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Research 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.

RESEARCH SUBMISSION INFORMATION

  • Research abstracts (except Conceptual Papers and Research on Methods abstracts) must be organized as follows: OBJECTIVES: METHODS: RESULTS: CONCLUSIONS:
  • Research on all diseases is considered. Study methods include, but are not limited to, conjoint analysis, large database analysis, quasi-experimental analysis, literature or record review, modeling, naturalistic (observational) studies, randomized clinical trials, surveys.
  • Research on all health care interventions is considered including drugs, behavioral modification, disease prevention, gene therapy, medical device, screening, diagnostic procedures, dietary, health education, radiation therapy, and surgical procedures.
  • Reviews or methods papers are also considered as research abstracts.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published AS SUBMITTED in VALUE IN HEALTH. Changes to abstracts will not be accepted after the Submission Deadline; therefore, they should be carefully written and edited prior to submission.

STEP 1: TITLE
When submitting your abstract, titles must be submitted in all CAPS.

STEP 2: RESEARCH TOPICS AND SUBTOPICS FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
When submitting your abstract, you must select a topic and subtopic that best describes your research. Topic subcategories are listed after each topic below to aid in your selection.

  Clinical Outcomes Studies (COS)
 
  Cost Studies (CS)
 
  Patient-Reported Outcomes & Patient Preference Studies
 
  Health Care Use & Policy Studies (HP)
 
  Research on Methods (RM)
 
  Conceptual Papers (CP)
 

STEP 3: DISEASE/DISORDER FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
When submitting your abstract, you must select the DISEASE/ DISORDER that best describes your research. If no disease or multiple diseases apply to your abstract, select Multiple Diseases/No Specific Disease

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STEP 4: HEALTH CARE TREATMENT FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
When submitting your abstract, you must select the HEALTH CARE TREATMENT that best describes your research.

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CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF RESEARCH ABSTRACTS:

Quality of study criteria (for research study or research on methods abstracts):
**Note: For studies involving data collection or analysis, the abstract will be REJECTED if RESULTS are NOT included.**

  1. Research design is appropriate & transparent.
  2. Data sources are appropriate & transparent.
  3. Data analyses are appropriate & transparent.
  4. Results ARE INCLUDED and are transparent and comprehensible.
  5. Conclusions are consistent with the results.
Quality of conceptual paper abstracts:
  1. Approach to concept is apparent.
  2. Sufficient background information is provided.
  3. Practical implications/recommendations are provided.
  4. Conclusions or recommendations are consistent with the goal of the abstract
QUALITY OF THE ABSTRACT PRESENTATION CRITERIA:
  1. Objectives/research questions are clearly stated and objectives are addressed.
  2. Factual information is kept separate from interpretations or implications/unbiased presentation.
  3. Implications/results, as presented, are easy to understand.
  4. Presentation appears unbiased and is not promoting a product or service

Research Abstract Example

 

 

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