The Official News & Technical Journal Of The International Society For Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research
ISPOR Short Courses Again Popular at European Congress

by Ryan P. Torgerson, ISPOR Short Course Coordinator

Once again, the ISPOR Short Courses were very successful. Over 260 took part in attending the Short Courses, which included an all-day course on Saturday, and morning and afternoon sessions on Sunday. Classes again swelled to close to maximum capacity.

Jan Busschbach PhD, Adapting Disease Specific Quality of Life Alan Williams, Health Economics

For the second year, the eight-hour Saturday offering of a pharmaco-economics course, Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations: Methods and Applications for Decision Making, was a success. The course, taught by Lieven Annemans PhD, MMan, MSc, Director, HEDM and Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, dealt with teaching clinicians and new researchers how to incorporate pharmacoeconomics into study design and data analysis. The six courses presented on Sunday were: Adapting Disease Specific Quality of Life Measurement for Utility Measurement taught by Jan Busschbach PhD, Senior Investigator, Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Jeremy Chancellor BSC, MSc, Managing Director, European Operations, INNOVUS, Amersham, UK; Health Economics and Health Policy taught by Alan Williams, Professor of Economics, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK and Elly Stolk MSc, iMTA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Computer-assisted Decision Analysis Applications taught by Jeffrey Bellsey, Programmer and Trainer, TreeAge Software, Inc., Williamstown, MA, USA; Bayesian Methods in Economic Evaluations taught by Anthony O’Hagan PhD, Professor of Statistics, Centre for Bayesian Statistics in Health Economics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; Jeremy E. Oakley, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; John W. Stevens PhD, Senior Statistics Advisor, Clinical Sciences, AstraZeneca R&D Charnwood, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK; Transferability of Cost Effectiveness Data between Countries taught by Jan Oostenbrink MSc, Maureen Rutten-van Molken PhD, Senior HTA-researchers, iMTA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Richard Willke PhD, Senior Director, Global Health Economics, Pharmacia, Peapack, NJ, USA and Bootstrapping: Fundamentals and Applications taught by Andrew Briggs DPhil, Public Health Career Scientist, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK and Hans Severens PhD, Professor of Medical Technology Assessment, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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