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HTADS - Program on Health Technology Assessment &
Decision Sciences

 

SHORT COURSES

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment - A 4-day Certified Course
Modeling Approaches for HTA: a Practical Hands-On Workshop - A 3-day Certified Course
Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology - A 6-day Certified Course

 

 

4-Day Certified Course
in Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

2 - 5 April 2014
UMIT - The Health & Life Sciences University
Hall i.T., Austria

 

Course Overview
Date of Course & Location
Objectives of Course
Agenda
Faculty
Registration
Payment Details
Accommodations & Directions
Contact 
 

Course brochure

 


COURSE OVERVIEW

The HTADS Program starts with a four-day course focusing on Health Technology Assessment, Health-Economic Evaluation and Outcomes Research.
This introductory course covers the key elements and methods of HTA and combines lectures, discussions, case study group work, and hands-on computer lab session.

Who is the course aimed at?
The course is created for members of

  • Healthcare & health policy organizations, national HTA Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical & medical device industry
  • Academia and research institutions
  • Health insurances/sickness funds
  • Consultancy organizations
  •  

Course Pre-requisites?
This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites. Course language is English.

Course Documentation?
Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course.

For those who are interested in a graded course performance record, we are offering a course examination subsequent to the HTA course. The exam is designed to evaluate the understanding of the basic HTA concepts and is administered on the last day of the course. The exam is a closed-book test mainly consisting of multiple-choice answers, short calculations or open text questions, which are drawn from the major topic areas of the course. Further information regarding the examination and enrollment will be provided after registration.


DATE of COURSE & LOCATION

Date of the Course
2 - 5 April 2014

Course Location
UMIT Campus - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology
Eduard Wallnoefer Center 1
6060 Hall i.T. (close to Innsbruck), Austria


OBJECTIVES of COURSE

By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with:

  • HTA principles and practice
  • Methods in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and EbM
  • Patient-relevant outcome measures
  • Critical study appraisal
  • Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
  • Economic evaluation and pricing
  • Decision-analytic modeling (+ computer tutorial)
  • Context-specific application of HTA
  • HTA from different perspectives (agency, industry, etc.)

 

AGENDA

 

TOPICS

DAY 1
[Registration starts at 11:00]

SESSION I: Objectives & Framework of HTA

SESSION II: Clinical Investigation, EbM and Health Outcomes:

Study Design, Biostatistical & Epidemiological Methods, EbM, Systematic Reviews, Measuring Health Outcomes

SESSION III - EXERCISE #1: Assessing Clinical Publications:
Case Example

 


 

DAY 2

SESSION IV: Goal and Scope / Literature Search / Databases

SESSION V: Meta-Analysis
Design, Methods, Software (RevMan 5.0, Cochrane Collaboration)  

SESSION VI: Health Technology Assessment (HTA):

 

Key Principles & Guidelines, Process & Methods, Horizon Scanning, HTA Institutions

 

SESSION VII - EXERCISE #2: Working with HTA Reports:
Case Example


 

DAY 3

 
 
 

SESSION VIII: Economic Evaluation in Health Care:

Costs, Economic Study Types, Trial-based Analysis, Modeling
 

SESSION IX - EXERCISE #3:  Assessing Economic Publications:

Case Example

SESSION X: Pharmacoeconomic Modeling:

Decision-analytic Modeling, Decision Trees/Markov Models/Discrete Event Simulation, Sensitivity Analysis, Validation

SESSION XI: HTA from Different Perspectives (HTA Organizations, Industry, Academia) - national & international aspects
Symposium



 

DAY 4
[End of course 14:00]

 

 
 

SESSION XII: Reimbursement, Pricing & Market Access

SESSION XIII - EXERCISE #4: Programming a Decision-Analytic Model

SESSION XIV:  Specific Aspects and Future Challenges in HTA
ELSI (Ethical, Legal & Social Issues), Impact, Harmonization, Future Trends, Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
OPTIONAL: Course Examination [14:30 - 15:30]

 

FACULTY

  Prof. Dr. Uwe Siebert, MPH, MSc, ScD

Course Director

Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD

Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making & Health Technology Assessment
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology

 
External Lecturer
 
 

To be Announced

 

 
 
External Lecturer
 
 

To be Announced

 

 
 
   

External Lecturer

Prof. Karl J. Krobot, MD, PhD, MPH

Visiting Professor of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making & Health Technology Assessment
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology

 
  Imke Schall

Course Coordinator

Imke Schall, Bakk

Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making & Health Technology Assessment
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology

 

In addition, tutors from the Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment (UMIT) will be involved in all exercises.

   

REGISTRATION

Online Registration is open.


PAYMENT DETAILS

Registration fees

Course fee (public/academic sector):

 Euro 1950

 Early booking fee before 10 February 2014:

 Euro 1550

Course fee (commercial sector):

 Euro 2950

 Early booking fee before 10 February 2014:

 Euro 2350

VAT is not payable.

Course fees include a comprehensive syllabus, an extensive binder with background reading material, course certificate, snacks and lunch, but not accommodation.

Method of Payment

Payment must be made by bank transfer. After registration, participants will be provided with the payment details via e-mail.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.
In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS & DIRECTIONS

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.

Travelling to Hall and UMIT

Plan your route to UMIT

City of Hall and Innsbruck

Hall is a historical city and is located 10 km east of the Tyrols capital, Innsbruck. Hall became known early on in the middle ages as an important coin pressing and trade city.

Innsbruck was the host city of the Olympic winter games in 1964 and 1976 and is famous for its charming old town and the golden roof. 
 

For further information please visit

www.hall-in-tirol.at
www.regionhall.at
www.innsbruck.info


CONTACT

Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and HTA
Continuing Education Program on HTA & Decision Sciences (HTADS)
UMIT - University for Health Sciences Medical Informatics and Technology
Eduard Wallnoefer Center I
A-6060 Hall i.T., Austria
Tel.: +43 50 8648-3901
Fax: +43 50 8648-673901
E-mail: htads@umit.at