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5th Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Seminar

Date Of Event: 
Friday, October 26, 2018


After the 4th HTA seminar on Can we be more consistent? The issues of the cost-effectiveness threshold on 21 Sep 2018, the school would like to announce the 5th HTA seminar on Ethical issues in health resource allocation on 26 Oct 2018. At this seminar, participants will learn about major ethical principles and challenges related to health resource allocation and policy decision, and possible solutions when several ethical principles are not aligned.

Ethical issues in health resource allocation….a case example?

This is part of a series of seminars to explore the usefulness and limitations of using health economic evaluations in healthcare policy development with a focus on the political context in Asian countries. It also creates opportunity for participants from academia, policy, and professional groups to come together to engage in constructive discussion on the effective use of economic evaluation information to influence health policy.

Upcoming Seminars in the Series

26 October, 11.00am-12.00pm: Ethical issues in health resource allocation

21 December, 10.30am-12.00pm: Future of health economic evaluation: wrapping up the series

About the speakers

Dr Pwee Keng Ho (guest speaker): Dr Pwee obtained his MBBS in 1991 and his MMed (Public Health) in 1999 from the National University of Singapore. He has been working in public health and health administration since 1995, first in the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and since 2015, in Changi General Hospital. In 2002, he was a visiting scholar at the then-Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA). Since 2002, Dr Pwee has been working in the field of health technology assessment. He currently conducts hospital-based health technology assessment for the Changi General Hospital. Dr Pwee was a member of the Board of Directors of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) from 2010 to 2014, and was a co-opted member of the Board of Trustees of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) from 2010 to 2011.

Dr Yot Teerawattananon: A medical doctor and health economist by training, Yot is a founder of HITAP under the Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. The works of HITAP have been used to inform coverage decisions and price negotiation on medicines, vaccines, medical devices, health promotion and disease prevention under the Universal Health Coverage Scheme. Recently, he joins the National University of Singapore as a visiting professor at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and provided technical support for HTA capacity building in a wide range of countries including Bhutan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Yot is the founder and former president of the HTAsiaLink, a regional network comprising of more than 30 health technology assessment agencies throughout Asia and Pacific region.

Seminar Materials


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