EUPATI (European Patient Academy on Therapeutic Innovation) are holding a webinar to discuss patient involvement in health technology assessment (HTA). The webinar will be held on Monday 28 September 2015 between 16.00 – 17.30 GMT (17.00 – 18.30 CET).
HTA is a multidisciplinary process that examines the information about medical, cost-effectiveness, social, political, legal and ethical considerations of the application of a health technology – usually a medicine, medical device or clinical/surgical procedure. The main purpose of conducting an assessment is to inform policy decision making, which has an impact on patients and their ecosystem of health, including physicians and payers.
The webinar will examine the need for patient involvement in HTA and look at the HTA landscape in Europe. A patient organisation representative will present a case study on patient participation in HTA, and the conversation will also look at how the EUPATI toolkit can help informed patients engage in HTA. The event will include time for questions.
You can find out more information, including how to register before the deadline of 22 September, here.