Congratulations Ademola Itiola!

Congratulations to Ademola on receiving an Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship! Way to go Ademola!

Congratulations Nathan McClure!

Congratulations to Nathan McClure on receiving a Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) Health Economics Graduate Internship!  For more information on this award, click here.

Congratulations Nathan McClure!

Congratulations to Nathan McClure on successfully completing his PhD Candidacy Exam.  Good job Nathan!

APERSU Webinar on the use of EQ-5D in Economic Evaluations – May 16, 2018

Title: The use of EQ-5D in Economic Evaluations
Presenter: Dr. Mike Paulden, Health Economist and Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Paulden will briefly introduce the concept of economic evaluation, provide tips on planning an economic evaluation and interpreting its results, and share an example of such an evaluation using the EQ-5D instrument.
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 12:00-1:00pm (MDT)
Access: Click here to join
Registration (free): Please register here or email us at

Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE)

APERSU’s manager, Fatima Al Sayah, was featured in the March 1st, 2018 edition of the NOAHE Newsletter for her feature podcast on the measurement of health-related quality of life. Read the newseltter here. Listen to the podcast here.

Summer Studentships

APERSU will be looking for a Masters student and a PhD student to fill two internships beginning May 1st, 2019. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at the U of A.  Please check back in the New Year for information on how to apply.

Congratulations Nathan McClure!

Congratulations to Nathan McClure on being awarded an Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship.  Great work, Nathan!

2017 APERSU End-User Meeting

APERSU is holding its 3rd Annual End-User Meeting at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, November 15 & 16, 2017.

This small conference is for various end-users of PROMs in Alberta where the EQ-5D is commonly applied as a measure of health status.  APERSU is aimed to support PROMs use and research, and be the first contact for all EQ-5D users in Alberta.  This meeting is aimed to provide EQ-5D users with information about the instrument and services provided by the unit, provide examples of its application in various settings, and discuss potential research collaborations with APERSU and other users of the EQ-5D.

We are very pleased to have Dr. Christopher Gibbons as our Keynote Speaker for this event. Dr. Gibbons hold numerous titles – National Institute for Health Research Post-Doctoral Fellow based at the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, Director of Health Assessment and Innovation at The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge, and Research Associate at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. Dr. Gibbons is a co-author for the ongoing Cochrane review of PROMs in the primary care setting.

EuroQol response on NICE position statement on the EQ-5D-5L

Click here to read the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence position on the EQ-5D-5L. Click here to read the EuroQol’s response on the NICE statement.