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The multidisciplinary nature of health services, policy, and outcomes research and the significant reliance on generating evidence in this field have created a major need for effective communication and dissemination of advances in quantitative methodology. Any attempt to disseminate methods should allow for a constructive platform for debate and engage multiple stakeholders in identifying limitations of existing methods from different perspectives so newer methods addressing these shortcomings can be developed.

Throughout the last 19 years, the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS), organized by the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, has played a vital role in the dissemination process of health policy (and health services) statistics. ICHPS provides a unique forum for discussing research needs and solutions to the methodological challenges in the design of studies and analysis of data for health policy research.

ICHPS's aim is to create interfaces between methodologists and health service researchers, health economists, and policy analysts so they can exchange and build on ideas they will disseminate to the broader health policy community.

The theme for the 11th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics is Statistical Science at the Forefront of Health Policy Research. We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for their timely funding for ICHPS 2015, held in Providence, RI, USA, from October 7 to 9, 2015.

The famous Bayesian professor band, The Imposteriors, and special guests will perform during ICHPS 2015.

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS22520-01A1 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.