CCHO organized a workshop at Saint Joseph University of Beirut (Medical Sciences Campus) entitled: An Introduction to Health Technology Assessment HTA on May 2nd and 3rd, 2018.
The trainers who gave the two-day workshop were: Ms. Christiane Maskineh, the Chairman and Co-founder of CCHO, Dr. Ghassan Sleilaty who has an MD in Cardiovascular Surgery and MSc in Medical Biostatistics, and Dr. Elie El Helou who has an MD in Urology and has special interest in Health Economics and Outcome Research.
The target audience were private insurance companies, hospital pharmacists, actuaries, institutional tender managers, and market access managers. The speakers gave insights about Health Technology Assessment, the evidence considered in HTAs, the decision-making tools, as well as, the ethical and policy issues considered. The workshop was interactive and valuable; it combined theory with practice through a session were participants were asked to work in groups on a case study comparing two treatments for non-small cell lung cancer.