Launched in Rio de Janeiro in June 2011, the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (Red de Evaluación de Tecnologías en Salud de las Américas – RedETSA) is a nonprofit network formed by ministries of health, regulatory authorities, health technology assessment agencies, collaborating centers of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and research and education institutions in the Region of the Americas. RedETSA has 14 countries represented by 30 institutions, aiming to strengthen and promote the evaluation process of technologies in the Americas, enabling the exchange of information, to support decision-making on the regulation, incorporation, use, and replacement of such technologies. The network runs online meetings and plans online educational programs.
Call for applications- 'Planning and Management of Health Technology' Virtual Course PAHO/WHO are now taking applications for the Virtual Course "Planning and Management of Health Technology." The course is for 14 weeks, from August 28 to December 3, 2017. The call for applications call will remain open until July 3, 2017. This course provides participants with a basic understanding of the principles of planning and management of health technology and the [more]
‘’Big data and Real World Evidence’’ On Friday, May 26th Augusto Afonso Guerra Jr. of the General University of Minas Gerais, from the the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil, gave a presentation on "Big data and Real World Evidence " The aim of the webinar was to explore the importance of the origin of the data in health technology assessments. The webinar discussed the difference between randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and real-world evidence (RWE) in [more]
New partnership – RedETSA & Ministry of Health, Panama RedETSA wants to welcome its new member: Ministry of Health, Panama. This new addition to the Network brings the total number of institutions member to 32 in 15 different countries throughout the Americas. The Ministry of Health's mission is to 'Ensure access to comprehensive care through public health services, humanized at all levels of intervention, based on the primary care strategy, and [more]
The next Brazilian Congress of Epidemiology offers pre-congress courses with low cost and topics of interest to ATS. We highlight: 1- Strategies to Improve the Visibility of Scientific Activities and Expand the Impact of Research (Juliana Reis - Fiocruz) 2 - Writing and Scientific Publishing (Prof. Mauricio Pereira - UnB and Leila Posenato Garcia - Ipea) 3 - Review of Scientific Articles (Prof. Leopoldo Antunes - USP and Prof. Maria Amelia Veras - [more]