Deliberative processes for health technology assessment (HTA) are intended to facilitate participatory decision making, using discussion and open dialogue between stakeholders. Increasing attention is being given to deliberative processes, but guidance is lacking for those who wish to design or use them. Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) and ISPOR initiated a joint task force that developed comprehensive guidance to address this gap. This webinar will be of benefit to all those involved in establishing or improving deliberative processes for HTA in local contexts.

The good practices task force report, published in Value in Health and the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care in June 2022, provides guidance and an accompanying checklist for (1) developing the governance and structure of an HTA program, and (2) informing how the various stages of an HTA process might be managed using deliberation. The tools can also be used for independent scrutiny of deliberative processes.

This webinar, led by the task force co-chairs, will focus on why a joint HTAi-ISPOR Task Force was formed to develop guidance, they will present the minimum set of considerations on the use of deliberative processes in HTA (checklist), and the approach used. During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss what efforts could be made to ensure the appropriate use and uptake of the guidance, potential gaps and what more might be needed.

Learning Objectives

• Learn about the development of good practice guidelines from the authors themselves
• Learn how the governance and structure of an HTA program, and the various stages of an HTA process, might be managed using deliberation
• Learn about the minimum set of considerations regarding the use of deliberative processes in HTA


Wija Oortwijn, MSc, PhD, Senior Scientific Researcher, Department for Health Evidence, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Don Husereau, MSc, BSc Pharm, Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Brought to you by: The ISPOR / HTAi Joint Deliberative Processes for HTA Good Practices Task Force

Please note: On the day of the scheduled webinar, the first 1000 registered participants will be accepted into the webinar. For those who are unable to attend, or would like to review the webinar at a later date, the full-length webinar recording will be made available at the ISPOR Educational Webinar Series webpage approximately 2 days after the scheduled Webinar.
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