2nd Annual Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Diagnostics (MEED) Research Forum

Date: 12 September 2019 (10:00 – 17:00)

Location: The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK



The Manchester Centre for Health Economics, The University of Manchester, is delighted to host the second annual MEED Research Forum. This one-day event aims to facilitate the development of methods for economic evaluations (and related studies) of diagnostics by bringing together health economists actively involved in this research area.



Tests that are used for diagnosis, monitoring, screening, and prediction of outcomes are playing an increasingly important role in modern health care. The importance of tests in clinical practice is reflected by the increasing evaluation of these health technologies by major Health Technology Assessment (HTA) agencies. The appropriate adoption of tests into health care systems requires robust evidence of their analytical validity, clinical accuracy, clinical utility, and relative cost-effectiveness. The development and assessment of this evidence, however, has historically failed to achieve the same level of rigour expected from pharmaceutical interventions. Therefore, there is a substantial need for improved methodology in the health economics of diagnostics which has received relatively little attention compared with, for example, study/trial design and statistical methods.

The MEED Research Forum will bring together health economists working in test development and evaluation to showcase novel methods and ongoing research, network with researchers working in similar areas, and reflect on key priorities for future work.



Programme for MEED 2019

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Directions to Venue


The 2019 MEED Research Forum will be held at:

Nelson Street (just off Oxford Road)
M13 9NQ

Click here to see the venue on Google Maps.

- Train -

There are 3 train stations in Manchester. All are within walking distance to the venue.

Manchester Oxford Road (1 mile)

Manchester Piccadilly (1.3 miles)

Manchester Victoria (2 miles)

- Taxi -

Uber is available in Manchester

StreetCars – 0161 228 7878

ManTax - 0161 230 3333



Registration for MEED 2019 is free. Complementary lunch and refreshments will be included.

Online registration is now open. Click here to register


Organising Committee

The 2019 MEED Research Forum Organising Committee is:

Sean P. Gavan (The University of Manchester)
Alison F. Smith (University of Leeds)
Alexander J. Thompson (The University of Manchester)

Contact Details

Please direct any queries to the central MEED email address: MEED@manchester.ac.uk