Presentation format and rules
The Low Lands Health Economics’ Study Group meetings follow the format of the Health Economist’s Study Group by which they were inspired: https://hesg.org.uk/. For new attendants, please find a short description of how this works below.
Format of lolaHESG
Circa 50 draft papers will be presented and discussed in rounds that each consist of parallel sessions. The main language during these sessions will be English to enable international scholars to participate with ease. However, upon request the sessions’ chair may decide to hold (parts of) the session in Dutch.
- For each paper approximately 45 minutes of time is available.
- Each parallel session is chaired. Each paper will be discussed by 1 discussant, the author of the paper, and the audience. Roles of each of the participants are described in detail below.
- It is assumed that every participant has studied the paper that is being discussed.
- Each session starts with feedback on the draft paper from the discussant. The discussant has 20 minutes to summarise/present the paper and to highlight important remarks for discussion.
- The author then has 5 minutes to clarify matters (if necessary) or to respond on questions from the discussant. The author does not respond to the discussion points raised by the discussant.
- Hereafter, a plenary discussion of the paper will follow. The aim is to host a more in-depth discussion of important remarks that are highlighted by any of the participants (being discussant, author or audience).
- Discussant and author have the opportunity to respond to any points made at the end of the session (if they wish to do so).
- Ensures that participants perform their assigned roles.
- Keeps track of the time (20 min. discussant presentation; 5 min. author response; 20 min. plenary discussion).
- Tries to stimulate participation and minimise unproductive time.
- If applicable, will stimulate other people to take part in the discussion.
- Ensures that the discussion is focused on open questions.
- Provides a short summary at the end of the discussion
- Helps the author by providing feedback on the draft paper and gives tips to further improve the paper.
- Gives a short summary of the draft paper in 20 minutes and highlights important points for discussion as raised by the author and him-/herself.
- Highlights important points for discussion (preferably in the draft paper).
- Clarifies unclear matters in the draft paper raised by the discussant or the audience (if necessary).
- Studies the draft paper.
- Actively participates in the discussion.