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SEPTEMBER 2011

Welcome to the September 2011 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates of recent ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, see: www.ispor.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Value in Health 1st Special Issue: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Latin America

ISPOR is proud to announce the publication of “Value in Health 1st Special Issue: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Latin America,” published with Value in Health Volume 14, Issue 5 (July/August 2011). The issue features 30 articles (16 English, 12 Spanish and 2 Portuguese) on health-study populations from the region, including selected articles presented at the ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference held September 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Value in Health 1st Special Issue: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Latin America »

 

NEW Draft Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Reports–NOW AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT

The Draft Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Reports are now available online for comment: 

Conceptual Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group - Part 2 »

Model Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group - Part 3 »

Model Transparency and Validation: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group - Part 4 »

State-Transition Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group - Part 5 »

Modeling Discrete Event Simulation: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group - Part 6 »

Dynamic Transmission Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group - Part 7 »

 

Good Outcomes Research Practices Task Force Reports AVAILABLE ONLINE

ISPOR Good Outcomes Research Practices (GRPs) are consensus documents on key outcomes research methods. ISPOR convenes experts in outcomes research to develop guidance for researchers on contentious outcomes research methods. These GRPs are used by researchers worldwide. The most recent GRP Reports on indirect treatment comparisons had over 3800 downloads in the first 10 weeks.  To view all Good Outcomes Research Practice Reports, see: ISPOR Good Outcomes Research Practices Index »

MEETINGS

ISPOR 3rd Latin America Conference, Mexico City, Mexico

OVER 400 REGISTERED

The ISPOR 3rd Latin America Conference will be held 8-10 September, 2011 at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico.  For more information on program content, please see: ISPOR 3rd Latin America Conference »

 

Para información en español, visite: Programa

 

ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress, Madrid, Spain -
22% INCREASE IN ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS–OVER 1500 PRESENTATIONS!

 

Plenary Sessions for this Congress:

Sunday, 6 November 2011 - Plenary Session I

Monday, 7 November 2011 - Plenary Session II

Tuesday, 8 November 2011 - Plenary Session III

 

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 20 September 2011

For more information on program content, please see:
ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress »

PUBLICATIONS

Value in Health Volume 14, Issue 5 On-Line

Value in Health »

 

Therapeutic and Diagnostic Device Outcomes Research

ORDER NOW. SPECIAL RATE FOR ISPOR MEMBERS
A primer on the unique characteristics of therapeutic and diagnostic device outcomes research (clinical, economics, and patient-reported outcomes). For ordering information, see: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Device Outcomes Research »

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

ISPOR Prospective Observational Clinical Studies Task Force

ISPOR’s Prospective Observational Clinical Studies Task Force is looking for Review Group members.  For more information on this Task Force, see: ISPOR Prospective Observational Clinical Study Task Force »

 

ISPOR Patient Registry Special Interest Group

ISPOR Patient Registry SIG’s Taxonomy authors are looking for members to review one or more sections of their revised draft book ISPOR Taxonomy of Patient Registries: Classification, Characteristics & TermsFor more information, see: ISPOR Taxonomy of Patient Registries »

If you would like to be a reviewer, please email: emolsen@ispor.org.

ISPOR GLOBAL OUTREACH

ISPOR Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) Chapter

ISPOR welcomes its newest chapter in the Latin America Region: the ISPOR Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) Chapter!  Based in Costa Rica, this Chapter will work in conjunction with ISPOR Honduras, ISPOR Mexico and ISPOR Puerto Rico to further develop initiatives for the region.  For more information, please see: ISPOR Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) Regional Chapter »

TIP OF THE MONTH

ISPOR International Digest of Databases

Members can access the ISPOR International Digest of Databases to gain information FROM 325 health care databases from 45 countries. To access the Digest, go to the 'Research' tab on the purple tool bar and select ISPOR International Digest of Research Databases. Please use the same link to enter your agencies or organization's database. The Digest is an initiative of the ISPOR Retrospective Database SIG group.
ISPOR International Digest of Databases »

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Health Economics and Patient Reported Outcomes Symposium 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011
Hyatt Bellevue

Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

Oxford Outcomes is hosting a one-day symposium for clients entitled ‘Demonstrating value in the new era of technology assessment: The synergistic role of patient-centered research and health economic evaluation’

 

The free conference will take place on Monday, September 12, at the Hyatt Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA, and will feature sessions around Comparative Effectiveness Research, North American Market Access strategies, Internet-based PRO research and Utilities for clinical trial outcomes.

 

Join Oxford Outcomes’ senior scientists for a networking breakfast, followed by a series of presentations highlighting key issues around methodology and development of HEOR, rounded off with an informal cocktail reception.

 

Click here for the full agenda and registration instructions. The symposium is free for Oxford Outcomes’ clients.

 


 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

12 September

2011

ISPOR International Travel Scholarship Award Application Deadline

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20 September 2011

ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress Registration Deadline

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5-8 November 2011

ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress

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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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