Workshop on Budget Impact Calculation

BRAS Workshop on Budget Impact Calculation:

 From theory to practice

Novotel Brussels Airport, 10 September 2015


The session is organised for persons involved in Regulatory Affairs, Market Access and Pricing and Reimbursement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Budget Impact Analysis is an essential part of a comprehensive economic assessment of a new healthcare product.

A panel of internal experts from RIZIV/INAMI and consultants with extensive experience and expertise in health economics and reimbursement will guide you on an interactive way through the theoretical and practical aspects of Budget Impact Calculation.

During the afternoon sessions, participants will work on different case studies.

As a registered participant you will have the opportunity to submit prior to the course day (deadline 26 August) your specific questions to The questions will be submitted in an anonymous way to the experts for potential discussion during the session.

This one day BRAS workshop will take place on Thursday10 September 2015 at the Novotel Brussels Airport, 1831 Diegem, from 09h30 to 17h30.

The language for the workshop is English.

The course is open to anyone interesting in learning, but in order to grant the participants the best teaching quality, the attendance is limited. Therefore, if you are interested in following the course, early registration is recommended.


Programme and Speakers:

09h30    Introduction

                Marc Benijts, BRAS Executive Manager

09h40    Pharmaceutical Budget Impact

                Dr Marc Van de Casteele, Coordinator Expertise Pharmaceuticals RIZIV/INAMI

10h20    From guidelines to Budget Impact model

                Ann Tanghe, HICT and Sebastian Vermeersch, HICT

11h20    Coffee break

11h45    From Budget Impact model to reimbursement dossier

                Katrien De Groote, Innosens

12h45   Lunch

14h00    Meet the expert: Evaluator perspective

                Dr Joël Daems, Internal Expert RIZIV/INAMI

14h45   Case studies, introduction

                Ann Tanghe, HICT, Sebastian Vermeersch, HICT and Katrien De Groote, Innosens

15h00   Case studies, discussion in separate workgroups

16h00   Coffee break

16h15   Case studies, discussion in separate workgroups

17h15    Closing remarks

                Marc Benijts, BRAS Executive Manager

17h30   End of the session


Registration via BRAS website: or contact for assistance.

Fees: 450€ for BRAS members - 550€ for non-BRAS members

Cancellation : Cancellations will neither be accepted nor reimbursed after 27 August 2015. Before that date 20% will be retained for administrative costs.