HTA: From Theory to Evidence to Policy Workshop
By the end of the course, participants will:
understand the concepts, methods and critical issues in the design and conduct of HTA
understand the different components of HTA and how to address them
understand the critical role of evidence and economic evaluation methods in the HTA process
be familiarized with introduction and advanced methods of economic evaluation through practical hands-on computer-based exercises
appreciate different perspectives on HTA to complete the theory to evidence to policy loop
The course will present the theoretical and practical elements of HTA through a series of interactive lectures and computer-based exercises. Participants will learn how to compose a well-defined research question and to gather evidence to that end through internet-based literature searches. Subsequent synthesis of identified evidence will also be taught. Particular emphasis will be placed on economic evaluation as a component of HTA. Decision-trees and Markov models will be contrasted using real-world examples. Hands-on, Excel™-based exercises will guide participants through the “how-to” of trial and modelling-based economic evaluations.
Hands-on computer-based exercises will be carried out over the course of the workshop. Several tutors will be on hand to ensure a ratio of approximately 1 tutor for every 5 participants. Presenters at this workshop will consist of Michael Drummond, Ron Goeree, Nazila Assasi, Gord Blackhouse, Jim Bowen, Kaitryn Campbell, Robert Hopkins, Daria O’Reilly and Feng Xie.
For further information regarding this workshop please contact:
Tel: 905-523-7284, ext.5268