About the 1st Summer School

Five-day training course in pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies at the Austrian Public Health Institute in Vienna together with the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Europe is offering a five-day training course for professionals of public and non-for profit institutions working in the field of pricing and reimbursement of medicines. International scientific experts and experienced national policy-makers will provide insights into pharmaceutical policies related to medicine pricing and reimbursement - at the time of launching new medicines, before or after the launch.

Focussing on the European region, the summer school will provide lectures, hands-on training sessions, a panel discussion with distinguished experts, and case studies on implementation and optimization of pharmaceutical policies. Study visits to relevant institutions in Austria will also be offered.

Who should attend?

The WHO CC summer school is targeted towards:

  • Representatives of competent authorities in the field of pricing and reimbursement of medicines (policy makers, technical staff), and
  • Payers in the health care system (e.g. health insurance institutions / sickness funds, ministries, medicines agencies, private health insurance institutions).

If justified by a strong motivation letter and supported by early registration, the organisers may also accept

  • Researchers involved in policy-advice for public institutions,
  • Not-for-profit stakeholders (e.g. consumer/patient organizations)

Given the thematic focus on European policies of the summer school, the key target group of the course are participants from the European region.

Availability of places and deadlines

Limited number of places available: The Summer School accepts a maximum of 30 participants.

Deadline for application: 31 May 2016. Early application is highly recommended.