ISPOR Ukraine Chapter has systematically organized meetings during the ISPOR meetings in USA (Philadelphia, 2015; Washington, 2016; Boston, 2017). The ISPOR 2018 provided a great opportunity for the Chapter meeting titled: “National Pharmaceutical Policy in Ukraine: Key Challenges and Opportunities”. There were 11 attendees from Ukraine: representatives of the Ministry of Health, Expert Committee on selection and use of essential medicines, State Expert Centre, 4 national medical (pharmaceutical) universities, Clinical Trial Center, USAID/SAFEMed, consulting company. The speakers were Oresta Piniazhko, PhD, President of ISPOR Ukraine Chapter (Lviv); Prof. Olha Zaliska, PhD, DSci., Founder&Past President, Head of Department (Lviv); Prof. Roman Ilyk, PhD, DSci., Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine (Kyiv); Prof. Oleksandra Oleshchuk, PhD, DSci., Head of Department (Ternopil); Prof. Viktoria Dobrova, PhD, DSci. (Kharkiv), Oleksandr Topachevskyi, managing director Digital Health Outcomes, (Kyiv).
ISPOR 22nd Annual International meeting in Boston represented another great opportunity for the members of the ISPOR Ukraine Chapter to organize their activities. ISPOR Ukraine Chapter members had conducted a very interesting and a productive meeting with their colleagues from ISPOR Hungary and Serbia Chapters during the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, USA.
The official agenda included the joint presentaions delivered by ISPOR Chapters from CEE Network: Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria. Julia Chamova, Director of EMEA Global Networks warmly welcomed the meeting participants and wished them all to get engaged in many interesting discussions. Vlad Zah, Chair, ISPOR CEE Network and Guenka Petrova, Chair-Elect welcomed the meeting.
The meeting and the presentations gave participants the opportunity to share the experience of recent achievements in HTA in the region, and to discuss the introduction of MCDA in decision-making and its role in the reimbursement of new medicines in CEE countries. (Report from ISPOR Ukraine Chapter).
ISPOR Ukraine Chapter has been shining with their numerous and active participation during the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress. ISPOR Ukraine Chapter together with the Student Chapter organized their traditional meeting, which has been attended by their colleagues from other CEE Network Chapters' members. 25 attendees enjoyed a very productive, enthusiastic and interesting meeting; among the attendees: Vlad Zah, Chair, CEE Network; Prof. Daniel Malone, Past President, ISPOR, Natia Kvizhinadze, President of Georgia Chapter, Talgat Nurgozin, President-elect of the Kazakhstan Chapter, Nadia Maldonado, ISPOR Staff liaison for the EMEA region.
The main ponts of discussion were: implementation of HTA approaches in healthcare and educational system - challenges and opportunities in Ukraine; development of essential medicines list based on HTA approaches in Ukraine. Curent and future directions of MCDA use as a tool in the decision making in health care system in Ukraine; legislation and HTA in Ukraine; the ways towards the European integration: current approaches of transparent decision-making in the health system in Ukraine; interactive economic models and data visualization; challenges of HTA implementation in Ukraine.
ISPOR Global Networks acknowledge a notable participation of ISPOR Ukraine Chapter Activities at the Vienna Congress!
All attendees took an active part in the discussion of all the vital topic presented by the speakers: Olena Mandrik, Olexandr Topachevskiy, Oksana Mishchenko, Kostyantin Kosyachenko, Oresta Piniazhko, Olha Zaliska.
ISPOR Ukraine Chapter members participated with many posters, as always, attended all the plenaries, actively participated in the CEE Network forums, CEE Network meetings and were invited guests of many invitational meetings.
On February 25, 2016, at the initiative of the Parliament of Ukraine on Health (the Committee) held a Roundtable on "Assessing Health Technology as a tool to improve the quality of care and rational use of resources"
The participants of the Roundtable reviewed the reports of the leading experts in the field of HTA in Ukraine. Professor Konstantin Kosyachenko, Head of pharmacy and industrial technology of drugs of the National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomoletz, spoke about the prospects of introduction of technology assessment in Ukraine.
"Training and educational technologies in HTA: world experience and Ukrainian reality" - the theme of the report of Professor Olga Zaliska, head of the department of organization and economics of pharmacy and drug technology and pharmacoeconomics, Faculty of Continuing Education, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, President of the Ukrainian branch of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic studies and Outcomes Research since 2008.
International Society for Pharmacoeconomic studies and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) develop scientific and practical aspects of implementation of HTA in the world and European countries. Ukrainian experts and scientists are actively involved in ISPOR European Congresses, International meetings and Regional Conferences presenting the results of their research and getting acquainted with the experience of foreign colleagues. There are always HTA Roundtables during those meetings.
ISPOR offers distance learning programs including short courses, which are traditionally conducted before the conventions. ISPOR is providing a continuous and expert education in HTA/HEOR.
“Pharmacoeconomics" as a discipline, has been introduced in Ukraine since 2001 in pre- and postgraduate training of pharmacists and clinical pharmacists. Since all modern information in HEOR/HTA is in English language, specialists of the department of economics and pharmacy and drug technology, Faculty of Continuing Education, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University supported ISPOR creating distance educational in Ukrainian, currently available at ISPOR website. To promote pharmacoeconomics and HEOR/HTA in Ukraine there also has been created the site http://www.uspor.org.ua.
Professor Zaliska mentioned that in Ukraine there are specialists, certified specialists with HTA and pharmacists who possess basic knowledge of pharmacoeconomic analysis and may be involved in health technology assessment. In 2002, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine also approved the Guidelines "Use of pharmacoeconomic evaluation of medicinal products in Ukraine" (authors: Prof. Zaliska and Prof. Parnovsky) which have been implemented in the activities of regional departments of health.
|President||Oresta Piniazhko, MSc, PhD|
|President-Elect||Inna Irynchina, PhD|
|Founder & Past President||Olha Zaliska, PhD, DSci (Pharm)|
|Secretary/Treasurer||Nataliia Maksymovych, PhD (c)|
Contact InformationISPOR Ukraine Regional Chapter Office