C2E2's Nick Bansback and Asif Khowaja award winners at CADTH Conference

Nick Bansback (pictured, second from right)
The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation is pleased to announce that Dr. Nick Bansback has been selected by CADTH as the 2016 recipient of the Maurice McGregor Award, an award that recognizes rising stars in the field of health technology assessment early in their careers.

Dr. Bansback is an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. 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.

Dr. Bansback has made major contributions to the health economics discipline in Canada and internationally. He developed a new approach to eliciting patient preferences that is rapidly replacing Time-Trade-Off and Standard Gamble approaches. His work is well known, widely published, and used to inform decision-making in many countries, including Canada.

In addition to his research, Dr. Bansback is Co-Lead for the Vancouver Health Economics group (www.vanhe.ca), which reflects his strong desire to mentor junior health economists and foster collaboration between researchers.

Asif Khowaja  (pictured, third from right)
Best Student Poster at the 2016 CADTH Symposium was awarded to Asif Khowaja (PhD candidate at University of British Columbia) for the poster entitled "Understanding Cost Drivers for Health Technology Assessment in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from the Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP) Trial".

The award was granted based on the research quality, structure and organization of the poster presentation.