Newsletter #5
Welcome to the fifth edition of the INTEGRATE-HTA newsletter

This is an exciting time for the INTEGRATE-HTA project team as we are in the final months of our project. The project will end on 31 December 2015 and on 12-13 November the INTEGRATE-HTA final conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We would warmly welcome you to join the conference! In this issue of our newsletter you will find details on the programme as well as information on how to register. In this edition of our newsletter we also inform you about the review process of the INTEGRATE-HTA deliverables by our External Expert Panel. In addition, we report on the applicability assessment that was conducted in Poland earlier this month. Finally, you can read about our dissemination activities and upcoming events.
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The project teamThe INTEGRATE-HTA project team


Join us at the INTEGRATE-HTA conference on 12-13 November in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
On 12-13 November 2015 the final conference of the INTEGRATE-HTA project will take place at De Bazel Conference Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the conference, the results of the project will be presented and representatives of various European HTA agencies and other experts in the field will act as referees. The referees will address the question whether the proposed concepts and methodology would fit within their remit and whether it is likely to produce information that is relevant to their context. In addition, two public involvement representatives from England will co-present at the conference in a session that considers how stakeholders were involved from the start of the project Read more

Update on the External Expert Panel review process
We have established an External Expert Panel (EEP) with the aim of testing the applicability and relevance of the INTEGRATE-HTA project deliverables. In this edition of our newsletter we would like inform you about the EEP review process. The EEP consists of 31 experts, representing 14 different nationalities and a variety of professional backgrounds including medical expertise, economics, management and philosophy. … Read more

SAP meeting in Poland informs applicability assessment
In the first week of October 2015, a group of eight palliative care experts (clinicians, academics, a nurse and a social worker) met near Bydgoszcz in Poland in the context of a stakeholder advisory panel (SAP) meeting for the INTEGRATE-HTA project. This meeting was held in the context of a pilot study that serves to rapidly identify contextual and implementation factors affecting the applicability and transferability of complex interventions… Read more
Dissemination Activities
Several project team members have presented the results of the INTEGRATE-HTA project at several (inter)national conferences, including the 14th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) in Copenhagen (Denmark), the 12th Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) in Oslo (Norway), and the summer symposium of the Dutch Association for Health Technology Assessment (NVTAG) in Utrecht (the Netherlands)… Read more
News and upcoming events
On 30 October 2015 the conference “HTA sans frontières: from collaboration in science to decision making” will take place in Paris, France. This conference is organised by Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), in honour of their 10 year anniversary, together with the European Commission and the four FP7 HTA projects (INTEGRATE-HTA, Advance-HTA, MedtecHTA, AdHopHTA). As presented in this newsletter, on 12-13 November 2015 we are organising the conference of the INTEGRATE-HTA project. The final INTEGRATE-HTA project team meeting will take place in the days after the meeting, on 14- 15 November, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands… Read more
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