CADTH Lecture Series presents Tom Noseworthy, Ottawa, ON, October 27, 2016

The CADTH Lecture Series provides prominent scholars and opinion leaders with a forum to discuss pressing issues facing health technology assessment (HTA) and health care today.
After a short summer hiatus, we invite you to attend the next presentation in the CADTH Lecture Series. The Emergence of Health Technology Optimization & Managed Exit, will hosted by Dr. Tom Noseworthy, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Department of Community Health Sciences and O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Health technology assessment has come a long way in 30 years, yet there is much more to be done. Join Dr. Noseworthy to explore topical questions: What lies ahead given geopolitical, demographic, and epidemiologic transitions; constrained resources in either low- or no-growth economies; and the continuously ravenous appetites of health care systems?
Managing the exit and the scope of use of current health technologies is the sleeping giant begging attention, albeit attention to it alone will not fix the broader issues in health care. Considering the future context of health care, Dr. Noseworthy will talk about how we will see more forced and explicit trade-offs driving the need for reasonable, appropriate, evidence-based alternatives, and how the field of health technology assessment would do well with a make-over and perhaps a new name — health technology optimization. Comparative assessments would be the norm, managed exit would be linked to managed entry, and advancements in methodology and policy will no doubt emerge.
The lecture will take place at 1:00 p.m. EST on October 27, 2016 in Ottawa and online via webinar. While there is no charge for attending, you do need to register by 5:00 p.m. EST October 24th at Please feel free to distribute this invitation electronically, post in your office, or share on social media.
We sincerely hope you or some of your colleagues can join us. If you have any questions about the lecture or how to register, please don’t hesitate to contact us at