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Series of Health Technology Assessment Seminars

Date Of Event: 
Monday, July 16, 2018


After the success of the HTA seminar on 1 Jun 2018, the school would like to announce a series of seminars to further explore the usefulness and limitations of using health economic evaluations in healthcare policy development with the focus on political context in Asian counties. The seminar series will be led by Yot Teerawattananon, a Visiting Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the founder of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

This seminar series aims to answer the following questions:

  • What is the potential use of economic evaluation in health policy?
  • What are the obstacles in using health economic evaluation to guide health resource allocation?
  • How might an increased understanding of the usefulness and limitations of economic evaluation influence health policy?

The seminar series 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

16 July, 11.00am-12.00pm: The greatest happiness of the greatest number? Experience use of economic evaluation evidence to inform policy decisions

24 August, 11.00am-12.00pm: Can we be more systematic? The role of MCDA in informing policy decisions

21 September, 11.00am-12.00pm: Can we be more consistent? The issues of the cost-effectiveness threshold

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 speaker

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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