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5th HTAsiaLink Annual Conference
Date: 3 May 2016 (Pre-Conference), 4 – 6 May 2016 (Conference)
Venue: Duke-NUS Medical School
Address: 8 College Road, Singapore 688428

3 May 2015, Tuesday: Pre- Conference Day

Time

Description

Speakers

Venue

8:00 – 8:30

Registration

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

8:30 – 10:30

Workshop 1: Critiquing manufacturers’ economic models

Professor Jonathan Karnon
Professor, Health Economics, University of Adelaide

Dr Louisa Gordon
Principal Research Fellow,  Centre for Applied Health Economics , Griffith University

Room 5C, Level 5

Workshop 2: Value focused thinking and multi-criteria decision analysis in health technology assessment and health policy

Professor Alec Morton
Professor, Management Science,  University of Strathclyde

Ms Laura Morris
Technical Analyst, NICE International

Room 4D, Level 4

Workshop 3: Introduction to Modeling Methods for Health Care Decisions
(SMDM workshop)

Professor David Matchar
Professor, Medicine, Duke University Inaugural Director, Program in Health Services and Systems Research at Duke NUS Medical School

Boardroom, Level 11

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

10:45 – 12:45

WS 1, 2 & 3 continues

Refer to above

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

13:45 – 15:45

Workshop 4:   Introduction to System Dynamics for Health Care Services

Professor David Matchar
Professor, Medicine, Duke University Inaugural Director, Program in Health Services and Systems Research at Duke NUS Medical School

Assistant Professor Steffen Christoph Bayer 
Assistant Professor,  Program in Health Services and Systems Research at Duke NUS Medical School

Room 5C, Level 5

Workshop 5: Presenting your research at a conference
(Ends at 15:30)

Dr Pwee Keng Ho
Consultant (Health Technology Assessment), MOH Singapore/ Advisor (Health Technology Assessment), Eastern Health Alliance Health Services Research

Associate Professor Wendy Babidge
Director, Research, Audit and Academic Surgery Division, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide

Professor Peter Coyte
Professor of Health Economics,Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Room 4D, Level 4

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Level 2 outside Amphitheatre

16:00 – 18:00

WS 4 continues

Refer to above

4 May 2015, Wednesday: Conference Day 1

8:30 – 9:15

Registration

Level 2 outside Amphitheatre

9:20 – 9:30

Welcome Speech

Amphitheatre, Level 2

9:30 – 10:15

Plenary 1:  Evidence-based policy development : Reflection from the demand side

Dr Somsak Chunharas
Vice President,  National Health Foundation Thailand

Moderator:
Dr Yot Teerawattananon
Program Leader
Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program

Amphitheatre, Level 2

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Level 2 outside Amphitheatre

10:30 – 12:30

Oral Presentation: Economic Evaluations (1)

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Health Policy and Implementation (1)

Room 5C, Level 5

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

 

13:30 – 15:30

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Health Services Evaluation

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation:Health Systems Research: Rapid and Systematic Reviews (1)

Room 5C, Level 5

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

 

15:45 – 16:30

Plenary 2:  Incorporating values additional to health in health technology assessment

Professor Alec Morton
Professor, Management Science,  University of Strathclyde

Moderator:
Professor Zhao Kun
Division of Health Technology Assessment
China National Health Development Research Center, MOH

Amphitheatre, Level 2

17:00 – 19:30

Welcome Dinner

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

5 May 2015, Thursday: Conference Day 2

9:30 – 10:15

Plenary 3:  Application of HTA in Australia setting

Section 1:  The cost-effectiveness threshold: how to estimate the opportunity cost of decisions to fund new technologies

Section 2: Genetic testing and magnetic resonance imaging - do fancy machines always lead to better patient outcomes and value for money?

