Economics, simulation modeling and diabetes: 2016 Mt Hood Challenge conference

Country: Switzerland

City: St. Gallen

Abstr. due: 01.07.2016

Dates: 17.09.16 — 18.09.16

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

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Organizers: Mount Hood Steering Committee


Economics, simulation modeling and diabetes: 2016 Mt Hood Challenge conference will be held on September 17-18 in St Gallen Switzerland (with an optional pre-conference workshop on 16 Sept). For more information see:

A major focal point of the conference will be a comparison of health economic diabetes models both in terms of their structure and performance. This conference builds on six previous diabetes simulation modelling conferences that have been held since 1999.

A particular theme of the 2016 Challenge will be how to improve the transparency of simulation models. It will feature both challenges and debates on how this can best be achieved. The conference will also focus on how best to convey information on health outcomes to clinicians and patients.

Speakers will include:

•     Rod Jackson, University of Auckland.

•     Amanda Adler, Chair of NICEs Technology Appraisal committee.

•     Barrie Chubb, Regional Health Economics Manager, Novo Nordisk.

The conference will also have open sessions on all aspects of the health economics of diabetes.

A major focus of this conference will be exploring ways to promote transparency when reporting results of diabetes simulation models. The conference will also explore ways of communicating results and have a special session on Type 1 diabetes models. Challange sessions involve discussion and debate after presentations from a range of simulation modelling groups. There will also be a range of short conference presentations.

Abstract submissions by Friday 1 July 2016 are invited on the following themes-

(1) Modelling diabetes disease progression and its complications

(2) Effect of diabetes on society – its impact on life and work

(3) Economic approaches to measuring quality of life

(4) Quantifying the cost of diabetes and its complications

(5) Methodological aspects of diabetes modelling


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