Institution OSTEBA, BASQUE OFFICE FOR Health Technology Assessment
Ministry for Health. Basque Government (Basque Country-SPAIN)
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BSc and MSc in Sciences from the University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Doctor in Sciences (NeuroScience) from the same university, Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Granada and the Andalusian School of Public Health and Masters in Bioethics from the University Ramon Llul and the Institute Borja of Bioethics.
He is the coordinator of the early warning and alert system on new and emerging health technologies of Osteba, Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment.
He has collaborated on the European Union funded projects such as InnoHTA (Innovation and HTA), EUnetHTA (European Network for HTA), PHGEN I and II (Public Health Genomics) ALCOVE (Alzheimer in Europe), PerMed (Personalised Medicine), DISCHARGE and Health Cluster Network. He has also coordinated various projects at the Spanish level such as: GENTecS and the HTA Information Resources group. He is a secretary of the International Society HTAi.
He has been the chairman of EuroScan International Network for the identification and evaluation of new and emerging health technologies in the period (2007-2010), vice-chair in the periods (2005-2007) and (2010-2011).
Iñaki is also an associated professor in the School of Nursing of Osakidetza Basque Health Service and works with the University of the Basque Country and the Open University of Catalonia in different academic activities.
He has also participated as evaluator in different call for funds at the local, regional, country (Spain, Poland, Korea and UK) and the European Union levels (FP7, Horizon 2020). He has been a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Health Innovation Awards of the NHS-North West 2009 (United Kingdom).
He has collaborated with the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the Spanish Observatory for Prospective Technological Studies and is a member and coordinator of the Task Force for Genomics and Public Health. He has also participated as expert advisor in the forum for social cohesion between the EU and Mexico (2010). Recently, he has collaborated with WHO-Europe as expert advisor and evaluator on the program of Medical Devices for Countries with limited resources. Iñaki has been advising different HTA initiatives in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, Israel, the Horizon Scanning initiative of EEUU and Italy, WHO-EMRO region, WHO health technologies unit and is member of the HTA glossary committee.

Work Group: Patient management (wg4)