Conference: „Is HTA for Personalised Medicine products, personalized? “ Organized by BAPPM

Conference: „Is HTA for Personalised Medicine products, personalized? “ Organized by BAPPM

 Sofia Hall, Metropoliten Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 12th-13th, 2018

Objective: Present and discuss specifics of HTA of personalized medicine products: target therapies, companion diagnostics, innovative pharmaceutical products for personalized treatment

Target Audience:

  • Representatives of the Commission for HTA, Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union, Faculties of Public Health in Medical Universities, National Council for Pricing and Reimbursement, Members of working groups for HTA, representatives of NIHF;
  • Members of Scientific Society of Healthcare Management, ArPharm ;
  • Industry representatives;
  • Specialists, professors, students and postgraduates from Faculties of Health Management and Pharmacy.

Main Topics:

  • HTA in Bulgaria and EU – current trends and development;
  • HTA – principles and practice;
  • Specific requirements on the information for informative HTA;
  • Unsolved issues and consequences from inappropriate methodologies;
  • Good practices sharing;
  • HTA in rare diseases;
  • HTA for IVD;
  • HTA for companion diagnostics;
  • The role of HTA for better patients’ access to personalized medicine;
  • Practical examples sharing

The venue:

Sofia Hall, Metropoliten Hotel, 64 Tzarigradsko Shosse, Sofia, Bulgaria



12.30-13.00 Registration

13.00-14.00 Networking lunch

14.00-14.30 Opening

14.30-15.30 Plenary Session 1: “ HTA and Personalised medicine“

15.30-16.30 Plenary Session 2: „Specifics of HTA for personalized medicine products“

16.30-16.50 Coffee-break

16.50-17.50 Panel Discussion: “The role of HTA for better patients’ access to personalized medicine” with participation of representatives  of Commission for HTA, National Health Insurance Fund, National Council for Prices and Reimbursement, Ministry of Health, National Center for Organization and Health Analyses, industry and patients’ organisations

17.50–18.30 Plenary Session 3: „HTA in personalized medicine – good practices“

18.30-18.50 Discussion on the topics of Day1

19.00-21.30 Official Dinner


09.00-09.30 Morning coffee

09.30-10.50 Plenary Session 4: “HTA and reimbursement of target therapies“

10.50-11.10 Coffee-break

11.10-12.00 Practical examples, good practices sharing and discussion on topics of Day 2

12.00-12.15 Closing



Prof. Dr. George Christoff, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University Sofia, Member of the Board of BAPPM

Denis Horgan, EAPM Executive Director

Dr. Beata Jagielska, President of Polish Alliance of Personalized Medicine-PAPM, Deputy Director of “Maria Sklodovska-Curie” Memorial Oncology Center, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Plamen Dimitrov, Deputy Director of National Center for Health Organization and Analyses

Prof. Tatjana Benisheva, Chair “Bulgarian Association for Drug Information”-BADI

Prof. Guenka Petrova, Head of Department “Organization and management of Pharmacy”, Medical University, Sofia

Ass. prof. Ljubomira Koeva-Dimitrova, DE, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University Varna

Dr. Galja Kondeva, Director “Pharmaceutical Products, Control on Prescribing and Reimbursement”, National Insurance Fund

Plamen Taushanov, President Bulgarian Association of Patients’ Defence

Ass. prof. Nadja Veleva, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University, Pleven

Prof. Rumen Stefanov, Dean Faulty of Public Health, Medical University Plovdiv

Dr. Borslav Borisov, PHD, MBA, DSci, Prescriptia

Assoc. Prof. Maria Kamusheva, M.Pharm, PhD Department of Organization and Economics of Pharmacy Faculty of Pharmacy Medical University-Sofia


Deyan Denev, Executive Director Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria (ARPharM Bulgaria)

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Dr. Filipe Costa, Deputy director of Operations at Hospital da Luz, Lisbon. Portugal

Institutional Partners:

Medical University Pleven
Bulgarian Society of Genomics and Genetics

Thanks to the generous support of:

Gold Sponsor:


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor


Special Offer to experts:

To reflect the multisdisciplinary inclusive nature of precision and personalized medicine and the necessity of multistake-holders collaboration and expertize, BAPPM decided to launch a special registration offer:

The first 30 non-industry registrants for the Conference Is HTA for personalized medicine products, personalized? will benefit from complimentary passes to this BAPPM event.

So, please, be sure to take advantage of this offer.

The registration is now open at:

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