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

International Symposium on Analytic Hierarchy Process – ISAHP 2016

Taking decisions has never been easy, especially in complex and dynamic circumstances, in which our choices may affect people’s health, work, social and physical assets, and future life in general.

In all of history, important decision makers have based their own choices on personal experience, intuition and knowledge.

ABSPIE @ ICBME2016 in Singapore:IFMBE Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Training Session

During the 16th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2016), which will be heald in Singapore fromt he 7th to the 10th of Dicember 2016, Dr Pecchia will give a Keynote talk and a 90min training session on HTA to PhD students, early career researchers and academics interrested in this field.

This training session will introduce attendees to:

• Health Technology Assessment (HTA) mission and principles

• HTA modelling, simulations techniques and free tools

• Early stage HTA: how inform the design of new medical devices applying reverse engineering to health economics

• HTA case studies

• Presentation of the IFMBE HTA Division eLearning Platform