ethics

ethics

HTAi Ethics Interest Group Virtual Business Meeting 2021

Co-chairs: Ken Bond and Dario Sacchini

Technical Officer (TO): Sylvia Nabukenya

Item One: Welcome remarks (co-chairs)

Item Two: Minutes from previous Business Meetings

Item Three: Outstanding items from February 2021 Business Meeting

Item Four: Virtual Meeting summary

Item Five: Next IGoE activities

Item Six: Other Business

Date

June 28, 2021, at 6:30 a.m. MDT (UTC -6)

View the recording

HTAi Ethics Interest Group Virtual Business Meeting 2020

Co-chairs: Ken Bond and Dario Sacchini

Technical Officer (TO): Sylvia Nabukenya

Item One: Welcome remarks (co-chairs)

Item Two: Minutes from previous Business Meetings

Item Three: Outstanding items from February 2020 Business Meeting

Item Four: Virtual Meeting summary

Item Five: Next IGoE activities

Item Six: Other Business

Date

June 28, 2021, at 6:30 a.m. MDT (UTC -6)

View the recording

The COVID 19 pandemic has made it quite impossible for us to have our Interest Group face to face annual business meeting in Beijing. Nonetheless, we plan to use the online platforms to meet with all Ethics IG members to share updates and future plans for our interest group. This meeting will take roughly an hour.

Co-chairs: Ken Bond and Dario Sacchini

Technical Officer (TO): Sylvia Nabukenya

Item One: Welcome remarks (co-chairs)

Item Two: Proposal of prolongation of IG chairs mandate up to Manchester HTAi 2021

  • Approval from HTAi (received from Lucy Henry and Leonor Varela-Lema)
  • Core member response (received approval)
  • Full member response

Item Three: Approval of minutes of HTAi IGoE Annual Business Meeting 2019 in Cologne, Germany

Item Four: HTAi IGoE Oslo Meeting summary

  • Updates on Competencies paper on for ethics in HTA led by Dario Sacchini and Pietro Refolo
  • Ethical relevance on disinvestment paper led by Wija Oortwijn, Ken Bond and Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea

Item Five: Update from HTAi IG steering committee meetings held on May 28 and March 26. (Co-chairs represented the HTAi IGoE)

Item Six: Next HTAi IGoE activities for Manchester 2021

Item Six: Other business

Date

June 31, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. MDT (UTC -6)

View the recording

meet the panelists

The HTAi Participation Grants provide support to HTA stakeholders who would otherwise not be able to attend the HTAi Annual Meeting for the purpose of presenting their work or otherwise benefiting from participation in the global HTA community. These grants are funded directly by HTAi and in some cases, are sponsored by external parties on an unconditional basis.

Professor, Department of Healthcare Surveillance and Bioethics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

2018

Ethics IG Methodology Meeting (Amsterdam, December 2018)

(Amsterdam, Dec 2018)

(Amsterdam, Dec 2018)

(Dario Sacchini and Pietro Refolo)

(Ken Bond)

(Wija Oortwijn)

(Ken Bond)

(Bart Bloemen)

2017

2016

2014

  1. Ethics Checklist Workshop (2014)

2. Revealing and Acknowledging Value Judgements in HTA – IJTAHC (2014)
3. Harmonization of Ethics in HTA – IJTAHC (2014)
4. Views of members on new activities of the Ethics IG (2014)


On January 19-20th, 2012 an international workshop on methodology in ethics for HTA was held at IQWiG, Cologne (Germany). The workshop was organised by the INAHTA/HTAi Ethics Interest Subgroup.

Sigrid Droste (IQWiG, Germany), Bjørn Hofmann (NOKC, Norway), Tanja Krones (Universitt Zrich, Switzerland), Mirella Marlow (NICE, United Kingdom), Wija Ortwijn, (Ecorys, the Netherlands), Dario Sacchini (Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Irina Cleemput (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, Belgium), Christa Harstall (Institute of Health Economics, Canada), Ken Bond (Institute of Health Economics, Canada), Flp Scheibler (IQWIG, Germany), Alric Rther (IQWiG, Germany) and Sophie Werko (SBU, Sweden).

During the two-day workshop the Socratic approach (axiological approach) used in HTA was compared with other approaches, assessing whether it is possible to elaborate a joint model in ethics in HTA. All participants contributed to the workshop, presenting their experiences with various approaches. Advantages, disadvantages and shortcomings of different methods, including the Socratic approach, capability approach, and the EUnetHTA Core model, have been revealed.

In addition, more general issues were discussed, such as whether social, ethical, legal, and cultural issues could or should be addressed by the same methodology, whether certain methods are more suitable for certain kinds of technologies or for particular kinds of HTA (assessment or appraisal), as well as whether ethics interferes with norms of policy making.

The outcomes of the workshop will be presented in two journal articles that are currently in preparation.

