HTAi Review | August 11, 2023

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Reviewers Wanted: The International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC) serves as a forum for the wide range of health policy makers and professionals interested in the economic, social, ethical, medical and public health implications of health technology. It covers the development, evaluation, diffusion and use of health technology, as well as its impact on the organization and management of health care systems and public health. In addition to general essays and research reports, regular columns on technology assessment reports and thematic sections are published.

IJTAHC is seeking reviewers with expertise in areas within the scope of IJTAHC relating to health technology assessment including systematic review, health economic evaluation, patient/citizen issues and health policy. Participating as an IJTAHC Reviewer is not only beneficial for your career development, it is a great way to contribute to the global HTA community!

Reviewer categories include:

  • Systematic reviews
  • Health economics/economic evaluation, CBA/CEA/CUA
  • Meta-analysis
  • Modelling
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Decision analysis
  • Patient/citizen issues
  • Personalized medicine
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Diagnostics
  • Disinvestment
  • E-health
  • Safety
  • Screening
  • Health outcomes research; health services/systems research
  • Health policy/policy analysis/social policy
  • Horizon scanning, new and emerging technologies
  • Statistics
  • Qualitative methodologies/questionnaires and surveys
  • Preventative medicine/public health/international health

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for IJTAHC, please send an email to Wendy Babidge, Editor in Chief, and include short CV outlining areas of expertise relative to the reviewer categories.

HTAi Latin America Policy Forum heads to Santiago, Chile!

The 2023 Latin America Policy Forum (LATAM) is taking place August 13-15 in Santiago, Chile. The Forum will include discussions surrounding its background paper, “How new access schemes, including risk-taking agreements, can contribute to coverage decisions”. To read the background paper in English or Spanish, click the button below.

Updates from the 2024 Annual Meeting

The 2024 Annual Meeting website is live! 

Visit to check out the latest news from the 2024 Annual Meeting in Seville, Spain! Take a moment to watch a video about Seville, read through our abstract writing resources, and learn about the committees behind the Annual Meeting. While there, don’t forget to download the HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting social media images and zoom background to help show your support! 


A Look Back

HTAi 2023 Annual Meeting updates

The 2023 Annual Meeting may have ended, but we are still thinking about all of the great memories made in Adelaide… and so can you! Visit to take a look through the event photo album and relive your favourite moments, or download your pictures to share on social media platforms (don’t forget to tag us)!

Also available: the 2023 Annual Meeting Oral and Poster Abstract Books, featuring every Oral and Poster presentation from the five-day conference. 

Network News

The 11th HTAsiaLink Conference 2023 is scheduled to take place September 4 – 7 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The conference theme is “Reshaping and Reshifting Health Technology Assessment in Navigating the future Landscape.” Learn more

Priorities 2024 Conference
Submissions for the 2024 Priorities Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by HiTAP and the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, are now open for Organized Sessions and Workshops. Oral and Poster submissions open August 15. Learn more

ISPOR South Africa Chapter
The ISPOR South Africa Chapter is hosting the 2th Annual ISPOR SA Conference October 23-24, 2023. The theme is “Health Economics in the Face of the 4th Industrial Revolution.” Learn more

HTA News from Around the World

From the European Commission: The latest HTA Stakeholder Network summary report is now available. The report covers the first meeting of the HTA Stakeholder Network which took place on June 14, 2023.  Read more

From New Zealand: Pharmac joins an international collaboration of government HTA agencies. The collaboration, which includes Australia, UK, and Canada, was established in 2022 to advance use of HTA. Pharmac joined in July 2023. Read more

From CADTH: CADTH’s annual report is now available. Read more

From ESMO: The European Society for Medical Oncology provided feedback to a public consultation launched by the EUnetHTA 21 Consortium on two of its draft deliverables on HTA in Europe. Read more

From EUnetHTA: The EUnetHTA 21 – EMA work plan has been published. Read more

From the Bulletin Board

If you have an open position you’d like to share with the HTAi membership, please contact [email protected].

IJTAHC Featured Publications

  •  Patient and citizen participation at the organizational level in health technology assessment: an exploratory study in five jurisdictions. Read more
  • A first exploration of the economic consequences of an autonomous surgical robot for lateral skull base surgery: an early health technology assessment. Read more
  • A systematic review of the accessibility, acceptability, safety, efficiency, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of private cataract and orthopedic surgery clinics. Read more

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HTAi Offices Closed

The HTAi Secretariat will be closed for a holiday break, returning to the office January 2, 2024.