Forthcoming Events

October 2018

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The Future of Healthcare: Staying healthy in the 21st Century - A View from Greece

Thursday 4 October, 18.30 - 20.00

Speaker: Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos, CEO, Athens Medical Group
Chair: Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory and LSE Health.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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Past Events


Real-World Evidence in Oncology: Towards Innovative and Affordable Patient Care

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 09:45-18:00
Venue: Mary Ward House Conference and Exhibition Centre, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN, United Kingdom

Real-World Evidence in Oncology: Towards Innovative and Affordable Patient Care is hosted by QuintilesIMS and the London School of Economics, taking place on the 6th July, at the Mary Ward House, London. 

The theme of the conference is Using Real-World Evidence in Oncology Treatment, where speakers will share their views on current application and future innovations in this area. 

Co-chaired by
Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
Alistair McGuire, Professor in Health Economics, LSE
Ashley Woolmore, Vice President, Real World Insights, QuintilesIMS


LSE Global Health Initiative Internal Launch 

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017
Time: 17.30-19.30 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, followed by drinks and poster exhibition in the NAB LG foyer

The LSE will host the internal launch of the Global Health Initiative on the 18 May. The launch will include a seminar on current Global Health research at the LSE followed by drinks and a poster and abstract display, showcasing current Global Health research across the School.

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This internal event is aimed at LSE staff and students. An external, public launch will be held in October 2017.

You can find out more about the Global Health Initiative.

Big Issues in Health Policy

Date: 28-30 April 2017
Venue: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, South Beach, Miami
Details: This event is a CME accredited event. The event will cover:

  • Changes in immigration policies and the health workforce: BREXIT, the EU and the USA.              
  • Obamacare – The future and progress made.              
  • Developments in Randomised Control Trials.              
  • Global incentives and Big Pharmaceuticals.               

Bringing together professionals from the healthcare industry, and will feature speakers who are prominent academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and MDs from Cleveland Clinic.

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Inaugural International Health Policy Conference 2017

Date: 16th -19th February 2017 
Venue: London School of Economics (room TBC) 
Details: LSE Health & Social Care and the LSE’s

Department of Social Policy announces a call for papers for the inaugural International Health Policy Conference, to be held at the LSE from 16th -19th February 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.                      

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European Observatory Venice Summer School
Date: 24 – 30 July 2016
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LSE Health Public Event: In conversation with... Dr Rrahmani, Minister of Health, Republic of Kosovo

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
Speaker: Dr Imet Rrahmani
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IX London Behavioural and Experimental Group (LBEG) Seminar

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Speakers: Matthias Sutter (Cologne), Ron Harstad (Missouri)
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VIII London Behavioural and Experimental Group (LBEG) Seminar

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2016
Speakers: Gary Charness (UCSB), Peter John (UCL)
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VII London Behavioural and Experimental Group (LBEG) Seminar

Date: Thursday 7 April 2016
Speakers: George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon), Antonio Guarino (UCL)
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The LSE Summit: Rethinking regulation and value assessment of medical technologies

Date: 8–9 March 2016
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LSEHSC Formal Seminar

Date: 22 February 2016
Speakers: Professor Allan Colver, Newcastle University
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LSE Annual Behavioural Seminar 

Date: 17 February 2016
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Korea's successes and lessons learnt from achieving Universal Health Coverage - An LSE Health Public Lecture

Date: Monday 16th November 2015
Time: 19:00 - 20:00, followed by a drinks reception in the Senior Common Room
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Ground Floor, Clement House
Speaker: Dr Myongsei Sohn 
Chair: Professor Elias Mossialos

The Republic of Korea introduced a National Health Insurance system covering the whole population in 1989. The last ten years have seen the implementation of a number of major health care reforms including the establishment of a single insurer system and a concerted focus on evidence-based care and technology assessment. The Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) reviews the cost of health care benefits and evaluates the reasonableness of the health care services provided. As current President of HIRA, Dr Sohn shared his reflections on the successes and challenges Korea has experienced.

Dr Myongsei Sohn is President of the Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) and President Elect of the Asia-Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH). He was formerly Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health at Yonsei University and a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, College of Medicine, Yonsei University.
Professor Elias Mossialos is Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy within the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Director of LSE Health. 

