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Heidelberg Health Economics Summer School 2024

This year´s Heidelberg Health Economics Summer School, a high-level, full week program offered by InnoValHC under the auspices of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, will address the role of (health) economic evaluation in the regulatory context of formal Health Technology Assessments (HTAs).

The Summer School 2024 will move to a new site in the Dolomites – the NOI Techpark and NOBIS conference center, recently opened by the city of Bruneck-Brunico (Pustertal-Val Pusteria) in cooperation with the “Nature of Innovation” (NOI) network of research institutes rooted in South Tyrol / Italy and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and will take place from September 23-27, 2024.

The Core Program of the Summer School 2024 will run from Monday through Friday, with an option to arrive on Monday morning. The scientific program will be enhanced by a special event on Wednesday evening – participants will be invited to a “fireside chat” with Thomas B. Cueni, until recently Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), long-time Secretary General of Interpharma, and Secretary of the Biopharmaceutical CEO Round Table (BCR).

In addition to an intense scientific program, dedicated to “New Perspectives for Health Economics & Health Technology Assessments (HTAs)”, participants will be invited to a Welcome Reception at the Bruneck-Brunico Castle with its RIPA Messner Mountain Museum – including a tour personally guided by Christian Tschurtschenthaler, the former mayor of Bruneck-Brunico.

The program on Thursday will take place at the LUMEN museum & event space on the summit plateau of the Kronplatz (2,275m above sea level), surrounded by spectacular views of the Dolomites. A guided tour to the LUMEN Museum of Mountain Photography during an extended lunch break will be organized as well.

Highly Interactive Summer School Program

Detailed information re. this year´s Summer School can be found in the Scientific Program Highlights.

Our unique Program will be strictly evidence-based and informed by the latest progress in health economics; a clear line will be drawn between facts and opinions, and there will be room for debate and critical review of popular arguments frequently brought forward in debates.

In addition, we offer an optional two day refresher; the Introductory Module will cover topics such as basics principles of decision analysis, valuation principles in economics as well as costing in theory and practice.

Finally, for a high-level overview of this year´s Summer School, please also see the Agenda at a Glance.

Interested in Participating?

The Summer School 2024 is aimed for academics, physicians & pharmacists as well as professionals. The program will be most suitable for executives in senior commercial functions (e.g. Business Unit Directors), market access, and health policy-makers concerned with HTAs and economic evaluation.

It will be also of interest to advanced scholars in the field who wish to actively participate in shaping the future development of the regulatory environment with regard to

  • patient access,
  • financing,
  • pricing, and
  • reimbursement policies in the health care sector.


For detailed information regarding Application & Registration, Program Fees, and Logistics & Support, please see HERE.

The Summer School 2024 Early Bird Registration is now open:

Application Form / Introductory Module

Application Form / Core Module

You need to register separately for the Core Module and the Introductory Module. Both modules can be also booked independently.

If you have any questions regarding the Introductory Module and/or Core Module, please feel free to contact Ramon Schaefer at InnoValHC Research Inc.

Contact & Information

More detailed information regarding Recommended Hotels, Travelling to Bruneck-Brunico, and Venue, can be found HERE.

For any further questions, please feel free to contact the InnoValHC Administration Office:

InnoValHC Research Inc.
An der Ringkirche 4
D-65197 Wiesbaden / Germany
Fax: +49 611 4080 789 99
Phone: +49 611 4080 789 10