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ISPOR NZ webinar - Foluso Agboola and Melanie Whittington

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Advancing Health Technology Assessment Methods that Support Health Equity

Tuesday 24 October 2023, 9am

We are thrilled to host a presentation from Dr Foluso Agboola and Dr Melanie Whittington from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). ICER is a non-profit research organisation that evaluates the evidence on the clinical and economic value of prescription drugs, medical tests, devices, and health system delivery innovations.

This talk will present the findings of a recent ICER white paper on establishing "methods for Health Technology Assessment in the United States that will ensure that HTA advances society's goal to improve health equity for racial, ethnic, and other socially disadvantaged groups." The paper covers many issues which are also front of mind in considering equity in NZ HTA.

The webinar will be held at 9am on Tuesday 24 October. For details and registration, please see the event sign-up page.


Foluso Agboola is Vice President of Research at ICER. She has extensive background in evaluation research and quantitative methods, and has previously worked at Parthers Healthcare Center for Drug Policy and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned her medical degree from University of Ilorin, Nigeria and her Master of Public Health degree in Quantitative Methods from Harvard University.

Melanie Whittington is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health and former Director of Health Economics at ICER. She has previously worked at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado and is an active member of ISPOR and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM). She received her PhD from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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