The primary objective of the ISPOR European Medical Device and Diagnostics Council is:

  • To act as an advisory group to the ISPOR Board of Directors and ISPOR Committees on initiatives, programming, publications, and health science policy related to medical device and diagnostics technology economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes assessment and use of this information by healthcare decision-makers,
  • To develop programming related to medical device and diagnostics technology outcomes assessment and use of this information by healthcare decision-makers for European Congress and other ISPOR conferences.
  • To develop and implement initiatives related to medical device and diagnostics technology economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes assessment and use of this information by healthcare decision-makers.

The European Medical Device and Diagnostics Council currently consists of 12 members. The Council has representation from the following:

  • Government,
  • Medical device industry,
  • Diagnostics industry,
  • Academic institutions involved in medical device or diagnostics technology assessment,
  • Non-academic research institutions (CRO),
  • Hospital/hospital systems, or government health technology assessment organizations or technology decision-making groups,
  • EUCOMED (which represents the Medical Devices Industry in Europe and is based in Brussels, Belgium) and other groups as determined by the Council.

The Council communicates via email and by conference call.  The European Medical Device and Diagnostic Council meets once a year during the ISPOR European Congress.

ISPOR European Medical Device and Diagnostic Council Activities