Online Self-Study Programme: Basics of Health Economics

By Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans

Course Details

Dates & Locations

14 May-14 June 2024

Register

17 September-17 October 2024

Register

15 October-14 November 2024

Register
  • This self-study programme (~7,5 h in total) needs to be finalised in a time frame of 4 weeks.
  • Do the above dates not suit? Email inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com for additional dates.
  • Interested in this programme for your team? Contact inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com for more info about group rates and Team Training options.

Upcoming Session

14 May-14 June 2024

Early bird € 1 570

(Full fee € 1 770)

(until 12/04/2024)

Pharma/medtech products cannot be successful without a favourable cost-effectiveness and budget impact profile.

Therefore, all managers in clinical development, regulatory, market access (and related), medical affairs and marketing should understand the fundamentals of health economic evaluations and budget impact analysis.

Only then will they take product-related decisions that consider the payers’ perspectives and optimally communicate value to payers, KOLs and other external stakeholders.

Upon completion of this course, you will master the fundamentals of health economic evaluations as a non-health-economist, and add value to decisions and communications related to products in R&D and/or brands in the market.

  1. The logic and math behind QALYs, ICERs, decision-trees and Markov models.

  2. How external stakeholders use and assess health economic evidence.

  3. Key principles of cost-effectiveness analysis and Budget Impact Analysis.

  4. The role of health economic evaluations in clinical research, pricing & reimbursement decisions, post-launch.


And you will have the opportunity to connect with other participants during the Kick-off and Closing webinar, led by the Learning Coach.

The supporting training materials, the exercises between modules and the final test optimise learning retention. 

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To see the detailed agenda, please submit your details in the form below the table.

I. KICK-OFF WEBINAR (~ 1 h)

II. SELF-STUDY – 5 MODULES & FINAL TEST (~7 h 30 min):

  1. MODULE 1 – QALYs & ICERs (~1 h 15 min)
  2. MODULE 2 – Challenging the QALY and the Value of Health (~1 h 15 min)
  3. MODULE 3 – Decision Models for Health Economic Evaluations (~1 h 30 min)
  4. MODULE 4 – The Cost Dimension and Budget Impact Analysis (~1 h 30 min)
  5. MODULE 5 – Health Economic Evaluations and Clinical Trials (~1 h)
  6. Final Test (~1 h)
III. CLOSING WEBINAR (~ 45 min)

 

To see the detailed agenda, please submit your details in the form below:

What is the difference with the 2-day Health Economics for Non-Health-Economists course?

  • The 2-day face-to-face course has more breadth and depth in both theory (lectures) and practice (group work). For instance, the 2-hour module on the “Guidelines for Health Economic Evaluations” is highly valued because of the interactive group work session on a health economic publication.

  • In a face-to-face classroom training, you learn a lot from your industry peers because of the exchange of experiences and ideas and the discussions about issues you face in your function. The Q&A sessions are very rich and you will have many opportunities for conversations with your peers outside the formal programme. 

  • Participating in the 2-day course gives the opportunity to meet Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans and discuss your own projects/issues with him during the breaks. 

  • Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans has participated in more than 400 health economic evaluations in over 20 countries across a wide spectrum of therapeutic areas. He has also been involved as an expert in a large number of Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) and is actively involved in HTA on a European level.

  • Lieven has a unique profile: academic professor, past-president of ISPOR, author of Health economics for non-economists (Pelckmans Pro, 2018), trainer and consultant.

  • Highly respected for his vast international and cross-therapeutic experience, Lieven is a much sought-after advisor and educator to health policy makers and the innovative healthcare industry.

  • Lieven has been on CELforPharma faculty since 2009 and is always applauded by participants for his engaging and fun teaching style.
     

 

Your Learning Coach

Throughout the programme, you are guided and supported by your Learning Coach, Inge Cornelis.

Inge can assist you if you experience problems with the exercises, or answer content related question you may have (with the support of Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans).

Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans concludes his course with this statement: 

“Everyone in a (pharma or medtech) company should have knowledge about the basics of health economic evaluations”. 

That is because all pharma/medtech executives along a product’s lifecycle, from early clinical development up to post-launch, will take better decisions for that product if they know the fundamentals of health economic evaluations and can think/act with the payer’s perspectives in mind.

In other words, all executives involved in preclinical and clinical development, regulatory affairs, market access, medical affairs, public affairs, marketing & sales, business development and licensing, business intelligence, market research…, should take this course.

Would you like to receive a list of anonymised participant profiles from previous sessions? 

Email inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com

The average Recommendation Score from participants of the last session was 

9,6/10!

 

 

Read this selection of testimonials from recent participants: 

I would recommend this training for everybody working in pharma (who isn’t a health economics expert). This training brings all the basic concepts of health economics and helps you to understand how complex it is to estimate the value of a medicine. It also brings the perspective of a payer: what are they interested in, what are they taking into consideration. Cherry on the cake: Prof. Annemans is a great teacher.

Vertex

Thomas Daniele, Associate Director Medical Affairs – Hematology - Switzerland - March 2024

Absolutely loved the course, I have learnt so much over these modules and am keen to learn more about Health Economics. I really enjoyed the content, Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans was such a delight to follow, and he is so knowledgeable in this field so the modules are really easy to follow & understand.

Novartis

Adnaan Nana, Medical Advisor East & Southern Africa Cluster - South Africa - October 2023

The Basics of Health Economics course was very beneficial for me as Medical Affairs. Simply and clearly explained what QALY and ICER are (and of course many other concepts) with practical examples. I also really appreciate the clarity in the English language.

Vertex

Dagmar Cernohorska, Medical Science Liaison - Czech Republic - March 2024

Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans was very engaging even though the training was virtual. Each of the modules was very interactive and mimicked an in-person training session. The content was also delivered in a very basic format for easy assimilation.

Novartis

Emmanuel Mireku-Sarpong, Key Account Manager - Ghana - October 2023

The professor presents new information in an interesting, understandable and attractive way. This was a great opportunity to gain new knowledge in a very short period of time in a format convenient for me.

Olainfarm

Olita Stanislavska, Medical Consultant - Latvia - October 2023

Great course and good follow-up from the team.

Novartis

Magdalene Induli, Medical Advisor Special Medicines and Programs East and Southern Africa Cluster - Kenya - October 2023

The course provides a great overview of the key concepts of Health Economics with a clear, effective and flexible programme, based on the experience of Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans.

Chiesi

Giacomo Brandi, Market Access Specialist, EU&EMs, Rare Diseases - Italy - September 2023

This course is right for anyone new to the concept of Health Economics; it teaches the most relevant skills to start thinking about the subject.

IQVIA

Vaibhav Varkhedkar, Director - United States - September 2023

I highly recommend the self-study programme! Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans gives a very broad and clear overview of all the different topics in health economics in a well-balanced way: not too detailed but also not too superficial.

Valneva

Adrianne de Roo, Associate Market Access Manager - Austria - September 2023

This course is truly a great value for money. It has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of health economic topics and has empowered me to actively participate in discussions with our reimbursement team. It's not every day that a course surpasses expectations, but this one certainly did.

Medtronic

Tim van den Heuvel, Senior Medical Affairs Specialist - The Netherlands - June 2023

I highly recommend the self-study programme! Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans’ lectures were very clear, and the exercises were helpful to consolidate learning. I really liked the flexibility given the self-study nature of the programme.

Maple Health Group

Lucia Zhu, Consultant - Spain - June 2023

10/10 recommendation for this self-study programme! Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans explains the concepts in a very clear way, and the exercises were very illustrative.

Grifols

Angels Pardos, Global Commercial Learning & Development Director - Spain - March 2023

Wonderful opportunity to learn the basics of Health Economics. Excellent professor, and excellent follow up from CELforPharma!

