HESG2022 – Winter Conference

The next Winter Health Economist’s Study Group (HESG) meeting is being held in Leeds from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th January 2022.

The conference will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton, a contemporary hotel in a superb location overlooking the waterfront on Granary Wharf in central Leeds.

It will be hosted by the Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE) at the University of Leeds.

We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds.

 

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline 8th October 2021

Early Bird deadline 19th November 2021

Paper submission deadline 26th November 2021

Final Registration deadline 8th December 2021

 

Conference venue and accommodation

Conference venue - Double Tree by Hilton in Granary Wharf

The conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton, situated on Granary Wharf between Liverpool Canal and Leeds Railway Station. The modern hotel, which will also provide accommodation for the conference guests, overlooks the revitalized waterfront, an architecturally significant area known for popular dining spots and entertainment.

Granary Wharf, just a five-minute walk from Leeds city centre, is the ideal beauty spot to spend a few hours outside and enjoy the picturesque waterside setting. Strolling down to the area from the canal side, you can enjoy the ambience of this stunning area with cobbled bridges and the original working locks of the waterways.

From the city centre, walk along ‘Light’ Neville Street, a tunnel which in 2010 was transformed into a new gateway to the city. This transformation of the former tunnel included light and sound installations on the tunnel’s walls. Turn into the rejuvenated dark arches and across the bridge which runs over the torrents of rushing water of the River Aire, taking in the original Victorian brickwork of the tunnels and arches that weave below the train station above. The area offers something for both city lovers and loungers. Relax and watch street performers on the Wharf or enjoy a break at one of the cosmopolitan bars or restaurants. For the more outdoorsy types, take a leisurely walk up the canal towards Brewery Wharf or west past the stunning towers of the Italian-inspired Tower Works building and on towards Kirkstall.

Accommodation - Double Tree by Hilton

Accommodation will be provided at the Double Tree by Hilton

for the two nights, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th January, including breakfast. DoubleTree guest rooms include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Small fridge
  • Complimentary water
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Desk Chair
  • TV-Cable
  • TV-Standard Network
  • Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp

More information about the Double Tree by Hilton For a map and directions, click here http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-leeds-city-centre-LBACCDI/index.html

The hotel is also offering limited rooms at a discounted rate of £111.00 per night with bed and breakfast for overnight stays on Tuesday 4th January and/or Friday 8th January. These will need to be booked individually, directly with the hotel using the links and instructions below. These must be booked no later than 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Alternatively, guests can contact the reservations team on 0113 241 1005 or email LBACC.reservations@hilton.com and again will be entitled to the agreed rate by quoting the code AUNIA.

Getting here

Leeds Railway Station

For rail journeys commencing within the UK, you can use the National Rail website to plan your journey.

Getting to the DoubleTree from Leeds Railway Station – Walking directions from the Hotel Staff

Exit Leeds Railway station through the main entrance and continue straight ahead and over the pedestrian crossings. Take the covered stairwell on your right and turn right again at the bottom. Stay on the right-hand side, walking under the railway arches, continue on past Granary Wharf Arches and turn right down Little Neville Street. Walk over the bridge with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds facing you once you walk through the apartment block. The average walking time from the station is a relaxed 7-minute walk. Alternatively, when walking under the railway arches take the first right after the newsagents into Granary Wharf Arches. You will notice signs for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre here. Walk along Granary Wharf Arches and over the metal bridge, which spans the River Aire. Turn left and exit into the plaza. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre is located diagonally to your right.

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Leeds is well served by Leeds Bradford Airport with direct flights to many European cities - see their website for a full list of their connections. www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk

  • Taxi

A taxi transfer from the airport to the DoubleTree Hotel takes about 25 minutes (9 miles).

  • Bus

There is a bus service (the No. 757) which connects the airport to Leeds Railway station and bus station. Details can be found on the West Yorkshire Metro website.

  • Train

There are no train services from the airport to the city.

Arriving by Car

We would encourage all delegates to use public transport where possible to travel to Leeds.

If arriving by car, limited parking may be available at the hotel. This is allocated on a first come, first served basis. There is a charge £10.00 for 8 hours or £19.95 for 24 hours. If the hotel carpark is full there is another one next door that is larger than the hotel’s and charges the same rates. If guests are using a SatNav please use the postcode LS11 5PS, this will take the guests to the right side of the canal.