 

Professor Jonathan Karnon
Professor, Health Economics, University of Adelaide

Dr Louisa Gordon
Principal Research Fellow, Health Economics, Griffith University

Moderator:
Mr Ng Kwong Hoe
Head, Evaluation & Appraisal Team, Agency for Care Effectiveness, Ministry of Health

Amphitheatre, Level 2

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

10:30 – 12:30

Oral Presentation: Economic Evaluations (2) / Health Systems Research

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Health Policy and Implementation (2)

Room 5C, Level 5

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

13:30 – 15:30

Oral Presentatio3: Health Systems Research: Rapid and Systematic Reviews (2)

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Modelling and Primary Studies

Room 5C, Level 5

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

15:45 – 16:30

Plenary 4: Updates from New HTAsiaLink Members

 

Various Presenters

Moderator:
Dr Jasmine Pwu
President, HTAsiaLink

 

 

Amphitheatre, Level 2

6 May 2015, Friday: Conference Day 3

9:00 – 10:45

Workshop 6: Publication Options for HTAsiaLink Researchers

Ms Laura Morris
Technical Analyst, NICE International

Amphitheatre, Level 2

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

11:00 – 12:15

Plenary 5: How much difference do institutional arrangements make for HTA?

Dr Jasmine Pwu
President, HTAsiaLink

Dr Dewi Indriani
Focal point for HTA
WHO Indonesia Country Office

Dr Nguyen Khanh Phuong
Head of Health Economic Department
Health Strategy and Policy Institute(HSPI)

Dr Junainah bt Sabirin
Senior Principal Assistant Director, Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section (MaHTAS), Medical Development Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Mr Thomas Wilkinson
Health Economics Lead, iDSI sub-Saharan Africa, PRICELESS, University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health, South Africa

Panel Chair:
Ms Laura Morris
Technical Analyst, NICE International

Amphitheatre, Level 2

12:15 – 13:00

Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony

Amphitheatre, Level 2

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

14:00 – 15:00

HTAsiaLink Members Meeting

Amphitheatre, Level 2

15:00 – 16:30

HTAsiaLink Board Meeting

3 May 2015, Tuesday: Pre- Conference Day

Time

Description

Speakers

Venue

8:00 – 8:30

Registration

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

8:30 – 10:30

Workshop 1: Critiquing manufacturers’ economic models

Professor Jonathan Karnon
Professor, Health Economics, University of Adelaide

Dr Louisa Gordon
Principal Research Fellow,  Centre for Applied Health Economics , Griffith University

Room 5C, Level 5

Workshop 2: Value focused thinking and multi-criteria decision analysis in health technology assessment and health policy

Professor Alec Morton
Professor, Management Science,  University of Strathclyde

Ms Laura Morris
Technical Analyst, NICE International

Room 4D, Level 4

Workshop 3: Introduction to Modeling Methods for Health Care Decisions
(SMDM workshop)

Professor David Matchar
Professor, Medicine, Duke University Inaugural Director, Program in Health Services and Systems Research at Duke NUS Medical School

Boardroom, Level 11

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

10:45 – 12:45

WS 1, 2 & 3 continues

Refer to above

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

13:45 – 15:45

Workshop 4:   Introduction to System Dynamics for Health Care Services

Professor David Matchar
Professor, Medicine, Duke University Inaugural Director, Program in Health Services and Systems Research at Duke NUS Medical School

Assistant Professor Steffen Christoph Bayer 
Assistant Professor,  Program in Health Services and Systems Research at Duke NUS Medical School

Room 5C, Level 5

Workshop 5: Presenting your research at a conference
(Ends at 15:30)

Dr Pwee Keng Ho
Consultant (Health Technology Assessment), MOH Singapore/ Advisor (Health Technology Assessment), Eastern Health Alliance Health Services Research

Associate Professor Wendy Babidge
Director, Research, Audit and Academic Surgery Division, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide

Professor Peter Coyte
Professor of Health Economics,Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Room 4D, Level 4

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Level 2 outside Amphitheatre

