6th Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Optimizing Intervention Portfolios to Achieve Global Health Goals

Optimizing intervention portfolios is crucial as the global health community strives to further reduce the burden of disease. Interventions are numerous and evolving; however, resources are limited. We must choose wisely for local needs and implement well.

Join us for this colloquium, with experts, policy makers, researchers, and trainees. We will discuss economic concepts and tools to develop locally optimal intervention portfolios and maximize intervention effectiveness and efficiency. We will examine the interface of program scale-up, implementation enhancement, monitoring, and quality. Our speakers and panel discussions will tackle questions like:

  • What do we mean by an optimal intervention portfolio?
  • How does cost-effectiveness analysis inform portfolios?
  • What is the role of improving quality and streamlining delivery?
  • Can we generalize across geographic settings?
  • How do universal health care plans select interventions to cover?
  • How can we best support political leaders and decision-makers in pursuing major health gains?

$15 students
$60 faculty and staff
$90 private sector

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8:00 Coffee and Registration

8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Organizers
James G. Kahn & Jaime Sepulveda, UCSF; Douglas Owens, Stanford University; Stefano Bertozzi, UC Berkeley

8:50 Optimal Intervention Portfolios: Efficiency, Ethics, Diplomacy
Moderator: Carol Levin, University of Washington
Health Diplomacy: Responding to Global Health ChallengesEric Goosby, UCSF
Ethical & Efficiency Choices in Portfolio DesignElliot Marseille, HSI

9:20 Keynote – Identifying Priorities in the Disease Control Priorities Project
Dean Jamison, Director DCP3, Professor Emeritus, UCSF (with Stefano Bertozzi, Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley)

10:30 Break

10:45 Optimizing Implementation
Moderator: Colin Boyle, UCSF
Gas stoves: Implementation Science for a Traditional Practice, Guatemala, Margaret Handley, UCSF
Implementation Science for TB Diagnosis & Treatment, Uganda, Adithya Cattamanchi, UCSF
Challenges to Achieving Savings in ART with Differentiated Care and Viral Load Testing, Ruanne Barnabas, UW 
Influence of Existing Capacities on Intervention Choice, Elvin Geng, UCSF

12:15 Networking Lunch

1:15 Feasibility and Efficiency in Intervention Design: the PATH Paradigm
Clint Pecenka, PATH

1:40 NextGen Intervention Economics
Moderator: Eran Bendavid, Stanford
Global Health Cost Consortium: Determinants of HIV Intervention Unit Costs in LMIC, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, INSP Mexico
Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Adaptive Evaluation of ART Adherence Strategies, Uganda, Starley Shade, UCSF

2:30 Keynote – High Quality Health Systems for High Quality Interventions
Margaret E. Kruk, Prof, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Chair, Lancet Commission on High Quality Health

3:30 Ambitious Programs with Constrained Resources
Moderator: TBA
FACES: Maintaining Interventions with Slashed Resources, Kenya, Craig Cohen, UCSF
Malaria Elimination Investment Case Intervention Portfolio, South AfricaKatie Fox, UCSF

4:45 Reception – food, drink, music, networking

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