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Americo Cicchetti is Professor of Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Faculty of Economics, Rome. He is Director of Research of the Health Technology Assessment Unit (hospital based HTA Unit), Fondazione “A. Gemelli” University Hospital (Rome). He is Director of the Graduate School of Health Economics and Management (Alta Scuola di Economia Management dei Sistemi Sanitari – ALTEMS) that since 2001 is proposing an International Master Program in Health Technology Assessment and Management. Visiting Professor at the Center for Medical Education and Healthcare, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA Americo Cicchetti is collaborating within the European Network of Health Technology Assessment (EUNetHTA), leading the team of researchers of the Università Cattolica/Policlinico Gemelli, Associated Partner within the JA3. Member of the Price and Reimbursement Committee of the Italian National Drug Agency (AIFA) and Expert of the High Level Committee of the Italian Ministry of Health 2009-2015. It is now member of the Innovation Steering Group of the Italian Ministry of Health.

He has been appointed by the Minister of Health as member of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) of the Italian National Healthcare Service. Member of the Scientific Committee of Age.Na.S. (National Agency for Healthcare Services), acting as HTA body within the National HTA Programme for Medical Devices promoted by the Ministry of Health. He served as Director of the Health Technology Assessment International (2005-2008) and as Treasurer (2009 – 2015) and as Secretary from 2016 to 2018. Has been member of the HTAi Policy Forum. He founded, in 2006, the Hospital Based HTA Interest Sub Group within HTAi. Nowadays is member of the Scientific Development and Capacity Building Committee of HTAi and Chairman of the HTA Curriculum Development Task Group. He is Past President and founder of the Italian Society of Health Technology Assessment (SIHTA). Now member of the BoD of SIHTA.

He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Healthcare Management Association (EHMA). Americo Cicchetti has been co-chair of the International Scientific Programme Committee for the HTAi 2017 Annual Meeting in Rome. He also has chaired the Local Organizing Committee for the Annual Meeting. He was involved in many research projects in HTA field. Work package leader in AdHopHTA (Adopting Health Technology Assessment in Hospitals) financed by European Union within the 7th Research Framework Program.

Work Package Leader within the Horizon 2020 IMPACT HTA Project (European Uniion 2018-2020). He has been Member of the Steering Committee of the EUNetHTA Project, European Network of Health Technology Assessment (2006-2008) and he is now leading the group of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico “A. Gemelli” Roma within the EUNEHTA Joint Action 3 as associated partner. Americo Cicchetti is member of the reviewer panel of the “International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care” of “BMJ- Open”: he is member of the Editorial Board of the “Italian Journal of Public Health” (indexed journal on the National Library of Medicine).

Beyond his scientific activity Americo Cicchetti has developed managerial competencies being Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank Foundation of Roma (Net Assets 2,1 billion) from 2006 to 2018. Now is Chairman of the BoD of Molipharma R&D a spin off company of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and independent board member of Kiromin Biopharma Inc. (KRBP), listed at NASDAQ. In his professional activity he is Official Financial Auditor and he is listed in the Italian Register of Statutory Auditors at the Ministry of Economic and Finance (# of Registration 103752).

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