Friday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection

With terms such as “fake news” and “alternative facts” now in common parlance, it is more important than ever that researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners, industry, patients, and the public reaffirm their commitment to action based on evidence and collaborative approaches that will strengthen the evidence to action connection.

Join us in Vancouver, Canada on June 1-5, 2018 at the HTAi 2018 Annual Meeting as the global HTA community convenes to consider and debate:

  • the nature of evidence in a “post-fact world” (does it need to be more robust? can it be made more convincing? how does real world evidence fit in?);
  • the actions required to improve health and health system outcomes (from the perspectives of policymakers, practitioners, and patients); and
  • what can be done to strengthen the evidence to action connection (from improved methods for HTA, to better communications, to cultural changes).

The International Scientific Programme Committee is hard at work developing a programme that will challenge, inform and engage you in making HTA more relevant and efficient with greater impact.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Dr. Tammy Clifford, CADTH, Canada

Dr. Tammy Clifford, CADTH, Canada

Dr. Alric Rüther, IQWiG, Germany

Dr. Alric Rüther, IQWiG, Germany

International Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chairs
HTAi 2018 Annual Meeting


Cradled amid skyscraping mountains and sparkling ocean, scenic Vancouver is one of the world’s premier meeting and convention destinations. World-renowned cuisine, luxury hotels and unique venues – including the two time winner of “World’s Best Convention Centre” – all add up to an unforgettable conference experience. Visitors experience a modern, cosmopolitan city that blends culture and landscape.

With so much to experience in Vancouver, you will be well-entertained during your conference off time. Galleries and public exhibits for art enthusiasts, historical sites and districts for history buffs, and scenic hiking trails and botanical gardens for nature lovers are just a small sampling of the city’s diverse attractions.


Experience the unbridled energy of downtown Vancouver, BC with a visit to our hotel. Boasting unparalleled views of the mountains, the coastline, and scenic Stanley Park, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver provides an elegant, restful base from which to explore.

Local Organising Committee

  • Co-Chairs

  • Mr. Ken Bond
    CADTH, Canada
  • Dr. Stirling Bryan
    Vancouver Coastal Health and University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Members

  • Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell
    Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Mr. Peter Chinneck
    CADTH, Canada
  • Ms. Genevieve Chartrand
    CADTH, Canada
  • Dr. Don Juzwishin
    Alberta Health Services, Canada
  • Dr. Arminee Kazanjian
    University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Michelle Mujoomdar
    EUnetHTA JA3 Directorate, ZIN, Netherlands
  • Dr. Sohail Mulla
    CADTH, Canada
  • Ms. Jennifer Pougnet
  • Dr. Chander Sehgal
    Innovative Medicines Canada
  • Ms. Nancy Sikich
    Health Quality Ontario, Canada
  • Mr. Eric Lun
    British Columbia Ministry of Health, Canada
  • Ms. Gail Attara
    Gastrointestinal Society, Canada
  • Dr. Murray Ross
    Kaiser Permanente, USA

International Scientific Planning Committee

  • Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Tammy Clifford
    CADTH, Canada
  • Dr. Alric Rüther
    IQWiG, Germany
  • Members

  • Dr. Nick Bansback
    University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Mr. Ken Bond
    CADTH, Canada
  • Ms. Mirella Marlow
    NICE, UK
  • Dr. Oriana Ciani
    University of Exeter, UK
  • Dr. Fiona Clement
    University of Calgary, Canada
  • Ms. Sophie Cros
    Abbott, Belgium
  • Dr. Paul Fennessy
    Dept. of Health & Human Services, Australia
  • Dr. Rabia Kahveci
    ANHTA, Turkey
  • Dr. Sebastian Garcia Marti
    IECS, Argentina
  • Dr. Newell McElwee
    Boehringer-Ingleheim, USA
  • Ms. Debjani Mueller
    WHO, South Africa
  • Dr. Daniel Ollendorf
  • Dr. Keng Ho Pwee
    Eastern Health, Singapore
  • Dr. Máirín Ryan
    HIQA, Ireland
  • Dr. Bettina Ryll
    Melanoma Patient Network Europe, Sweden
  • Dr. Dima Samaha
    LA-SER Analytica, UK
  • Dr. Sangjin Shin
    NECA, South Korea
  • Dr. Sean Sullivan
    University of Washington, USA
  • Dr. Sophie Werkö
    SBU, Sweden


Registration will open January 2018

Calls for Abstracts is expected in the fall of 2017