HTAi AWARDS

Recognizing Excellence in HTA: The David Banta Award & The IJTAHC Award.

HTAi AWARDS

Recognizing Excellence in HTA: The David Banta Award & The IJTAHC Award.

David Banta Award

The David Banta distinguished career award was established in 2012
and is named after iinaugural winner Mr. David Banta.

It recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions over their careers (over 25 years) in advancing the development and use of HTA internationally (in over 5 countries).

Recipients have demonstrated significant dedication to and impact
on the field of HTA at the international level, including outstanding contributions to the science and methodology of HTA and leadership in the advancement of the production and use of HTA to support evidence-informed decisions making in health systems. These individuals have also been extensively involved in the work of HTAi.

Because of its significance, this Award is not given every year.

David Banta Award

The David Banta distinguished career award was established in 2012 and is named after iinaugural winner Mr. David Banta.

It recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding and lasting contributions over their careers (over 25 years) in advancing the development and use of HTA internationally (in over 5 countries).

Recipients have demonstrated significant dedication to and impact
on the field of HTA at the international level, including outstanding contributions to the science and methodology of HTA and leadership in the advancement of the production and use of HTA to support evidence-informed decisions making in health systems. These individuals have also been extensively involved in the work of HTAi.

Because of its significance, this Award is not given every year.

HTAi IS DEDICATED TO RECOGNIZING
& AWARDING EXCELLENCE IN HTA

HTAI IS DEDICATED TO RECOGNIZING & AWARDING EXCELLENCE IN HTA

THE David Banta AWARD

David Banta has been extensively involved in the development of HTA
in Europe and worldwide since the late 1970s. From 1983 to 1985, he was the Deputy Director of the Pan-American Health Organization, working throughout Latin America to develop HTA. In the 1990s, he led the pioneering EUR-ASSESS project, a European Commission-funded project to coordinate HTA activities in Europe, and its successor, HTA-Europe.

The David Banta Distinguished Career Award Was Established In 2012 And Is Named After Its Inaugural Winner Mr. David Banta.  David Banta had a truly significant impact on the establishment and development of health technology assessment (HTA). Under his leadership, from 1975 to 1982, the Health Program of the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) played a leading role in establishing the highly influential field and methods of HTA. 

These projects were instrumental in establishing a formal basis for HTA collaboration in Europe and a spirit of cooperation that has endured into the present. In addition, David Banta was one of the founders of the International Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care, HTAi’s predecessor Society. He edited the HTAi’s newsletter for more than 10 years, participated in establishing HTAi, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care since its founding in 1999.

THE David Banta AWARD

David Banta has been extensively involved in the development of HTA
in Europe and worldwide since the late 1970s. From 1983 to 1985, he was the Deputy Director of the Pan-American Health Organization, working throughout Latin America to develop HTA. In the 1990s, he led the pioneering EUR-ASSESS project, a European Commission-funded project to coordinate HTA activities in Europe, and its successor, HTA-Europe.

The David Banta Distinguished Career Award Was Established In 2012 And Is Named After Its Inaugural Winner Mr. David Banta.  David Banta had a truly significant impact on the establishment and development of health technology assessment (HTA). Under his leadership, from 1975 to 1982, the Health Program of the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) played a leading role in establishing the highly influential field and methods of HTA. 

These projects were instrumental in establishing a formal basis for HTA collaboration in Europe and a spirit of cooperation that has endured into the present. In addition, David Banta was one of the founders of the International Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care, HTAi’s predecessor Society. He edited the HTAi’s newsletter for more than 10 years, participated in establishing HTAi, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care since its founding in 1999.

How To Nominate:

  • Nominations are accepted from November 1 to December 15 each year.
  • Any HTAi member in good standing can nominate an individual for the Award.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominees must be living at the time of nomination.
  • Nominations must be submitted in a 1000-word form written in English and supported by two or more HTAi members in good standing.

If you would like to nominate someone for the David Banta Award, please fill out the linked form HERE.

Additional information

To submit your nomination, please email

How To Nominate:

  • Nominations are accepted from November 1 to December 15 each year.
  • Any HTAi member in good standing can nominate an individual for the Award.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominees must be living at the time of nomination.
  • Nominations must be submitted in a 1000-word form written in English and supported by two or more HTAi members in good standing.

If you would like to nominate someone for the David Banta Award, please fill out the linked form HERE.

Additional information

To submit your nomination, please email [email protected]

IJTAHC Award

Established in 2010 and presented by IJTAHC (International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care), the IJTAHC Award is given to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper published in the journal in the preceding year.

The Award is named after Dr. Egon Jonsson, IJTAHC’s Editor-in-Chief from its founding in 1985 until 2010.

The Award is given annually, and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society.

