HTAi Review | January 23, 2023

Breaking News 

Call for Expressions of Interest, Global Policy Forum

The HTAi Global Policy Forum has opened two (2) vacancies for membership, including one (1) for-profit membership, and one (1) not-for-profit membership.

The Global Policy Forum welcomes Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from organizational members of HTAi who have formal responsibilities within a health care system to make HTA-based decisions and/or provide HTA-based advice on coverage or pricing of health care technologies. EOIs from any country are welcome.

The deadline for receipt of EOIs is Friday, February 3. 

More information, including submission instructions and review process and criteria, is available here. 

2023 Latin America Policy Forum Topic 

The Latin America Policy Forum has chosen the topic for the next meeting, which is taking place in Santiago, Chile, August 13-15, 2023. The meeting will explore the topic, “Como los nuevos esquemas de acceso, incluyendo los acuerdos de riesgo compartido pueden formar parte de las decisiones de cobertura”. In English, “How new managed entry agreements, including risk sharing agreements can take part in the coverage decision process of new technologies”.

More information on the Latin America Policy Forum can be found here.

More updates from the HTAi 2023 Annual Meeting

It’s been an action-packed month for the Annual Meeting team, and which means we have more information to share with you!

About Adelaide

The HTAi 2023 Annual Meeting will take place in-person in Adelaide, Australia, June 24-28, 2023. 

The South Australia capital city of Adelaide is the fifth-largest city in Australia. Located on the coast of the Gulf St. Vincent, the area is situated on the Adelaide Plains at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Between the fantastic beaches, the celebrated food and drink scene, renowned art, and the wild-life filled outdoor adventures, everyone will find something to enjoy in this incredible city. 

In June, visitors to Adelaide can expect mild days and brisk evenings, with generally light rainfall. Average temperatures to hover between 10-16 degrees Celsius, with an average precipitation of 12.7 mm. Visit the Annual Meeting website to learn more about Adelaide.


The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, a striking landmark located along the Adelaide riverbank. The centre recently emerged as one of the world’s most modern and technologically advanced venues, and features a number of visually stunning halls and meeting rooms. Learn more about the venue.


HTAi has secured a number of agreements with hotels in Adelaide to offer discounted rates for Annual Meeting delegates. All hotels are within a 15-minute walk of the Adelaide Convention Centre, including four hotels with only a two-minute walk. 

Learn more about the hotel deals and browse some of the options.

Please note: The accommodation choices provided to HTAi delegates on the Annual Meeting website are only one option delegates are able utilize to book their accommodation for their stay in Adelaide. HTAi cannot guarantee that the rates offered through its agreements with local hotels are the cheapest available in the market for any particular combination of days. All delegates are welcome to book through their preferred website, using their preferred deal, and method. Additionally, HTAi does not benefit from any of its delegates booking through the offered booking links, discounts are directly applied to the booking party only.

Traveling to Australia

Australia Entry Requirements

The Government of Australia provides a detailed list of international travel and COVID-related regulations, available here. The Government of Australia also provides an easy-to-use questionnaire to help visitors learn about visa and entry requirements. A link to the questionnaire is available here.

This information is also available on the Annual Meeting website.

Luftansa Group Flight Program

HTAi has secured an agreement with the Lufthansa Group, and their global network of flight partners, to provide Delegates to the 2023 Annual Meeting with a global and efficient travel experience at a discounted rate. Learn more about the offer.


Theme and Plenaries

The 2023 Annual Meeting will focus on the theme, “The Road to Policy and Clinical Integration”, and explore questions such as:

  • How can we build pathways to fast-track innovation while minimizing risk?
  • What supports are required to harmonize HTA processes between similar jurisdictions?
  • What is the feasibility of aligning technology evaluation processes and decisions in an era of sustainable development?

Visit the Annual Meeting website to learn more about the 2023 Theme and Plenaries


HTAi is proud to introduce our Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Annual Meeting, Dr. Sam Roberts

Dr. Sam Roberts is the Chief Executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. She has worked in healthcare for 20 years in a combination of clinical, operational, private sector and academic roles. She originally trained as a doctor before undertaking an MBA and joining McKinsey and Company. Her focus for the last 15 years has been on improving quality of clinical care and supporting uptake of innovation – as Head of Operations at a large teaching hospital in London (UCLH), Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences at NHS England and Improvement and Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative. Prior to joining NICE she invested in early stage digital health and diagnostics companies. She has an academic interest in the influence of health economic analysis on policy and clinical practice, having worked at the London School of Economics followed by doctoral studies at the University of Oxford.

Learn more about the 2023 Annual Meeting speakers.


A select number of 2023 Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Annual Meeting sponsorships link your company or organization to HTAi’s largest and most prominent event, and provide a key platform to engage the most influential thought leaders in the field of health technology assessment globally.