Women's Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Inclusion and Exclusion

Speakers: Dr Ernestina Coast, LSE; Professor Rita Giacaman and Doaa Hammoudeh, Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH)
Chair: Dr Tiziana Leone, LSE
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Time: 18.00 -19.30
Location: Room 9.04, Fawcett House, LSE

Event Hashtag: #LSEBZU 

HEPL 10th Anniversary event

Date: Thursday 22 October 2015
Time: 18:15 - 19:45 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House (Ground Floor), LSE

An event to mark the 10th anniversary of Health Economics Policy and Law took place at the London School of Economics. The programme began with some words about HEPL from Patrick McCartan of Cambridge University Press.There were then short statements from some of the members of HEPL’s International Advisory Board on what they think the biggest challenges will be in health care policy, either from the perspective of their own country or internationally, over the next 10 years. The presenters reflected the mix of disciplinary perspectives on which HEPL focuses (i.e. economics, political science and law), and  included:

Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, University of Paris XII
Giovanni Fattore, Bocconi University
Scott Greer, University of Michigan Vassilis Hatzopoulos,
Democritis University of Thrace Jan-Kees Helderman, Radboud University Nijmegen
Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield
Martin Knapp and Julian Le Grand, LSE
Richard Saltman, Emory University
Mark Stabile, University of Toronto
Karsten Vrangbaek, University of Copenhagen
Albert Weale, University College London
Winnie Yip, University of Oxford

The event was accompanied by publication of a 10th anniversary special issue of HEPL, where members of the International Advisory Board reflected on a selection of HEPL’s output over the past decade.

LSE-ICL Forum on Medical Innovation: Assessing Value and Sustainable Financing on Innovative Therapies

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Time: 13:30 - 18:00
Venue: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London

The number of innovative medical technologies addressing high unmet medical need and offering significant improvements in survival and patient quality of life has increased in recent years.

In some cases, innovative therapies introduced are offering a cure rather than long-term maintenance. The high cost and potential budget impact of these technologies has raised concern amongst decision-makers.

This event is a unique opportunity to bring together clinical expertise, technical innovation and scientific thinking to discuss the latest developments in medical innovation, recent challenges and future prospects.
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STAR: using visual economic models to engage stakeholders to increase value in the NHS: LSE Works: LSE Health and Social Care public lecture

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speakers:  Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Gwyn Bevan
Respondent: Siân Williams
Chair: Sir Muir Gray

Mara Airoldi (@MaraAiroldi) is a Departmental Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy a Researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Mara has contributed to the development of STAR, a socio-technical approach to resource allocation and applied this in working with healthcare organisations in England, Italy, Ontario and with the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 

Gwyn Bevan is Professor of Policy Analysis at LSE. He has been a Director at the Commission for Health Improvement and is a member of England’s Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation to the Secretary of State for Health.

Siân Williams has programme-managed IMPRESS since 2007 and has had the opportunity to test implementation of its recommendations as part of the London Respiratory Team and more recently the London Respiratory Network. She has an NHS management background,  a public health degree and also manages the International Primary Care Respiratory Group.  

Muir Gray (@muirgray) is a consultant in public health in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Director of Better Value Healthcare.

LSE Works is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's academic departments and research centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed at LSE Works



LSE Health Public Lecture: The Affordable Care Act in the US: How did it happen and where is it taking the health care system?
Date: 30 October 2014
Time:  18:30 - 19:30
Venue: CLM 3.02, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE
Speaker:  Prof Lawrence D Brown, Professor of Health Policy and Management and former Chair, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in the US in 2010, is considered the largest reform to the American health care system since Medicare began insuring the elderly in 1965. Prof Lawrence Brown traced the evolution of this health reform and what it means for the future of health care in the US and around the world. 

Department of Social Policy Public Lecture: Happiness by Design

Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Time:  18.30-20.00 followed by a reception
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Paul Dolan
Chair:  Professor Elaine Fox

Professor Paul Dolan defined happiness in terms of experiences of pleasure and purpose. He described how being happier means allocating attention more efficiently: towards those things that bring us pleasure and purpose and away from those that generate pain and pointlessness. Behavioural science tells us that most of what we do is not so much thought about; rather, it simply comes about. So by clever use of priming, defaults, commitments and social norms, you can become a whole lot happier without actually having to think very hard about it. You will be happier by design

Paul Dolan is a Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy and a member of the LSE Health cluster, and author of Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life.

Elaine Fox is a Professor of Cognitive and Affective Psychology and Director of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience.

