ISPOR eBulletin

August 2008


The ISPOR eBULLETIN provides updates of recent ISPOR activities and events. For detailed information on ISPOR activities, members are encouraged to go to: www.ispor.org. Please share these new ISPOR activities with your colleagues.

 

MEETINGS

 

ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, South Korea

OVER 600 REGISTRANTS TO DATE ~300 ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED (28% INCREASE), 78 ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND OVER 190 POSTER PRESENTATIONS

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference "Evidence-based Health Care Decision Making in Asia-Pacific: The Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research" will be held 7-9 September 2008. Exhibit, symposium and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information on these opportunities and for the complete program, see:

ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference >>

 

ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece

~1200 ABSTRACTS ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED (28% INCREASE)

The 11th Annual European Congress, "Moving and Improving Concepts & Evidence for Health Care Decisions" will be held 8-11 November 2008. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For COMPLETE PROGRAM, see:

ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress >>

 

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA

The ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting, “Health Care Reform Revisited, v2009.1 (beta),” will be held at May 16-20, 2009, at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World, Orlando, FL, USA. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available.

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting CALL FOR ABSTRACTS >>

 

VALUE IN HEALTH

 

NEW!

Value in Health Now Available at Wiley InterScience

Blackwell Synergy has now merged Value in Health with Wiley InterScience. The new InterScience site includes Early View (formerly On-line Early), past and current issues of ViH, manuscript submission link to Manuscript Central, and much more. To view the new InterScience site, go to:

Value in Health >>

 

NEW!

Value in Health Volume 11, Issue 4 On-Line

Featured in this issue, a SPECIAL REPORT, “German Recommendations on Health Economic Evaluation: Third and Updated Version of the Hanover Consensus,” by J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, et al., accompanied by two editorials “The Hanover Consensus: Helpful for German Decision-Makers?” by Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas, J. Jaime Caro; and the response “Scientific Guidelines and Their Implementation in Health Policy,” by J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, et al.   

 

NEW!
Value in Health Early View Articles

Over 90 articles are available on-line including 20 new articles added in the last 30 days. 

Value in Health >>

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

NEW!
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 14, Issue 4 Now On-Line
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 14, Issue 4 is now available on-line. Featured articles include, “Incoming Presidential Address,” “Patient-Benefit: What Separates Regulatory (Licensing) from HTA Assessments?” “Does the Work of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Have any Relevance for the United States?” and “Towards a Cost-Effectiveness Framework for Decision Making: The Challenges in Mexico.”

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 14, Issue 4 >>

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

 

ISPOR Disease & Health Management SIG
The Disease & Health Management SIG (formerly a working group) is preparing an ISPOR BOOK: Reliability and Validity of Data Sources for Disease and Health Management. ISPOR members or their colleagues are invited to author a chapter in the book’s INTERNATIONAL Section.  If you are interested, please send a note of interest to: emolsen@ispor.org. For more information, go to: 

ISPOR Disease & Health Management Special Interest Group (DHM)>>

 

NEW!

ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medical Device & Diagnostics Council

The ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medical Device & Diagnostics Council Forum on Health Technology Assessment and Management in Asia-Pacific is to be held on 9 September, 2008 during the ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

3rd Asia-Pacific Conference Preliminary Program >>

 

The Council has new chairs for 2008-2010:
Council Chair: Jie Chen PhD, Director, Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment, Consultant, National Institute of Hospital Administration, and Professor, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Council Vice Chair: Madeleine R. Valera, Officer; Madeleine R. Valera MD, MScIH (Heidelberg), Senior Vice President for Health Finance Policy and Services Sector, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Pasig City, Philippines; and Council Advisory Committee Chair: Miguel Valentin, Director, Health Economics – International, Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA, USA. 
ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medial Device & Diagnostics Council Policies And Procedures >>

 

NEW!

The ISPOR Health Technology Assessment Council (HTA Council)

ISPOR HTA Council is an advisory group to ISPOR and the Board of Directors with the goal to bridge the gap between HTA organizations, health care decision-makers and outcomes researchers and to optimize health care decisions using outcomes research. The ISPOR HTA Council consists of HTA Council – North America, HTA Council – Europe, HTA Council – Asia-Pacific, and HTA Council – Latin America. Each regional HTA Council meets for a roundtable discussion after each ISPOR annual or biennial meeting. More information is available at: ISPOR Health Technology Assessment Council (HTA COUNCIL)>>

 

ISPOR CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

NEW!

ISPOR Asia Consortium Chairs Elected

The ISPOR Asia Consortium elected its new chairs for 2008-2010: Chair: Shanlian Hu MD, MSc, Professor, Training Center for Health Management, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; and Chair-elect: Bong-Min Yang PhD, Professor of Economics, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

ISPOR Asia Consortium >>

 

ISPOR 2ND Latin America Conference

The ISPOR Latin America Consortium will hold the ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference, 10 – 12 September 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference >>

 

ISPOR LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS

 

NEW!

ISPOR Israel Local Chapter 2nd Chapter Congress

The ISPOR Israel Local Chapter will host its 2nd Chapter Congress on 18-19 September 2008 in Jerusalem, Israel.  The discussion topic will be “Value Of Anti-Cancer Therapy”.

For more information, go to:

ISPOR Israel Local Chapter >>

 

NEW!

ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter Conference

The ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter will host the “1st Seminar on Economic Evaluation for Specialists”, 7-8 November 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico.  Topics will be: Cost Strategies in Mexico, Budget Impact Analysis, and Modeling.

ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter >>

 

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The Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology is pleased to announce and host the 9th International Congress on Cell Biology, (ICCB 2008). The Congress will be held under the auspices of the International Federation for Cell Biology and the Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network, from the 7-10 October 2008 at the COEX in Seoul, South Korea.

 

There will be an expected attendance of over 4,000 participants from more than 50 nations, including scholars and specialists in the field of cell biology from universities, research institutes, and industries, who will come together to discuss important, cutting-edge research and technological advancements, and share valuable information in the hope of further developing and improving cell biology and its related fields.

 

There will be a variety of programs for our participants; these include a chance to meet the plenary lecturers, view the extensive exhibition, take part in the BioFilm Festival, and go on an assortment of tour programs to help you better enjoy your visit to South Korea.

 

Register before 31 August 2008 and take advantage of an early registration discount. For further information, please visit our official website or contact the Secretariat at seoul@iccb2008.org.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

18-19 September 2008
ISPOR Israel Local Chapter 2nd Chapter Congress
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30 September

2008 

Early Registration Deadline for ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress

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November 1

2008 

ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations Deadline

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7-8 November 2009

ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter Conference

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November 30

2008 

ISPOR International Fellowship Award Nominations Deadline

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May 16-20, 2009

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting

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QUICK LINKS

 

3rd Asia-Pacific Conference

 

11th Annual European Congress

 

Value in Health

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR Book of Terms

 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

 

Student Network

 

ISPOR Speakers' Bureau

 

Local Chapters

 

ISPOR Latin America Consortium

 

ISPOR Asia Consortium

 

ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medial Device & Diagnostics Council

 

Membership

 

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