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Juan Antonio Blasco, MD, MPH, MHTAi, MHSA, physician, specialized in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, is Director of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit at Laín Entralgo Agency in the Community of Madrid, Spain, which undertakes assessment of technologies and procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and clinical conditions, health services research and patient involvement initiatives; clinical guidelines, economic studies and HTA full reports. As a researcher, he is involved in several Spanish projects on Cancer and COPD. He participates in INAHTA and EUnetHTA working groups on methods, quality assurance and relative effectiveness.
Mireia Espallargues, MD, PhD, specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Head of the Health Care Quality Unit at the Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ) in Barcelona. Her main area of interest is health services research, with a focus on outcomes measurement and variability in medical practice, health technology assessment, prioritization of interventions and perceived health measures. She has participated in several research projects and networks funded by the Spanish Health Ministry and the European Commission. She has teaching experience in postgraduate courses and Master of Science programs and was an Associate Editor of Gaceta Sanitaria from 2004 to 2010.
Juan Manuel García-Lechuz Moya, MD PhD, physician specialist in Microbiology. Head of the Knowledge Transfer Area at the Aragon Health Science Institute where he coordinates the Secretariat of GuíaSalud, an agency of the Spanish National Health System that promotes the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines and other products based on scientific evidence. As a researcher, he is involved in projects on infectious diseases.
Juan del Llano Señaris, PhD, Complutense University of Madrid. M.Sc. in Community Health, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh. Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Scientific Director and Professor of Public Health and Clinical Management at the Master of Health Services Management (MADS), Gaspar Casal Foundation and the Pompeu Fabra University Institute of Continuing Education. President of the Spanish Association for Health Technology Assessment. Associated Editor of the journal Clinical and Healthcare Management (Gestión Clínica y Sanitaria). Editor of the journal NETS, Healthcare innovation and technology (NETS, Innovación y tecnología en la salud).
Marisa López, MD, Head of the Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment – Avalia-t, Department of Health, Galician Government. She holds an MD in Healthcare Administration and Management, an MSc in HTA and an MSc in Health Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her training is complemented by a Senior Management in Health Institutions Program from the University of Navarra and a Specialization in Leadership and People Management. Her expertise lies in HM, QA and HTA. She has held various management positions in the Galician Health Department, including Sub-director General of Health Insurance. She has been working in the field of HTA and health policy, particularly within the national and regional regulation framework for the introduction and updating of devices, techniques and procedures into the Health Care Basket.
Setefilla Luengo-Matos, MD, MPH, PhD, is Head of Area at the Health Technology Assessment Agency (AETS) and a Senior Researcher at the Carlos III Institute of Health (ISCIII). She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in York, United Kingdom. Her expertise and interest lies in health technology assessment (HTA) and health services research. She is actively involved in Spanish and European research including EUnetHTA JA, and is a member of international HTA networks such as the EuroScan network on new and emerging health technologies.
Antonio Romero Tabares, MD, PhD. Dr. Romero Tabares is Head of the Documentation and Information Department at the Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Agency, of which he is a co-founder.
Pedro Serrano-Aguilar (MD, PhD, MPH). Head of the Evaluation and Planning Service and the Health Technology Assessment Unit at the Canary Islands Health Service. He also coordinates a Research program on Health Services Research at the Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP).