THETA presents at the upcoming 2017 CADTH Symposium

This year discussions and presentations will revolve around the the issue of value in health care: how to define it, how to measure it, and how to incorporate it into effective health technology management, as well as what is being done globally to advance the science and make it easier to incorporate real-world data into health technology assessments that support real-world decisions.

2017 CADTH Symposium will be in Ottawa, Otario, from April 23, 2017 to April 25, 2017.

Every year THETA staff  contributes  substantially to this symposium, by leading workshops, oral and poster presentations as well as discussion panels.


Early HTA Case Study of Premarket Evaluation.  Lecturers: Murray Krahn, Valeria Rac, Petros Pechlivanoglou, Lusine Abrahamyan

Oral Presentations

Economic Evaluation of a Portable, Home-Testing Device (BresoDx) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Petros Pechlivanoglou

Diagnostic Accuracy of Level IV Portable Sleep Monitors Versus Polysomnography for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Lusine Abrahamyan

SIESTA Home Sleep Study With BresoDx Portable Monitor for the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Valeria Rac

Panel Discussion

CADTH Health Economics Guidelines: What’s New? On the panel: Murray Krahn


Return on Investment on Hypothetical Vaccine for Clostridium Difficile Infection. Yeva Sahakyan, Nicholas Mitsakakis, Lusine Abrahamyan, Nick Daneman, Natasha Nanwa,  Beate Sander, Ayman Chit,  Valeria E. Rac, Murray Krahn.

A mixed-methods evaluation of the Telehomecare Program for patients with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A Qualitative Study. Gemma Hunting, Nida Shahid, Yeva Sahakyan, Iris Fan, Crystal R. Moneypenny , Aleksandra Stanimirovic,  Taylor North,  Yelena Petrosyan, Murray Krahn, Valeria E. Rac.

Developing and validating the Breast Utility Instrument (BUI): A Multiattribute Utility Classification System.Teresa Tsui, Aileen Davis, Nicholas Mitsakakis, Maureen Trudeau, Sukhbinder Dhesy-Thind, Murray Krahn

Cost analysis of Greenlight photoselective vaporization of the prostate compared to transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Lisa Masucci, Aysegul Erman, Dr. Dean Elterman, Michelle Furman, Dr. Murray Krahn.

Suicide and suicide attempts in chronic pain: a retrospective cohort study. Mary-Ellen Hogan, Anna Taddio, Joel Katz, Vibhuti Shah, Murray Krahn

Health Utilities in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis or Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Yasmin Saeed, Alice Fried, Mohammed Alhokail, Suzanne Chung, Welson Ryan, Josephine F Wong, Jordan J. Feld, David Wong, Hemant Shah, Julie Bruneau, Zeny Feng, Nicholas Mitsakakis, Jeff Powis, Valeria E. Rac, Karen E Bremner, Murray Krahn, William W. L. Wong.

Travel award

Dr. Murray Krahn's student Teresa Tsui  and Lisa Masucci have received a special travel award to attend the 2017 CADTH Symposium which will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on April 23 to 25, 2017. Congratulations Teresa!

Posted Mar 14, 2017