Dear colleagues!


We would like to pay our obeisance to you and invite you to attend the International scientific and practical conference: «Health technology assessment: perspectives of integration in the Commonwealth of Independent States» which will be held on June 27-28, 2019 at Andreyevskiy Hall of Renaissance Moscow Monarch Center, 31A Bld.1 Leningradsky Prospect,  Moscow.

 

The Conference will focus on the issues of developing the system of health technology assessment (HTA) and financing innovative and cost-intensive health technologies in the CIS member countries.

 

The problem of efficient expenditures under the pressure of limited financial resources allocated for healthcare systems exists worldwide. This results in significant changes in regulation of the system of access for various health technologies, medicines and medical products purchased from public funds.

 

One of the most reliable, rational and sound approaches to making healthcare decisions aimed at obtaining maximal benefit with limited financial resources is the system of health technology assessment (HTA). This effective tool for making managerial decisions rests on evidence-based medicine and healthcare cost optimization with rational expenditure of public funds.

 

Integration of health technology assessment into the decision-making system is strongly supported by the World Health Organization and other authoritative international organizations. As a result of their initiative, a number of projects aimed at harmonizing health technology assessment system requirements are being implemented with the involvement of a few major associations such as HTAi, EUnetHTA and INAHTA as well as the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). These projects are becoming particularly relevant in the context of the deepening of integration in the post-Soviet space and the establishing of the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union.   

 

Thus, nowadays HTA has become recognized politically and shaped structurally in almost every economically developed country and many developing ones. Though, both universal features and differences can be observed in these activities.     

 

In Russia, this trend has been supported legislatively which has translated into the comprehensive assessment rule. Russia’s experience is a breakthrough and can become a good example to follow in the CIS countries.

 

 

 

Considering the aforesaid, it has been decided to hold the international conference «Health technology assessment: perspectives of integration in the Commonwealth of Independent States» in the course of which the experience of integrating HTA in the Russian Federation and the European Union will be discussed.

 

This event is aimed at joining HTA efforts and determining the ways and prospects for HTA development and integration in the CIS member countries.  The event is supported by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; it is expected to be attended by leading HTA and drug provision experts from the EU and the CIS as well as representatives of ministries of health and medical insurance funds of the CIS counties.

 

Representatives of the World Health Organization, the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegium, foreign and international HTA organizations (HTAi, EUnetHTA, INAHTA), the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), regional ministries of health of the Russian Federation and the CIS members, medical insurance funds of the CIS, and scientific and expert community are welcomed to participate in the conference.  

 

Issues to be discussed:

-     improving efficiency of healthcare system organization and funding in the CIS countries;

-     funding drug provision (market access specifics and stages) in the CIS countries;

-     experience of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE);

-     international HTA integration experience as exemplified by EUnetHTA;

-     key requirements for initiating the functioning of an HTA system;

-     prospects for integrating HTA in the CIS countries;

-     global experience of innovative drug pricing.

 

 

As a result of the Conference, a working group on establishing an HTA association (alliance) in the CIS space is planned to be formed.

 

 

The schedule of the Conference includes the round table meeting “Organizing and financing of oncological aid. World best practices” (hereinafter referred to as the Round Table) supported by the P4H Network for financing healthcare and social protection of health which will be held on June 27, 2019 at Aleksandrovskiy Hall of Renaissance Moscow Monarch Center, 31A Bld.1 Leningradsky Prospect, Moscow.

 

Representatives of the World Health Organization, regional ministries of health of the Russian Federation, scientific and expert community, and pharmaceutical companies are welcomed to participate in the Round Table (seating is limited). 

 

Issues to be discussed:

-     routing patients with oncological diseases;

-     managing patients with oncological diseases (at facilities or on functional basis, continuity in managing patients);

-     early diagnostics and screening;

-     the system of reference centers and organizations;

-     training system for oncology doctors;

-     training system for nurses;

-     review of international experience of public-private partnership in oncology;

-     private medical organizations’ role in providing care for patients with oncological diseases.

 

 

Respectfully yours,

Conference Organizing Committee



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