Message from the President

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Our local chapter of the “Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) is committed to advancing the field of health economics and improving patient outcomes in the face of global inflation and funding challenges. Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of health technology assessment (HTA) and its role in ensuring access to high-quality healthcare, while balancing the competing demands of cost containment and patient needs. We strive to foster collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders to promote evidence-based decision-making and facilitate the adoption of innovative solutions that enhance the value of healthcare. At the core of our mission, a strong commitment to improve the quality of life of patients by promoting the use of pharmacoeconomic research and outcomes data to better guide healthcare decision-making. We believe that by promoting the use of rigorous, evidence-based approaches to evaluate healthcare interventions, we can help ensuring that patients receive the optimal treatment they need, while also achieving better health outcomes within the resource constraints of the health systems. In pursuit of our mission, we provide education and training opportunities, promote the exchange of ideas and best practices, and advocate for policies and initiatives that support our vision of a healthcare system that delivers high-quality care to all, while also promoting economic and healthcare sustainability and stability.
Marie Therese Estephan Sawaya
MD, President

Board of Directors

marie therese

Marie Therese Estephan Sawaya, MD


Head of Public Affairs & Market Access
Levant & Iraq
Sanofi Levant
Amman, Jordan

rony zeeny

Rony Zeenny, PharmD, MPH BCPS, FASHP


Director, Department of Pharmacy
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

ayman semaan

Ayman Semaan, MSc, MASc

Director of Communications

Market Access & Pricing Lead - Middle East & North Africa
Beirut, Lebanon

wadih mina

Wadih Mina, PharmD

President Elect

MSc Pharmaceutical Marketing
MSc Health Economics
MSc Global Health Policy
Health Economics & Health Policy
Roche Pharma International
Beirut, Lebanon

michelle maalouli

Michele Maalouli Abi Saad MPH


Administrative Director
Chronic Care Center
Baabda, Lebanon

soumana nasser

Soumana Nasser, PharmD

Former President

Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice Deptartment
School of Pharmacy
Lebanese American University
Byblos, Lebanon