Sandoz

Jennifer Tricallotis, Medical Account Manager - Ecuador - February 2023

It was a great experience and valuable time spent to get insights into Health Economics.

WÖRWAG Pharma

Jan-Christoph Wollmann, Director Global Medical Affairs - Germany - December 2022

I would like to thank you for the excellent online self-study programme! Logistically and content-wise it was truly excellent. I enjoyed Lieven Annemans who is really an outstanding lecturer.

Bayer

Kay Joest, VP Marketing - Germany - December 2022

I can highly recommend this programme to anyone who would like to gain a foundational knowledge on Health Economics. The course is well designed and combines theoretical concepts with practical examples. Prof. Dr. Annemans explains complex models in an easily understandable way, which makes the programme interesting. After participating in this training, I gained a better understanding on how payers apply ICER thresholds, how budget impact is calculated and other relevant concepts that are highly relevant for many functions within the pharma industry.

Daiichi Sankyo

Selena Yanguas Sáenz, Global Oncology Pricing Analytics & Operations Manager - Germany - April 2022

The programme was practical and concise around Pharmacoeconomics basics. I believe that the expertise and familiarity with the topics by Prof. Annemans were key to have a meaningful learning experience.

Sandoz

Alberto Chapela, Medical Manager - Mexico - February 2022

I really enjoyed this programme and easily learned the basics of Health Economics. My previous knowledge was limited and I can now say that I master the key principles. Prof. Annemans is a great speaker and trainer.

Servier

Hélène Rault, Market Access and Value Manager - France - February 2022

I would highly recommend this introductory course as Dr. Lieven Annemans does a wonderful job of explaining concepts and demonstrating how they apply to the real world. He makes learning interesting and fun with sprinkling a bit of humour here and there. I have a much better understanding of the concepts and look forward to applying them in my role.

Sandoz

Kim Campbell, Executive Director - USA - January 2022

Basics of Health Economics is an excellent training, and I enjoyed this learning experience a lot. The content is very clear, interesting and relevant for many functions in the pharma industry.

Sandoz

Elena Zakirova, Head of Global Medical Affairs (small molecules) - Germany - December 2021

This is a fantastic course for someone with very basic knowledge of health economics. Prof Lieven Annemans is very engaging and explains concepts very well. I work in medical affairs and I feel much more equipped to be able to challenge cost-effectiveness and budget impact models. Thanks!

Boehringer Ingelheim

Marie Li, Senior Medical Advisor - United Kingdom - December 2021

It was really a pleasure to go through the training, and I really enjoyed it. Prof. Annemans is a great speaker, and the process is very smooth and logical.

Roche

Marina Gafarova, Medical Lead - Russian Federation - December 2021

This course includes both theoretical and practical aspects, resulting in an excellent training.

Blue Reg Pharma Consult

Séverine Waterdrinker, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Writing - France - December 2021

In the last few years, market access has become the most important success factor for the pharma industry. Without a basic understanding of market access, it's not possible to survive, even if you are the best marketeer. After participating in this training, I feel very comfortable in any conversation related to cost-effectiveness, budget impact and many others. Prof. Annemans is a great teacher, his explanations are smart, easy to follow and always illustrated with examples. The exercises at the end of each block and their detailed solution at the beginning of the next block make it even more digestible and easy to remember. If this training will be continued I'll definitely participate. Thank you!

Janssen

Agnes Varkonyi, Group Therapeutic Area Director - Hungary - October 2021

Prof. Dr. Annemans explains complex health economic models in an approachable manner to participants with no previous knowledge. Yet, at the same time, also gives participants tools to not only create simple, but in-depth health economic evaluations of their own. Participants are left with a vast health economic toolbox, where the limit in what can be done after the course lies only in the participant themselves. A very practical course with good examples and productive assignments to be handed in.

IDL Biotech

Erik Nyberg, Product Manager - Sweden - October 2021

I really liked the whole course. The professor is clear and focused on his explanations. It's easy to learn the key concepts of health economics at your own pace.

