ISPOR and the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) are collaborating—with help from an expert advisory committee—to define a series of dialogues that highlight key challenges confronting HEOR methodologists, patients, clinicians, and policy-makers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series will explore multiple viewpoints and focus on potential pathways for solutions in international and U.S.-focused health technology assessment and value assessment (VA/HTA).

Upcoming Webinar: Balancing Economics and Ethics: How Can VA/HTA Support Equitable Resource Allocation?

Participation is open to all members and non-members of ISPOR.

Monday, September 21, 2020
1:00PM-2:15PM EDT | 7:00PM-8:15PM CEST

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Jennifer Bright, MPA
Executive Director
Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI)
Alexandria, VA, USA


Jennifer Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor
Yale University
New Haven, USA

Laurie Zephyrin, MD
Vice President, Delivery System Reform
The Commonwealth Fund
Washington DC, USA

Amber Hewitt, PhD
Director, Health Equity
Families USA
Washington DC, USA


Evolving data from COVID-19 tell the story we already know: the impact of this disease affects people – especially people of color - disproportionately, both in terms of risk and prevalence, as well as access to care and outcomes. In considering VA/HTA approaches, as well as in discerning how to apply such findings, how must we address questions of ethics and equity?

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Discuss key ethical issues in allocating limited resources in fighting against COVID-19 in the US and globally
  • Consider how to account for vulnerable populations especially at risk, and their needs
  • Evaluate the importance of equity in VA/HTA
  • Identify methods and their readiness to address equity in distribution of tests, treatments, and vaccines


The session will run 1 hour and 15 minutes in duration. For those who are unable to attend, or would like to review the webinar at a later date, the full-length webinar recording will be made available at the ISPOR Educational Webinar Series webpage approximately 2 weeks after the scheduled Webinar.

Participation is open to all members and non-members of ISPOR.
Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Only the first 1000 participants to login to the webinar will be able to see it.

Watch Past Webinars On Demand

July 29, 2020 - the first installment of this webinar series is "How Should The COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge Conventional Wisdom About VA/HTA?"



Shelby Reed, PhD


Finn Børlum Kristensen, MD, PhD
Darius Lakdawalla, PhD
Gary Puckrein, PhD
Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD


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