COVID-19 Lessons: Value-assessment approach

November 16, 2023


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) December 8, 2023 16:00 — 19:00
Location Hongo Area Campus,In-person and online
Venue Conference Room, 2F Sanjo Conference Hall, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
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Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
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Registration Period November 10, 2023 — December 8, 2023
Contact Health Policy & Technology Assessment Research Project
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The objective of this symposium is to present and discuss certain progress reports by the International Joint Study on Public Health Economics of the COVID-19 Pandemic with the research grant, “Hitachi Fund Support for Research Related to Infectious Diseases,” which was initiated on the platform of GraSPP, University of Tokyo in December 2021. The international experts of health economics and outcomes research in Europe and Asia review and analyze the gap between science and misinformation experienced during the pandemic so far, and share the lessons learned for the next Pandemic X through value-assessment approaches.

Health Policy & Technology Assessment Research Unit (HPTA), Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

The Hitachi Global Foundation

Time Content Speakers
16:00-16:05 Opening Remarks Kan Suzuki, Professor and Chief Investigator of the Hitachi Covid Research Project, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
16:05-16:25 COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan: Consequences and Future Challenges Yasuhiro Suzuki, Dean, International University of Health and Welfare (Former Chief Medical and Global Health Officer, MHLW)
16:25-16:45 COVID-19 Pandemic in France: Consequences and Challenges in Health Economics Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Professor, Paris School of Economics, France
16:45-17:05 COVID-19 Pandemic in Sweden: Consequences and Challenges in Health Economics Ulf Persson, Senior adviser and Professor, Swedish Institute for Health Economics (SIHE), Sweden
17:05-17:15 Intermission  
17:15-17:35 COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore: Consequences and Future Challenges Hwee-Lin Wee, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
17:35-17:55 COVID-19 Pandemic in Taiwan: Consequences and Future Challenges Chee Jen Chang, Distinguished Professor, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
17:55-18:15 COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan: Cost-effectiveness Formulation in Theory and Examples Isao Kamae, Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy,  The University of Tokyo
Makoto Kobayashi, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Crecon Medical Assessment
Ryo Watanabe, Associate Professor, Kanagawa University of Human Services
18:15-18:55 Panel Discussion “Role of Value Assessment for COVID-19 to the next” Moderator: Isao Kamae
Panelists: All the guest speakers
18:55-19:00 Closing Remarks  

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