ISPOR Russia St. Petersburg Chapter under the leadership of Professor Alexey Kolbin, organized and developed a very successful meeting on March 14, 2013 in St. Petersburg about the prospects of the creation of the Regional Agency of health Technology Assessment (HTA) in the city of St. Petersburg.
All the speakers highlighted the imperative need and the objective reasons for the need of HTA in St. Petersburg in order to provide efficient evidence-based information about the effectiveness of health technologies, managers and decision-makers in the health system. As there are no such agencies created in Russia yet, though many have been working towards such a project, but the newly formed Regional Agency of HTA in St. Petersburg will become a pilot project for the whole country. The scientific and practical basis for the creation of HTA in Russia already exists, taking into consideration international methodological support. All the attendees of the meeting unanimously confirmed the need for the consolidation of all medical, scientific, and political forces with the Executive branch of St. Petersburg at the lead, for the implementation of this very important project not only for the city of St. Petersburg and its region, but for the whole country.
The meeting attended 31 of the prominent representatives of academia, physicians, society of clinical pharmacologists of St. Petersburg, etc. A special committee of 18 representatives has been elected to start working on the creation of the Regional Agency of HTA in St. Petersburg.
ISPOR welcomes and supports this great initiative of Russia St. Petersburg Chapter and its President, Professor Alexey Kolbin.
|President||Alexey Kolbin, MD, PhD|
|President-elect||Edwin Zwartau, MD, PhD|
|Executive Director||Dmitry Belousov, Dr. Ph, MD|
|External Relations Director||Zakhar Golant, PhD|
Contact InformationISPOR Russia St. Petersburg Regional Chapter Office