Mission


To disseminate information and provide leadership related to health economics and outcomes research of precision medicine and advanced therapies.

Goal


  • Establish a forum for members to engage in discussion related to the challenges of translating precision medicine and advanced therapies into clinical practice.
  • Promote education related to the health economics of precision medicine and advanced therapies.
  • Investigate the demonstration of value and the use of innovative payment models for precision medicine, cell therapies, gene therapies, and tissue-engineered products

Background


The term "precision medicine" is often described as providing "the right patient with the right drug at the right dose at the right time.” More broadly, precision medicine (also known as personalized medicine) may be thought of as the tailoring of a medical treatment to the individual’s characteristics, needs, and preferences during all stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Advance therapies (also known as regenerative medicine), which include cell therapies, gene therapies, and tissue-engineered products are used in the precision medicine approach to care. These advanced therapies are often one-time treatments that are potentially curative. Together, precision medicine and advanced therapies reflect some of the most cutting-edge medical technologies available, but these therapies have unique considerations and are very different than traditional medications. The Precision Medicine and Advanced Therapies Special Interest Group seeks to explore issues related to the approval, payment, utilization, and evidence development related to the use of these technologies so they can be better used to improve the population’s health.

Leadership:


Molly Purser, MBA, BS, PhD

Senior Manager, VEO, Oncology, Cell & Gene Therapy, GSK
Apex, NC, United States

Melanie Whittington, MS, PhD

Chair
Associate Director of Health Economics, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Liberty, MO, United States

Emily Reese, PhD, MPH

Chair-elect
Scientific Director, Oncology, EMD Serono
Billerica, MA, United States

Working Groups:



Key Project

Member Engagement:

Journal Club

We will hold 4 meetings each year. Each journal club will commence with a brief overview of the article by the author, followed by a moderated discussion of the article.

Co-Chairs:

  • Clarissa Zerbini, BS, Global Access Strategy Leader, F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
  • Renske MT Ten Ham, MSc, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor HE&HTA, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Mona Nili, Masc, Mba, Pharmd, Phd, Associate Director, Boehringer Ingelheim

Events:

Others TBD

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