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Webinar – The European Health Technology Assessment Regulation: the political will

    Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 15:00-16:30 CET

    Contacts and registration

    PCE Secretariat


    Not later than 25 February 2023 – Thanks!

    The link to the Zoom platform will be sent the day before the event


    Cooperation among pharma companies, patients, and patient organisations can bring significant public health benefits.

    In building strong partnerships, it is important that all parties openly share their views about the relevance and benefit of their collaboration.

    Cooperation among all relevant stakeholders is particularly crucial at this point in time during the implementation period of the EU Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Directive, which was just revised and gives more room to the patients and health care professionals (HCPs) throughout the process. More patients and HCPs need to know about the HTA process, the directive, and the benefit they can gain from actively participating in the process.

    In order to support the development or strengthening the cooperation among all relevant stakeholders and better understand the role that patients can play in the process, Pancreatic Cancer Europe and Cancer Patients Europe are organising a webinar to exchange views on how best to enhance the cooperation on the HTA process.

    The webinar

    The event takes place online on Tuesday, 28 February 2023, from 15:00 to 16:30 CET.

    It aims to exchange views on the best cooperation among relevant stakeholders on the HTA process.

    Expected audience 

    • MEPs
    • Pharma companies
    • Patients and patient advocates
    • HTA bodies, payers, and regulators
    • PCE’s members
    • Academia
    • Medical societies
    • Other interested stakeholders

    Proposed agenda

    15:00 Tit Albreht, Moderator: Opening

    15:05 MEP Tomislav Sokol, EU Parliamentary Intergroup Challenge Cancer: Welcome message

    15:15 Maya Matthews, European Commission: Keynote speech on The European Directive on Health Technology Assessment 

    15:30 Panel discussion: Opportunities and challenges of the HTA process

    • Jean Yves Blay, European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Belgium (TBC)
    • Ansgar Hebborn, The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), Belgium
    • Antonella Cardone, Cancer Patients Europe (CPE), Belgium
    • Elaine Julian, The European Access Academy (EAA)
    • Ali Stunt, Pancreatic Cancer Action, United Kingdom

    16:10 Q&A

    16:20 Alfredo Carrato, Chair of PCE Board of Directors: Conclusions and final remarks

    16:30 Closing of the event

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