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From the organisers…

We are writing to encourage interested students, faculty, and other scholars to apply to attend the June 2020 Brocher Foundation Summer Academy, “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: The Ethics of Health Valuation.”

Applications are due no later than 29 November 2019.

The Brocher Summer Academy in Global Population Health is a 5-day invitation-only working conference held biannually in Hermance, Switzerland. The next Academy will be held on June 8 – 12, 2020. It addresses ethical issues arising when choosing among metrics for evaluating the benefits and costs of interventions that substantially affect public health. Participants will consider both conventional and innovative approaches that estimate costs and benefits using the same metric, including monetary or nonmonetary measures. Our goal is to achieve an understanding of the ethical trade-offs that accompany the choice among these alternatives. The agenda features 15 distinguished scholars; John Broome will deliver the Brocher Lecture. A more detailed description of the Academy and the full list of speakers is available here.

Participants will be selected by the organizers based on submission of related materials. The criteria for acceptance include the demonstrated quality and relevance of previous, current, and likely future research, as well as the ability to contribute productively to the workshop discussion and to future developments in this field.

Accepted participants must pay a fee of 750 CHF (professional scholars) or 550 CHF (students) to cover the costs of accommodations, meals, and workshop materials, and must also pay for their own travel. The application deadline is 29 November 2019. Applicants will be notified of decisions in early January.

To apply, applicants must provide the following, using the application form available here.

  • A short (one page) cover letter summarizing your background and interests.
  • A list of three references who are familiar with your work, including their full name, affiliation (employer), email address, telephone number, and the capacity within which they know you (e.g., professor, employer, colleague).
  • Your CV.
  • A writing sample.