UEMO participation at the 9th HTA network meeting in Brussels

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UEMO participation at the 9th HTA network meeting in Brussels

On Feburary 9th 2018, Daniel Widmer (UEMO) attended the 9th HTA network meeting in Brussels. More specifically, Mr Widmer participated to Topic 5 – Patients-Consumers organisations contribution to the HTA cooperation.


The Multiannual Work Programme of the HTA Network for the period 2016-2020 includes a Discussion Paper on how to “facilitate appropriate involvement of all interested stakeholders in the European collaboration in HTA, notably patients, health professionals, healthcare industry, and payers”.

In this context, the Patient and Consumer organisations from the HTA Network Stakeholder Pool developed two papers: “Criteria for the Prioritisation of Technologies for Joint HTA” and “Principles of Patients and Consumers Engagement in HTA”. The documents set out key elements which Patient and Consumer organisations consider important for the EU cooperation on HTA, both in the short term (i.e. for the current Joint Action) as well as to feed into the discussion around the post 2020 scenario and to provide input to the implementation of the HTA Network work programme.

The Commission proposal recognises the importance of stakeholder involvement in the future cooperation and this topic will be an important discussion point during the forthcoming negotiations.

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