Accelerating Patient Access to Next Generation Sequencing

May 2, 2022

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Title: Accelerating Patient Access to Next Generation Sequencing

Monday, May 2, 2022 
8:00AM EDT | 12:00PM UTC | 2:00PM CEST

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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the key to precision medicine in oncology and delivers several benefits across the patient care pathway, from providing patients with a tailored therapeutic strategy, increasing efficiency in healthcare systems delivery of care, resulting in potential cost savings and benefits to future patients. Despite the significant clinical and economic benefits that NGS could deliver, there are barriers that are impeding the broader uptake of NGS in clinical practice. The panel discussion will cover the different barriers preventing the uptake of NGS, including a lack of prioritization in healthcare decision-making, the regulatory and value assessment process and reimbursement and funding challenges. All of these are exacerbated by a lack of understanding and awareness by stakeholders. The panelists will discuss how to fast-track policy solutions that could address the barriers preventing patient access to NGS and identify the ones that should be prioritized. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand the barriers to NGS access  
  • Discuss fast tracking policy solutions that could address the barriers


Tim Wilsdon, MSc; Vice President, Charles River Associates, London, England, UK 

Denis Horgan, PhD, LLM, MSc, BCL;
Executive Director, European Alliance for Personalized Medicine, Brussels, Belgium 

Oriol Solà-Morales, MD, PhD, MSc;
CEO, HiTT, Barcelona, Spain

Panos Kanavos, PhD, Associate Professor of International Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, UK 

Sponsored by:
Merck & Co., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada

Please note:
On the day of the scheduled webinar, the first 1000 registered participants will be accepted into the webinar. 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 days after the scheduled Webinar.

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