16:00 – 18:00

WS 4 continues

Refer to above

4 May 2015, Wednesday: Conference Day 1

Time

Description

Speakers

Venue

8:30 – 9:15

Registration

Level 2 outside Amphitheatre

9:20 – 9:30

Welcome Speech

Amphitheatre, Level 2

9:30 – 10:15

Plenary 1:  Evidence-based policy development : Reflection from the demand side

Dr Somsak Chunharas
Vice President,  National Health Foundation Thailand

Moderator:
Dr Yot Teerawattananon
Program Leader
Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program

Amphitheatre, Level 2

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Level 2 outside Amphitheatre

10:30 – 12:30

Oral Presentation: Economic Evaluations (1)

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Health Policy and Implementation (1)

Room 5C, Level 5

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

 

13:30 – 15:30

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Health Services Evaluation

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation:Health Systems Research: Rapid and Systematic Reviews (1)

Room 5C, Level 5

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

 

15:45 – 16:30

Plenary 2:  Incorporating values additional to health in health technology assessment

Professor Alec Morton
Professor, Management Science,  University of Strathclyde

Moderator:
Professor Zhao Kun
Division of Health Technology Assessment
China National Health Development Research Center, MOH

Amphitheatre, Level 2

17:00 – 19:30

Welcome Dinner

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

5 May 2015, Thursday: Conference Day 2

Time

Description

Speakers

Venue

9:30 – 10:15

Plenary 3:  Application of HTA in Australia setting

Section 1:  The cost-effectiveness threshold: how to estimate the opportunity cost of decisions to fund new technologies

Section 2: Genetic testing and magnetic resonance imaging - do fancy machines always lead to better patient outcomes and value for money?

 

Professor Jonathan Karnon
Professor, Health Economics, University of Adelaide

Dr Louisa Gordon
Principal Research Fellow, Health Economics, Griffith University

Moderator:
Mr Ng Kwong Hoe
Head, Evaluation & Appraisal Team, Agency for Care Effectiveness, Ministry of Health

Amphitheatre, Level 2

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

10:30 – 12:30

Oral Presentation: Economic Evaluations (2) / Health Systems Research

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Health Policy and Implementation (2)

Room 5C, Level 5

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

13:30 – 15:30

Oral Presentatio3: Health Systems Research: Rapid and Systematic Reviews (2)

Amphitheatre, Level 2

Oral Presentation: Health Systems Research: Modelling and Primary Studies

Room 5C, Level 5

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

15:45 – 16:30

Plenary 4: Updates from New HTAsiaLink Members

 

Various Presenters

Moderator:
Dr Jasmine Pwu
President, HTAsiaLink

 

 

Amphitheatre, Level 2

6 May 2015, Friday: Conference Day 3

Time

Description

Speakers

Venue

9:00 – 10:45

Workshop 6: Publication Options for HTAsiaLink Researchers

Ms Laura Morris
Technical Analyst, NICE International

Amphitheatre, Level 2

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

11:00 – 12:15

Plenary 5: How much difference do institutional arrangements make for HTA?

Dr Jasmine Pwu
President, HTAsiaLink

Dr Dewi Indriani
Focal point for HTA
WHO Indonesia Country Office

Dr Nguyen Khanh Phuong
Head of Health Economic Department
Health Strategy and Policy Institute(HSPI)

Dr Junainah bt Sabirin
Senior Principal Assistant Director, Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section (MaHTAS), Medical Development Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Mr Thomas Wilkinson
Health Economics Lead, iDSI sub-Saharan Africa, PRICELESS, University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health, South Africa

Panel Chair:
Ms Laura Morris
Technical Analyst, NICE International

Amphitheatre, Level 2

12:15 – 13:00

Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony

Amphitheatre, Level 2

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Level 2, outside Amphitheatre

14:00 – 15:00

HTAsiaLink Members Meeting

Amphitheatre, Level 2

15:00 – 16:30

HTAsiaLink Board Meeting