The Centre of Clinical, Health Economics, and Outcome Research (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 that gave the two-day workshop were Ms. Christiane Maskineh, the Chairman and Co-founder of CCHO, Dr. Ghassan Sleilaty, MD in Cardiovascular Surgery and MSc in Medical Biostatistics, and Dr. Elie El Helou, MD in Urology with a 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 and its evidence considered, the decision-making tools, as well as the ethical and policy issues considered. The workshop was interactive and valuable where they combined theory with practice through a session where participants were asked to work in groups on a case study comparing two treatments for non-small cell lung cancer.