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“Better Science, Better Health” hosts a series of international conferences to outline research and innovation in adaptive clinical pathways and patient data usage.

Forthcoming Event

Webinar: COVID-19 VACCINES ARE COMING – A Magic Bullet or a Load of Blanks?

Wednesday, 30 September, 20.00 – 21.00 CET (2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, US Eastern)

Given the huge societal and economic impacts of the coronavirus in Europe, everyone is hopeful that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available – but what happens next? According to an Economist report from August 2018, in the past decade vaccination rates in some European countries have often fallen below those in parts of Africa. It claims that Italy, France and Serbia have lower child-vaccination rates than Burundi, Rwanda and Senegal. After billions of Euros have been invested by governments, what will happen if many EU citizens are unwilling to take the vaccine? What can be done now to ensure that those who need the COVID-19 vaccine most are treated first when the vaccines are available? Furthermore, how do EU member states plan on measuring and monitoring the safety of vaccines that have been rapidly put onto the market ̶ and who will ultimately be accountable? And from the patient’s perspective, how can we build trust around the EU’s management of COVID-19, which has become increasingly politicised?

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Recent Events

Who pays for hope? – treating cancer early

9 September, 2020, 8.30 CET

Cancer is still often considered a death sentence. It is the second leading cause of death globally and will soon overtake cardiovascular disease as the number one killer. As a result, the main effect that people expect treatments to have is to prolong overall survival either through curing the disease or by slowing its progression and reducing cancer-related symptoms. Indeed, great progress has been made in recent years and cancer mortality grows at a much slower pace than cancer incidence.

This webinar intends to discuss different perspectives on how funding decisions should be approached depending on the setting of the disease.

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Webinar: Lung Cancer in Europe: New Ideas for Policy Action

15 July, 15.00-16.00 CET

This year more than half a million Europeans will be diagnosed with lung cancer. While many countries have improved the management of lung cancer through better prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment, the disease continues to claim 1 in 5 cancer deaths across Europe, posing significant challenges to patients and healthcare systems. To identify further opportunities for improvement, The Economist Intelligence Unit made a comparative analysis of lung cancer policies across 27 countries. Over the course of 18 months almost 200 experts provided their insights and advice. During this webinar we will discuss the main findings of this new, landmark study, and discuss in particular the role that governments and policy makers can play in addressing the high burden that lung cancer presents.

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Webinar: What can Europe learn from Germany’s ‘National Decade Against Cancer’?

17th June 2020, 11.00-12.00 CET

While Europe is working on creating a Cancer Plan, many Member States have national cancer plans and other ambitious initiatives. For example, Germany that is one year into its Decade Against Cancer. German institutions for research and healthcare, the private sector, political institutions and civil society are joining forces for cancer research, cancer prevention and improved therapy of cancer patients. Germany aims to cure or control cancer long-term in 75% of patients by 2030.
What can Europe learn from Germany, and what are the key success factors for a government driven multi-stakeholder action to improve cancer care?

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Webinar: Now or later? When is it time to pay for lung cancer screening?

10th June, 2020, 08:30 – 09:00 CET

Lung cancer is responsible for 1 in 5 cancer deaths in Europe. Last year, around half a million Europeans were diagnosed with lung cancer and 400,000 people died of the disease. The survival rates are quite low, but thanks to improvements in diagnosis, surgery, radiotherapy and medicines, they are getting better. The question is, should we screen more aggressively for lung cancer now, or not?.

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Webinar: France – A New Method, New Framework, and New Roadmap for Improved Patient Access

20th December 2019, 9am CET

In France, it takes 530 days between market authorisation and patients having access to a new medicine. It’s 374 days in Spain, 111 in the UK, and 106 in Germany. In this webinar we discuss the current access challenges to access to new, innovative oncology treatments in Europe, as well as reforming processes to make reimbursement pathways clearer and more efficient. The objective is to foster timely and appropriate access for those patients with unmet medical needs, and increased clarity and certainty around regulatory access decisions.

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Webinar: RWE, CAR-T and Cancer – New Methods for Comparative Effectiveness

With the increasing use of new regulatory tools, like the FDA’s breakthrough therapy designation, there are increasing demands for European health technology assessors (HTAs) to make an accurate assessment of the long-term value and performance of CAR-T therapies from smaller datasets and shorter outcomes. This webinar will highlight our recent publication in the BMJ, sponsored by ZIN, which showcases a novel approach to harnessing RWE and develops a longitudinal data set that can be used for effectiveness measures, even in orphan conditions. As well, we will kickoff our new research project in Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and describe how we will leverage our methodology to measure the effectiveness of the various options for treatment, both in emerging CAR-T treatments, as well as existing chemotherapy regimes and bone-marrow transplants.

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Strategic Medicare Contracting Forum – Duane Schulthess discusses the Impact of the IPI on Patients, Outcomes and Innovation

Duane Schulthess discusses the Impact of the IPI on Patients, Outcomes and Innovation
21 November 2019 2.15pm ET


Vital Transformation has conducted two studies examining the impact of the proposed international reference pricing in Medicare Part D on the world-class innovative biotechnology sector in California and the United States.

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DIA Bioventure Day 2017 – Crown Plaza Glasgow, UK

March 28th, 2017

DIA is excited to convene its 1st BioVenture Day, in a unique format with participation of a very broad set of senior Health Care stakeholders.You will be able to explore whether the current BioVenture paradigm is delivering return for patients, investors, and the Health Care system.

EMIF: E-managing the Future of Health Data

March 16th-17th, Budapest

Harnessing electronic health records and real world evidence to create new therapies more efficiently is quickly becoming a reality. How do we maximize the benefits offered by harnessing available health data while solving issues around its reuse and work with regulators to provide the right evidence?.

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