A Non-Degree Program (workshop, short course,
training course) is a learning
experience of short duration where specific subjects are presented and
These programs are self-contained and are not accredited towards an academic
Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute McMaster University and the University of York, UK
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (HTA): FROM THEORY TO EVIDENCE TO POLICY WORKSHOP & FORUM
Dates: October 18-21, 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
4-day ‘hands-on’ computer based course Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute (McMaster University), University of York
This course is designed for participants with little to moderate knowledge of the HTA process who want to learn more about the components and conduct of high quality HTA. Particular attention will be paid to the role of evidence and economic evaluation within the HTA framework. The course is suitable for a wide range of participants from academic, public or private sectors.
Over the 4 days, participants will be involved in a 3-day practical hands-on workshop teaching HTA methodology followed by a forum on different HTA perspectives on the 4th day.
Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative (THETA), University of Toronto, Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT FOR DECISION MAKERS - HTA INSTITUTE 2015
This year's course will be held on September 28-30, 2015, at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.
- Intensive three-day program
- Theory bursts in lecture format to introduce and explain key concepts
- Interactive sessions (small group learning and computer labs) to explore illustrative cases
By the end of the course, participants will be able to review and assess:
- Measures of evidence
- Cost-effectiveness analyses
- Approaches to integrating social and ethical issues
Day 1: Clinical Evidence
Day 1 will examine the nature of clinical evidence. Participants will learn the strengths and weaknesses of alternative study designs such as randomized controlled trials and observational research and understand how evidence strength is graded. We will also review common measures of effectiveness used in the medical literature so participants can understand the outcomes that are commonly reported in health technology assessments.
Day 2: Economic Evidence
Day 2 will explore the idea of value - the relationship between cost and health benefit. Participants will learn the key concepts and designs in cost effectiveness analysis, how to perform a simple analysis, and how to appraise and interpret cost effectiveness analyses that are part of health technology assessments.
Day 3: Social and Ethical Issues
Day 3 will explore the social and ethical issues arising in the assessment of health technologies - why these issues are important and how they can be addressed. Participants will be introduced to methods for assessing stakeholder values and preferences through research evidence or stakeholder engagement, approaches to integrating ethics and social values considerations into HTA assessments, and the decision-making and appeal processes that can improve the fairness and legitimacy of HTA decisions.
Institution: Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences
Topic: Erasmus Summer Programme 2014
Date: August 11-29, 2014
The Erasmus Summer Programme 2014 addresses international health challenges and offers new master courses and short courses, topical lectures, and Master Classes. This flagship programme focuses on the key principles and methods of quantitative medical research.
Our MSc in Health Sciences, MSc in Clinical Research, and the European MSc in Advanced Epidemiology in Clinical and Genetic Research (MADE) start with the Erasmus Summer Programme.
A key part in the Erasmus Summer Programme is played by the Fellowships: three suites of courses that provide top-level instruction in clinical research training, public health research, and genetic epidemiology. Each Fellowship is a stimulating challenge for talented young scientists who seek leading careers in scientific research.
The Erasmus Summer Programme 2014 provides international students and academic health professionals with an invaluable opportunity to spend up to three weeks in an unequalled academic environment, bringing themselves right up to date in the health sciences.
During this 3-week programme, you have the choice to enroll in a single course, or courses in a single discipline. It is also possible to mix and match courses from different disciplines in order to design your own individual programme.
The first week provides both a combination of introductory and advanced courses, the second week focuses on methodology courses, and the third week concludes with advanced courses.
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These courses will allow participants to engage with other professionals to achieve one or more of the following objectives, depending on your course choices:
- Learn about basic health policy and economic principles
- Develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of health systems and health economics
- Gain knowledge of management and administration within the context of health care and pharmaceuticals
- Acquire practical skills to undertake cost-effectiveness analysis, economic evaluation and clinical trials research
Courses will include a combination of lectures and seminars and if appropriate, computer-based workshops.
Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
The York Expert Workshops are hosted in York’s only 5-star hotel – The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, located in the centre of York within easy access of York’s railway station and all its attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.
The York Expert Workshops, run by the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) in the UK, have been running successfully for over 20 years. Over this period, decision-makers’ demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies have become more extensive and more sophisticated. At least seven European countries and several managed care groups in the USA now require formal submissions of economic data as part of the reimbursement process for medicines. Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines.
