HTAi Review | December 23, 2022

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Thank you for making 2022 a fantastic year!

HTAi members play a critical role in shaping our Society. As members, your contributions have generated impact and success in HTAi, as well as the world of HTA. We extend a heartfelt thank-you to each and every one of you. 

This year included several memorable events, including the return to in-person events for the first time since 2019. Between the Global Policy Forum in Vancouver, the Latin America Policy Forum in Brasilia, the Asia Policy Forum in Singapore, and HTAi’s first hybrid Annual Meeting (hosted in-person in Utrecht), we appreciated the opportunity to see your faces once again. 

HTAi also hosted a Regional Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, the first HTAi Regional Meeting in the area. Our Interest Groups had a great year as well, having hosted many outstanding webinars, meetings, and presentations for the membership.

These successes would not be possible without the contributions of HTAi’s many volunteers. HTAi Board Directors, Committee Members, Committee Chairs and Scientific Secretaries, Interest Group Chairs, Interest Group Technical Officers, and HTAi survey participants have all worked diligently to ensure the advancement of our collective work. Thank you to all of our volunteers for your steadfast commitment to the Society.

Call for Applications: Technical Officer positions available for two HTAi Interest Groups

Are you new to HTA? Are you interested in connecting with the global HTA community and in learning more about the activities and discussions of one of the HTAi Interest Groups?

The Ethics Interest Group and the Patient & Citizen Involvement Interest Group (PCIG) are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are willing to provide one to two days per month to support the group Chairs and Steering Committee as a Technical Officer (TO), from January to December 2023.

Examples of responsibilities include defining agendas, setting calls and taking minutes, writing reports, supporting project work and scientific papers, drafting press releases and other similar activities. Learn more about the opportunity. 

*NEW!* International Flight Discount Program for the 2023 Annual Meeting

HTAi is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lufthansa Group and their global network of flight partners! The partnership provides Delegates to the 2023 Annual Meeting with a global and efficient travel experience at a discounted rate.

The Lufthansa Group global route network of Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS offers optimal connection options. Together with their strategic and commercial Joint Venture partners, you will benefit from seamless connections and quick flights to the event.

To book your flight, utilizing the Annual Meeting 2023 discount, please follow the instructions provided on the Annual Meeting website.

Discounts are up to 15% and reduced fares will be automatically displayed.

Please note: Annual Meeting delegates are responsible for selecting their own booking company and securing travel arrangements to Adelaide.

The Lufthansa Group flight program provided to HTAi delegates is only one option delegates are able utilize to book a flight directly with an airline at a discounted rate. HTAi cannot guarantee that the fares offered through the Lufthansa Group flight program are the cheapest available in the market for any particular route. All delegates are welcome to book through their preferred carrier, using their preferred deal, flight plan, and method. Additionally, HTAi does not benefit from any of its delegates booking with the Lufthansa Group, discounts are directly applied to the booking party only.

Coming Soon: HTAi Board Nominations

With only one month away from the start of 2023 we have some exciting news: HTAi Board Nominations open soon, and YOU could be the elected to the Board! 

 In February 2023, the HTAi Board of Directors and its Nominating Committee will open the nominations for members in good standing for the following positions on the Board: 

  • One (1) Vice President position, with a total commitment of six (6) years: two-year term as Vice President (2023-2025), two-year term as President (2025-2027), and two-year term as Past President (2027-2029)  
  • Three (3) positions of Director with a term of three years (2023-2026). These positions are eligible for re-election to a total of six (6) years of service.  

To ensure all interested members have adequate time to prepare, requirements for nomination submissions can be found on the Board Elections page on the HTAi website.  

Nominations will open at 08:00 MST (15:00 UTC) on February 14, 2023, and close on March 1, 2023, at 23:59 MST (06:59 UTC on March 2). 

Please note: All 2022 memberships will expire on December 31, 2022. Only members in good standing are eligible to run for election and vote. To ensure eligibility, renew your membership today. 

All questions related to Board nominations and elections can be directed via email to [email protected]. 

Membership Renewals Underway 

It’s that time again! HTAi memberships are valid January 1 – December 31 each year. Throughout the month of November and December, members will receive notices to renew memberships before the December 31 deadline. 

An HTAi membership holds many benefits, including: 

  • HTAi’s premier Events and specialized Interest Groups
  • Free online access to IJTAHC, the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
  • HTAi resources and news, including e-newsletters, bulletins, and international developments in HTA
  • An international network of HTA experts, innovators, and influencers
  • A community that’s dreaming, shaping, and championing the future of HTA

For more information on your member and benefits, visit our membership page.

A Look Back

2022 Award Winners

As we wrap up the past year, we would like to take a moment to recognize the HTAi Awards 2022 Recipients.

Sigrid Droste Award

The 2022 recipients of the Sigrid Droste Award are Gert Jan van der Wilt, Professor of Health Technology Assessment at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands); and Katherine Duthie, PhDClinical Ethicist, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton (Canada).

David Banta Award

The 2022 Recipient of the David Banta Award is Clifford Goodman, PhD, Senior Vice President at The Lewin Group (United States).

Learn about HTAi Awards

IJTAHC Featured Publications

The new definition of health technology assessment: A milestone in international collaboration. Read more

Real-world evidence: perspectives on challenges, value, and alignment of regulatory and national health technology assessment data collection requirements. Read more

Deliberative processes in decision making informed by health technology assessment in Latin America. Read more

HTA News from Around the World

Via LinkedIn: NICE and UPA collaborate to advance HTA implementation in Egypt. Read more

From EPF: European Patient’s Forum published its second AI report. Read more

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HTAi Holiday Office Closure

HTAi office will be closed for the holiday season during the following period: December 23, 2022, at 12:30 MST (UTC -7) until January 2, 2023, inclusive.

HTAi 2022 Memberships expire

All HTAi 2022 Membership expire on December 31. To enjoy uninterrupted access to your membership benefits, please renew your HTAi membership for 2023.