Over 200 professionals from the Spanish healthcare sector attended the meeting, which focused on the outcomes from the discussions that took place during the ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, November 2017. The meeting was organized in collaboration with Diariofarma and provided an opportunity for those that did not attend the ISPOR Congress to have an insight to main topics that were presented in the program.
ISPOR Spain Chapter has organized the First Workshop held on 8 June 2017 at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain and brought together all stakeholders involved in the price and reimbursement process for drugs and health technologies: General Administration of the State, Administration of the Autonomous Communities, academics, experts in Pharmacoeconomics and industry.
The position of all the participants was unanimous; the system of pricing of drugs and health technologies in Spain requires changes. Very deep changes that go through the urgency to modify fundamental aspects in this process as the use of the economic evaluation, the transparency of its decisions, the procedures and the participation of the autonomous communities.
Dr. Carme Pinyol, President of the ISPOR Spain Chapter indicated that the economic crisis has meant a drop on health spending that has remained and is maintained once over. This fall in health spending was totally necessary but its focus has been wrong, more emphasis has been placed on how much spending should be reduced rather than how to spend looking for the efficiency of the system. Linear cuts have been made that in the long term will be inefficient without thinking about what structural reforms would be necessary to implement to guarantee the sustainability of the system in the medium to long term.
It has been mentioned that it was necessary a change in the model that should be produced through a legislative change that modernizes and adapts to this new environment. (Reported by ISPOR Spain Chapter)
Fecha: Jueves, 8 de junio de 2017
Horario: De 10.30h a 18.20h
Sede: Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Salon de Actos Ernest Lluch, C/Sinesio Delgado 10-12, Madrid
Comite Organizador los invita a participar en esta Jornada muy importante!
Adjunta esta el acta de la asamblea del pasado año en Viena aprobada en la asamblea del capitulo Espanol en Madrid el 8 de junio.
ISPOR Spain Chapter had a great participation at the 19th European Congress in Vienna! ISPOR Spain Chapter Meeting and ISPOR Spain Forum: "The Spanish Experience in Hepatitis C; Friends or Foes? have been characterised by impressive attendance. The audience attending both events has been very enthusiastic and attentive. It worth to outline a great effort put into the preparation for both events by Chapter leadership headed by Carme Pinyol, prominent President of the ISPOR Spain Chapter.
During the chapter meeting in Vienna, the minutes form the last Spain Chapter meeting held in Murcia, June, 2016, have been read and approved (the minutes can be uploaded below).
ISPOR Spain Chapter Meeting Minutes (No. 2016/01)
Date: 15 June 2016
Location: Murcia, XXXVI Conference on Health Economics
Attendees: The Board of Directors: Carme Pinyol, Natividad Calvente, Carlos Marrtin, Ana Becerro, Jose Vicente Galindo
and Maria Dolores Vega. In addition 23 chapter members have been assisted.
Agenda: 1. Reading and approval of the previous chapter meeting minutes (No.2015/01). 2. Proposal of constitution as an association.3. Payment of quota and other ways of financing. 4. Working groups. 5. Spanish journal on Health Economics.
Requests and questions followed the main agenda of the meeting.
The minutes from the ISPOR Spain Chapter meeting held in Vienna will be read and approved at the next chapter meeting.
|President||Carme Pinyol, MD, MSc|
|Past President||Pedro Gómez Pajuelo, PhD|
|Secretary||Christina Espinoza, MD|
|Treasurer||Carlos Martín Saborido, PhD|
|Director||Ana Becerro de Bengoa|
|Director||Maria Dolores Vega Coca|
Contact InformationISPOR Spain Regional Chapter Office