Lecturers from Medical University - Varna took part in Module I of the initiative entitled "Summer School on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)".
On 22nd and 23rd June 2016, the National Centre of Public Health and Analysis (NCPHA), together with the Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ARPharM), organized and held the first training module on critical assessment of clinical trial data. The event enabled all interested parties to enhance their expert capacity in the field of HTA by providing a platform for training and exchange of experience. In addition, two more modules are forthcoming.
The course aims at training participants to identify, interpret, evaluate and apply health studies. The aim is to enable course participants to develop the skills needed to make evidence based clinical and administrative decisions.
A guest lecturer of the two-day programme was Dr. Narinder Kaur Gosall, a world-renowned expert in training medical professionals for acquiring skills to critically assess scientific publications.
The forum was held at the Aula of NCPHA and was opened by its director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristo Hinkov.
The management of MU-Varna invests in health technology assessment capacity building at university and national level, in close cooperation with the National Centre of Public Health and Analysis, the Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria, and a number of other partners.