Sharing and Managed Entry Agreements
    Uncertainty identified during health technology assessment of innovative new medicines is increasingly being addressed through a managed entry agreement / risk-sharing agreement between the manufacturer and the payer. Over time, there has been a proliferation of managed entry schemes focusing, among other things, on price, utilisation and outcomes.

    The Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) at LSE Health were delighted to organise and host a one-day summit on Risk Sharing and Managed Entry Agreements (MEAs) in February 2014. Speakers debated the latest developments and will also reflect on future prospects and policy options.

    The summit was sponsored by Ernst and Young, with media partner The Financial Times.
  • Date: 14 February 2014, 9am-5pm
    Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons, Lecture Theatre Two, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE, UK

    Speakers: Speakers are drawn from national competent authorities on pricing, reimbursement and HTA, pharmaceutical manufacturers, international organisations, patient representative organisations and academia
  • LSE-EHTI workshop: Use of innovation payments to encourage the adoption of new medical technologies in the English NHS
    7th November 2013
    Venue: NAB, London School of Economics 
    This workshop will discuss the use of innovation payments to encourage the adoption of new medical technologies in the English NHS and other health care systems. A number of jurisdictions have adopted special funding arrangements to provide extra payments to hospitals using certain technological innovations to encourage use where existing financing may be absent or insufficient. The objective of this workshop is to discuss the results of LSE- EHTI research and other perspectives on the use of these arrangements (termed ‘innovation payments’ in the UK) for new medical technologies.
  • CEMPH perspectives: 20 years of applying health economics in complex contexts
    7th November 2013
    Venue: Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London WC1
    Further information available at the conference webpage
  • 10th ENMESH International Conference on Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services
    3th - 5th October 2013
    Venue: University of Verona, Italy
    LSE Health and Social Care's Martin Knapp and David McDaid are scheduled to speak at this conference on Saturday 5th October.
  • LSE Health and Social Care Annual Lecture
    The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequalities
    Date: Tuesday 15 October, 6.30pm
    Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
    Speaker: Professor Angus Deaton
    Respondent: Professor Nicholas Stern
    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In this lecture Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting two hundred and fifty years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind.
  • GMH Forum Sustainable development through global action: The case for investing in mental health
    27-28 September 2013
    Venue: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
    LSE Health and Social Care's Victoria De-Menil is speaking at the Centre for Global Mental Health conference on Friday 27th September. She will be present her research paper-
    'At what cost? The costs and outcomes of treating and not treating mental disorders in the community in Kenya'.
    For more information please see the Global Mental Health Forum website.
  • School for Social Care Research Annual Conference 2013
    Wednesday 27th March 2013
    Venue: London School of Economics
    The SSCR annual conference brings together researchers, policy-makers, managers, commissioners, providers, people who use services, carers and practitioners, among others and provides an opportunity for those interested in adult social care practice research to learn more about the NIHR School for Social Care Research, its research and wider activities. This year's conference will present some research study findings, and features contributions from experts in the adult social care field.
  • Healthy African Cities - LSE Cities, LSE Health and Africa Talks public lecture
    Thursday 7th March 2013
    Time: 18:30-20:00
    Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
    Speaker: Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson
    Chair: Dr Ernestina Coast
    Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?
    Ama de Graft Aikins is a visiting fellow at LSE Health and senior lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana.
    Gora Mboup is a senior demographic and health expert and the chief of the Global Urban Observatory of UN-HABITAT.
    Vanessa Watson is professor and deputy dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.
    Event poster (PDF)
  • "Health Care in Germany - Now and in the Future" in cooperation with LSE Health and Social Care
    Wednesday 6th February 2013
    Time: 17:30 - 18:30
    Venue: Tower One, Room G.01 (TW1.G.01)
    Keynote speaker: Federal Minister Daniel Bahr
    Chair: Professor Elias Mossialos, Director LSE Health
    This event was held as part of the German Symposium 2013 hosted by the LSESU German Society. For more details click here
  • PSSRU and ILPN present: How private LTC insurance can supplement state systems (End of project workshop)
    30th January 2013
    Time: 13:00 - 17:00
    Venue: CLM 2.02, (Clement's House) LSE
    Speakers: Joshua Wiener (RTI International), Christophe Courbage (Uni. Of Geneva), Raphael Wittenberg (Department of Health/LSE), Adelina Comas-Herrera (LSE), Montserrat Guillen (Uni. Of Barcelona), Chair: Martin Knapp.
    This workshop presented and discussed the findings of the AXA Research Fund sponsored study on how private long-term care insurance can supplement state systems.
    Please see the event page for further information, including slides from the workshop.
  • QORU seminar: Understanding outcomes for people with long-term conditions
    11th January 2013
    Time: 2pm - 4:05pm
    Venue: NAB LG.01 (New Academic Building at LSE)
    Speakers: Ray Fitzpatrick, Jose Valderas, Julien Forder
    For further info, please see the flyer (PDF).
  • Annual Lecture 2012 - How can we improve UK drug and alcohol policy?
    Wednesday 5th December 2012
    Time: 6-7.30pm
    Venue: Old Theatre, Old  Building, LSE
    Speaker: Professor David Nutt
    Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun
    Please click here for further information. Podcast and vodcast also available.
  • LSE Health and Social Care public lecture: Innovation and Beyond in Healthcare
     Tuesday 14th November 2012
    Time: 18:30 - 20:00
    Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
    Incentives for innovation in product development have been critical to the progress that’s been made in healthcare over the past 50 years.
    But it is just one part of the story. Alex Gorsky is chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson.
  • SSCR workshop: Carers and Social Care Research
    Wednesday 7th November 2012
    Time: 13:30 - 16:30
    Venue: LSE
    LSE hosted an SSCR themed research workshop focusing on SSCR-funded research on carers on 7 November 2012 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Please click here for further information.

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LSEHSC Annual Lecture 2013
Annual Lecture 2011
Formal Seminar Series
Photograph from seminar