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Get to know the #HTAi2020Beijing speakers, check out our IJTAHC feature, and some important reminders.

Annual Meeting 2020 Speakers

With 2020 just around the corner, HTAi is pleased to begin Annual Meeting speaker announcements! Speaker information and bios can be found here, and the page will be updated regularly. Check back each week for our new speakers and details; and don’t forget to check us out on Twitter and LinkedIn, where we will feature a new speaker each Friday!

IJTAHC Feature: The ‘Top 10’ Challenges for Health Technology Assessment: INAHTA Viewpoint

The latest issue of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC) features the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) paper, “The ‘Top 10’ Challenges for Health Technology Assessment: INAHTA Viewpoint.”  INAHTA writes, “this paper describes the top 10 challenges identified by INAHTA members. Addressing these challenges requires a call for action from INAHTA member agencies and the many other actors involved in the HTA ecosystem.”

View the article here.

Membership Renewal Now Open

Your 2019 HTAi membership expires on December 31. Your HTAi membership provides access to the following:

If your membership is up for renewal, please visit this page to get started.

Call for Scholarship Applications

HTAi offers various scholarships and travel grants to support individuals residing in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to further their knowledge of HTA. The deadline for HTAi scholarships to be considered at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Beijing is quickly approaching. Some information on the scholarships offered:

HTAi Educational Scholarships

The HTAi Educational Scholarships program provides funding support for individuals studying or working in the healthcare field in LMICs to advance their knowledge and skills directly related to HTA. The goal of the program is to increase capacity for the production and use of HTA in LMICs by supporting graduate or post-graduate students or employees of HTA-related organizations in LMICs to complete education programs or training in HTA for the purpose of applying their knowledge and skills in their country of origin.

The Jill Sanders Memorial Scholarship

The Jill Sanders Memorial Scholarship program provides funding support for individuals residing in African countries to further their knowledge of HTA. The goal of the program is to increase capacity for the production and use of HTA in Africa by supporting graduate and post-graduate students or employees of HTA-related organizations in African countries to complete education programs or training in HTA for the purpose of applying their knowledge and skills in their country of origin.

If you or someone you know is a good candidate for an HTAi scholarship, visit this page for application information.

AM 2020 Registration Opens in January

New Year, New Annual Meeting!

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Beijing will open in January, so keep an eye out for notices and email reminders. Have you had a chance to check out what the 2020 Annual Meeting has to offer? Watch the promotional video, then head over to the Annual Meeting site to check out the hotels.

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.