The LSE Summit

Rethinking regulation and value assessment of medical technologies: challenges and opportunities

8-9 March 2016


The Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) are hosting the LSE Summit for the second time. This year's topic is Rethinking regulation and value assessment of medical technologies: challenges and opportunities. 

Incomplete evidence on the added therapeutic benefit of new medical technologies often limits the ability of regulators and decision-makers to make optimal resource allocation decisions. The need for a more flexible and dynamic approach to evidence-based decision-making is increasingly recognised and reflected in current international and national initiatives.

These include, first, the need for a more flexible approach towards marketing authorisation and greater alignment with health technology assessment to create synergies and avoid duplications (adaptive pathways and early policy dialogues); second, initiatives to improve methodological approaches to assess value along the drug development continuum; third, an increasing use of managed entry/risk-sharing agreements to manage the introduction of new medicines; fourth, the need to work more closely with the innovators to incentivise optimal R&D decisions for society in areas of high unmet need (eg antibiotics and rare diseases); and, finally, initiatives concerning reward based on value such as value-based assessment and pricing, which could also influence the coverage and reimbursement of products with multiple indications.

This summit brings all these trends together and provides a dynamic forum for interaction and debate by the broader stakeholder community. Speakers from national competent authorities on pricing, reimbursement and HTA, pharmaceutical manufacturers, international organisations, patient representative organisations and academia will provide their views on these latest developments, future perspectives and policy options during this two-day summit in London. Most importantly, the summit will allow plenty of time for plenary discussions with the participants and networking.

Date: 8-9 March 2016

Venue: IET London, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL, UK

Organisers: Director: Panos Kanavos, PhD

Scientific Committee: Alessandra Ferrario, MSc, Aris Angelis, MSc, Elena Nicod, MSc

Twitter: #lsemedtech

The first LSE Summit: Risk Sharing and Managed Entry Agreements

In collaboration with Advance-HTA

In collaboration with the LSE Health Society