Take a moment to learn about the for-profit and not-for-profit opportunities available today. 

Coming Soon: HTAi Board Nominations

HTAi Board Nominations open soon, and YOU could be 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 expired on December 31. 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].

HTAi Latin America Policy Forum Organizing Committee opens call for nominations

The HTAi Latin America (LATAM) Policy Forum Organizing Committee has opened a call for nominations to fill two (2) for-profit and two (2) not-for-profit vacancies due to several expiring terms.

Committee members are required to commit to continued and diligent support of the content and development of LATAM Policy Forum meetings through input on the topic, agenda, research, framing and reporting of the pre-meeting background paper, the identification of speakers, and several outputs of the meeting. Input will be provided by email and through approximately three-to-four (3-4) 90-minute meetings (by teleconference) per year ahead of the LATAM Policy Forum meeting in Q3.

The term of office for member organization representatives is three (3) years and can be extended up to a further three (3) years, for a maximum six (6) year term.

Please send nominations by email to the Policy Forum team no later than Friday, January 27, 2023. Nominations will be reviewed by the Latin America Policy Forum Chair with the support of the Organizing Commitee and HTAi Secretariat.

More information on the Latin America Policy Forum Organizing Committee is available here, under HTAi Committees and Working Groups.

Survey from the HTAi Hospital-Based HTA Interest Group

To kick off the new year, the Hospital-Based HTA Interest Group has produced a survey to assess the needs and interests of all HTAi members who are interested in hospital-based HTA. 

If you are interested in hospital-based HTA or learning more about the Hospital-Based HTA Interest Group please follow this link to complete the Microsoft Forms survey.

A Look Back

I-HTS Webinars

HTAi has partnered with International HealthTechScan for a series of webinars. The webinars are now available on-demand, as follows:

The HTAi 2022 Annual Meeting

Abstracts from the HTAi 2022 Annual Meeting in Utrecht, Netherlands, are now available in the latest issue of IJTAHC. Browse them here

Network News

i-HTS Webinars
A new i-HTS & HTAi webinar has been announced for February! Join us on February 14, 2023 to explore “Early Awareness, Early Advice, Early Dialogue, Scientific Advice”. Learn more

European Commission seeking HTA stakeholders
The European Commission has launched a call for applications to select members for a new Health Technology Assessment Stakeholder Network. The call is part of the implementation of the Health Technology Assessment Regulation (EU) 2021/2282, specifically Article 29 that calls on the Commission to establish a Health Technology Assessment stakeholder network. All applications must be received by 17:00 CET on 17 February 2023.
Learn more

DCIG Writing Project
The HTA in Developing Countries Interest Group has launched a writing project on a topic pertinent to low- and middle-income countries. The written pieces will be published on the Interest Group website under the title, “Emerging Issues Relevant to Developing Countries. Winners of the competition will be awarded a monetary prize. Submissions are accepted until April 30, 2023. Learn more

CEVR Paper of the Year
Tufts-Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) is now accepting submissions for the 5th annual Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Paper of the Year Award. Anyone – including the authors themselves or any institution, can nominate a paper. Deadline to submit is January 31, 2023. Learn more

GetReal Institute Annual Conference 2023
The GetReal Institute is pleased to announce its inaugural Annual Conference taking place on the 16th of March 2023 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The conference will discuss RWE developments in a global context, reflecting upon progress in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Learn more

HTA News from Around the World

From the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care: Last week, the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care released updates in its HTA Policy and Methods Review Reference Committee Read more

From Decide: A new piece from Decide explores how PPPs might enable service delivery reconfiguration in middle-income countries. The piece is based on a policy paper released by the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems and Financing. Read more

From Health Technology Wales: Health Technology Wales announced the publication of its five-year progress review report, which underlines its “strong progress and excellent prospects for future development”. Read more

From the Bulletin Board

The current positions are open within the HTAi network:

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

IJTAHC Featured Publications

  • Using early health economic modeling to inform medical innovation development: a soft robotic sock in poststroke patients in Singapore. Read more
  • Genuine policy learning is fundamental: the journey of the United Arab Emirates toward the establishment of health technology assessment. Read more  
  • Informing decision makers about public preferences for different modalities of cancer treatment in the Rhône–Alps region in France. Read more

Renew your HTAi Membership for 2023 

As HTAi memberships are valid January 1 – December 31 each year, all 2022 memberships are now up for renewal. Ensure you maximize your member benefits and keep in the know about the latest HTAi news by renewing your membership for 2023, today! 

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.

Important Upcoming Dates

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DIA Middle East

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DIA Europe

DIA Europe 2023 is designed to drive insights into action by connecting key policy discussions to real-world knowledge that you need for your everyday job. Your participation will accelerate your …

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Global Policy Forum

The Hague , Netherlands

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