About the 3rd 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 for the second time a five-day training course for professionals of competent authorities and public 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.

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

Impressions of the successful Summer School in 2016 and 2017.

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)

Participants from all over the globe are accepted: Given the location of the WHO Collaborating Centre and strong involvement in European networks, thematic input during the summer school will be provided to a major extent from the European perspective; however also aspects of pharmaceutical systems outside of Europe - e.g. Universal Health Coverage, Intellectual Property Rights etc. – will be covered.

Availability of places and deadlines

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

Deadline for application: 16 April 2018. Early application is highly recommended.