Dr. Nick Bansback: A rising health technology assessment star

Dr. Nick Bansback

Dr. Nick Bansback

Congratulations to Dr. Nick Bansback who is the winner of this year’s Maurice McGregor Award from CADTH.

This award was established in 2014 to recognize rising health technology assessment (HTA) stars early in their careers. The award is named in honour of Dr. Maurice McGregor, retired Chair of the Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre and Professor Emeritus of McGill University. Affectionately known to his colleagues as the “grandfather of HTA in Canada,” Dr. McGregor was also appointed Officer of the Order of Canada for having pioneered and championed the field of HTA in Canada and for his leadership in medical education and cardiology.

Dr. Bansback is an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, and Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS). He is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator, whose research aims to inform policies and practices in health through the application of health economics and decision theory. He has published widely in the use of preference-based instruments such as the EQ-5D, conducted numerous economic evaluations in rheumatology, and is currently focusing his research on improving decision-making at the patient/physician consultation using decision support tools.

Dr. Bansback was formally presented with his award on April 12, 2016 at the 2016 CADTH Symposium being held in Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Nick Bansback receives the Maurice McGregor Award for his leadership in health economics and decision theory from Dr. Brian O’Rourke, President and CEO of CADTH

Dr. Nick Bansback receives the Maurice McGregor Award for his leadership in health economics and decision theory from Dr. Brian O’Rourke, President and CEO of CADTH