Social Values and Health Priority Setting at UCL


Research visit to Thailand

15 June 2012

Sarah Clark, one of the UK researchers in the network, recently attended the first HTA AsiaLink conference in Cha-Am, Thailand.

The conference was the first regional meeting of the newly formed AsiaLink network and was attended by delegates from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan as well as from the US, UK and Australia. It brought together policy makers and researchers working on health technology assessment in a range of country and institutional contexts, and demonstrated the very different stages of development of HTA processes in different countries, as well as the wide variety of approaches to how social values are taken into account in those processes.

The conference was followed by a visit to colleagues at HITAP (Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program) in Bangkok, where the researcher worked together with HITAP investigators on a series of case studies of HTA assessments which will be available soon on the new case catalogue section of this website.