Work programme

Current work programme

The actual EuroScan International Network’s work programme is valid until 2017 and under discussion. Current activities include:

Goal 1: To establish a system to share skills and experiences in Early Awareness and Alert (DEA) activities.

  1. To continue to extend the development of the interactive methods toolkit with integrated presentations from EuroScan members
  2. To promote the updated methods toolkit
  3. To increase scientific and collaborative work at EuroScan within the association and with external partners

Goal 2: To strengthen activities for the development of methodological approaches to the identification, description and assessment of emerging technologies.

  1. To continue to develop methodological approaches for topics related to DEA activities on new, emerging and obsolete technologies

Goal 3: To improve the exchange of information about new and emerging health technologies and their potential impact on health services and existing health technologies.

  1. To increase the professional, systematic presentation and reporting of DEA outputs internally to EuroScan members, and externally, by increasing the use of the EuroScan database by EuroScan members
  2. To explore the sharing of information amongst EuroScan members at any stage of the life-cycle of technologies

Goal 4: To increase the impact of EuroScan International Network’s output.

  1. To promote the work of EuroScan and its members at annual HTAi meetings
  2. To promote the EuroScan website
  3. To publish and/or present common outputs

Goal 5: To identify relevant not-for-profit public partners to share the results of work with partners/members of the EuroScan International Network collaboration.

  1. To investigate links with other relevant agencies

Goal 6: To advise not-for-profit organizations within public administrations who wish to consider the establishment of early awareness and alert activities.

  1. To raise awareness of the EuroScan International Network amongst not-for-profit organizations and individuals within public administrations and academic area and increase international membership globally
lifecycleThe Life Cycle of Health Technologies. Challenges and Ways Forward. Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea • Marco Chiumente • Hans-Peter Dauben. Published on 24 Jan 2017, doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00014