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.

Parliamentary question: Absence of biomedical engineering from Horizon 2020

Why, differently from the USA, the European Horizon 2020 does not have a dedicated space for BME? Do we want to lag behind USA and Japan in inventing the future of medicine? With this question in mind, MPs Lara Comi (EPP) and Nicola Caputo (S&D) tabled a Parliamentary question written in collaboration with IFMBE HTAD and EAMBES

PhD scholarship: Health Technology Assessment of medical devices for low and middle income countries

Project Overview: Health technologies are changing the model of care. In particular, medical devices are the main enablers of modern medicine. Several methods have been proposed to support political decisions regarding medical device in developed countries. Those methods are far from being perfect and are mainly the result of adaptation of methods, developed mainly for drugs, which fail to consider important dimensions that are relevant for medical devices. However, much less has been don for low and middle income countries. For instance, available economic evaluations of medical devices come predominantly from high income countries, and relevant methods and studies are urgently required in less resourced settings…

For the first time in MEDICON History, a whole track on “Clinical Engineering” and “Health Technology Assessment” has been introduced @MEDICON2016

For the first time in MEDICON History, a whole track on “Clinical Engineering” and “Health Technology Assessment” has been introduced @MEDICON2016

(Deadline for paper submission 30th of November 2015)
“Clinical Engineering” and “Health Technology Assessment” are two fast growing fields of interest for Biomedical Engineers (BMEs), as the IFMBE widely recognises. Nonetheless, there is a lack of spaces for BMEs to publish their researches or projects results in those fields. For the first time a whole track will be dedicated to those topicts in an IFMBE Confeerence