On 28th and 29th June 2019, 23 participants from various countries (ranging from Qatar to Mexico) successfully followed the two-day (intensive) postgraduate course on Health Technology Assessment (HTA). The faculty consisted of Professor Silvia Evers and Professor Manuela Joore of the Maastricht University.
This well evaluated in-depth course provided an overview of the theoretical and practical foundation of HTA, with a focus on trial-based economic evaluation. Major themes during this course were: Framing, Costing, Outcomes assessment and quality of life (QALY), Synthesising cost and effects, and Uncertainty and Reporting. The course was a great combination of lectures, hands-on training, and workshops, and consultations on their own research. And of course also some time for social interaction and a graduation at the end.