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:

Fifth Installment

Using VA/HTA in Pursuing Innovation and Access in a Pandemic

DATE: November 12, 2020
TIME: 1:00PM EST | 5:00PM GMT | 7:00PM CET
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Description and Learning Objectives

This capstone webinar culminates the ISPOR-IVI series with a reflection on future direction and commitment needed to improve the scientific credibility and relevance of VA/HTA to pandemic preparedness. Where have our usual VA/HTA approaches worked and where have they proven inadequate to the challenges presented by COVID-19? Based on our learnings throughout the series, what are the emerging needs for methods, scientific research, public health, and defining and building consensus? What are the most immediate priorities for supporting innovation and access at both US and international levels?  Does value-based pricing apply in the pandemic context? How do we coordinate public and private investment in these interventions and treatments?

Learning Objectives:
  • Define US and global future research needs (methods, data, etc.) to support effective VA/HTA related to COVID-19
  • Define important considerations to balance access, affordability, and incentives to innovate for diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines for COVID-19
  • Discuss current public health gaps and how to prioritize necessary investment with limited resources
  • Evaluate coordination of different stakeholders in the US, and cross-country collaboration


Moderated by:
Richard Willke, PhD - Chief Science Officer, ISPOR, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

Presented by:
Adrian Towse, MA, MPhil - Director Emeritus, Office of Health Economics, London, UK
Sung Hee Choe, MPH -Director, FasterCures, Washington D.C., USA
Amitabh Chandra, PhD - Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, HBS Harvard University Cambridge, MA, USA
Rena Conti, PhD - Associate Professor, Markets, Public Policy, And Law
Associate Research Director, Institute For Health System Innovation And Policy, Questrom School of Business, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA



Watch Past Webinars On Demand



Shelby Reed, PhD


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


Second Installment

August 27, 2020 - "COVID-19: Are Our Methods Up To The Task?"


Darius Lakdawalla, PhD
Charles Phelps, PhD
Dan Ollendorf, PhD
Susan Griffin, PhD
Dr. Anirban Basu
Lou Garrison, PhD



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

Richard Cookson, DPhil
Professor, Center for Health Economics
University of York
York, UK
Amber Hewitt, PhD
Director, Health Equity
Families USA
Washington DC, USA



Murray Ross, PhD
Vice President
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Oakland, CA, USA

Yannis Natsis
Policy Manager Universal Access and Affordable Medicines
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Brussels, Belgium

Reed Tuckson, MD, FACP
Managing Director
Tuckson Health Connections, LLC
Washington DC, USA

Marcus Keogh-Brown, PhD
Associate Professor
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom

Henning Tarp Jensen, PhD
Associate Professor of Macroeconomics and Simulation Modeling
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom

Penny Mohr, MA
Senior Advisor
Emerging Technology and Delivery System Innovation Research Initiatives
Washington DC, USA



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