ISPOR eBulletin

October 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 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece
~1200 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. Over 2,000 attendees are expected! Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For COMPLETE PROGRAM, see:
ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress >>

ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, South Korea
OVER 800 REGISTRANTS, 78 ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND OVER 190 POSTER PRESENTATIONS
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference was held 7-9 September 2008, in Seoul, South Korea. ISPOR Asia Consortium extends its appreciation to the ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference speakers, moderators, and delegates who made this event a great success. More than 800 registrants from 37 countries participated in the Conference We look forward to seeing all in Phuket, Thailand in September 2010.
ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference Photos >>

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 >>

VALUE IN HEALTH

NEW!
Value in Health Volume 11, Issue 5 On-Line
Articles in this issue include: “An Economic Evaluation of Cetuximab Combined with Radiotherapy for Patients with Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer in Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom ,” by Ben Brown, Alexander Diamantopoulos, Jacques Bernier et al; “Further Validation of an Individualized Migraine Treatment Satisfaction Measure ” by Mona L. Martin, Donald L. Patrick, Donald M. Bushnell, et al; and “Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Sharpen Formulary Decision-Making: The Example of Tiotropium at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System,” by Ebere Onukwugha, C. Daniel Mullins, and Sylvain DeLisle; and many more.  

NEW!
Value in Health Early View Article
Over 111 Early View articles are available on-line including 12 new articles added in the last 30 days.
Value in Health >>

NEW!
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 14, Issue 5 Now On-Line
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 14, Issue 5 is now available on-line. Articles include, “Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Latin America - Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Colombia, and Mexico,” “Health Care Technology Assessment (HTA): Developing & Using the Evidence in Health Care Decisions,” and “Health Care System and National Health Insurance of South Korea”.
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 14, Issue 5 >>

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

NEW!

ISPOR Risk Benefit Management (RBM) Working Group (WG)

RBM news, policy, and drug safety alert & withdrawal information links have been added to the RBM WG webpage. Also, five manuscripts are in development are as follows: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Its Relationship to Risk Benefit Management; Metrics & Methodologies to Quantify Risks & Benefits; Risk Benefit Monitoring Worldwide; A Comparison across Industries of Risk Benefit Management Practices; and Head to Head comparison of EMEA to US RBM Guidelines. If you are interested in contributing to and becoming a co-author on any of these manuscript projects, please email: emolsen@ispor.org.
Risk Benefit Management Working Group >>

ISPOR Global Health Technology Assessments Used In Health Care Reimbursement Working Group of HTA-Evidence Based Decision SIG (HTA-EBD SIG)
Global Health Technology Assessments Used In Health Care Reimbursement Working Group of the HTA-EBD SIG is currently adding more countries to the ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map.  ISPOR members interested in contributing additional country information can send an email to: reldessouki@ispor.org
ISPOR Health Technology Assessment And Evidence-Based Decisions (HTA-EBD) SIG >>
ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map >>

NEW!
ISPOR Special Interest Groups (SIG), Task Force, and Local Chapter Forums at the 11th European Congress
The following are ISPOR Special Interest Groups (SIG), Task Force, and Local Chapter Forums will be held at the ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress in Athens, Greece:

Sunday 9 November 2008 at 17:45-19:15

  • ISPOR Eastern European Chapters Forum (Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia)–Real World Data for Pharmacoeconomic Evaluation in Central and Eastern European Countries & Croatian Current Issue in Vaccination - Epidemiological and Pharmacoeconomical Approach

For Forum topics description and speakers for this ISPOR Forum, go to: Sunday ISPOR Forum >>

Tuesday 11 November 2008 at 8:30-9:30

  • ISPOR Health Technology Assessment And Evidence-Based Decisions SIG Forum - Health Care Decision Makers around the World: A Global Road Map, Framework of the Decision-Making Process and Application of HTA Methods Principles
  • ISPOR Good Research Practices For Retrospective Database Analysis Task Force Forum–Design And Analysis Of Non-Randomized Studies Of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Databases
  • ISPOR Patient Registry SIG Forum–Patient Registry Design, Operations, Data & Taxonomy
  • ISPOR Patient Reported Outcomes SIG Forum–Patient Reported Outcomes Good Research Practices
  • ISPOR Russia Chapter Forum– Equity and Access to Pharmaceutical Therapies in Russia (presented in Russian with English handouts and slides)
  • ISPOR Europe Medical Device & Diagnostics Council Forum– How Do Local Financing Arrangements Impact the Availability of and Access to Medical Devices in Europe? A Multi-Country Perspective

