regional meetings

The HTAi Regional Meeting Brings Together Leading Thinkers To Advance the HTA Field Through Knowledge Production, Sharing, And Capacity Development

Regional meetings

The HTAi Regional Meeting Brings Together Leading Thinkers To Advance the HTA Field Through Knowledge Production, Sharing, And Capacity Development

HTAi Regional Meeting Series

Overview

HTAi is dedicated to expanding our ability to mobilize and strengthen the global HTA community. We are committed to identifying the learning needs of HTA producers and users within the HTAi community, collaborating with teaching centers and academia, and partnering with governmental and non-governmental HTA bodies to develop necessary resources to support learning.

In 2021, the World Health Organization HTA Survey reported that 104 countries globally have a formal and deliberative approach to HTA. As one of the primary roles of HTAi is to advance the HTA field through knowledge production, sharing, and capacity development, HTAi founded the Regional Meeting Series to support the needs of our members in emerging HTA markets.

The HTAi Regional Meeting Series engages local hosts in regions with emerging HTA systems. All Regional Meetings are registration-based and open to all HTA stakeholders who produce or use HTA (or an adapted version of HTA) to systematically assess a test, device, medicine, vaccine, procedure, program, or system developed to prevent, diagnose, or treat medical conditions; promote health; provide rehabilitation; or organize healthcare delivery.

The HTAi Regional Meeting series encourages participation from all HTA stakeholders who would like to collaborate with interested parties who see value in developing and delivering educational content; discuss locally-relevant HTA topics to further promote the advancement of HTA in the region; and make a positive contribution to the HTA community.

HTAi Regional Meeting Series

HTAi Regional Meeting Series

HTAi Latin America Regional Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia

August 14, 2024

Health Technology Assessment international, in collaboration with the Instituto de Evaluación Tecnológica en Salud, are hosting an HTAi Regional Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, on August 14, 2024. 

More information will be available soon.

HTAi Regional Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan

October 17-20, 2022

Health Technology Assessment international, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan, hosted an HTAi Regional Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, October 17-20, 2022. 

The topic for this meeting was ‘Integrating HTA into Health Care Reform.’ This open session featured internationally renowned experts in HTA, as well as experts from Azerbaijan. 

An HTA training was held on October 17 and 18 at the Azerbaijan Medical University. The main meeting was held on October 19 and 20, and featured a presentation from Nadir Zeynalov, Deputy Minister of Health, Azerbaijan. 

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HTAi Regional Meeting in Ukraine

Tuesday, September 8 — Friday, September 11, 2020

The HTAi Regional Meeting in Ukraine was a virtual event that took place on September 8-11, 2020, at 14:00 – 16:00 CET (+1 UTC). The theme of the meeting was Integrating HTA into healthcare reforms in emerging settings.

The region’s emerging HTA market and strong local support make Ukraine an ideal location for capacity-building workshops for HTA stakeholders. This regional meeting was organized by HTAi with in-kind support from USAID’s SAFEMed project, which has been working side by side with local HTA experts in the establishment and strengthening of the HTA function in Ukraine over the past several years.

The purpose of the meeting was to offer HTA education and training followed by a workshop that builds on regional HTA experiences and facilitates the continuous cycle to develop HTA capacity.

Further information on the Regional Meeting program is available here. 

Gold Sponsor, 2020

Location

HTAi Regional Meeting In Ghana

HTAi Regional Meeting in Accra, Ghana

HTAi partnered with International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) to host a conference in Accra, Ghana in September 2018. The theme of the 2 day conference was #SettingPrioritiesFairly.

The event, which was formally endorsed by Ghana’s Minister for Health Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu and formally opened by Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Health Mr Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu focused on sustainable policies for effective resource allocation in Africa.

The collaborative event by iDSI and HTAi, hosted by the Ministry of Health, Ghana, addressed the difficulties that low and middle-income countries face with the attainment of Universal Health Coverage, and how these countries can navigate inconsistent and dwindling healthcare funding.

With almost 100 representatives from a range of stakeholders from around the world, the conference facilitated productive learning and networking between the delegates.

A communique from the event provides a summary of the key messages.

HTAi Regional Meeting in Ukraine

Tuesday, September 8 — Friday, September 11, 2020

The HTAi Regional Meeting in Ukraine was a virtual event that took place on September 8-11, 2020, at 14:00 – 16:00 CET (+1 UTC). The theme of the meeting is Integrating HTA into healthcare reforms in emerging settings.

The region’s emerging HTA market and strong local support make Ukraine an ideal location for capacity-building workshops for HTA stakeholders. This regional meeting was organized by HTAi with in-kind support from USAID’s SAFEMed project, which has been working side by side with local HTA experts in the establishment and strengthening of the HTA function in Ukraine over the past several years.

The purpose of the meeting was to offer HTA education and training followed by a workshop that builds on regional HTA experiences and facilitates the continuous cycle to develop HTA capacity.

Further information on the Regional Meeting program is available here. 

Gold Sponsor, 2020

Location

Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is a city with an long and proud history. The city stands on the Dnieper River, 951 km from its mouth in the Black Sea. The city was originally built on the high and steep western bank, which rises above the river in an imposing line of bluffs. This precipitous and wooded bank, topped by the golden domes and spires of churches and bell towers and by high-rise apartment buildings, makes the city an attractive and impressive sight from across the Dnieper. Since World War II, Kyiv has extended onto the wide, low, and flat floodplain on the eastern bank.

The city limits enclose an area of 780 square km on both banks of the Dnieper. It is divided into a number of administrative wards. The focus of Kyiv is the area of the ancient Upper Town, crowning the high bluffs of the Dnieper. Although largely of postwar construction, this central area retains its old street pattern, and most of the surviving historical and architectural monuments are located there.

Kyiv has a moderately continental climate. The average January temperature is −6 °C, and winter days with temperatures above freezing are not uncommon. Snow cover lies usually from mid-November to the end of March. Summers are warm, with a July average of 20 °C. The mean annual precipitation is 635 mm, with maximum rainfall in June and July.

Source: available Encyclopædia Britannica  

HTAi Regional Meeting In Ghana

HTAi Regional Meeting in Accra, Ghana

HTAi partnered with International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) to host a conference in Accra, Ghana in September 2018. The theme of the 2 day conference was #SettingPrioritiesFairly.

The event, which was formally endorsed by Ghana’s Minister for Health Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu and formally opened by Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Health Mr Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu focused on sustainable policies for effective resource allocation in Africa.

The collaborative event by iDSI and HTAi, hosted by the Ministry of Health, Ghana, addressed the difficulties that low and middle-income countries face with the attainment of Universal Health Coverage, and how these countries can navigate inconsistent and dwindling healthcare funding.

With almost 100 representatives from a range of stakeholders from around the world, the conference facilitated productive learning and networking between the delegates.

A communique from the event provides a summary of the key messages.