Quality of Health Care in a Heterogenous Society

March 13 and 14, 2023

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Annika Herr


+ Health Economics + Health Policy + Health Systems + Health Services +

Conference Registration

2. January until 5. March 2023

Flyer of Conference

Venue: Welfenschloss / Hauptgebäude der Universität Hannover
Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover

Recent schedule

Timetable as PDF
Schedule as PDF (Publication date 10.03.2023)

Greeting of the Conference President

The 15th dggö Annual Conference will be hosted by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) and the Center for Health Economics Research (CHERH) in Hannover and will take place in the prestigious main building of Leibniz University on March 13 to 14, 2023. The core conference theme is “Quality of Health Care in a Heterogeneous Society”. Two plenary lectures, given by Marcella Alsan, Harvard University, and Luigi Siciliani, University of York, will help to shed light on patterns of health service utilization and differences in the quality of health services in the context of heterogeneity in society.

We welcome the submission of your research in the areas of health economics, health policy, health systems, and health services research.

Annika Herr

We observe transformations in the society that will challenge and shape our future healthcare system. Our goal is to get the challenges and opportunities of diversity with respect to high quality of health care into the focus of policymakers and the healthcare industry.",,

Prof. Dr. Annika Herr, Conference president.


Monday, 13. March 2023

08:00 Register
09:00 - 10:15 Committee Meetings (optional)
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Opening Plenary
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:20 Lecture Sessions A
14:30 - 15:30 Award Ceremony (Gerard-Gäfgen-Medal and Science Awards)
Coffe Break (and Posters)
16:00 - 17:20 Lecture Sessions B
17:30 - 18:15 Mitgliederversammlung
19:00 - 00:00 Evening Event

Tuesday, 14. March 2023

08:00 Register
09:00 - 10:20 Lecture Sessions C
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote II
11:40 - 13:00 Lecture Sessions D
Lunch Break (and Poster)
14:00 - 15:20 Lecture Sessions E
15:30 - 16:30 Closing Plenary

Keynote Speakers

Marcella Alsan

Marcella Alsan, Harvard University

Plenarvortrag I, Further information

Marcella Alsan has been a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, since 2019 and is affiliated with the Department of Economics of Harvard University. Further, she is co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics and member of the editorial board of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. She focuses on health inequality, e.g., in Alsan et al. (2019) and most recently in Alsan et al. (2021). At the annual meeting in Hannover, she will highlight some of the heterogeneities in the health sector in the first plenary lecture and highlight possible policy interventions to improve equity.

Luigi Siciliani, University of York

Plenarvortrag II, Further information

Luigi Siciliani has been Professor of Health Economics at the University of York since 2011. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Economics and has been a member of the European Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investments in Health since 2017. Prior to joining the University of York, he worked for the OECD in Paris. In the second plenary lecture he addresses the theory and evidence of the impact of policies intended to contribute to hospital quality improvement, e.g. in Gaughan et al. (2019). He further examines potential effects on inequality as recently in Palm et al. (2021).

Luigi Siciliani

Panelist of closing plenary

Boris Augurzky

Boris Augurzky

(apl. Professor für Gesundheitsökonomie an der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Mitglied der Regierungskommission zur stationären Versorgung)
Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

(Emeritierter Professor für Versicherungsbetriebslehre and der LUH, Mitglied der Enquete-Kommission)
Andreas Philippi

Andreas Philippi

(Niedersächsischer Minister für Soziales, Arbeit, Gesundheit und Gleichstellung)
Martina Wenker

Martina Wenker

(Fachärztin für Innere Medizin und Präsidentin der Ärztekammer Niedersachsen)
Leonie Sundmacher

Leonie Sundmacher

(Professorin an der TU München, Mitglied der Regierungskommission zur stationären Versorgung)

Conference Fee

Early Bird (02.01.2023 - 31.01.2023) Late (until 05.03.2023) Ticket office
Members 160 € 200 € 250 €
Non-members 325 € 400 € 500 €
Student (Members) 80 € 110 € 150 €
Studend (Non-members) 160 € 190 € 230 €
Evening Event 50 € 60 € 70 €
All prices incl. 7% VAT.
If the evening event cannot take place, the amount will be fully refunded.
Until the end of January 100% will be refunded, until the end of February 50%.

Evening Event & Accommodation


Hotels can be booked through Hannover Tourismus. You can find an overview here. The special conditions are valid until February 15, 2023.

Hannover Hotels

Child care during the conference

This year, we are partnering with the University's Office of Equal Opportunity to offer free professional childcare during the conference. The childcare is located near the conference venue. Children ages 0-12 are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact us at familienservice@uni-hannover.de.

For the first time, we would like to facilitate a pleasant atmosphere for all participants through a common Code of Conduct. An agreement is required from all participants of the conference.

Evening Event

Neues Rathaus Hannover

Gartensaal Neues Rathaus Hannover | Trammplatz 2 | 30519 Hannover

If you are already registered and still wish to attend the evening event, please let the office know.

The evening event will take place on Monday from 7 pm in the Garden Hall of the New Town Hall. Please take the main entrance of the New Town Hall and cross the main hall. You will find the admission control there (your registration is noted on the name badge) as well as a continuously manned cloakroom.

Public transport (blue route)

From the "Leibniz Universität" stop, take tram STR4 / STR5 in the direction of the city centre to the "Aegidientorplatz" stop (approx. 5 minutes' walk from there).

By car (orange route)

Follow the street "Nienburger Str", which later becomes "Brühlstraße" and "Leibnizufer". You will see the town hall on the right-hand side. If you turn right behind it, you will find sufficient parking spaces in the immediate vicinity on the street or at the Maschsee. Nearest multi-storey car park: "Parkhaus Osterstraße" at Osterstraße 42.

By foot (orange route)

You can reach the New Town Hall on foot in about 20 minutes.



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