Real-World Evidence in Medicine development: Certificate course

IMI GetReal initiative is offering an interactive online course will give an understanding of current techniques, opportunities and challenges for the use of real-world evidence in medicine development.

The learning units will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of the medicine development landscape
  • Real-world evidence generation
  • Real-world evidence synthesis
  • Decision-making and weighing of evidence
  • Demonstrating relative effectiveness to decision-makers

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"Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection" is the theme of the 2018 HTAi Annual Meeting to be held 1-5 June 2018 in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Join INAHTA members at this world-class event to share and learn with the global HTA community about:

  •     how HTA needs to change its approach to generating, synthesizing and presenting evidence in order to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world;
  •     what is required to enable the implementation of evidence into evidence-informed policies and practices, and
  •     what can be done to strengthen and accelerate the evidence-to-action connection.

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Early bird registration deadline is 31 March 2018

The York Health Economic Consortium has announced the following courses for 2018:
NEW Practical Issues in Producing Network Meta-Analyses for HTAs (20 & 21 February 2018)
v  Introduction to Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (07 March 2018)
v  Economic Evaluation for Oncology (24 April 2018)
v  Making an Economic Case in the NHS (16 May 2018)
v  Early Economic Modelling to Inform Clinical Trial Design and Other Decisions (03 July 2018)
NEW Health Utilities for Economic Models 0(4 July 2018)
v  Identifying Evidence for NICE Economic Submissions (05 September 2018)
v  Understanding and Critiquing Models (13 September 2018)
NEW Economic Modelling Techniques for the NHS & Public Health (20 September 2018)
v  Advanced Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, Health Technology Assessment & Guideline Development (16 October 2018)
v  Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Text Analytics and Text Mining (17 October 2018)
v  Software Packages to Support the Systematic Review Process (18 October 2018)
All courses are held at the University of York, but we can also deliver courses locally. For further information on these courses please visit our training pages at:

INAHTA members' stories of HTA impact are now published in a mini-theme issue of IJTAHC.
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Insights from The Front Lines: A Collection Of Stories Of HTA Impact From INAHTA Member Agencies
Editorial by co-Associate Editors Tara Schuller & Sophie Söderholm Werkö
View slide presentation from HTAi 2017 providing overview of mini-theme papers

Impact of Health Technology Assessment In Litigation Concerning Access To High-Cost Drugs
By Alicia Aleman & Ana Perez Galan

Shaping Quality through Vision, Structure, and Monitoring of Performance and Quality Indicators: Impact Story from the Quebec Trauma Network
By Catherine Truchon, Lynne Moore, Amina Belcaid, Julien Clément, Nathalie Trudelle, Marie-Andrée Ulysse, Benoît Grolleau, Jacinthe Clusiau, Danielle Lévesque & Michèle De Guise

Arthroscopic Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis: Impact of Health Technology Assessment in Germany
By Naomi Fujita-Rohwerder, Alric Rüther &  Stefan Sauerland

Contribution of Stakeholder Engagement to the Impact of a Health Technology Assessment: An Irish Case Study
By Máirín Ryan, Patrick S. Moran, Patricia Harrington, Linda Murphy, Michelle O'neill, Marty Whelan & Conor Teljeur

Implementing Health Technology Assessment-Based Recommendations in Finland: Managed Uptake of Medical Methods
By Sinikka Sihvo, Tuija Ikonen & Marjukka Mäkelä

INAHTA Impact Story: Legislative and Accreditation Requirements For Office-Based Surgery In Australia
By David Tivey, Ning Ma, Joanna Duncan, Yasoba Atukorale, Robyn Lambert & Guy Maddern

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This workshop is being offered by the York Health Economics Consorium (YHEC), 20-21 February 2018

Indirect treatment comparisons (ITC) and mixed treatment comparisons (MTC), collectively referred to as Network Meta-Analysis (NMA), are increasingly used in health technology assessment. They are statistical techniques to synthesise available direct and indirect evidence to provide information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of a range of competing interventions.

Network meta-analyses are often complex and challenging projects to specify and undertake and bring with them a range of planning considerations that are critical for a successful end product. These considerations include specifying the review question, identifying relevant studies, deciding how to assess the similarity of studies in a potential network and developing the statistical analysis plan and using the NMA output in economic models.

This two day workshop is offered by experienced reviewers from YHEC and statisticians from Quantics who have collaborated together on many network meta-analyses to inform HTA submissions and market access planning exercises. The workshop is intended to offer project managers, research commissioners and others new to these techniques an introduction to the practical issues involved in commissioning and performing NMAs. This training day does not involve coding with WinBUGS or other programming software.

For further details please click link  or contact Julie Glanville at

The Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Argentina, is celebrating their 15th anniversary.

On behalf of all INAHTA members … Congratulations, IECS!

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HTAi now calls for abstract submissions for oral, vignette and poster presentations for the 2018 HTAi Annual Meeting in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, 1-5 June 2018.

Submission deadline: November 24, 2017

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Congratulations to OSTEBA for achieving 25 years of excellence in the evaluation of health technologies and supporting decisions in health care.

All are invited to attend a scientific conference on 24-25 October 2017.

Health Technologies life cycle. From investment to disinvestment
Cruces University Hospital, Plaza de Cruces, no number. Barakaldo–Bizkaia. Basque Country.

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To register

HTAi has opened the call for abstract submissions for the 2018 HTAi Annual Meeting in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, 1-5 June 2018.

Submission deadlines:

  •     Workshop & Panel Sessions: October 16, 2017
  •     Oral, Vignettes & Poster Presentations: November 24, 2017

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Congratulations to Saskia Knies, PhD, Senior Advisor at Zorginstituut Nederland (ZIN) for winning the David Hailey Award for Best Impact Story at the INAHTA Congress 2017.  Saskia's story was titled "A coverage decision on Eculizumab for aHUS: A success story?".

INAHTA members can access slides of her story in the members area (login required).