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Issue Panel Submission Instructions
ACCESS TO ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM:
Monday, 23 January 2012
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Thursday, 22 March 2012
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH ISPOR'S ONLINE ABSTRACT SYSTEM BY 22 MARCH 2012, 11:59 PM (PST).

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All research abstract submissions, workshop or issue panel proposals, or case studies must be in English.
  • All research abstract, decision-maker case study abstract, workshop and issue panel proposal submissions and presentations must not promote any product or service.
  • Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • Conference registration is required for all presenters.
  • The presenters of research are required to disclose financial support. Abstract review will NOT be based on this information.
  • The research abstracts, workshops or issue panel proposals, excluding title and author information, should be no longer than 300 words. Decision-maker Case Study abstracts should be no longer than 750 words.
  • The use of tables and graphs in your research abstract submission, workshop or issue panel proposals, or case studies are not allowed.
  • Generic names should be used for technologies (drugs, devices), not trade names.
  • Research that has been published or presented at any national or international meeting prior to this Conference is discouraged.
  • Research presented at a previous ISPOR meeting is not allowed.
  • Multiple abstracts on the same study are discouraged.
ISSUE PANEL PROPOSAL INFORMATION
  • Issue Panels are designed to stimulate real debate on new or controversial issues in health economic/pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research or use of outcomes research in health care decision-making.
  • An issue panel is composed of a moderator and 2 to 3 panelists.
  • To assure lively debate, panelists must represent different institutions and/or work environments representing different perspectives on the debate.
  • Panelists should present distinct views about the topic.
  • Issue Panel proposals must be organized as follows:
    • TITLE: Full title of your Issue Panel (showing the debate issue in the title is recommended)
    • MODERATOR AND/OR CONTACT PERSON: Name, degrees, position, and full contact information for the Moderator of the Issue Panel
    • PANELISTS: Names, degrees, positions, and full contact information for the Issue Panelists. A maximum of three panelists is permitted. Each panelist should represent a different point of view.
    • ISSUE: A clear definition of the issue should be described indicating the perspectives to be presented (with panelists named for each perspective).
    • OVERVIEW: Background information on the issue(s) should be included.
  • Accepted proposals are published AS SUBMITTED in the Conference Program and Schedule of Events.

TOPICS FOR ISSUE PANEL PROPOSAL

Issue Panel submissions are accepted on the following TOPICS:

  • Clinical outcomes research issues
  • Economic outcomes research issues
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes & Patient Preference Research Issues
  • Health policy development using outcomes research issues

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF THE ISSUE PANEL

  • Is the issue panel clearly a debate on an issue?
  • Is the issue clearly defined?
  • Is more than one perspective identified?
  • Is the background information (included in the overview) clear and concise?
  • Is there time allotted for audience discussion and debate?

Issue Panel Proposal Example

 

 

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