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1st IFMBE Summer School on Health Technology Assessment

Dear Colleagues,

The Health Technology Assessment Division (HTAD) of the IFMBE is pleased to announce the First IFMBE Summer School on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for Biomedical Engineers and Medical Physicists:

This Summer School will run the 8th, 9th and 10th of September 2015 in the University of Warwick and speaks directly to PhD Students, Researchers and Academics with a technical background, who are working on healthcare technologies.

The School aims to provide them with theoretical and practical multidisciplinary training on HTA. This will include methodology, modelling, mathematics, laboratory based training and relevant case studies (i.e. medical devices and not only drugs). Attenders will learn principles, methods and how to use tools that will be important to inform their activities, maximising the uptake and impact of their research outcomes. In fact, informing the research and the design of new healthcare technologies with scientific methods for early stage HTA will have a considerable impact on a number of important elements (i.e. cost-effectiveness, ethical issues) during the research process, when with small changes it is possible to achieved big results.

Up to 10 scholarship will be offered to cover the School costs. All the info are available on the web page.

The School has been organized and supported by:

  • the HTA Division of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
  • the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick
  • the School of Engineering, University of Warwick
  • the Global Research Priority on Science and Technology for Health, University of Warwick
  • the Institute of Biomedical Technology, Greece.
  • the COST Action BM1309 “European network for innovative uses of EMFs in biomedical applications”.
  • the Italian Association of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIIMB)

Moreover, the school has been endorsed by:

  • the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering (EAMBES)
  • the COST action TD1104 “European network for development of electroporation-based technologies and treatments”
  • the COST action TD1301 “Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging”

If you have any question do not hesitate to contact Dr Leandro Pecchia, Chairman of the IFMBE HTA Division and Director of the School (