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.
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:
505 Lawrence Square Blvd. South
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 USA
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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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:
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 »
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see:
ISPOR Taxonomy of Patient Registries: Classification, Characteristics and Terms »
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22, 2012.
ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements
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: email@example.com For more information, see: ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Task Force »
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 »
4th AHRQ Symposium on CER/PCOR Research Methods
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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February 10, 2012
ISPOR Research Excellence Award
February 10, 2012
ISPOR New Investigator Award
March 1, 2012
Editor-in-Chief Call for Candidates Deadline
22 March 2012
ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference
Abstract Submission Deadline