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Introduction to Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Oct 13 2014 8:00AM - Oct 14 2014 1:00PM | Hotel Novotel Paris Charenton 5 place des Marseillais 94227 Charenton Le Pont, Paris France

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Given the increasing role of HTA in the pricing and reimbursement decision making across different jurisdictions, there is an increasing need for an introductory course which will provide new users with a sound overview of HTA and its application. The course consists of theoretical sessions followed by practical workshops. It covers key HTA concepts and provides an overview of methods used in the evaluation of medical technology during pricing and reimbursement decision making process. The practical workshops allow participants to develop skills to interpret HTA findings and build pricing and reimbursement strategy based on HTA outcomes.

What You Will Learn 

  • Key principles and practice
  • Identification of HTA reports
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Economic evaluation
  • Critical appraisal
  • Quality assessment
  • Context-specific application
  • HTA from different perspectives (decision makers, industry, etc.)

Who Should Attend 

The course is aimed at professionals who are newly using, or will potentially be referring to, HTA documents. The course will be of interest to participants from the pharmaceutical industry working in the fields of Health Economics and Outcome Research, Market Access, Marketing and Medical Affairs. Representatives from government agencies and medical insurance companies as well as academia and non-profit organisations are encouraged to attend as well. The course is aimed at professionals with limited/no technical experience of HTA.

Level: Beginner, no previous experience of HTA is required

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss an overview of HTA
  • Apply a local and global context of HTA
  • Navigate an HTA
  • Identify key information in HTA reports
  • Discuss an overview of evidence searching, review and grading
  • Analyse an overview of clinical evidence
  • Discuss an overview of economic evidence
  • Identify ethical and social considerations
  • Interpret and appraise an HTA

Learning Methods
Learning objectives will be achieved using a mix of theoretical and practical approaches. Theoretical components will include PowerPoint presentations, live demonstration of key aspects and guest speaker presentation. Practical working exercises will include guided group discussions, case study analysis and participant feedback.

Hotel & Travel 

DIA has blocked a limited number of rooms at the following hotel:

Hotel Novotel Paris Charenton
3-5 place des Marseillais
94227 Charenton Le Pont

Tel (+33)1/46766060
Fax (+33)1/49776800
E-mail H1549@accor.com
Website http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-1549-novotel-paris-charenton/index.shtml

at the rates of EUR 150.00 per room inclusive of breakfast and exclusive of VAT.
To make your reservation please use the hotel booking form.

Important: The room rate is available until 29 August 2014 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

In case of cancellation: The room can be cancelled 43 hours prior arrival, after that the credit card will be charged for the 1st night.

The Hotel Novotel Paris Charenton is located 10 minutes from Gare de Lyon train station, the vibrant Bastille district & Bercy. The liberté metro station (line 8) opposite the hotel gives direct access to Paris's main attractions like Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Opéra, etc.

Contact Information 

Registration Questions
Phone.: +41 61 225 51 51
Fax: +41 61 225 51 52
Monday-Friday 8:00-17:00 CET

Agenda and Event Logistics
Magdalena Lewandowska, Event Manager
Phone: +41 61 225 51 65
Fax: +41 61 225 51 52




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CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be made in writing and received at the DIA office five working days prior to the event start date. Full event cancellations are subject to an administrative fee:

  • Industry (Member/Non-member) = €200.00
  • Academia/Charitable/Government /Non-profit (Full-Time) (Member/Non-member) = €100.00
  • Tutorial cancellation: €50.00

If you do not cancel five working days prior to the event start date and do not attend, you will be responsible for the full registration fee. DIA reserves the right to alter the venue and dates if necessary. If an event is cancelled DIA is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registered attendees. Registered attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel and travel reservations.

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