USMIMA

Immaculada Herrero Fresneda, Chief Scientific Officer - Spain - October 2021

Working through the math on simple models has really helped imbed the concepts. I feel like I will ask better questions in the future, and understand the answers!

Pfizer

Katherine Lester, Academy Lead EM - New Zealand - October 2021

I recommend the programme not just to colleagues with Market Access positions, but to all the colleagues/managers on the affected areas, who have any connection to plan or put any new product on the market. This programme can guarantee a common language & understanding of each other.

Ferring

Tamás Bordács, Global Head of RWE, Health Economics & Outcomes Research - Hungary - October 2021

The course gives a great overview on the topic and the different concepts are well explained and supported with real-life examples.

DSM

Barbara Troesch, Global Science Lead Pharma and Medical Nutrition - Switzerland - June 2021

A very insightful training! Prof. Lieven Annemans provides a thorough and understandable introduction to Health Economics with examples and exercises that help the trainee understand their main principles and mindset!

Boehringer Ingelheim

Grigorios Agkyralidis, Head of Regulatory Affairs - Greece - June 2021

The course was informative, very well organised and will absolutely be useful in my work as a business coach for innovative start-ups. I strongly recommend this course for professionals who need to improve their knowledge in health economy in a structured and time-efficient way.

Umeå Life Science Consulting

Pia Keyser, Consultant - Sweden - April 2021

This was one of the best online courses I had so far. Very structured approach to teaching, excellent speaker and useful exercises. I really enjoyed all the modules and fully recommend to any of my Medtech colleagues.

Medtronic

Danko Tomasic, Sr. Manager Marketing Services EMEA - Switzerland - March 2021

It was actually a lot of fun learning the basics of Health Economics with this program. Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans is able to explain complex models in a simple and interesting way.

Biotest

Dr. Nicole Dälken, Product Manager | Global Marketing - Germany - March 2021

The programme starts from level zero so there is no need for any knowledge on Health Economics to start and the exercises throughout add an extra dimension in the learning process. Prof. Annemans is a master in explaining complex concepts in an easily understandable way and knows exactly what and where to repeat information as he goes through each module. Overall an excellent programme that completely met my expectations and that I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn about Health Economics from the beginning. Thank you very much!

Biogen

Chris Lauwereins, Associate Director of Finance - Belgium - February 2021

I joined this course with very little previous exposure to Health Economics concepts. This course was extremely beneficial and gave me in just a couple of weeks a good understanding of the basic concepts, tools and methods and how & when they should be applied. The tests that follow each of the 5 modules gave me the opportunity to understand what my knowledge gaps were and to solidify my notions. I highly recommend this course to every newcomer into access.

Takeda

Olivia Duta, Global Pricing Lead GI - Switzerland - February 2021

It's a very well-structured course with the right balance between theory, practical examples, and exercises. Prof. Lieven Annemans' knowledge and communication skills make the course very interesting!

Daiichi Sankyo

Élia Almeida, Market Access Manager - Portugal - January 2021

The programme starts with a one-hour Kick-off Webinar led by the Learning Coach.

You then have 4 weeks to complete the 5 modules of the online self-study programme.

Once you completed a module, you will no longer have access to that module, but you will receive the full slides set.

During the 45 min Closing Webinar, led by the Learning Coach, you will receive your Certificate of Completion, signed by Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans and CELforPharma.

 

The following 4-week online programmes are planned:

14 May-14 June 2024

Early bird € 1 570

(Full fee € 1 770)

(until 12/04/2024)

17 September-17 October 2024

Early bird € 1 570

(Full fee € 1 770)

(until 16/08/2024)

15 October-14 November 2024

Early bird € 1 570

(Full fee € 1 770)

(until 13/09/2024)

Do the above dates not suit? 
Email inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com for additional dates.

 

Interested in this programme for your team? 
Contact inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com for more info about group rates and Team Training options.

