HTAi Review | May 24, 2024

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Breaking News 

The HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting is coming up fast!

The HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting is less than one month away! Now is the perfect time to build your schedule and finalize your plans!

Join Virtually

Want to join the 2024 Annual Meeting fun, but can’t make it to Seville? We have good news: the HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting will be offered in-person and online!

The HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting offers a distinctive blend of engagement and interaction that caters to both virtual and in-person attendees. Get ready for a whirlwind of cutting-edge scientific discussions, interactive sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities that transcend geographical boundaries. Virtual attendees will be able to live-stream in-person events, and all attendees will have access to exclusive on-demand presentations throughout the conference. Learn about virtual attendance here

Explore the 2024 Workshop Program

Leading into the HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting, senior experts and HTA leaders are offering two days of pre-conference workshops. These half-day and full-day Workshops are designed to share innovative experiences and practices, and to provide learning opportunities for participants. 

For the next few months, each issue of the HTAi Review will feature a workshop spotlight, aimed to help HTAi members learn about available opportunities. Registration is open for each of these workshops, which can either be included as part of the Annual Meeting registration or attended separately.

Important Upcoming Dates

Conference Dinner registration deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 23:59 MDT (UTC-6)

Presenter registration deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 23:59 MDT (UTC-6)

Standard registration deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 23:59 MDT (UTC-6) 

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

WS02 – Hospital Based-HTA: From Innovation To Implementation 

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15 | 9.00AM to 5.00PM 
Presenters: Rossella Di Bidino, Iga Lipska, Laura Sampietro-Colom, Marina Von Pinoci, Marilia Mastrocolla de Almeida Cardoso, Philip Clark, Kristian Kidholm, Marco Marchetti, Americo Cicchetti 
Summary: HB-HTA is a heterogeneous phenomenon in continuous evolution. The challenges it faces are context specific and differ in relation to HB-HTA stage of maturity. Furthermore, relationships with internal and external stakeholders are key to define the perceived value of HB-HTA. Real life experiences are shared to open a constructive and open discussion. 

WS05 – HTA 101: Introduction To Health Technology Assessment 

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15 | 9.00AM to 12.30PM 
Presenters: Clifford Goodman 
Summary: This popular workshop course has been updated and offered at all HTAi annual meetings. HTA 101 provides an understanding of essential HTA concepts, methods, and current international HTA issues and trends that will enable attendees from high-, middle-, and low-income countries to be more prepared to engage in the scientific program and other aspects of the Annual Meeting. 

WS15 – Navigating the Living Health Technology Assessment Journey: From Conceptualization to Implementation 

Date & Time: Sunday, June 16 | 9.00AM to 5.00PM 
Presenters: María Ximena Rojas-Reyes, Nora Ibargoyen Roteta, Soledad Isem De Val 
Summary: The incorporation of the Living Evidence model into HTA development requires guidance, training, and the development of skills among groups accustomed to traditional HTA methods. The LE-IHD project group has developed a comprehensive strategy for building capacity for this purpose among HTA-developers. This workshop provides an opportunity to delve in-depth into the approach with practical examples and hands-on support tools. 

WS23 – The Design Of Health Technology Assessment Processes Using Evidence-Informed Deliberative Processes In Low And Middle Income Countries 

Date & Time: Sunday, June 16 | 1.30PM to 5.00PM 
Presenters: Wija Oortwijn, Maryam Huda, Lyazzat Kosherbayeva 
Summary: On their path towards universal health coverage, governments need to make choices in the design of HTA processes which may be challenging in countries that have limited experience with HTA. This workshop provides practical guidance on how to make these choices, informed by the theory of evidence-informed deliberative processes (EDPs), international best practices and practical examples from several middle-income countries. 

Presenting at the 2024 Annual Meeting? Here’s what you need to know. 

Get ahead of the game! Instructions for presenting at the HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting are now available. Head over to the Annual Meeting site to ensure you’re ready to showcase your work with a global audience of HTA leaders. Instructions are available for in-person and pre-recorded presentations.

Registration deadline: All Panel presenters must be registered for the Annual Meeting by June 1, 2024 at 23:59 MDT (UTC-6). All panelists are required to register for the Annual Meeting in order to have their Panels included in the program. For questions on registration requirements, please visit our FAQ page.

Join us for our Featured Sessions

Looking for more ways to connect with your colleagues and fellow delegates in Seville? Join us for our featured sessions, including the Welcome Reception on Sunday, June 16 at 19.30, and the Conference Dinner on Tuesday, June 18 at 19.30. Tickets for the Conference Dinner often sell out are only available until June 1, 2024, so secure yours today! Head to our registration portal to register for these sessions.

