MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH ISPOR'S ONLINE ABSTRACT SYSTEM
BY 22 MARCH 2012, 11:59 PM (PST).
- 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
- 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.
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
STEP 4: HEALTH CARE TREATMENT FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
When submitting your abstract, you must select the HEALTH CARE TREATMENT that best describes your research.
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
Quality of conceptual paper abstracts:
- Research design is appropriate & transparent.
- Data sources are appropriate & transparent.
- Data analyses are appropriate & transparent.
- Results ARE INCLUDED and are transparent and
- Conclusions are consistent with the results.
QUALITY OF THE ABSTRACT PRESENTATION CRITERIA:
- Approach to concept is apparent.
- Sufficient background information is provided.
- Practical implications/recommendations are provided.
- Conclusions or recommendations are consistent with the goal of the abstract
- Objectives/research questions are clearly stated and
objectives are addressed.
- Factual information is kept separate from interpretations or implications/unbiased presentation.
- Implications/results, as presented, are easy to understand.
- Presentation appears unbiased and is not promoting a product or service
Research Abstract Example