The HTAi Annual Meeting for 2023 was held this year in Adelaide on 24 – 28 June, with the theme:

 “The Road to Policy and Clinical Integration”

The road to policy and clinical integration for health technologies is filled with diverse and complex challenges to overcome, often made more arduous by the intricate and nuanced processes and rules relative to jurisdictions, agencies, policymakers, and systems. Subjugating these challenges requires a harmonized framework to examine and evaluate health technologies, and alignment of processes throughout the health technology lifecycle is crucial.

The conference included key discussions on the following topics and explored questions such as:

  • How can we build pathways to fast-track innovation while minimizing risk?
  • What supports are required to harmonize HTA processes between similar jurisdictions?
  • What is the feasibility of aligning technology evaluation processes and decisions in an era of sustainable development?

At Lucid Health Consulting, we were thrilled that our poster titled: “Budget Impact Analysis of Utilization of WavelinQ Endo Arteriovenous Fistula System for Haemodialysis Patients: An Australian Hospital Perspective” was selected as a Poster Presentation and presented by our Director George Papadopoulos as well as Dr Ritu Gupta and Upasna Gaba from Skyward Analytics, in-person at the Annual Meeting.

You can view and download our poster below.

Additionally, our Director George Papadopoulos presented an Oral Presentation Dr Ritu Gupta and Blaise Agresta titled: “Economic Evaluations in Healthcare: Insights from Systematic Review. OP94 Economic Evidence on Haemodialysis Access Creation Procedures in Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease: A Systematic Literature Review”

You can view and download our presentation below.

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.

If you would like to learn more about the HTAi’s 2023 Annual Meeting and to view the conference program, use the link: