HERU and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary have previously collaborated on running a short course on 'Using Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) in health economics'. The  course last took place in September 2019 and was held at the Banff Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada. The next course is scheduled to run in March 2022, with the dates to be confirmed. Details will be posted online when available.

The aims of the course are to provide:

  • An introduction to the theoretical basis for, and development and application of, DCEs in health economics.

  • Hands on experience of the design of DCEs, questionnaire development, data input, analysis and interpretation.

  • An update on methodological issues raised in the application of DCEs.

The short course is aimed at those interested in the application of DCEs in health economics and focused on the practical and theoretical issues raised when applying the technique. The workshop includes group work sessions.