Apply now for Observatory Summer School 2014 on re-thinking pharmaceutical policy

The Observatory Summer School will take place in Venice, 6-12 July 2014. It is a chance to spend a week working intensively with other senior to mid-level health policy makers, planners and professionals. The Summer School will build on participants’ own knowledge and expertise in pharmaceutical policies and coverage decisions and marshal the latest evidence on new developments to:

  • provide a state of the art account of novel strategies to optimise pharmaceutical policy decisions;
  • draw on a wide body of evidence to provide a range of concrete pharmaceutical policy options, for example risk sharing agreements, sustainable long-term funding, personalised care, assessment of new technologies, and  joint procurement;
  • interpret how such policy options can be operationalised considering resource, infrastructure and technology constraints in different settings; and
  • draw practical policy and implementation lessons to deliver better decisions that will have a positive impact on population health given resource constraints.