About HTAi

Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) is the global scientific and professional society for everyone who produces, uses, or encounters Health Technology Assessment to support optimal policy and decision making.  Its mission is to support the growth of the HTA community by providing a neutral, global forum for the exchange of information, methods and expertise. With members from over 60 countries and across six continents, HTAi is a thriving global network.

Our members regularly participate in MeetingsPolicy Fora and Interest Groups. HTAi also provides access to a variety of resources including the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC).

HTAi also supports national and regional initiatives for countries embarking on implementing HTA programmes, and works to connect members with common interests.

HTAi is governed by an elected Board of Directors that is supported by an Executive Committee, several Advisory Committees and a Secretariat.

HTAi Annual Meeting

Held each year in June, the HTAi Annual Meeting is a key international gathering for sharing latest research, advancing discussions in policy and methods, and building global networks.

The Annual Meeting supports the mission of HTAi to promote the development, understanding and use of HTA around the world as a means of fostering innovation and effective use of resources in health care.

The Annual Meeting provides a complimentary and unique environment to develop international collaborations and face the challenges posed in our local and global health systems today. Through continuous growth and expansion, the meeting consistently draws together a large number of researchers, agencies, policy makers, industry, academia, health service providers and patients/consumers, and welcomes all interested parties, to share information and best practices from cutting-edge technologies to system development with a focus on the impact on patient care.

The Annual Meeting provides an environment for attendees to interact with colleagues from different countries, exchange ideas and expertise, reconnect with old friends and grow new collaborations and supportive and lasting connections.

HTAi Global Policy Forum

HTAi’s mission is to support and promote the development, communication, understanding and use of HTA around the world as a scientifically based means of promoting the introduction of effective innovations and the effective use of resources in health care.

The HTAi Global Policy Forum provides a unique opportunity for senior people from public and private sector organizations using HTA to support decisions or recommendations about product development and coverage to meet one another, members of the HTAi Board, and invited international experts, for strategic discussions about the present state of HTA, its development and implications for health care systems, industry, patients and other stakeholders. The aim of the Forum is to provide an environment where senior people can engage in strategic discussions informed by the perspectives of their different organizations without the constraints associated with discussions of specific products or organizational policies.

Membership in the HTAi Global Policy Forum is by application. From time to time (typically around April each year) HTAi issues calls for Expressions of Interest in joining the Global Policy Forum. Final decisions on membership are made by the HTAi Board of Directors on advice from the Global Policy Forum Committee.

HTAi Interest Groups (IGs)

HTAi’s Interest Groups serve as hubs for sharing international experiences and expertise among HTA users and producers worldwide.

Over time, HTAi members have established and strengthened our IGs as a way of achieving a thriving international society serving as a primary professional and scientific forum for all those who undertake and use HTA in health care, business, government, academic institutions and consultancies.

The Interest Groups provide a unique environment for the members of HTAi to network and share information throughout the year.  Interest Group members share topics updates, participate in the development of new research and useful materials, conduct meetings, workshops, training sessions and more.

Interest Groups are the hubs of HTA producers or users, ranging from 50 to 300 Society members per group and comprise approximately 60 percent  of the Society’s membership. Involvement in IGs is open to all Society members across different nations, fields of interest and expertise, allowing the HTA community to share information and collaborate on projects of mutual interest.