How to Register

  1. Click the green "Register" button on the course session of your preference.

  2. The registration wizard will guide you through the personal and company data that we need to process your registration.

  3. You have the choice between 2 payment options:

    1. Payment by credit card. You will not be required to pay immediately, but you will receive a secured payment link together with the invoice.

    2. Payment via bank transfer

  4. Click "Register Now". You will be sent an automatic email confirming your registration followed by a personal email containing an invoice and further payment instructions.


For assistance with your registration, please email Annelies Swaan or contact her by phone at +32 486 98 52 49. 
 

Included in the Registration Fee:

  • Access to the Kick-off Webinar, the 5 pre-recorded presentations (each 45-55 min) by Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans, and the Closing Webinar.

  • Workbook with the key presentation slides of each module so that you can take notes while watching the recordings.

  • Exercises to be completed in-between the modules and the final test which you need to complete to get your course certificate.

  • The full slide deck of each module.

  • Additional reading: referred publications, useful links and additional reading material.

  • Your Learning Coach will address any content-related questions you may have during the programme as long as they are within the scope of this course. 
     

VAT Information

The prices on our website are excluding VAT. Depending on the format of the course (face-to-face in Brussels or live online or self-study programme) and your location, we are obliged by Belgian law to apply VAT.

We are obliged by Belgian law to apply VAT in the following cases:

Face-to-Face public course organised in Belgium


Article 53 of the European Union VAT Directive 2006/112 states that : “The place of supply of services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment or similar events, such as fairs and exhibitions, and of ancillary services related to the admission, supplied to a taxable person, shall be the place where those events actually take place.” 
If the course that you register for takes place in Belgium, we are obliged to charge 21% Belgian VAT. 
However, you can recover this Belgian VAT through the refund procedure. Note that this procedure differs depending on the country where you are located. It is best to contact your local VAT administration for this.
 

Online Public courses -  live webinar


Webinars where the participants can communicate among themselves or ask questions to the speaker(s) (be it verbally, via a chat function or similar), are considered as ‘online interactive webinars’ by the Belgian VAT administration. 
According to Article 53 of the European Union VAT Directive 2006/112, these online interactive webinars take place where the organisation of the seminar takes place, which in this case is Belgium. 
So, if you register for one of our live online courses (organised from our offices in Belgium), we are obliged to charge 21% Belgian VAT. 
However, you can recover this Belgian VAT through the refund procedure. Note that this procedure differs depending on the country where you are located. It is best to contact your local VAT administration for this.
 

Self-Study Programme:


A self-study programme is a service provided electronically. It is the period of self-study that is the most important in our self-study Basics of Health Economics and not the kickoff and closing webinars. As a result, this self-study program follows a different VAT application and the place of the service is where the customer is established. Therefore, we follow the VAT rules applicable to the country of your invoicing address.

 

Group Discounts

Team discounts can be offered to 2 or more delegates from the same company.

Email Annelies Swaan, Director Business Operations, for more details. 
 

Transfer & Cancellation Policy

Flexible Transfer

  • If a registrant cannot attend the scheduled course, he/she can avoid any cancellation charge by sending a suitable replacement participant.

  • Alternatively, the registrant can transfer once on a “space available” basis at no extra cost, until 3 weeks prior to the event, to another course of the same value held within one year of the original course date.

Registration Cancellation

  • Less than 14 days prior to the course date: registrant liable to pay the full invoiced registration fee.

  • Between 15 and 30 days prior to the course date: registrant liable to pay 50% of the invoiced registration fee.

  • More than 30 days prior to the course date: registrant liable to pay a cancellation fee of € 450 per registrant.

  • If a registrant postpones his/her participation to a future course, and cancels again, no refund can be claimed for registration fees.

 

Benefits of CELforPharma’s face-to-face courses:

  • You have the unique opportunity to interact 1:1 with the expert(s).

  • Plenty of opportunity for informal 1:1 and group conversations with your international peers to exchange experiences and ideas, to discuss issues and to network.

