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International Health Policy Conference 2017

Registration for the IHPC 2017 has now closed

LSE Health & Social Care will host the inaugural International Health Policy Conference at the LSE from February 16-19, 2017. This unique conference seeks to bring together academics and policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines to take a multi-disciplinary approach to key health and social care issues.

The conference is now fully booked and registration has closed.

Registered delegates should RSVP by Friday 3 February to secure their place at the conference dinner.

Conference Booklet

The conference booklet features oral and poster presentation schedules and a list of abstracts, as well as other useful information for delegates. Please download the conference booklet here


Conference themes
We expect a range of disciplines to be represented at the conference, grouped within five  themes, including, but not limited to, health economics, political science, law, demography, epidemiology, sociology, and psychology.

  • Theme 1: International health systems: Health systems financing; international health reforms; global health and sustainable development; performance measurement; and health inequalities.
  • Theme 2: Social care and mental health: Economic aspects of community care, residential and nursing home provision, long-term care finance, and mental health policy.
  • Theme 3: Regulation and assessment of health technologies: Assessment of pharmaceuticals and medical devices; sustainability of health care financing; economic access to health technologies; and pharmaceutical policy.
  • Theme 4: Behaviour: Understanding and changing behaviour at the individual and population level; role of behavioural insights in public policy making.
  • Theme 5: Population Studies: Aging; life course, socio-economic and intergenerational influences on individual and population health.

Sessions will run on all five themes. Call for papers now closed

Papers and symposia proposals were invited for submission to the five themes above. The call for submissions closed on October 1, 2016 and no further applications can be accepted.  

Paper submission
Authors of accepted abstracts have been notified as per the key dates below. Those giving an oral presentation are asked to submit the full paper they will be presenting on at the conference by January 20, 2017 (January 15, 2017 for PhD paper submissions to be considered for PhD paper prize).

Submissions should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, including tables and figures, with an accompanying abstract not exceeding 200 words. See our submission guidance notes for further details. The best papers, including the best PhD paper (see below) will be invited to submit for consideration in a special issue of the journal, Health, Economics, Policy and Law.

Key dates:
October 1, 2016 – deadline for submission of abstracts
October 31, 2016 – notification of acceptance of successful papers for oral presentation
November 11, 2016 – notification of acceptance of successful papers for poster presentation
November 30, 2016 – deadline for early-bird registration
January 15, 2017 – submission of completed PhD student papers to be considered for PhD paper prize (see Submission Guidance Notes)
January 20, 2017 – submission of completed papers (see Submission Guidance Notes)

PhD students
PhD candidates are actively encouraged to attend the conference with a reduced registration fee offered. Selections of PhD abstract submissions have now been made and successful applicants notified as per the timetable above. A prize will be awarded for the best PhD submission, with the winning paper published in a special issue of Health, Economics, Policy and Law. We regret that we were unable to accept abstract
submissions from Masters or Undergraduate students, however their attendance at the conference is welcomed and they qualify for the reduced PhD student registration fee.

Registration & Fees
Registration for the conference has now closed.

Conference venue and agenda
The conference will take place at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE. 

The conference will open with an evening drinks reception on Thursday 16 February 2017. Sessions will then run from the morning of Friday 17 February until lunchtime on Sunday 19 February. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided on all days.

A dinner reception will follow the final session on Saturday 18 February. This is included in the registration fee and will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE. Registered delegates should RSVP by Friday 3 February to secure their place.


The registration fee does not include accommodation. Accommodation can be booked at the LSE via http://www.lsevacations.co.uk/.  Alternatively there are a number of central London hotels close by to the LSE including:

Club Quarters - https://clubquartershotels.com/london/lincolns-field-inn (ask for the LSE Members rate)
Travelodge Drury Lanehttps://www.travelodge.co.uk/
Premier Inn Red Lion Street or Blackfriarshttp://www.premierinn.com


For any queries regarding paper submission or registration or for further information please email ihpc2017@lse.ac.uk