For Forum topic descriptions and speakers for these ISPOR Forums, go to: Tuesday ISPOR Forums >>

ISPOR AWARDS

NEW!
Best Research Podium and Poster Awards - ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference Recipients
Research podium and poster recipients (presenter photo as well as their presentation [PDF]) are now available at the ISPOR website. To view the awardees, go to:
Research Podium Presentation Recipients >>
Research Poster Presentation Recipients >>

ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award
ISPOR is seeking nominations for the 2009 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominations deadline is November 1, 2008. Send nominations to: awards@ispor.org. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:
ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award >>

ISPOR International Fellowship Award
ISPOR is seeking nominations for the 2009 International Fellowship Awards. The nominations deadline is November 30, 2008. Send nominations can be sent to: awards@ispor.org. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:
ISPOR International Fellowship Award >>

ISPOR CONSORTIUM NEWS

NEW!
ISPOR Asia Consortium to Develop the 2nd Value in Health Asia Special Issue
The ISPOR Asia Consortium is developing a 2nd Value in Health Asia Special Issue, covering topics and presentations at the ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, which is expected to be published in 2009.
ISPOR Asia Consortium >>

ISPOR LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS

NEW!
ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter Conference

The ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter will hold their first conference entitled 1st Seminar of Economic Evaluation for Specialists in Mexico City, Mexico on November 7 & 8, 2008. This two-day event will include sessions discussing Case Studies, Budget Impact Analysis and Economic Evaluations that affect Mexico.

ISPOR Mexico Local Chapter >>

 

NEW!
ISPOR Venezuela Local Chapter Conference

The ISPOR Venezuela Local Chapter will host their first conference in Caracas, Venezuela on October 9 & 10, 2008. The conference theme is to Promote the Quality and Efficiency of the Health Care System. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: Health Technology Assessment, Meta-analysis and Modeling.

ISPOR Venezuela Local Chapter >>

NEWS FOR ISPOR MEMBERS

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) PRO Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) PRO Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is developing item banks and computerized-adaptive tests to measure symptom and HRQOL domains across a range of diseases. NIH is now accepting applications for a network center, a technology center, a statistical center, and research sites for the PRO Measurement Information System (PROMIS). See NIH Guide: All Active Funding Opportunities (RFAs & PAs) for more information

TIP OF THE MONTH- Podium and Poster Awards

PDF presentations and photos of presenters of ISPOR's podium and poster recipients from past ISPOR Meetings and Congresses can be found by going to the Awards tab on the purple toolbar on the ISPOR homepage, select Scientific Achievement Awards, and selecting any of the highlighted past meetings, congresses, or conferences from the Podium or Poster awards.

 

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CBI’s 2nd Annual Forum on Evidence-Based Medicine for the Bio/Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries

November 19-20, 2008

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Topics for discussion include: comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness reviews, AHRQ Effectiveness Healthcare Programs and influence on Evidence-based Practice Centers

For more information or to register visit: www.cbinet.com/ebm

CBI’s 3rd Annual Forum on Patient Reported Outcomes

November 19-20, 2008

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Although proficiency in patient reported outcomes has historically been a competitive advantage, PRO and ePRO tools are soon to become essential components of most clinical trials.  No matter your experience with PRO in the past, CBI’s conference is a must attend event!

Topics for discussion include: content validity, linguistic validation, next steps if FDA rejects a claim and new and modified PRO tools.

For more information or to register visit: www.cbinet.com/pro

(Discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or used toward a current registration)

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

9-10 October

ISPOR Venezuela Local Chapter

Conference

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22 October

2008 

ISPOR Colombia Local Chapter Seminar

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November 1

2008 

ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations Deadline

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7-8 November 2009

ISPOR México 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

ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting

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

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