New at CADTH - December 2020


( Last Updated : December 8, 2020)
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CADTH Recommends First Gene Therapy Treatment for Rare Form of Childhood Vision Loss

  • On November 16, CADTH recommended that Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial drug plans (except Quebec) should reimburse, with conditions, voretigene neparvovec (also known as Luxturna and licensed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.).
  • This treatment is the first-ever gene replacement therapy to treat vision loss due to inherited retinal dystrophy caused by biallelic retinal pigment epithelium 65 kDA protein (RPE65) mutations.

CADTH Recognition Awards in Health Technology Assessment

  • CADTH presented recognition awards to two scientists during the 2020 CADTH Virtual Symposium to honour their exceptional contributions to the field of health technology assessment (HTA). Read our full announcement.
  • Dr. Wendy Ungar received the 2020 Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence, which honours individuals whose outstanding achievements have significantly advanced HTA in Canada.
  • Dr. Kelvin Chan received the Dr. Maurice McGregor Award, which honours rising stars early in their careers.

CADTH Virtual Symposium Recorded Sessions

  • Did you miss some of the great live sessions during the 2020 Virtual CADTH Symposium? Great news — our sessions are now available for on-demand viewing on the Symposium Website. We’ve also added 30 new pre-recorded sessions that will bring you fresh insights on a range of topics, including: Genetic Testing, Health Economics, Real-World Evidence, and more!

CADTH Virtual Symposium Workshops 2020-2021

  • There’s still time to register for a variety of workshops between November 2020 and March 2021.
  • The next workshop on January 20, 2021 is an introductory-level workshop on “Delving into the Literature: What Does the Evidence Really Say?” Participants will appreciate the importance of critical appraisal, understand potential sources of bias in published literature, and learn practical methods for evaluating some of the most common types of publications to assist their decision-making.
  • Attendance is limited for all workshops, register as soon to hold your spot.

COVID-19 Webinar Recordings

  • Every month, CADTH hosts one to two webinars on COVID-19 hot topics. We invite Canadian experts to discuss the evidence and interpret the research. To keep abreast of our upcoming webinars please visit our COVID-19 events web page.
  • Did you miss one of our webinars on COVID-19? You can now watch all of them on our YouTube channel.

Want to learn more about our work on COVID-19? Visit our CADTH COVID Evidence Portal.

CADTH Reimbursement Reviews

CADTH recently issued the following reimbursement recommendations:

CADTH Health Technology Reviews

CADTH recently published the following health technology reviews:

CADTH Reference Lists

CADTH recently completed the following reference lists:

Other CADTH Tools

CADTH recently developed the following tools:

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