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Courtyard by Marriott Brussels

Sep 25, 2023 12:30 PM - Sep 26, 2023 6:00 PM

Av. des Olympiades 6, 1140 Brussels, Belgium

DIA Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Forum

Creating a successful European HTA system to accelerate patient's access


The implementation of the HTA regulation is well underway and all stakeholders are actively preparing for the application of the Regulation and the future EU HTA system, starting in January 2025. European methodologies and process proposals have been developed and are now up for review by the HTA Coordination Group and its recently established sub-groups. In parallel, the European Commission, Member States’ HTA Agencies, the European Medicines Agency, Industry, Patients and Clinicians’ organisations and all stakeholders are delivering aligned with their respective action plans and the activities that remain to be accomplished in the year to come.

This Forum provides a neutral platform for the various stakeholders to discuss the several aspects that should be put into practice to create a successful European system that goes beyond the union of current national practices but focuses on joint work and accomplishes the primary goal of the HTA Regulation – contributing to faster patient access.

Goals of the Forum:

  • Discuss various strategic elements related to the implementation of the HTA Regulation from the European Commission, EMA, HTA Coordination Group, Industry, Member States’, Patients’ and Clinicians’ perspectives.
  • Provide an opportunity to ask the burning questions that will inform internal company’s preparedness and discussions, such as inter-department preparedness (e.g. HTA, regulatory and clinical development) or future methodologies and processes for the joint clinical assessment (JCA).
  • Assist in navigating the on-going policy discussions.
  • Give insights into the work of Heads of HTA Agencies and European Commission’s Member State Coordination Group on HTA, and their expected activities for 2024.

Free Webinar: Essentials on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and the EU Regulation (HTAR) 

“Accompanying the HTA Forum, this webinar goes through the key steps of the HTA process and provides you with the knowledge foundation of the EU HTA Regulation and its implications for national authorities and stakeholders. Watch the complimentary webinar, now available online.”


Program Committee

  • Ansgar  Hebborn, PhD, MBA
    Ansgar Hebborn, PhD, MBA Head - Access Policy Affairs Europe
    F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland
  • Claudine  Sapède, PharmD
    Claudine Sapède, PharmD Director, Global HTA Policy
  • Inka  Heikkinen, MBA, MS, MSc
    Inka Heikkinen, MBA, MS, MSc Regulatory Policy Lead
    Lundbeck, Denmark
  • Lara  Wolfson
    Lara Wolfson AVP & Head, HTA Statistics
    MSD Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Matias  Olsen, MA
    Matias Olsen, MA Senior Manager, Public Affairs & Policy
    European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE), Belgium
  • Maya  Matthews
    Maya Matthews Head of Unit State of Health, European Semester, Health Technology Assessment
    European Commission , Belgium
  • Michael  Berntgen, PhD
    Michael Berntgen, PhD Head of Scientific Evidence Generation
    European Medicines Agency, Netherlands
  • Niklas  Hedberg, MPharm
    Niklas Hedberg, MPharm HTACG Co-Chair & Chief Pharmacist
    Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV, Sweden
  • Rui  Santos Ivo
    Rui Santos Ivo President, Executive Board
    INFARMED - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, Portugal
  • Valentina  Barbuto
    Valentina Barbuto Policy Officer
    European Commission, Belgium
  • Valentina  Strammiello, MA
    Valentina Strammiello, MA Director of Programmes
    European Patients' Forum, Belgium
  • Sara  Torgal, MPharm
    Sara Torgal, MPharm Senior Manager, Scientific Programs
    DIA, Switzerland
  • Ramiro  Gilardino
    Ramiro Gilardino Global HTA & Access Policy Lead
    MSD Switzerland, Switzerland

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