Members of Health Economics Unit participated in 2018 annual meeting of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

The recent annual meeting of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) was held on 10th and 11th October 2018 at a stunning location: the former North Head Quarantine Station on the shores of Sydney Harbor in Manly. On this historic site, CEPAR staff members with diverse backgrounds had the opportunity to share their research methodologies and findings. Among them, Professor Philip Clarke, Dr An Duy Tran, Mr Josh Knight and Mr Jay Stiles from the Centre for Health Policy belong to the research stream Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life, the largest one among the four research streams within CEPAR. Led by Professor Clarke, An, Josh and Jay have been and will be working on projects involved in macro-health outcome simulation. These projects aim to develop stochastic policy simulation models to forecast the health of older Australians and their long-term health care costs, aggregated to a national population level.

The workshop was thought to be successful and enjoyable that brought various national stakeholders together, and provided the participants with a renewed sense of momentum.