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Statement from Institute of Health Economics mourning the loss of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

The Institute of Health Economics Board of Directors and staff joins other Canadians and Albertans in mourning the loss of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th, 2022. When she assumed the role of Queen of the United Kingdom on February 6th, 1952 she also became Head of State for Canada and has been a consistent figure in key moments in Canadian and Alberta history and in all our lives. Queen Elizabeth visited Canada more times than any other Commonwealth country, the last time in 2010. On that visit she said, “This nation has dedicated itself to being a caring home for its’ own, a sanctuary for others and an example to the world". We hope we can continue to support such sentiments through our ongoing work. Rest in peace Your Majesty.
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Health and the Economy: Lessons from the Pandemic in Economic Resilience

The Institute of Health Economics sponsored a plenary session at the recent Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) annual conference in Calgary on July 27th. The session was titled “Health & the Economy: Lessons from the Pandemic in Economic Resilience”. The panel was moderated by economist Dr. Vic Adamowicz from the University of Alberta. Ms. Andrea Brocklebank from the Beef Cattle Research Council and Mr. Andrew Gibbons from WestJet Airlines explored how their sectors addressed border closures, inventory management, and the ever-changing daily challenges of operating key industries in a pandemic. Ms. Noelle Becker from Alberta Labor and Immigration discussed the importance of adapting, revising, and incorporating what's been learned into the Alberta government's response to long-term…
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Long COVID-19: The Pandemic after the Pandemic

Dr. Christopher McCabe participates in the Alberta Health Services webinar series related to Long COVID. Host Shawna Curry interviews Dr. McCabe, Isabel Henderson and Dr. Simon Decary, to explore where long COVID started, what we can learn from current research, and where long COVID might be headed. Dr. McCabe provides overview of economic modelling support the Institute of Health Economics provided to decision-makers during pandemic and also outlined the collaborative work across the country to prepare for the next pandemic and respond to ongoing pressures.   Link to webinar: For further information John Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics, Ph: 780-862-1905 Email: [email protected]
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IHE Board names Interim CEO

Given the recent announcement regarding the end of a successful tenure for IHE CEO Dr. Chris McCabe (link), the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) Board of Directors has asked Dr. Kate Harback to take on the role of Acting CEO effective 1st August 2022, and then Interim CEO effective 1st September 2022.  Dr. Harback is currently the Director of Economics at the Institute (link). She will continue as the Interim CEO until the process for selection of the permanent CEO is complete.  A CEO Recruitment Committee has been struck as a sub-committee of the Institute of Health Economics Board, with representatives from the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Announcements regarding the search and selection process will be communicated at a later date.  …
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IHE CEO participates in Slovakia HTA Advisory Board

IHE CEO, Dr. Christopher McCabe, participates in the National Institute for Value and Technologies in Health Care’s (NIHO) Scientific Advisory Committee. NIHO is the national agency in Slovakia and is the newest member of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) which the IHE is honored to host the secretariat for. Dr. McCabe presented on “Research Oriented Market Access: A prospectively designed coverage with evidence development framework”. The meeting was held on July 1st 2022, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Link to Agenda for Scientific Advisory Agenda. For further informationJohn Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics,Ph: 780-862-1905Email: [email protected]
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