HTAi Annual Meeting (Rome, June 2017) Ethics IG Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Ethics in HTA: 

- Wija Oortwijn

- Bjørn Hofmann

- Ken Bond

- Anna Scott and Dario Sacchini

HTAi Annual Meeting (Oslo, June 2015) Ethics IG Pre-Conference Workshop:
Methods for Research Into Ethical Aspects of Health Care Technology

HTAi Annual Meeting (Washington DC, June 2014) Ethics IG Preconference Workshop: Introduction to Ethics in Health Technology Assessment

- Wija Oortwijn

- Professor Bjorn Hofmann

- Dr. Ken Bond

- Dr. Anna Stoklosa

- Professor Dario Sacchini and Dr. Tanja Krones

HTAi Ethics Interest Group Virtual Business Meeting 2021

Co-chairs: Ken Bond and Dario Sacchini

Technical Officer (TO): Sylvia Nabukenya

Item One: Welcome remarks (co-chairs)

Item Two: Minutes from previous Business Meetings

Item Three: Outstanding items from February 2021 Business Meeting

Item Four: Virtual Meeting summary

Item Five: Next IGoE activities

Item Six: Other Business

Date

June 28, 2021, at 6:30 a.m. MDT (UTC -6)

View the recording

HTAi Ethics Interest Group Virtual Business Meeting 2020

Co-chairs: Ken Bond and Dario Sacchini

Technical Officer (TO): Sylvia Nabukenya

Item One: Welcome remarks (co-chairs)

Item Two: Minutes from previous Business Meetings

Item Three: Outstanding items from February 2020 Business Meeting

Item Four: Virtual Meeting summary

Item Five: Next IGoE activities

Item Six: Other Business

Date

June 28, 2021, at 6:30 a.m. MDT (UTC -6)

View the recording

The COVID 19 pandemic has made it quite impossible for us to have our Interest Group face to face annual business meeting in Beijing. Nonetheless, we plan to use the online platforms to meet with all Ethics IG members to share updates and future plans for our interest group. This meeting will take roughly an hour.

Co-chairs: Ken Bond and Dario Sacchini

Technical Officer (TO): Sylvia Nabukenya

Item One: Welcome remarks (co-chairs)

Item Two: Proposal of prolongation of IG chairs mandate up to Manchester HTAi 2021

  • Approval from HTAi (received from Lucy Henry and Leonor Varela-Lema)
  • Core member response (received approval)
  • Full member response

Item Three: Approval of minutes of HTAi IGoE Annual Business Meeting 2019 in Cologne, Germany

Item Four: HTAi IGoE Oslo Meeting summary

  • Updates on Competencies paper on for ethics in HTA led by Dario Sacchini and Pietro Refolo
  • Ethical relevance on disinvestment paper led by Wija Oortwijn, Ken Bond and Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea

Item Five: Update from HTAi IG steering committee meetings held on May 28 and March 26. (Co-chairs represented the HTAi IGoE)

Item Six: Next HTAi IGoE activities for Manchester 2021

Item Six: Other business

Date

June 31, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. MDT (UTC -6)

View the recording

meet the panelists

The HTAi Participation Grants provide support to HTA stakeholders who would otherwise not be able to attend the HTAi Annual Meeting for the purpose of presenting their work or otherwise benefiting from participation in the global HTA community. These grants are funded directly by HTAi and in some cases, are sponsored by external parties on an unconditional basis.

Professor, Department of Healthcare Surveillance and Bioethics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

2018

Ethics IG Methodology Meeting (Amsterdam, December 2018)

(Amsterdam, Dec 2018)

(Amsterdam, Dec 2018)

(Dario Sacchini and Pietro Refolo)

(Ken Bond)

(Wija Oortwijn)

(Ken Bond)

(Bart Bloemen)

2017

2016

2014

  1. Ethics Checklist Workshop (2014)

2. Revealing and Acknowledging Value Judgements in HTA – IJTAHC (2014)
3. Harmonization of Ethics in HTA – IJTAHC (2014)
4. Views of members on new activities of the Ethics IG (2014)


On January 19-20th, 2012 an international workshop on methodology in ethics for HTA was held at IQWiG, Cologne (Germany). The workshop was organised by the INAHTA/HTAi Ethics Interest Subgroup.

Sigrid Droste (IQWiG, Germany), Bjørn Hofmann (NOKC, Norway), Tanja Krones (Universitt Zrich, Switzerland), Mirella Marlow (NICE, United Kingdom), Wija Ortwijn, (Ecorys, the Netherlands), Dario Sacchini (Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Irina Cleemput (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, Belgium), Christa Harstall (Institute of Health Economics, Canada), Ken Bond (Institute of Health Economics, Canada), Flp Scheibler (IQWIG, Germany), Alric Rther (IQWiG, Germany) and Sophie Werko (SBU, Sweden).

During the two-day workshop the Socratic approach (axiological approach) used in HTA was compared with other approaches, assessing whether it is possible to elaborate a joint model in ethics in HTA. All participants contributed to the workshop, presenting their experiences with various approaches. Advantages, disadvantages and shortcomings of different methods, including the Socratic approach, capability approach, and the EUnetHTA Core model, have been revealed.

In addition, more general issues were discussed, such as whether social, ethical, legal, and cultural issues could or should be addressed by the same methodology, whether certain methods are more suitable for certain kinds of technologies or for particular kinds of HTA (assessment or appraisal), as well as whether ethics interferes with norms of policy making.

The outcomes of the workshop will be presented in two journal articles that are currently in preparation.

HTAi Annual Meeting (Rome, June 2017) Ethics IG Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Ethics in HTA: 

- Wija Oortwijn

- Bjørn Hofmann

- Ken Bond

- Anna Scott and Dario Sacchini

HTAi Annual Meeting (Oslo, June 2015) Ethics IG Pre-Conference Workshop:
Methods for Research Into Ethical Aspects of Health Care Technology

HTAi Annual Meeting (Washington DC, June 2014) Ethics IG Preconference Workshop: Introduction to Ethics in Health Technology Assessment

- Wija Oortwijn

- Professor Bjorn Hofmann

- Dr. Ken Bond

- Dr. Anna Stoklosa

- Professor Dario Sacchini and Dr. Tanja Krones