HTAi Review | March 15, 2024

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Program updates for the HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting 

Explore the 2024 Workshop Program

The HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting offers a distinctive blend of engagement and interaction that caters to both virtual and in-person attendees. Whether you’re on-site or online, your Annual Meeting experience will be filled with dynamic scientific discussions and valuable networking opportunities for all participants.  

The HTAi Annual Meeting Program includes two days of pre-conference Workshops. Led by senior experts and HTA leaders, these Workshops are designed to share innovative experiences and practices, and to provide learning opportunities for participants. 

Click the button below to view the schedule and Workshop program!

Meet Our HTAi Annual Meeting Speakers

Get ready for an incredible lineup at the HTAi Annual Meeting Keynote and Plenary sessions! We’ve got top-notch leaders and experts in HTA who guarantee an amazing program. Check out our fantastic speakers below!

Important Upcoming Dates

Early-bird registration deadline: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Midnight MDT (UTC-6) 

Standard registration deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Midnight MDT (UTC-6) 

Last-minute registration: Friday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 19, 2024 

Registration is OPEN for the HTAi Latin America Regional Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia!

HTAi is collaborating with the Instituto de Evaluación Tecnológica en Salud (IETS) to host a one-day Regional Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia on August 14, 2024.

The Latin America Regional Meeting is open to all stakeholders and will explore the topic “From Policy to Practice, HTA’s Role in Improving Health Systems.” Attendees can expect insights from internationally renowned HTA experts, as well as senior and regional leaders shaping Latin America’s HTA landscape.

Registration for the Latin America Regional Meeting is open now! 

Registration is open to all interested participants, regardless of HTAi membership status. However, we encourage you to register early— seats are limited and registration will close July 19, 2024. 

Board Elections open April 2, 2024

The 2024 Board Election is quickly approaching! Board Elections provide an opportunity to fulfill one of the most important duties for HTAi members: voting! 

The Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and policies of the organization. As an HTAi member, exercising your right to vote ensures you have a direct say in the leadership and future of the organization. Each member brings a unique perspective, experience, and expertise that is crucial to well-rounded decision-making, leading to a vibrant and involved community. 

The next steps are as follows:

    • Candidate Announcement: The nominees for the 2024 Board of Directors will be announced to the membership on March 29, 2024.
    • Election Dates: The 2024 Board of Directors election will open on April 2, 2024, and close on May 2, 2024.
    • Election Process: Our election is facilitated by CES, a trusted third-party electoral service. CES will directly email the election ballots to all members of the Society in good standing. As per HTAi bylaws, only members with up-to-date 2024 membership fees are eligible to vote.
    • Encouragement to Nominees: We encourage nominees to actively campaign and urge their HTAi network to participate in the voting process.
    • Announcement of Results: The election results will be unveiled at the Annual General Meeting of Members. Additionally, they will be posted on the Society’s website and social media platforms. Those elected will assume their positions immediately following the Annual General Meeting in June, with the exact date to be announced later.
    • More Information: For any inquiries regarding Board nominations and elections, please contact us via email at [email protected].

Call for Reviewers: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

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!

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care serves as a forum for the wide range of stakeholders, including policy makers, academics, patients, health technology developers and health professionals interested in the intended and unintended consequences of health technology. Articles on any aspect related to health technology assessment (HTA) are welcomed.

The journal 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. The journal particularly considers articles in the following areas: Evaluation or development of methods, processes, or policies used in HTA; primary research on the effects of implementing HTA or their findings; and novel research within particular HTAs that provides learning for HTA.

We are seeking reviewers with expertise in areas within the scope of IJTAHC relating to any aspect related to health technology assessment.


  • 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.

A Look Back

HTAi attends DIA Europe 2024

HTAi President, Dr. Rabia Sucu, attended DIA Europe 2024 in Brussels, Belgium, on March 12-14. The theme of the conference was Collaborating for Healthcare Innovation – a focus on Sustainability.

Dr. Sucu served as a panelist during the Opening Plenary session, speaker for Introduction to HTA Fundamentals during the DIA Startup Accelerator session, and panelist for the Integrating Environmental and Equity Considerations and Future-Proofing Health Care Systems session. Learn more

Network News

SAVE THE DATE: HTA Conference in Kazakhstan

HTAi is pleased to support the Regional Conference of the International Community of Specialists in Health Technology Assessment in Astana, Kazakhstan on April 19-20, 2024. 

The conference aims to promote collaboration in HTA in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and will explore the theme “HTA as a Tool to Determine Priorities for Healthcare Development and Funding”. 

More information is available here.

HTA News from Around the World

From EMA: The Data Analysis and Real World Interrogation Network DARWIN EU® continues working towards higher capacity for real-world data studies and seeks to add ten new data partners in 2024. Read more

From CADTH: A new Watch List examines the top 5 health technologies and interventions that could enhance care for children and youth with medical complexity. Read more

From CADTH: CADTH is seeking nominations for its expert and advisory committees. Read more

From Europe: European Commission launched an online public consultation on the draft Implementing Act on Joint Clinical Assessments of Medicinal Products. Read more

From WHO Europe: WHO Europe has released a Telehealth Quality of Care Tool (TQoCT) to help countries evaluate and improve their telehealth services, ensuring safe & high-quality care in this digital age. 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].

School of Pharmacy CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Policy and Health Services (internal and external) | Waterloo, Canada

The School of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher to fill a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an anticipated earliest start date of January 2025. To be eligible, candidates must identify as a member of a racialized minority. Learn more

IJTAHC Featured Publications

  • Conducting a health technology assessment in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory: lessons from a feasibility project. Read more

  • The cost-effectiveness of germline BRCA testing-guided olaparib treatment in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. Read more

  • A health technology assessment of personalized nutrition interventions using the EUnetHTA HTA Core Model. Read more

Important Upcoming Dates

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