Saskia Knies wins David Hailey Award for Best Impact Story

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).


Congratulations to INAHTA - Impact stories win Best Oral Presentation at HTAi 2017

Tara Schuller, MSc, Executive Manager of the INAHTA Secretariat wins Best Oral Presentation at HTAi 2017 for her presentation of a collection of INAHTA member impact stories that will be published an upcoming mini-theme in IJTAHC.

Download slides "HTA impact: Stories from the front lines of hta production and use"

Tara is co-Associate Editor with Dr. Sophie Söderholm Werkö for the mini-theme, which will be published in IJTAHC later this year.  Tara's presentation gave some highlights of the six impact stories and some thematic analysis.

Congratulations to Tara and to the INAHTA members who contributed stories to the publication:
Manuscript Authors:
Alemán & Pérez:  Impact of HTA in litigation concerning access to high-cost drugs
Fujita-Rowherder, Sauerland & Rüther: Arthroscopic surgery for knee osteoarthritis: Impact of HTA in Germany
Ryan et al.: Contribution of stakeholder engagement to the impact of a HTA
Silhvo, Ikonen & Mäkelä: Implementing HTA-based recommendations in Finland: Managed uptake of medical methods.
Tivey et al.: Legislative and accreditation requirements for office-based surgery in Australia.
Truchon et al.: Shaping Quality in Quebec Trauma Through Vision and Quality Monitoring

2017 INAHTA Congress Program now available

Members are invited to review the program for the 2017 INAHTA Congress to be held 21-22 June at the Ergife Palace Hotel in Rome, Italy.
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This year, the conference theme is Building Bridges for Stronger HTA Agencies

On behalf of the INAHTA membership, the Board thanks the Rome Task Group for their work to develop the Congress program.

The Rome Task Group members:

Sophie Werkö (co-Chair), SBU, Sweden
Tara Schuller (co-Chair), Secretariat (IHE)
Marco Marchetti, UVT, Italy
Marina Cerbo, Agenas, Italy   
Luciana Ballini, ASSR, Italy   
Tracy Merlin, AHTA, Australia
Grace Huang, CDE, Taiwan