10th HTAsiaLink
CONFERENCE 2022

The Role of HTA in the New Normal :
Driving the post COVID health system through evidence-informed decisions

30 November - 2 December 2022
Accecpted abstracts will be announced on 30 September 2022
About the conference
The 10th HTAsiaLink

The 10th HTAsiaLink Conference would be happening under the theme

The Role of HTA in the New Normal: Driving the post COVID health system through evidence-informed decisions.

With COVID-19 still hitting hard, treatment and epidemiological paradigms have been challenged and changed. New innovations and approaches to health system optimiszation and disruption, such as big data, real-world evidence, etc. become more prominent. In the new normal, health technology assessment (HTA) is more needed than before to ensure the continued sustainability of healthcare systems in 2022 and beyond.

Let’s be a part of the discussion on how the role of HTA will be in the world after COVID-19 pandemic in this HTAsiaLink Annual Conference 2022, which marks 10th anniversary of HTAsiaLink network. It is the time to learn and exchange, celebrate the special occasions and make memories together! We are open for all organizations to play a part in the next regional and international HTA conference and share with us your completed or work-in progress research studies for oral and poster presentations.

HTAsiaLink Annual Conference is a member-only event. However, pre-conference sessions are open to everyone who are interested without any fees.

If you are interested to be a member, please contact htasialinkconf@hitap.net, htasialink2022@hitap.net

About Plenary
Plenary Session

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the world and highlights the need for changes in health systems as well as HTA to support health decision making. How prepared health systems need to be to respond to unexpected changes? What should post-COVID-19 research focus on? Let’s explore how health systems and HTA may adjust in responses to changes post-COVID-19 settings.

Real-world evidence (RWE), derived from real-world data, is gaining increasing interest for its use in HTA. In the past, there had been a number of issues raised and opinions expressed especially with regard to challenges ensuring reliable RWE for HTA and the value of RWE for the purposes of health care decision-making. As RWE is needed and can play a significant role, where RWE will be in the future?

Disruptive technology continues to bring changes to healthcare. Telemedicine has played a big part during the pandemic. Robotic surgery and precision medicines also help improve the outcome of procedures and treatments. In addition, AI, as an enabler for disruptive innovation, is one of the areas at the forefront of changes. However, are these disruptive technologies the way to go, and if it is, how to optimise the results?
Pre-Conference
Registration
HTAsiaLink Annual Conference is a member-only event and is without registration fees. While HTAsiaLink members can attend both pre-conference and the main conference, only pre-conference sessions are open to everyone interested. Please register according to your membership type.
Registration opens now until 15 October 2022. Early bird registration by 30 September 2022 will get a free printed copy of the ‘Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys’ (https://www.buyitbestncd.health) at the event!
Conference 2022
Speakers
SCHEDULE AND AGENDA
Agenda
At Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand - 30 November - 2 December 2022
8:30-9:00
Registration
9:00-10:20
Pre-conference Session I /

Pre-conference Session II /

Pre-conference Session III
10:20-10:35
Refreshment break
10:35-11:55
Pre-conference Session IV /

Pre-conference Session V /

Pre-conference Session VI
11:55-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:30
Welcome Remarks
Prof. Vicharn Panich, Chairman of the HITAP Board
Keynote Speech
  • Deputy Permanent Secretary, Thai Ministry of Health (TBC)
  • Representative from Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), Thailand (TBC)
  • WHO Representative to Thailand (TBC)
  • Representative of HTAsiaLink Board of Directors
10th Anniversary VDO Presentation
Group photo session
14:30-14:45
Refreshment break
14:45-16:05
Plenary I: Reimagining the Post COVID-19 Health System and Health Technology Assessment
Topic:
  • Trends in post-COVID-19 research and implication of HTA;
  • Country experiences of HTA application to post-COVID-19 health research in India and Rep. of Korea;
  • Patient involvement in HTA in the post-COVID-19 era;
  • Global perspective on the role of HTA in informing research priorities in the post-COVID-19 era; Challenges and opportunities for reimagining the role of HTA in the post-COVID-19 health system
Speakers :
  1. Dr. Shankar Prinja, Executive Director ((Health Policy & Quality Assurance), National Health Authority, Government of India
  2. Dr. Miyoung Choi, Director of Clinical Evidence Research, Director of NECA GRADE Center, National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), Korea
  3. Ying-Li (Tommy) CHEN, Researcher, HTA Division, Center for Drug Evaluation, Taiwan
  4. Dr. Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer, Coordinator of the Unit on Costs, Effectiveness, Expenditure and Priority Setting in the Department of Health Financing and Governance (HGF), World Health Organization
Moderator :
Eric Arndt, Director, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation
16:30-17:30
Networking event by the beach: HTA/Health Policy regional and global experts
18:00-21:00
Dinner Reception
8:30-9:00
Registration
9:00-10:20
Plenary 2: Accelerating the Impact of Real-World Evidence in Global HTA Community: The past, the present, and the future
Topic:
  • Strengths and pitfalls of RWE: Lessons from the past​
  • Exciting use of RWE in research and policy: Practices in present​​
  • Where RWE will be: What is yet to come?
Speakers :
  1. Dr. Jasmine Pwu, National Hepatitis C Program Office, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  2. Dr. Wenjia Chen, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the National University of Singapore, Singapore
Moderator :
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Program Leader, HITAP, Thailand
10:20-10:40
Refreshment break / Poster viewing
10:40-12:00
Oral Presentation
Breakout room I

Oral Presentation
Breakout room II

Oral Presentation
Breakout room III

Oral Presentation
Breakout room VI
12:00-13:00
Break / Poster viewing
13:00-14:20
Oral Presentation
Breakout room I

Oral Presentation
Breakout room II

Oral Presentation
Breakout room III

Oral Presentation
Breakout room VI
14:20-14:40
Refreshment break / Poster viewing
14:40-16:00
Oral Presentation
Breakout room I

Oral Presentation
Breakout room II

Oral Presentation
Breakout room III

Oral Presentation
Breakout room VI
16:00-16:20
Break / Poster viewing
16:20-17:40
Oral Presentation
Breakout room I

Oral Presentation
Breakout room II

Oral Presentation
Breakout room III

Oral Presentation
Breakout room VI
8:30-9:00
Registration and Hotel Check-out
9:00-10:20
Plenary 3: Searching for the Holy Grail Solution for Our Health Systems: Are Disruptive Technologies the Answer?
Topic :
  • Overview of rising trends of AI and disruptive technologies in the health sector i.e., precision medicine, telemedicine, robotic surgeries, administrative assistance
  • Use cases and lessons learned of AI in healthcare from Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia
  • Transformative potential of social media for engaging the public on health
Speakers :
  1. Dr. HO Yan Teck, Agency for Care Effectiveness, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  2. Dr. Syaqirah Akmal, Public Health Specialist at The Ministry of Health Malaysia
Moderator :
Dr. Alec Morton, University of Strathclyde
10:20-10:40
Refreshment break
10:40-12:00
Awards Ceremony /

Closing Remarks /

Next Host Annoucement
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:00
Round 1: Delegate Departure from Pattaya to Bangkok
14:00-15:00
HTAsiaLink Members meeting
15:00-15:30
Refreshment break
15:30-16:30
HTAsiaLink Board Meeting
16:30-17:30
Round 2: Delegate Departure from Pattaya to Bangkok
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Venue
ONE-DAY TRIP AT PATTAYA
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