  • Face-to-face interactions allow for more depth during Q&As and group work.

  • You can step away from your daily routine in the office and enjoy a more focused learning experience in a comfortable business hotel environment.

 

Benefits of CELforPharma’s live online courses:

  • The formal programme is as impactful as a face-to-face course thanks to the highly interactive format (using breakouts, polls, quizzes …).

  • No travel & accommodation expenses

  • You can attend the course from the comfort of your own office or home.

  • We send you the course materials by post so that you can take notes and fully engage with the course content.

No, if you choose credit card payment, we will send you a secure payment link together with the invoice.

Team discounts can be offered for 2 or more registrations confirmed at the same time. The level of discount will depend on the number of registrations and the availability of seats.

Email Annelies Swaan, Director Business Operations, for more details. 

Depending on the format of the course (face-to-face in Brussels or live online or self-study programme) and your location, we are obliged by Belgian law to apply VAT in the following cases:

Face-to-Face public course organised in Belgium


Article 53 of the European Union VAT Directive 2006/112 states that : “The place of supply of services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment or similar events, such as fairs and exhibitions, and of ancillary services related to the admission, supplied to a taxable person, shall be the place where those events actually take place.” 
If the course that you register for takes place in Belgium, we are obliged to charge 21% Belgian VAT. 
However, you can recover this Belgian VAT through the refund procedure. Note that this procedure differs depending on the country where you are located. It is best to contact your local VAT administration for this.
 

Online Public courses -  live webinar


Webinars where the participants can communicate among themselves or ask questions to the speaker(s) (be it verbally, via a chat function or similar), are considered as ‘online interactive webinars’ by the Belgian VAT administration. 
According to Article 53 of the European Union VAT Directive 2006/112, these online interactive webinars take place where the organisation of the seminar takes place, which in this case is Belgium. 
So, if you register for one of our live online courses (organised from our offices in Belgium), we are obliged to charge 21% Belgian VAT. 
However, you can recover this Belgian VAT through the refund procedure. Note that this procedure differs depending on the country where you are located. It is best to contact your local VAT administration for this.
 

Self-Study Programme:


A self-study programme is a service provided electronically. It is the period of self-study that is the most important in our self-study Basics of Health Economics and not the kickoff and closing webinars. As a result, this self-study program follows a different VAT application and the place of the service is where the customer is established. Therefore, we follow the VAT rules applicable to the country of your invoicing address.

Our face-to-face courses in Brussels take place in four-star business hotels close to the airport. As part of our strong relationship with these hotels, CELforPharma has secured a discount on the daily room rate for our delegates who book their accommodation via us.   

Upon your registration, we will assist you to make your hotel booking. For any assistance in this matter please do not hesitate to email Lisa Causero, Programme Coordinator, or contact her by phone at +32 484 70 91 97. 

We do not record our live online public courses as we want to offer a safe environment for all attendees to share their experiences and freely ask questions.

This way, by participating in our courses, you do not only learn from our expert faculty but also from your international peers in the room.

No, we don't sell the course materials as a stand-alone. 
Without the expert's explanation, the exercises and the discussions with other course participants, there is very little value in the slides.

Email Inge Cornelis, partner with CELforPharma, to help you choose the course that is best suited. 

Yes! 

We have helped many managers with setting up an in-house training programme for their team. 

Email Inge Cornelis, partner with CELforPharma, to discuss your team training needs.

Do you have any other questions?  
Email Annelies Swaan or call +32 486 98 52 49.

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Dates & Locations

14 May-14 June 2024

Register

17 September-17 October 2024

Register

15 October-14 November 2024

Register
  • This self-study programme (~7,5 h in total) needs to be finalised in a time frame of 4 weeks.
  • Do the above dates not suit? Email inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com for additional dates.
  • Interested in this programme for your team? Contact inge.cornelis@celforpharma.com for more info about group rates and Team Training options.