Follow on Twitter: #LSEhappiness 

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

Date: 1st May 2014
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 presented the Group’s recommendations and offers reflection from leading academics and policy-makers in health policy. 

The LSE Summit: Risk Sharing and Managed Entry Agreements

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

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.



LSE-EHTI workshop: Use of innovation payments to encourage the adoption of new medical technologies in the English NHS

Date: 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

Date: 7th November 2013
Venue: Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London WC1

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. 

Healthy African Cities - LSE Cities, LSE Health and Africa Talks public lecture

Date: 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. 

Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain and Canada

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2013
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: NAB 2.06
Speaker: Dr Drew Halfmann, University of California, Davis
Organiser: Dr Ernestina Coast

Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries' shared cultural heritage. Doctors and Demonstrators looks beyond cultural or religious explanations to explain why abortion politics and policies differ so dramatically in these otherwise similar countries. Halfmann argues that political institutions are the key. In the United States, federalism, judicial review, and a private health care system contributed to the public definition of abortion as an individual right rather than a medical necessity. And the porous structure of American political parties gave pro-choice and pro-life groups numerous opportunities to move the issue onto the political agenda.

PIRU (Policy Research Unit in Policy Innovation Research) presents: Payment-for-performance: incentivising quality in public services
Tuesday 19th February 2013
Time: 17:30 - 19:15
Venue: John Snow Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT

P4P aligns financial rewards with predefined performance targets. This payment mechanism is dominating the policy agenda in many countries and numerous schemes have been introduced with the aim of improving the quality and outcomes of public services. However, the current evidence base is incomplete and current schemes vary in design with differences in performance measurement, appraisal and reimbursement making it difficult to generalise about the benefits, risks and costs of P4P. 

For further details, see PIRU website.

"Health Care in Germany - Now and in the Future" in cooperation with LSE Health and Social Care

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Pankhurst House, 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.


LSE Health and Social Care public lecture: Innovation and Beyond in Healthcare

Date: 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. 

‘Aspects of Health Policy – Lessons for the Future’ : An event to celebrate the life, work and achievements of Professor Walter Holland

Date: Monday 15th October 2012
Time: 09:00 - 15:30
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields

This event brought together leading epidemiologists, social scientists and health service managers to provide challenging contributions on future directions for the development of Health Policy. 

Challenges in Demonstrating the Socio-Economic benefits of Medical Devices A workshop organised by LSE Health and the European Health Technology Institute for Socio-Economic Research.

Date: 17th September 2012
Time: 10.00 - 16.30
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A 2AE 

Family planning: Why do we need a London Summit?
Date: Tuesday 10th July 2012
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Speakers: Dr Ernestina Coast, Karl Hofmann, Ashley Judd, Nina Muita
Chair: Dr Sara Seims

On July 11, the UK Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the London Summit on Family Planning. The unprecedented event brought world leaders together to catalyze political and financial commitments to reach the needs of 120 million women who lack access to modern, voluntary family planning methods.

One day prior on July 10, LSE Health and PSI (Population Services International) co-hosted a public discussion about the summit's relevance to health, economic, and environmental challenges facing every country - and why everyone, in every sector, has a critical role to play.

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Lessons from Europe: The right form of provider governance in health care?

Date: Thursday 7th June 2012
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: St. Clements, LSE

LSE Health and the NHS Confederation's Health Services Research Network and NHS European Office are holding a series of free seminars looking at ways in which NHS researchers, policy-makers, managers and clinicians can innovate to save money whilst maintaining quality.

Experts' seminar on reforms and efficiency in European health systems

Date: Friday 8th June 2012
Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: New Academic Building, LSE

This one-day seminar aimed to review ways of strengthening efficiency in national health systems and measuring health system efficiency, both within and across countries. An introductory session outlined key conceptual and measurement issues and provide an international overview. This was followed by analysis of national attempts to enhance efficiency in health care, drawing on the experience of individual countries.

The Birthplace Cohort Study

Date: 15th February 2012, 12.30-13.45
Speaker: Professor Peter Brocklehurst (Professor of Women's Health and Director of the Institute for Women's Health, UCL)

The Birthplace cohort study compared the safety of births planned in four settings: home, freestanding midwifery units (FMUs), alongside midwifery units (AMUs) and obstetric units (OUs). The main findings relate to healthy women with straightforward pregnancies who meet the NICE intrapartum care guideline criteria for a 'low risk' birth. 

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