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IÑAKI GUTIERREZ-IBARLUZEA

SPAIN 2021-23​

BSc and MSc in Sciences from the University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Doctor in Sciences (NeuroScience) from the same university, Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Granada and the Andalusian School of Public Health and Masters in Bioethics from the University Ramon Llul and the Institute Borja of Bioethics. He is the current Director of Innovation of the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF) https://www.bioef.org and the coordinator of Osteba, Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment.

He has collaborated on the European Union funded projects such as InnoHTA (Innovation and HTA), EUnetHTA (European Network for HTA), PHGEN I and II (Public Health Genomics) ALCOVE (Alzheimer in Europe), PerMed (Personalised Medicine), DISCHARGE (cardiac imaging), VALIDATE-HTA, EXACT, CSA-PERMED, TBMED and SAFENMEDTECH and he is the visiting director of HTA and Market Access at Health Cluster Network, performing different functions. He has also coordinated various projects at the Spanish level such as: GENTecS (Group for the Evaluation of New Technologies in Health) and the Information Resources group.

He was a member of the Board of Directors (2010-2012) and Secretary of the International Society HTAi (2012-2014). He has been the chairman of EuroScan International Network for the identification and evaluation of new and emerging health technologies in the period (2007-2010), vice-chair in the periods (2005-2007) and (2010-2011). He is currently the President of EuroScan. Iñaki was also an associated professor in the School of Nursing of Osakidetza Basque Health Service and has worked with the University of the Basque Country and the Open University of Catalonia in different academic activities. He has also participated as an advisor and evaluator in different call for funds at the local, regional, country (Spain, Poland, Korea and UK) and the European Union levels (FP7, COST and Horizon 2020). He has been a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Health Innovation Awards of the NHS-North West 2009 (United Kingdom).

He has collaborated with the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the Spanish Observatory for Prospective Technological Studies and is a member and coordinator of the Task Force for Genomics and Public Health. He has also participated as expert advisor in the forum for social cohesion between the EU and Mexico (2010). Recently, he collaborated with WHO-Europe as expert advisor and evaluator on the program of Medical Devices for Countries with limited resources. Iñaki has been advising different HTA initiatives in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa, Tunisia, Israel, the Horizon Scanning initiative of EEUU, Norway and Italy, WHO-EMRO region, WHO health technologies unit and is member of the HTA glossary committee. As a member of the Basque Ministry for Health Iñaki has relevant experience on Chronic diseases and its management (http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/pdf/active-healthy-ageing/basque.pdf).

In 2016 he served as co-chair of the ISPC of HTAi Tokyo 2017. He is finally, member of the Technical Advisory Group that assesses WHO around HTA and Universal Health Coverage. Author of more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, 50 monographies and 4 Clinical Practice Guidelines, 5 books and 4 book chapters. He is Associated editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology and Health Outcomes Research and HiNT journals and member of the editorial board of EUPHA and IJTAHC journals.

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