If you’re an emerging HTA professional, be sure to join us for the Early Career Meet and Greet on Sunday, June 16 at 18.45. This is an exclusive event aimed at helping emerging professionals connect with one another, as well as senior leaders and HTA experts, to forge connections, share experiences, and build a support network within the HTA community. This event is by invitation only, but if you would like to attend, please contact the Annual Meeting team at [email protected] to add your name to the list of invitation recipients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about attending or presenting at the 2024 Annual Meeting? Let us help you find the answers you need: check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! From logistics to entry requirements, our FAQ page will point you in the right direction.

If your question isn’t among those listed, you can always email us at [email protected] and the Annual Meeting team will get back to you promptly. 

Thank you to our 2024 Annual Meeting Sponsors!

The HTAi Annual Meeting is made possible by the support of our Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Sponsors.

Confirmed as of May 17, 2024

Upcoming Dates 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 closes July 19!

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. 

Get Involved: Secure Your Sponsorship Before June 7!

Connect with esteemed global and regional HTA leaders and showcase your commitment to advancing HTA in the Latin America region. HTAi is offering limited partnership opportunities for the Latin America Regional Meeting. These opportunities are going fast, and interested parties only have until June 7, 2024 to claim their spot! Click the button below to secure yours today. 

Now Accepting Expressions of Interest: The HTAi Asia Policy Forum

The HTAi Asia Policy Forum is accepting Expressions of Interest to fill one (1) membership position available for a for-profit organization.

We welcome Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from for-profit organizational members of HTAi interested in engaging with the best public and private HTA minds exchange, share, innovate,
and strategize the best outcomes for public health in the Asia Pacific region.

The deadline for receipt of EOIs is Friday, May 31, 2024. To learn more, click the button below! 

Phishing Attacks and Cyber Security

HTAi would like to remind you to be cautious of any emails or phishing attempts that falsely claim to be from HTAi Board and Secretariat members. These deceptive emails may request sensitive information, involve unusual requests, or originate from questionable email addresses. Please be advised that our organization will never solicit sensitive information or initiate any unusual requests via email outside of our official communication channels. Official communication channels can include the following: 
      • HTAi branded emails from official HTAi email accounts
      • Direct messages from our membership and events platform, EventsAir  
      • Direct messages in our Annual Meeting event app  
Stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity to ensure your online safety 
If you receive any suspicious emails that claim to be from HTAi Board members or the Secretariat, we kindly request that you mark them as spam and refrain from responding or providing any information. If you are unsure whether or not an email is suspicious, please capture a screenshot of the email and send the image to [email protected] to verify its authenticity. For further support on identifying and blocking fraudulent emails or phishing attempts, please consult your email service provider and/or the links below.

Our priority is to ensure the safety and security of our organization and its members. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the integrity of our communication channels. 

A Look Back


On April 26, HTAi, PAHO, RedETSA hosted a joint webinar on Patient Involvement in HTA. Thank you to the many HTAi members and collaborators who joined us live. A recording of the webinar is now available here


Annual Meetings in Review: a look at the 2023 Annual Meeting

The HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting is quickly approaching, and we are looking forward to seeing you all in Seville, Spain, and online via our virtual event platform! 

Join us in celebrating the upcoming event: let’s take a look at the HTAi 2023 Annual Meeting highlights! Read more

Network News

Breaking News from the Lifecycle Approaches in HTA Task Force!

We’re thrilled to announce that two groundbreaking papers have been submitted to IJTAHC for publication. These papers delve into crucial aspects of healthcare technology assessment, offering valuable insights and frameworks for implementation.

  • “Lifecycle HTA: Promising Applications and a Framework for Implementation” Read more
  • “An operationalization framework for lifecycle HTA” Read more

Stay tuned for further updates and don’t miss the chance to dive into these insightful publications!

SIHTA & HTAi Forge Global Healthcare Collaboration!

Exciting news in healthcare collaboration: SIHTA and HTAi have joined forces, offering SIHTA members a partial refund on HTAi membership fees. This partnership unlocks a world of opportunities for members to engage internationally in healthcare technology assessment. Reach out to [email protected] to learn more.

IJTAHC (Egon Jonsson) Award Candidates

The following articles have been shortlisted as candidates for the IJTAHC (Egon Jonsson) Award. The winning article will be announced at the HTAi 2024 Annual Meeting in Seville, Spain.

HTA News from Around the World

From HITAP: HITAP explores key takeaways from the HIPER Symposium 2024. Read more

From Kazakhstan: KZ Medical Tourism Association shares review of the KZ HTA Conference 2024 Read more

From the UK: NIHR Now accepting Stage 1 funding applications for HTA Program. Read more

From the EU: A new Half-day stakeholder event focused on the implementation of the European Union’s HTA Regulation will take place September 6, 2024. 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

  • Can requests for real-world evidence by the French HTA body be planned? An exhaustive retrospective case-control study of medicinal products appraisals from 2016 to 2021. Read more
  • An operationalization framework for lifecycle HTA. Read more
  • A systematic review on the appropriate discounting rates for the economic evaluation of gene therapies: whether a specific approach is justified to tackle the challenges? Read more

Important Upcoming Dates

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