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Summer School on Health Training and Assessment (HTA): September 2015 - University of Wawick, UK

Call for TS applications: Summer School on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for Biomedical Engineers and Medical Physicists (closed)

Deadline extended to 20 July 2015! - This Call has ended.

On September 8-10, 2015 a Summer School on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for Biomedical Engineers and Medical Physicists, will run at the University of Warwick. All the info regarding the School can be seen here:

The 3-day school will teach the following topics:

Day 1: “Intro to HTA for biomedical engineers and medical physicists”:
The first day will provide an introduction to HTA and evidence based medicine methods and tools, a critical review to standard methods and why those methods provide limited information during the research and development of new medical devices and why particular attention is required in case of assessment of medical devices.
Day 2: “HTA of Medical Devices and eHealth”:
The second day will cover methods and applications of HTA for Medical Devices and eHealth.
Day 3: “Premarket HTA: how to inform the R&D with HTA methods”:
The third day will focus on methods and tools aiming to inform he research and development of new healthcare innovations. Those methods aim to guide R&D processes aiming to obtain the best possible impact.

This School is co-organized by COST EMF-MED (Action BM1309) “European network for innovative uses of EMFs in biomedical applications”, in collaboration with the Health Technology Assessment Division of the International Federation of Medical and Biomedical Engineering (IFMBE) and the University of Warwick.

COST EMF-MED is glad to offer 7 grants of 650€ each. These will be paid as fixed grants after the Training School. According to COST Vademecum, 5.3  (COST Vademecum), the Trainee Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee.

Those interested are kindly requested to send by Monday, July 13th, 12pm CET, by email:
1) Motivation Letter (up to 2 pages)
2) Curriculum Vitae (CV) (up to 2 pages)
3) Reference Letter or a Letter of Recommendation

to ESR/STSM/Training Coordinator (ESTC), Prof. Stavros Koulouridis, email:

Subject of the email should be “COST EMF-MED. Application Grant for Summer School on HTA, University of Warwick”

Final results will be communicated by Wednesday July 29th.

Regardless of your application for COST EMF-MED grant and its outcome, the school coordinators kindly ask that interested applicants contact also Dr Leandro Pecchia, in order to express their interest and reserve accommodation while waiting for the Grant response.

Stavros Koulouridis
ESR/STSM/Training Coordinator (ESTC)