Modeling Approaches for HTA: a Practical Hands-On Workshop (Austria)
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESMENT
JUNE 6-8, 2013, HALL IN TYROL, AUSTRIA
In recent years, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Decision Sciences (DS) have become increasingly important to health care policymakers. This workshop is designed to provide excellent quality education and comprehensive training in the key issues of these disciplines for anyone involved in the health sector.
The faculty of the “Continuing Education Program in Health Technology Assessment and Decision Science” is drawn from leading international experts from universities, industry, and HTA agencies and representatives from other relevant areas who committed to provide independent teaching of state-of-the-art principles.
This 3-day Modelling Approaches for HTA: a Practical Hands-On Workshop will be held from June 7-9, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. It was developed and will be held in collaboration between the PATH Research Institute at McMaster University, Canada and the Department of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and HTA at UMIT, Hall i.T., Austria.
"There are a number of other modelling courses focusing on either theory or only selected modelling approaches" explained Prof. Dr. Uwe Siebert who teaches HTA and Decision Sciences at UMIT, Harvard University, HTA organizations, and several international scientific congresses. "In contrast, our course combines theoretical concepts with practical hands-on exercises comprising five different modelling techniques applied in Public Health, Health Economics and HTA".
"Our course has been developed for a broad audience of health care professionals, industry and academia to support decision making under uncertain conditions. We feel our unique practical hands-on approach is the best and most effective way to learn these different modelling approaches” explained Prof. Ron Goeree, Director, PATH Research Institute, McMaster University, Canada.
This practical hands-on workshop covers five different modelling techniques and combines lectures, discussions, case studies, and hands-on computer sessions.