Award Process:

  • IJTAHC provides the list of nominated papers to HTAi
  • The Scientific Development and Capacity Building (SDCB) Committee evaluates the nominated paper and selects that year’s winning paper.
  • A $1000 (CAD) monetary award is given to the winning author(s).

Additional information

To submit your nomination, please email

IJTAHC Award

Established in 2010 and presented by IJTAHC (International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care), the Egon Jonsson Award is given to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper published in the journal in the preceding year.

The Award is named after Dr. Egon Jonsson, IJTAHC’s Editor-in-Chief from its founding in 1985 until 2010.

The Award is given annually, and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society.

Award Process:

  • IJTAHC provides the list of nominated papers to HTAi
  • The Scientific Development and Capacity Building (SDCB) Committee evaluates the nominated paper and selects that year’s winning paper.
  • A $1000 (CAD) monetary award is given to the winning author(s).

Additional information

To submit your nomination, please email [email protected]

THE SIGRID DROSTE ETHICS AWARD

The Sigrid Droste Ethics Award was established in memoryof Sigrid Droste. Sigrid came from an initial background in Medical Geography and Cartography and found her way through medical information retrieval to Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Being chronically ill herself, the problems of translating evidence into everyday patient care were her daily necessity. This led to her main interest in the ethics of HTA, where she achieved a high level of expertise. In her last 13 years, Sigrid worked as a senior research associate at the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), the German HTA body.

The Sigrid Droste Ethics Award recognizes Society members in good standing who are making or have made important contributions in ethics in HTA. The Award will only be given in years when a suitable nominee(s) fulfills the Award’s eligibility criteria and is nominated by an HTAi member in good standing.

Those who are eligible for nomination could be someone who has completed any of the following:

  • Contributed to starting or significantly advancing the use of ethical reflection in HTA in an academic research community (university or university hospital), an HTA community (international, national HTA bodies), or in a national healthcare system.
  • Contributed to methods for conducting ethics in HTA.
  • Contributed to education in ethics in HTA to raise awareness and increase capacity
  • Shown exceptional contributions to HTA ethics through a combination of publications in a peer-reviewed academic journal and conference activities such as workshops, panel or plenary presentations; and organizational contributions such as leading ethics in HTA at an HTA agency.

The Award is given annually, and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society.

This is a monetary Award that has three tiers:

  • Level 1/Tier 1 award of €2000.00
  • Level 2/Tier 2 award of €1000.00
  • Level 3/Tier 3 award of €500.00

Deadline: Nominations must be submitted with the attached form by March 15.

To submit your nomination, please email

THE SIGRID DROSTE ETHICS AWARD

The Sigrid Droste Ethics Award was established in memoryof Sigrid Droste. Sigrid came from an initial background in Medical Geography and Cartography and found her way through medical information retrieval to Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Being chronically ill herself, the problems of translating evidence into everyday patient care were her daily necessity. This led to her main interest in the ethics of HTA, where she achieved a high level of expertise. In her last 13 years, Sigrid worked as a senior research associate at the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), the German HTA body.

The Sigrid Droste Ethics Award recognizes Society members in good standing who are making or have made important contributions in ethics in HTA. The Award will only be given in years when a suitable nominee(s) fulfills the Award’s eligibility criteria and is nominated by an HTAi member in good standing.

Those who are eligible for nomination could be someone who has completed any of the following:

  • Contributed to starting or significantly advancing the use of ethical reflection in HTA in an academic research community (university or university hospital), an HTA community (international, national HTA bodies), or in a national healthcare system.
  • Contributed to methods for conducting ethics in HTA.
  • Contributed to education in ethics in HTA to raise awareness and increase capacity
  • Shown exceptional contributions to HTA ethics through a combination of publications in a peer-reviewed academic journal and conference activities such as workshops, panel or plenary presentations; and organizational contributions such as leading ethics in HTA at an HTA agency.

The Award is given annually, and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society.

This is a monetary Award that has three tiers:

  • Level 1/Tier 1 award of €2000.00
  • Level 2/Tier 2 award of €1000.00
  • Level 3/Tier 3 award of €500.00

Deadline: Nominations must be submitted with the attached form by March 15.

To submit your nomination, please email

HTAi is The ONLY Global Society Championing Equitable, Responsive, And Cutting-Edge Health Technology Assessment (HTA). As a community of multidisciplinary advisors, academics, scientists, professionals, public & private organizations, students, and citizen members.Everything we do is dedicated to better health for all people and the future of HTA worldwide.

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HTAi is The ONLY Global Society Championing Equitable, Responsive, And Cutting-Edge Health Technology Assessment (HTA). As a community of multidisciplinary advisors, academics, scientists, professionals, public & private organizations, students, and citizen members.Everything we do is dedicated to better health for all people and the future of HTA worldwide.

Become A Member Today

    Copyright © 2021. All Rights Reserved.