ISPOR Georgia Chapter, inspired by the ISPOR mission and vision, joined ISPOR organization in 2015. By that time, Georgia had no knowledge of Pharmacoeconomics and was eager to start the promotion of the science of Pharmacoeconomics in the country.
ISPOR Georgia Chapter members became constant participants in ISPOR International Meetings and European Congresses, attending short courses, workshops and plenary sessions, presenting posters, speaking at the chapters’ invitational meetings.
Today, ISPOR Georgia Chapter is proud to say that Pharmacoeconomics as a subject has been implemented in study curriculum for the students of the Faculty of Social and Clinical Pharmacy at the Tbilisi State Medical University. ISPOR Georgia Chapter is continuing to recruit new members. ISPOR Georgia Chapter will be an active participant (poster and podium presentations) at the International Pharmaceutical Conference on 29 October 2017 in Batumi, Georgia.
My personal wish is to introduce the Master’s Degree Programs in Pharmacoeconomics at the Tbilisi State Medical University and I have already started to work on it. (Reported by Prof. Natia Kvizhinadze, President of ISPOR Georgia Chapter)
ISPOR International Development Team (Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania) is happy to acknowledge that the ISPOR Board of Directors unanimously approved the formation of ISPOR Georgia Chapter with congratulations and many thanks to Professor Natia Kvizhinadze, President of the ISPOR Georgia Chapter for the leading mission in its creation. ISPOR Georgia Chapter is welcome to the ISPOR family of Chapters!
We are proud that Georgia is taking the initial but strong steps using science-based decision-making and is advancing implementing the reforms in the healthcare system according to successful international practices.
ISPOR’s presence through ISPOR Georgia Chapter will provide the opportunity to spread knowledge about health economics, encourage research in the field and act as a resource in forming public policy, promoting health economics, increase communication level between government institutions and healthcare sectors.
As per Professor Natia Kvishinadze, Health care in Georgia is rapidly developing and within months a new comprehensive National Insurance scheme will be applied in the country. With this promising change in the area of health care in Georgia the discipline of Pharmacoeconomics with the support of ISPOR and through the ISPOR Georgia Chapter, will have the potential to mature and further advance
|President||Natia Kvizhinadze, MD, PhD|
|President-Elect||Nana Shashiashvili, MD, PhD|
|Secretary/Treasurer||Sopio Gocadze, RPh, PhD|