YHEC 3-day course: Evaluation of Medical Devices

19-21 February 2019
Evaluation of Medical Devices for Product Development and Health Technology Assessment

This 3-day course offered by the York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) and the Department of Health Sciences and the Centre for Health Economics, UK provides a comprehensive overview of key issues associated with medical devices clinical and economic evaluation and the creative alternative methods available to robustly evaluate them. It is aimed at medical device developers, manufacturers, regulators, healthcare practitioners, analysts, consultants, and health technology assessors interested in optimising the evidence generation processes aimed at informing key decisions they are faced with throughout the full development and evaluation pathway of medical devices.

For more information on course content or how to book, please visit:

INAHTA is pleased to welcome the Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment (FinCCHTA) as a full member of INAHTA.

The objective of FinCCHTA is to coordinate HTA in Finland as well as to cooperate with international HTA bodies. Other key objectives are to develop HTA methodological training and strengthen its related research.

Welcome! Tervetuloa!


INAHTA is proud to have world-class leaders in HTA as members of the INAHTA Board.

This year, we welcome a number of new Board members:

Chair: Sophie Söderholm Werkö, SBU, Sweden
Vice Chair: Tracy Merlin, AHTA, Australia
Three new Directors: 
Mouna Jameleddine, INASanté, Tunisia;
Michelle Mujoomdar, CADTH, Canada
Matthias Perleth, G-BA, Germany

These new Board members join Mrs. Debjani (Jani) Mueller, who continues her term as Director to June 2019.
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INAHTA will have a exhibitor booth at the HTAi Annual Meeting from 1-5 June 2018 (visit conference website).

Come visit us at booth #3 at the beautiful conference venue, the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada.


INAHTA members are invited to view video recordings of two recent webinars presenting the results of a survey of hot topics in HTA.  This survey gathered views from member agencies about what key issues they face, what learning interests they have and what are some hot topics in their agency and region/country.

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On 9 May, 2018, the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences is hosting an international symposium on the use of real-world evidence (RWE) in drug regulation and health technology assessment (HTA) in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Registration for the Symposium is required:  https://goo.gl/forms/8meSbj1C2ieGLEtz1

For more information:

UIPS_RWE_Sumposium Flyer

UIPS_RWE Symposium Program

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

Visit website for more information.

"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.

Visit conference website for details.
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: http://www.yhec.co.uk/training

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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