HTAi Review | January 9, 2023

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Updates from the HTAi 2023 Annual Meeting

Happy New Year, everyone!

A new year brings new announcements for the upcoming Annual Meeting, which will take place in-person in Adelaide, Australia, June 24-28, 2023!


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


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. 

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 a partnership 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.

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 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 Asia Policy Forum Organizing Committee opens call for nominations

The HTAi Asia Policy Forum Organizing Committee has opened a call for nominations to fill a for-profit and a not-for-profit vacancy. Asia Policy Forum Organizing Committee members are required to commit to continued and diligent support of the content and development of Asia Policy Forum meetings through input on the topic, agenda, the 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 six (6) 90-minute meetings (by teleconference) per year ahead of the HTAi Asia Policy Forum meeting in late October/early November.

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

Please send nominations to the Policy Forum team no later than Friday, January 20, 2023. Nominations will be reviewed by the Asia Policy Forum Chair with the support of the HTAi Secretariat. Please see the terms of reference for more information.

If you have any queries about this role, or to apply, please contact the Secretariat by email.

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. 

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.

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.

A Look Back

The HTAi 2021 Latin America Policy Forum

The 2021 Latin America Policy Forum journal article was recently published in IJTAHC. Read it here

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
HTAi members are participating in two upcoming webinars hosted by International HealthTechScan. Details are as follows:

Handling the uncertainty in Health Technology AssessmentOn January 11, 2023, Speaker Milou Hogervorst will examine how we can handle  uncertainty, and the tools and methods that support us to show what we do not know.

Guidelines and training, appropriate use of health technologies | On January 17, 2023, speaker Nora Ibargoyen-Roteta will give insights in the development, use as well as assessment of Clinical Practise Guidelines (CPG) to ensure an appropriate use of health technologies to reach its full intended positive impact on health.

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

HTA News from Around the World

From the EUThe European Commission adopted a proposal to give more time to certify medical devices to mitigate the risk of shortages. The proposal introduces a longer transition period to adapt to new rules, as foreseen under the Medical Devices Regulation. Read more

From NICE: On January 3, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence announced the unfortunate news of the passing of Sir Mike Rawlins. Read more

From CEVR: 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. Read more

From Health Affairs: A new Health Affairs Forefront blog from HTAi member and Global Policy Forum Chair, Dan Ollendorf, examines options for CMS drug price negotiations. 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

  • A review of audiovisual telemedicine utilization and satisfaction assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Patient Perspectives: An Integral Part of Health Technology Assessment Methodology. Read more  
  • Incorporating environmental and sustainability considerations into health technology assessment and clinical and public health guidelines: a scoping review. Read more

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