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Supported by a growing evidence base, interventional radiology provides minimally invasive and cost-effective alternatives to curing disease and alleviating suffering, offering high value care for patients.

Despite these medical advantages, the cost-effectiveness (i.e., value for money) of interventional radiology and INR procedures remains under-appreciated by hospitals, health systems and government policymakers.

During this online event, experts will explain how to assess value for money in relation to IR and INR, as well as pinpoint the clinical areas that could benefit from this type of research, and why.

The event will also include a discussion component allowing guests to explore how they might work together to advance health economics and outcomes research that will influence policymaking, expand clinical practices and improve patient outcomes.

Who should attend

This dynamic forum is suitable for clinicians, health economists and industry experts alike. Attendees are encouraged to share in the discussion and consider:

  • the benefits that health economics research could bring to IR/INR and to your organisation
  • key aspects or clinical areas where your practice or business would like to see health economic research undertaken
  • whether you and your organisation would be interested in future research and whether targeted or broader financial support for this would be possible
  • your organisation’s interest in collaborating in a broader research alliance with other industry partners.


Dr Nick BrownDr Nick Brown

Dr Brown completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at The University of Queensland (2004) before completing a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University. He also holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and is EBIR certified.

Dr Brown remains active in a number of research areas and has years of experience as an Interventional Radiologist at both The Wesley Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital. He is presently Clinical Director at The Wesley Hospital for I-Med Radiology Network.

 Dr Haitham TuffahaDr Haitham Tuffaha

Associate Professor Haitham Tuffaha is an NHMRC and Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH). He leads the Health Technology Assessment and his research involves the economic evaluation of health interventions. He pioneers the application of Value of Information analysis in Australia as a novel approach to inform early reimbursement decisions and to design efficient and adaptive clinical trials that maximise return on research investment.

He holds an MSc degree in Clinical Pharmacy (with Distinction) from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, an MBA degree from Wollongong University and a PhD in Health Economics from Griffith University. Before specialising in health economics, he practised as an oncology clinical pharmacy specialist and manager.