Multi-use disease models: friends or foes?

31 march 2021 | webinar

On March 31, from 9.30 to 11.00, the Young-NVTAG, NVTAG and VGE will organize a webinar titled ‘Multi-use disease models: friends or foes? The (dis)advantages of multi-use disease models for informing health policy decisions’. In this interactive webinar experts present and discuss choices and challenges related to the development, use, and organizational embedding of multi-use disease models for informing health policy decisions.


09.30 09.35

Welcome and opening

– Luc Hagenaars (Ministerie van VWS)

09.35 09.50

Why develop multi-use disease models?

Introduction of the potential relevance and benefits of multi-use disease models for informing coverage decisions

– Dr. Saskia Knies (Zorginstituut Nederland)

09.50 10.15

Choices and challenges in developing multi-use disease models

Presentation of the methodological choices required during the development of multi-use disease models based on four case studies (NICER initiative).

– Dr. Hedwig Blommestein (ESHPM, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

– Dr. Simone Huygens (institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

10.15 10.40

Organizational considerations in the context of multi-use disease models

Presentation of different organizational options for multi-use disease models, related to ownership, maintenance, and responsibilities (RIVM letter report on these issues)

– Prof. Talitha Feenstra (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, RIVM)

10.40 11.00 Interactive open discussion started with thought-provoking statements

The webinar will be in English and is free to join.
You can find the registration form here or

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