Disinvestment and Early Awareness

HTAi Interest Group on Disinvestment and Early Awareness


The Interest Group (IG) on Disinvestment and Early Awareness (DEA) aims to be a key international centre for sharing knowledge and expertise, both in methods for prioritising and assessing obsolete or low-added value technologies and in the practical application of disinvestment for health systems.

Members of this group are staff members of HTA organizations, government departments and agencies, for-profit and not-for-profit firms, consultants and experts, and all those who use, provide, or otherwise are interested in disinvestment and reinvestment issues concerning obsolete or low-added value health technologies.

The Disinvestment and Early Awareness Interest Group (DEA-IG) began as the Disinvestment Sub-Group and started proposing panels and workshops at the HTAi meeting in Montreal 2008 and was formally established in 2010 as an Interest Group of HTAi. Members of the DEA-IG are working in a wide variety of capacities to support informed decision on disinvestment and promote initiatives or programs in their agencies, organizations and countries.

Details on the Annual Meeting - Business Meeting for Disinvestment & Early Awareness

DEA Activities

The DEA is active in developing, collaborating on, and sharing information on disinvestment experiences and methods all around the world.

The purpose of this group is to:

  1. Formalize a forum of discussion on this topic in HTAi
  2. Develop a repository of current experiences and methodological approaches to disinvestment
  3. Establish criteria on common approaches to the topic
  4. Propose methodological approaches
  5. Give advice to members of HTAi and other agencies working in this area. 

IG Materials

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IG Chairs (June 2017)

Dr. Julie Polisena (Canada)
Dr. Vigdis Lauvrak (Norway)

Executive Team (previous Chairs) 

Dr. Hans Peter Dauben, Chair (Germany)
Dr. Brian Godman, Co-chair Disinvestment (Sweden)
Dr. Iñaki Gutierrez-Ibarluzea, Co-chair Early Awareness and Alert Systems (Spain)

Team Members  

Dr. Roberta Joppi (Italy)
Rosmin Esmail (Canada)

New members who express their interest in joining this Interest Group and want to be part of the Executive Team are welcome to inquire: interestgroups@htai.org

All members of HTAi are welcome to participate in this IG. To join, simply log in to the website and return to this page. A link to join the IG mailing list will appear automatically.

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Questions about the work of this group or its membership should be sent to DIG Chair.