Newsletter #4
Welcome to the fourth edition of the INTEGRATE-HTA newsletter

This is an exciting time for the INTEGRATE-HTA project team as we are in the final year of our project. The project will end on 31 December 2015. In this issue we would like to inform you on the progress made in developing the methodological guidances and the final conference at which we will present the guidances to a broader audience. In addition, we will update you on the ongoing involvement of stakeholders in our project. Finally, you can read about our dissemination activities and upcoming events.

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The project teamThe INTEGRATE-HTA project team


Update on the development of the methodological guidances
Work Packages 3, 4, 5 and 6 aim to develop methods for assessing the effectiveness and economic, socio-cultural, ethical and legal issues of complex technologies (WP3),
to identify moderators of treatment effects and preferences for treatment outcome (WP4), to include context, setting, and implementation in the assessment of complex technologies (WP5) and to integrate the different issues (WP6). Currently the draft methodological guidances are being tested by applying them in a case study on palliative care (WP7). In this newsletter we provide information on the progress in developing these methodological guidances Read more

Save the date: 12-13 Nov 2015 in Amsterdam - INTEGRATE-HTA conference
INTEGRATE-HTA is developing concepts and methods for a comprehensive, patient–centred, and integrated assessment of complex technologies. The methods are being tested through application in our case study on palliative care. The results of the project will be presented and discussed at the final conference on 12-13 November 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Registration will be open from 1st June 2015… Read more

Update on stakeholder involvement
As we have acknowledged in our previous newsletters, lay and professional stakeholder involvement is a very important part of the INTEGRATE-HTA project. We have plans to continue involving patients, family carers, clinicians and academics in the project in recognition of their different types of expertise in palliative care, especially models of home care (i.e. models delivered in the patient’s own home) / reinforced home care (i.e. home care models with an additional element of caregiver support)… Read more
Dissemination Activities
Several project team members have presented the INTEGRATE-HTA project at the ninth biennial INVOLVE conference in Birmingham (United Kingdom) and during an HTA theme meeting organised by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) in The Hague (the Netherlands). In addition, we would like to bring to your attention the publication “Context and implementation: A concept analysis towards conceptual maturity”… Read more
News and upcoming events
From 8-10 May we will present project results at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) in Copenhagen, Denmark, and from 13-17 June at the 12th Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) in Oslo, Norway. In addition, we would like to inform you that on 30 October 2015, the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) in France will host the international joint conference of the four FP7 HTA projects (INTEGRATE-HTA, Advance-HTA, MedtecHTA, AdHopHTA)… Read more
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