The center organized an International workshop on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

 
Inviting Dr. Yot  Teerawattananon, Founding Leader of the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand, as a keynote lecturer, the center organized an international workshop titled " Implementation of HTA in Japan and other Asian countries" on November 13, 2017 in Tokyo.
 
Dr. Yot Teerawattananon gave a presentation on HITAP's policies and research programs followed by the question and answer session. And  Ms. Waranya Rattanavipapong, Head of International Unit, HITAP, introduced HTAsiaLink, a network to support collaboration between Asian HTA agencies and GEAR, a database intended as a tool for identifying and resolving gaps and technical issues in economic evaluations.
 
In the later part of the workshop, a panel of Japanese experts and Dr. Yot Teerawattananon discussed about the implementation of HTA in Japan and Global Health, in particular, Universal Health Coverage(UHC) based on the keynote lecture. The workshop was closed with a comment by Prof. Motohiro Sato, the director of the center, which emphasized the importance of pursuing Evidence-Based Policy Making (EBPM).
 
This workshop is co-organized as the 18th regular seminar of the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics and as a Hitotsubashi University International Seminar.
 
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 Dr. Yot  Teerawattananon giving a keynote lectureWaranya Rattanavipapong introducing HTAsiaLink and GEAR, HITAP the Venue (Meeting room in Hitotsubashi Hall) Group photo wearing GEAR cap

Panel Discussion

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Director of the center, Prof. Motohiro Sato (Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University) chaired the panel discussionDr. Ataru Igarashi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Drug Policy and Management, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo (also an adjunct member of the center)Prof. Isao KAMAE, Project Professor, Health Technology Assessment and Public Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo/Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies[Center] Mr. Kozo Watanabe, Deputy Director General, and Group Director for Health 2, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Programm

Date and timeMonday, November 13, 2017 16:30-19:00
VenueHitotsubashi Hall 2F, Meeting Room 1 and 2
National Center of Sciences Building 2F, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-8439
Access map http://www.hit-u.ac.jp/hall/file/menu-016/file_02.pdf
Program16:30-17:30 Presentation “No Health without HTA: a short story of HITAP in Thailand and beyond”
Dr. Yot Teerawattananon, Founding Manager, HITAP, Department of Health, Thailand
17:30-17:45 Introduction of HTAsiaLink and GEAR
Ms. Waranya Rattanavipapong, Head of International Unit, HITAP, Department of Health, Thailand
17:45-17:55Recess
17:55-19:00Panel Discussion "Implementation of HTA in Japan and other Asian countries”
Panelist
Dr. Yot Teerawattananon, Founding Manager, HITAP, Department of Health, Thailand
Dr. Ataru Igarashi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Drug Policy and Management, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Adjunct member, the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics)
Prof. Isao KAMAE, Project Professor, Health Technology Assessment and Public Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo/Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
Mr. Kozo Watanabe, Deputy Director General, and Group Director for Health 2, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Chair
Prof. Motohiro Sato, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
(Director, the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics)
LanguageEnglish

 

About HITAP

The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) is a semi-autonomous research unit under Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. It was established in 2007 as a non-profit organization in order to take responsibility for appraising a wide range of health technologies and programs, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, interventions, individual and community health promotion, and disease prevention as well as social health policy to inform policy decisions in Thailand. In 2013, HITAP established an international unit, drawing on its experiences locally and internationally, to work at the global level with overseas development aids, international organizations, non-profit organizations, and overseas governments to build capacity for health technology assessment. 
HITAP Website (Click here)GEAR, HITAP Website (Click here)HTAsiaLink Website (Click here)