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FEBRUARY 2012

Welcome to the February 2012 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates of recent ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, see: www.ispor.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ISPOR Headquarters Moved!

The ISPOR office moved and the office telephone and fax numbers have changed. The ISPOR staff email addresses, website address, and toll free number remain the same. The new address, phone, and fax number are:

ISPOR

505 Lawrence Square Blvd. South

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 USA

Phone: +1-609-586-4981

Fax: +1-609-586-4982

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Editor-in-Chief: Call for Candidates

ISPOR is seeking qualified candidates for the position of 2012-2016 ISPOR CONNECTIONS Editor-in-Chief. If you are interested in responding to the ISPOR CONNECTIONS Editor-in-Chief Position Call for Candidates, please send a letter of interest, addressed to the ISPOR Board of Directors, indicating relevant experience and your curriculum vitae to: isporconnections@ispor.org by March 1, 2012.

For more information, see:

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Editor-in-Chief: Call for Candidates »

 

ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award
  • ISPOR Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award
  • ISPOR Award for Excellence in Methodology in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research
  • ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research

If you would like to nominate a candidate or yourself for one of the four awards, please review the nomination requirements and detailed award descriptions at the ISPOR website at: ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards »

Please send nomination materials to: awards@ispor.org by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012

 

ISPOR STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS AND MEETING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

ISPOR Student Travel Grants and Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards are now available for all ISPOR meetings in 2012 (maximum of 10 recipients awarded for each). Deadlines are:

  • 17th Annual International Meeting, Washington, DC, USA (June 2 6, 2012): Friday, April 6, 2012
  • 4th Asia-Pacific Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (2-4 September 2012): July 13, 2012
  • 15th Annual European Congress, Berlin, Germany (3 - 7 November 2012): September 7, 2012

For applicant criteria and application, see:

MEETINGS

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, June 2-6, 2012:

OVER 1,547 ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED (18% INCREASE)

Short Course Program - 30 courses; see: Short Course Program

FIRST PLENARY SESSION: COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW DRUGS: SHOULD THE FDA BE ASKING 'DOES IT WORK' OR 'DOES IT WORK BETTER'?
Moderator/Speaker: Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Founder & Director, Center for Medical Technology Policy, Baltimore, MD, USA
Speakers: Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies & Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA; Vicki L. Seyfert-Margolis, PhD, Senior Advisor, Science Innovation and Policy, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA

SECOND PLENARY SESSION: HEALTH REFORM IN THE US: WILL STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND AFFORDABILITY OF HEALTH CARE IN THE US?
Moderator/Speaker: Susan Dentzer, MA, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs, Bethesda, MD, USA
Speakers: John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, USA

THIRD PLENARY SESSION: PERFORMANCE-BASED RISK-SHARING ARRANGEMENTS: GOOD RESEARCH PRACTICES FOR DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
Speakers: Lou Garrison, PhD, Professor, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Seattle, WA, USA; Adrian Towse, MA, MPhil, Director, Office of Health Economics, London, UK

Poster Sessions and Exhibits Monday, Tuesday, and WEDNESDAY

For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting »

 

ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference

2-4 September, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: 22 MARCH 2012

For program, sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference »

 

ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress

3-7 November, 2012 at the ICC Berlin, Berlin, Germany

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPENS: 26 MARCH 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: 26 JUNE 2012

For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress »

PUBLICATIONS

Value in Health Volume 15, Issue 1 On-Line

Value in Health »

 Highlighted in this issue:

  • Issue Highlight–Extension Of Kaplan-Meier Methods In Observational Studies With Time-Varying Treatment
  • Economic Evaluation–Cost-effectiveness of Non-pharmacologic, Non-surgical Interventions for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis: Systematic Review
  • Preference-Based Assessment– Stated Preferences Of Physicians And Chronic Pain Sufferers In The Use Of Classical Strong Opioids
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes– Feasibility and Evaluation of the Construct Validity of PROMIS and “Legacy” Instruments in an Academic Scleroderma Clinic
  • Clinical Outcomes Assessment–Modeling the Effects of H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Distribution in the U.S.
  • Health Policy Analysis– Comparing Methods for Identifying Future High-cost Mental Health Cases in Medicaid

 

ISPOR Taxonomy of Patient Registries: Classification, Characteristics & Terms

All draft sections for this forthcoming ISPOR book are now out for review.  If you would like to review any of the 4 sections (Classification; Design, Development & Implementation; Analysis or Reporting & Publishing), please email: emolsen@ispor.org.  For more information, see:

ISPOR Taxonomy of Patient Registries: Classification, Characteristics and Terms »

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

ISPOR Conjoint Analysis Experimental Design Task Force

The draft of the ISPOR Task Force Report: Constructing Experimental Designs for Choice-Format Conjoint-Analysis Studies is now available for review at: ISPOR Conjoint Analysis Experimental Design Task Force.  Send your comments to: emolsen@ispor.org by February 22, 2012.

 

ISPOR ePRO Systems Validation Task Force

The draft of the ISPOR Task Force Report: Recommendations to Clinical Trial Teams Selecting Computerized Systems to Capture Outcomes Data is now available for review at: ISPOR ePRO Systems Validation Task Force.  Send your comments to: emolsen@ispor.org by February 22, 2012.

 

ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements
Task Force

The draft of the ISPOR Task Force Report: Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements--Good Research Practices for Design, Implementation, and Evaluation: A Report of the ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements Task Force will be out for review in February 2012.  If you would like to review the draft, email: emolsen@ispor.org  For more information, see: ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Task Force »

ISPOR GLOBAL OUTREACH

3rd Value in Health Asia-Pacific Special Issue: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Asia

The 3rd Value in Health Asia-Pacific Special Issue: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Asia is now available on-line.  To view PDFs of articles, see:

Value in Health 3rd Special Issue: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Asia »

 

ISPOR India-Karnataka Regional Chapter

The ISPOR India-Karnataka Chapter held a National Seminar on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research on January 28, 2012 at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, India. For more information, see:

ISPOR India-Karnataka Regional Chapter »

 

ISPOR Armenia Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Armenia Chapter was approved on January 24, 2012 by the ISPOR Board of Directors. Anush Perikhanyan, PharmD, MPH, Senior Researcher, Nork Marash Medical Center, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, will serve as the Chapter President. For more information, see:

ISPOR Armenia Regional Chapter »

 

ISPOR Kazakhstan Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Kazakhstan Chapter was approved on January 24, 2012 by the ISPOR Board of Directors. Iliyas Kulmaganbetov, MD, DSc, Deputy General Director, Republican Centre for Health Development, Astana, Kazakhstan, will serve as the Chapter President. For more information, see:

ISPOR Kazakhstan Regional Chapter »

OTHER MEETINGS

4th AHRQ Symposium on CER/PCOR Research Methods

TIP OF THE MONTH

ISPOR CONNECTIONS On-Line Article Submission Site

ISPOR members can submit articles on Economic Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment, and Policy Analysis, as well as Letters to the Editor and Commentary pieces on-line. To submit an article, go to: ISPOR CONNECTIONS »

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

February 10, 2012

ISPOR Research Excellence Award

Nominations Deadline

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February 10, 2012

ISPOR New Investigator Award

Nominations Deadline

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March 1, 2012

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

Editor-in-Chief Call for Candidates Deadline

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22 March 2012

ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference

Abstract Submission  Deadline

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