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HTA International Symposium
Covid-19 Pandemic and Role of Health Technology Assessment

February 16, 2021

Event Details

Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Companies / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) March 2, 2021 16:15 — 19:35
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Zoom Webinar
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Registration
The URL will be sent out to registered participants by email at a later date.


The Covid-19 pandemic has prevailed all over the world since January 2020. Many countries confront the difficulty in stopping the coronavirus spreading with the dilemma between containing the epidemic and minimizing damage in the economy. Learning the cases from Europe, Taiwan and Japan, which are presented by the international experts on health policy/economics and health technology assessment (HTA), this symposium provides an opportunity to discuss how the wisdom in health economics and HTA can play considerable roles to cope with the pandemic.

Date & Time: 16:15-19:35 March 2nd, 2021
Venue: ONLINE (Virtual Conference)
Organizer: Health Policy and Technology Assessment Research Unit (HPTA), Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Co-organizer: The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS)
Supporter: Musashino Institute for Global Affairs (MIGA)
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Program:
16:15-16:20 Opening Remarks
                     Hideaki Shiroyama, professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
16:20-16:30 Background and Issues
                     Isao Kamae, project professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo, and president-elect, ISPOR
16:30-17:00 Lecture 1: Case Report 1 from Europe – Covid-19 pandemic and Health Economics in Sweden
                    Ulf Persson, senior advisor, The Swedish Institute for Health Economics
17:00-17:30 Lecture 2: Case Report 2 from Europe – Covid-19 pandemic and Health Economics in France
                    Pierre-Yves Geoffard, professor, Paris School of Economics
17:30-18:00 Lecture 3: Case Report from Asia – Covid-19 pandemic and HTA in Taiwan
                    Raoh-Fang (Jasmine) Pwu, director, National Hepatitis C Program Office, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
18:00-18:30 Lecture 4: Case Report from Japan – Covid-19 pandemic and HTA in Japan
                    Yasuhiro Suzuki, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Advisor (Former Chief Medical and Global Health Officer, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan)
18:40-19:30 Panel Discussion "Role of Health Technology Assessment in the era with Covid-19"
                    Moderator: Akio Onishi, visiting professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
                    Panelists: Ulf Persson
                                     Pierre-Yves Geoffard
                                     Raoh-Fang (Jasmine) Pwu
                                     Yasuhiro Suzuki
                                      Isao Kamae
19:30-19:35 Closing Remarks
                    Toshihiko Fukui, President, The Canon Institute for Global Studies

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