Value based decision-making from different perspectives: Case studies from rheumatoid arthritis

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Speaker: Nick Bansback

Date: Friday, April 21st from 1 PM – 2 PM

Location: Toronto General Hospital, 10th Floor, rm 240 (200 Elizabeth St.)

This is a joint session with the THETA Collaborative.


Nick Bansback, PhD, is the Program Head at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) and Assistant Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at University of British Columbia. He is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator whose research aims to inform policies and practices in health through the application of health economics and decision theory. He moved to Vancouver from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, where he conducted research on the cost-effectiveness of drugs and technologies to inform the United Kingdom government (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).

Dr. Bansback’s methodological areas of research include measuring and valuing health, economic evaluation, and network meta-analysis. He has published widely in the use of preference-based instruments such as the EQ-5D. He has also conducted numerous economic evaluations in rheumatology. An emerging research focus seeks to improve decision-making at the patient/physician consultation using decision support tools.

He has degrees in mathematics, health services research, and health economics from the University of Sheffield, and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of British Columbia.

If you are not able to attend in person, you may register for the seminar here.