Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 47


Tuesday, September 5
8:00 – 10:00 am

Room 2



Health Technology Assessment

Public Health in a collaborative world


Chairs: Adriana Velazquez-Berumen (WHO) – John Kimberly (USA)

Discussant: André Ilbawi (WHO) – Lee L. Swanström (USA)


  • Improving access to priority medical devices. André Ilbawi (WHO)
  • Understanding the current status, gaps and the role of innovation.
  • Equitable access to treatments in low- and medium access countries. Vikash Sewram (South Africa
  • Clinical trials on medical devices: a view from the Regulator. Vikash Sewram (South Africa)
  • Esophageal stenting of esophageal cancers in Kenya. Russell E. White (Kenya)
  • Cost-effectiveness of optical endo-microscopy vs high definition white light endoscopy alone.
    Simone Guaraldi (Brazil)
  • How to build capacity?

– The SFITS Center in Geneva. Jelena Godjevac (Switzerland)

– Importance of Technology in Health planning

  • Missions of the OESO Foundation

– Cameroon: Nana Blondel Oumarou (Cameroon)

– Nigeria: Rich Umeh (Nigeria)

  • How to evaluate performance?

– Prediction of esophageal cancer development in China. Gui-qi Wang (China)

  • The new models emerging for research and innovation technology. John Kimberly (USA)

– Preparing leaders in Public Health for success in a collaborative world.

  • The Netherland experience of centralization of surgery. Donald L. van der Peet (Netherland)
  • Effective planning and implementation of priority medical devices.
  • Achieving improved access to devices in the era of universal health coverage.
    Adriana Velazquez-Berumen (WHO)








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