To keep pace with these constantly changing developments, the York Expert Workshops programme is updated frequently to ensure its continued competitive edge in delivering the most contemporary training to its participants. Several years ago our Advanced Workshop was extended and structured according to the main steps necessary to generate estimates of cost-effectiveness for a specific decision-maker, such as a reimbursement agency or health care payer. The Advanced Workshop goes beyond the exposition of general principles and includes detailed discussion of the analytic approaches required to support decisions, using a mixture of presentations, tutored sessions and practical exercises.
Our Foundations Workshop was also extended from 3 to 5 days in response to participants’ requests for more case studies and exercises. In addition, the statistical issues are now discussed in more depth so that participants are better prepared for more advanced study.
And our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3-day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop. Objectives:
To inform and promote understanding in key areas of quality of life assessment and health economic evaluation and to learn how to:
decide whether a particular evaluation is necessary;
choose a particular methodology;
identify the data required and appropriate instruments for data collection;
undertake appropriate analysis;
communicate the results effectively.
Anyone involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines; within:
- pharmaceutical and medical device companies
- clinical and health services research
- health care decision-making
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW WITH PLACES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING - Special discounts are available for public sector employees - Registration fees are exempt of UK VAT.
This program provides participants with an overview of topics in the field of health outcomes research, equipping newcomers with knowledge of the language and concepts of both outcomes research and statistical methods. Participants will learn to design, implement, and analyze health outcomes studies and critically review and use outcomes research data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development. The program will provide the skills necessary to synthesize findings from various public health research studies to provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments.
Evaluate the usefulness of outcomes measures and the application of new technologies for your organization
Conceptually define the meaning and purpose of outcomes research
Understand the role of epidemiology, health economics, psychometrics, and biostatistics in conducting outcomes research
Recognize the different types of measures used in outcomes research, including: clinical, health status, quality of life, work/role and health care utilization, and patient satisfaction
Adopt new methods for modeling patient responses
Interpret the meaning of statistical measurement concepts, such as reliability, validity, responsiveness, sensitivity, and power
Obtain a basic appreciation of the statistical analysis appropriate for outcomes research, including the analysis of longitudinal and categorical data
Synthesize findings from various health outcomes research studies
Compare the effectiveness of different treatments for the same illness
Provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments
Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research College of Pharmacy
Training Program in Meta-Analysis Dates: June 23-25, 2015 (Tucson, Arizona) http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/other/CE
The meta-analysis program is aimed at professionals and trainees with an entry to intermediate knowledge level. The curriculum integrates in-depth instruction and hands-on workshops and is designed to facilitate interactive sessions and personalized attention.
A few examples of the hands-on curriculum include workshops in:
Developing items for screening and data extraction tools
Performing effective literature searches
Calculating estimates of effect and variability
Utilizing fixed and random effects models to calculate weights for studies
Pharmacists may receive 20 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Training Program in Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research Dates:September 21-24, 2015 (Tucson, Arizona) http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/other/CE
The program is aimed at professionals with an entry to intermediate knowledge level. Instruction combines lecture and hands-on workshops throughout the course.
Decision analysis and Markov modeling
Budget impact modeling
Patient reported outcomes
interpretation of cost-effectiveness data
Pharmacoeconomic data sources
Designing pharmacoeconomic studies
Managed care decision making
Pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit will be offered.
Advanced Course in Pharmacoeconomic Modeling Dates: January, 2016 - Date to be announced (Tucson, Arizona) http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/other/CE
Description: The program will consist of lecture-based learning combined
with hands-on workshops. The program will focus on the use of widely
accepted software programs such as Microsoft Excel. Topics include:
decision analysis and Markov modeling; probabilistic models;
interpretation of cost-effectiveness graphs and acceptability curves;
and mixed treatment comparisons for indirect evidence synthesis.
Pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit will be offered.
The Center also works with individual companies to design tailored programs.
Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Description: Learn how to apply the principles of health economics to improve decision-making in a complex health care environment. Understand health care markets and systems throughout the world. Evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments, interventions and technologies through outcomes research. Identify the value behind health care practices and policies. Gain experience with decision modeling, micro-simulation and assessment of uncertainty, and principles and practices of Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
Certificate/Courses that encompass subjects from the analysis of the health market and the dynamics of conduct among participating stakeholders to the economic evaluation of medicines
The program (composed of eight sessions and held every Friday, weekly) is designed to encourage a lively interchange among those present, as well as provide attendees with specific information and materials relating to the subjects at hand.
Cámara Venezolana del Medicamento (Venezuelan Chamber of Medicine)
Centro Internacional de Actualización Profesional UCAB, Edificio CERPE, Nivel 1, Avenida Santa Teresa de Jesús La Castellana, Caracas, Venezuela