Post- Colloquium Symposia and Workshops: 27-28 September 2014

1. Cochrane Health Economics Workshop


This two-day workshop is designed to provide an introduction to health economics.

Target audience:

This is an opportunity for those with an interest in using health economics but with only limited experience to move from the first principles of economic evaluation to practical application of the techniques.


Day 1

In the morning a brief introduction to health economics will be provided and the main types of economic evaluation used in health care are in the introduction.  In the afternoon we go on to consider how the cost components of an economic evaluation can be completed.  This will include how the costs can be identified, measured and valued, as well as key things to consider when estimating costs.

Day 2

The morning will be spent considering how the other part of every economic evaluation, benefits, can be identified, measured and valued.  In the afternoon we move back to consider when an economic evaluation should be conducted and, in practical terms how an economic evaluation might be performed.


Saturday 27th September 2014

09:00 -10:45

Session 1:  Welcome and Introduction to Health Economics

10:45 -11:00



Session 2:  Types of Economic Evaluation



14:00 – 15:30

Session 2:  Types of Economic Evaluation

15:30 – 15:45


15:45- 17:00

Session 2:  Types of Economic Evaluation

Sunday 28th September 2014


Session 1:  Measurement and Valuation of Benefits




Session 2:  Strengths and Limitations of Alternative Measures




Session 3:  Issues in the Design of Economic Evaluation

15:30 -15:45


15:45- 17:00

Session 3:  Issues in the Design of Economic Evaluation

Type of workshop: Training

Date and time: 27 & 28/09/2014: 09:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs

Venue: Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Hyderabad| Plot # 1, A N V Arcade| Amar Co-operative Society, Kavuri Hills| Madhapur| Hyderabad- 500033|Tel: 91 40 49006000


The IPPH is:

  • 6 km from the Novotel Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), the Colloquium venue. For directions and a map: click here.
  • 4.3 km from Lemon Tree Premier and Red Fox (other Colloquium Hotels). For directions and a map: click here.
  • 3.4 km from Hotel Avasa, a Colloquium Hotel. For directions and a map: click here.

Seating limit: 50- 60 (so hurry, spaces are limited).

Registration: 20 US$. 

Registration covers your attendance at this workshop, refreshments, and lunch on both days. 

To register: Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Luke Vale: Convenor, Campbell and Cochrane Economic Methods Group; Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics,  Institute of Health and Society,  Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

Laura Ternent:  Economics Editor, Cochrane Incontinence Review Group, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics,  Institute of Health and Society Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK  

Ian Shemilt: Convenor Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group, Behaviour and Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

2. Essential Occupational Safety and Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


The Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), the Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) and the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health and Development (ICOH SCOHDev) have come together to organize this one-day workshop that aims to increase the uptake of evidence-based interventions used in occupational health and safety in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries..

Target audience

Occupational health physicians, safety officers, managers, and anyone interested in finding, understanding and using reliable evidence for interventions used in promoting occupational health and safety, particularly in LMICs.


Participants will be introduced to SCOHDev and the research agenda; and to Cochrane Systematic Reviews. This will be followed by presentations and discussions around evidence from Cochrane reviews in the areas of occupational health and safety; injury prevention; promoting respiratory protection; and preventing work-related musculoskeletal problems that will be led by experts from Finland, Malaysia, Thailand and the UK. There will be opportunities for clarifications.  Local sharing of experiences, such as of interventions in unorganized sectors; and other intervention studies will enrich the day’s proceedings. Group work will focus on interventions for dust related diseases; interventions in chemical industries; and interventions for injury prevention that will culminate in attempts to formulate new titles for systematic reviews in occupational health and safety relevant for LMICs.

This is a unique opportunity for Occupational Health & Safety (OSH) professionals to know more about how, and where, to find reliable answers to their questions about what interventions work, what interventions do not work, and what interventions in OSH need more evidence.

This workshop will also be an opportunity to be a part of a group that will discuss some sector-specific interventions.

This workshop also offers a platform for people from all over the world interested in OSH to collaborate to find ways of making work-places everywhere less hazardous; and ultimately more fulfilling. 

Type of workshop: Information-sharing and discussion workshop.

Date and time: Saturday 27 September 2014; 08:30 – 16:00 hours

Venue: Hotel AVASA |Near Hitech City| Madhapur| Hyderabad

Registration: 1300 (One Thousand Three Hundred) Indian Rupees.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, and attendance at the workshop for one person.

Spaces are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.  There will be no spot registration.

To register: Click here to download the agenda, registration form and information about payment options. Fill in the registration form and send the form and payment to:

Dr J Vijay Rao |Chief Medical Superintendent| Nuclear Fuel Complex| ECIL PO| Hyderabad – 500 062| Mobile: 09849256689 Email:  

For enquiries about the workshop, contact: Sr J Vijay Rao

For accommodation/other logistics, contact: Dr Nanda Kishore |Flat No 203 | Samala Royale Apartments | Gurumurthy lane | Street No.4 |Begumpet | Hyderabad 500016| Mobile: 0984949094 / 09848195173 | 


Dr Chaitanya Gulvady (President, IAOH, India) | Dr Shyam Pingle  (Chairman, ICOH SCOHDev, India) | Mr Jani Ruotsalainen (Managing Editor, Cochrane OSH Group, Finland) | Mrs Emma Sydenham (Managing Editor, Cochrane Injuries Group, UK) | Prof Malinee Laopaiboon (Department of Biostatistics and Demography, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand) | Dr Victor Hoe, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Mirai Chatterjee / Dr Dileep Andhare (Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar) | Dr G K Kulkarni, Editor, Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | Group Discussion Leaders: Dr Vivek Chandra Rao, Dr Divyang Shah, Mr K N Sen


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