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The conference

Priorities 2016 is the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health Care (ISPHC). This will see the meeting come ‘home’ to where ISPHC was first set up in the 1996. The meeting will be co-hosted by the Health Services Management Centre (College of Social Science) and the Department of Health Economics (College of Medical and Dental Sciences) with Dr Iestyn Williams and Professor Jo Coast as chairs.

The theme for Priorities 2016 is ‘New frontiers of priority setting’. The focus will be on current challenges in priority setting and new ways of meeting these challenges through research, policy and practice.

Plenary speakers will be drawn from the international priority setting research community, national organisations (e.g. WHO) and national guidance-producing bodies.

The International Society On Priorities in Health Care

The International Society on Priorities in Health Care was formed in 1996 to strengthen the theory and practice of priority setting in health care. It provides the leading international forum in which health researchers, clinicians and managers involved in priority setting come together to exchange ideas and experiences.

The Society is a highly prestigious organisation drawing membership from across developed and developing countries including academics from medical, economics and social science disciplines, as well as senior health care leaders and policy makers. The last three of the Society’s meetings have taken place in Melbourne, Vancouver and Boston and have attracted approximately 300 delegates.