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Launch party

July 27, 2015
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Launch party

I think I've already mentioned this work here and here: after much tribulation, mostly due to the fact that we had to co-ordinate a relatively large number of papers in a single journal issue, we are very close to the publication of our work on the Ste...

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The mathematics of love

July 17, 2015
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I can't remember how I came across this (I think I saw an article about it on Metro or something), but I got intrigued by Hannah Fry's work on "The mathematics of love". So I bought the book and read it $-$ it's a fairly easy read, so I got throug...

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Our short course

July 16, 2015
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We've opened officially registration for our short course on Bayesian methods in health economics (this is a link to last year's edition, with a little more information than the official webpage for this year's course). When we decided to do this, we a...

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The good, the bad and the ugly

July 15, 2015
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The good, the bad and the ugly

This is me kind of whining $-$ although I do have some positive (and I think I'm right in whining).First off: chapeau to the iHEA local organisers at Bocconi University in Milan! I think they've done an incredible job $-$ I think iHEA staff do help and...

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Going to iHEA

July 11, 2015
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iHEA's conference is kind of big deal in health economics: it's usually very big, with lots of sessions and lots of people participating. I have been to a few, both sides of the Atlantic and they are usually very good. This year it's in Milan (I think ...

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Back to the future (or the day of the crises)

July 8, 2015
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Back to the future (or the day of the crises)

Yesterday was a very interesting day $-$ not sure if "interesting" is the best word to describe it, but for now I'll just use it...We had our workshop on survival analysis in health economic evaluations, which instigated the first crisis of t...

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Stress testing

July 6, 2015
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Stress testing

Lately, we've been spending a lot of time "stress-testing" our method for the computation of the Expected Value of Partial Perfect Information (EVPPI $-$ I know: the terminology is a bit strange and possibly not-very helpful, as "perfect" information d...

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Job advert

June 22, 2015
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Job advert

This is an interesting post just advertised at Imperial College London by Marta.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSchool of Public HealthResearch Associate in BiostatisticsSalary: £33,410 to £42,380 per annumDuration: 3 years fixe...

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Back log

June 22, 2015
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Back log

Last week I went to Madrid to examine a PhD (I've mentioned this in another post). The thesis was focussed on a mixture of computer science and health economics $-$ in particular, much of the work was about developing suitable algorithms for running ef...

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Survival of the fittest (health economic model)

June 8, 2015
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Survival of the fittest (health economic model)

To make up for the fact that we've missed a couple of slots over the past months in our seminar series, we thought we organised a more structured event. So, our next seminar will in fact be a workshop and will be held at UCL on 7 July from 1.30pm ...

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