Erasmus program: celebrating 30 years and 9 million participants!

Erasmus program: celebrating 30 years and 9 million participants!

The European Parliament celebrated on Tuesday, June 13th 2017, the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus program. First launched in 1987, the program has provided scholarships to nine million participants across Europe up to now. The event was held during a Plenary Session...

IFMBE Division Chair, Dr Pecchia, invited talks at the HTAi on HTA of Medical Devices

Dr Pecchia was invited to give an invited talk on Health Technology Assessment of medical devices in a panel organized by Prof Tammy Clifford, Vice-President of the Canadian Agency of Technology Assessment (CADTH). Approaches to the assessment of medical devices differs from that for drugs, and also differs across the various phases of the technology lifecycle. This session showcased several recent initiatives that support a lifecycle approach to technology assessment, and highlight linkages to HTA.

IFMBE Division Chair, Dr Pecchia, invited talks at the HTAi on early stage HTA

The first, organized by Prof Rosanna Tarricone, Associate Dean for Government, Health and Not for Profit Division of the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Bocconi University, Milano), aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the specific challenges of current HTA of medical devices, discuss how the current regulatory scenario is likely to change in the near future, and disentangle the potential impact on access to valuable medical technologies.