IHE Roundtable (at BioAlberta AGM)

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About the IHE BioAlberta Roundtable

24 September 2018
Calgary, Alberta

On September 24th, 2018 the Institute Health Economics (IHE) presented a roundtable at the BIO Alberta AGM and Conference. This Roundtable provided an overview of the IHE's education series for Alberta SMEs and ecosystem partners, and enabled participants to help define the content of the series so it would be most valuable to them.

Beginning in late Fall 2018, the IHE will be providing an education session for Alberta life sciences SMEs and ecosystem partners to ensure understanding of the importance of, and requirements for, economic evaluation to support product and business planning. Early stage companies can benefit from health economics by understanding the ‘innovation headroom’ available and the commercial viability of their product, which can be used to guide R&D focus and support capital raises. Later stage organizations can benefit from health economics by robust documentation of their value proposition to prepare a complete and compelling evidence package (clinical and economic) in support of procurement efforts.

The objectives of this Roundtable were to:

  1. Raise awareness of the “HTIP Education Series.”
  2. Provide an overview of how health economics is both crucial for business planning and expected in the development of high-quality evidentiary packages for procurement applications.
  3. Provide an outline of the proposed curriculum and obtain feedback to guide the education series.