What’s New: the Latest from HTAi

The past few weeks have seen some unique activity from the organization, as well as some exciting announcements. Have a look at what we’ve been up to in this week’s edition of the HTAi Round-up.

Travel Grant submission system now open

The Travel Grant submission system opened October 10, 2019. HTAi offers Travel Grants to support HTA stakeholders who would otherwise not be able to attend the HTAi Annual Meeting for the purpose of contributing their expertise, presenting their work or otherwise benefitting from participation in the global HTA community. These grants are funded directly by HTAi and in some cases, are sponsored by external parties on an unconditional basis.

To be eligible for an HTAi Travel Grant, applicants must qualify to represent one of the following groups:

  • Applicant resides in a low- or middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank Link);
    • Please note: Individuals temporarily residing in a high-income country but maintaining permanent residence in a low or middle-income country may apply for an HTAi Travel Grant. However, preference may be given to individuals currently residing in low- or middle-income countries.
  • Applicant is a patient or care-giver who can provide patient insights relevant to health policy and HTA and is associated with a not-for-profit patient engagement network. (Letter of confirmation from organization represented must be provided.)
  • Applicant is a full-time student enrolled in a post-secondary education program or course for HTA. (Certificate of enrollment must be provided.)

To apply for Travel Grants for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Beijing, please follow this link.

Latin America Policy Forum seeking Chair

The current term for the Chair to the Latin America Policy Forum ends in June 2020. As such, HTAi is now seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Chair who has the trust of, and credibility amongst, both the international HTA agencies and health technology companies.

Any HTAi member who feels they meet the selection criteria may apply for the position with the recommendation of an HTAi Latin American Policy Forum member or HTAi Board member. HTAi
Latin American Policy Forum members can apply without other nomination. Any HTAi Board Director who wishes to apply must take account of the conflict of interest policy and be prepared to demit office as a Director.

For more information, please visit this post.

DEA-IG News Newsletter

The HTAi Disinvestment and Early Awareness Interest Group has published a new Alert. You can view both 2019 Alerts (Issues 1 and 2) via this link.  

Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA Newsletter

The HTAi Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA Interest Group has published their September 2019 eBulletin. If you’d like to see what they’ve been up to lately, follow this link.

Workshop and Panel Abstract submission system now closed

Last week, HTAi  extended the abstract submission deadlines for Workshops and Panels due to feedback on technical issues with the submission system. The extended deadline ended October 16, 2019, 11:59 MDT. Thank you to all who have submitted abstracts. The remainder of the deadlines will continue as planned.

The deadline for Orals, Vignettes, and Posters is November 21, 2019 at 23:59 MST. To submit an abstract, visit this page.

Member Contributions

Are you an active member with something you would like to add to the biweekly round-up? If so, please send your request to info@htai.org, attn: Communications Team.