ISPOR Invitational Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward, Philadelphia , Pennsylvania USA*
a Pragmatic Road: An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the
QALY Forward" was held November 7-8, 2007 in Philadelphia. Invited
thought leaders discussed the theoretical underpinnings of the QALY and its
real-world issues and defined a roadmap for moving the QALY forward.
For further details on the workshop, see:
For QALY issues on the workshop, see:
ISPOR 10th Annual European Congress, Dublin, Ireland
NEW! BEST CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATION AWARDS ISPOR TENTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS RECIPIENTS
One of ISPOR's objectives (as stated at: http://www.ispor.org/mission.asp) is to provide recognition of individual achievement in the field of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. For ISPOR BEST CONTRIBUTED PAPER AWARD CATEGORIES, CRITERIA, SELECTION PROCESS, see:
To view PDF presentations of Contributed Research Award Recipients from the 10th European Congress, go to:
ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Canada
The 13th Annual International Meeting, "Vive la Différence - Enhancing/Expanding Outcomes Research One Country at a Time," will be held May 3-7, 2008, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. To view the 13th International Meeting preliminary information, see:
ISPOR 2008-2009 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
ISPOR is a member-driven organization. As a member driven
organization, its governance is determined by the membership. Since the Society is a diverse group with respect to education, work environment, geographic location, and type of outcomes research conducted (economic, patient-reported, or clinical [treatment effectiveness]) or type of health care decisions made, the 2006-2007 ISPOR Board of Directors approved 2 additional Director positions to assure member representation on the Board of Directors. Therefore, the ISPOR Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the position of PRESIDENT-ELECT and 5 DIRECTOR positions. You, as an ISPOR member, are invited to submit your name if you wish to be considered for a position on the 2008-2009 ISPOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS. You may also recommend the name of another ISPOR member.
email your interest or recommendation to:
Please attach curriculum vitae.
ISPOR Comments on EUNetHTA HTA Core Model
The EUnetHTA, a network of health technology assessment agencies in Europe with the aim to establish an effective and sustainable European network for HTA, are developing 8 ‘work packages’, one of which is to develop a common core HTA. Recently ISPOR members commented on the draft EUnetHTA HTA Core Model.
Ispor Local Chapter News
NEW! Value in Health Supplement: The FDA Guidance for Patient-Reported Outcomes
The Value in Health Supplement,”The FDA Guidance for Patient-Reported Outcomes,” is now on-line.
NEW! Value in Health Volume 10, Issue 6 On-Line
Value in Health Volume 10, Issue 6 is now available on-line.
Featured in this issue is an editorial by David E. Ridley PhD: “International Price Comparisons for Novel and Follow-on Drugs,” and a response from Elizabeth Roughead et al., which is based on their Policy Analysis article, “Prices for Innovative Pharmaceutical Products That Provide Health Gain: A Comparison between Australia and the United States,” which also appears in this issue. Also included are the ISPOR 10th European Congress Contributed Research Presentations.
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 13, Issue 5 Now On-Line
CONNECTIONS Volume 13, Issue 5 is now available on-line. Featured
articles include: “Health Care System and Public Sector
Drug Formulary in Singapore,” “Real-Life Data: A Growing Need,” “Will the
QALY Survive?” and “Key Aspects of the Health Care Policy Which Affect
Decision Making Based on Economic Evaluation Criteria in Colombia.” To view
this issue, go to:
ISPOR Scientific Awards
NEW! The Society’s Awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievements in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. The ISPOR Scientific Awards are:
These ISPOR awards will be presented at the ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, May 3-7, 2008.
The ISPOR Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for all 4 awards. If you would like to nominate a candidate or yourself for one of the four awards, please send in the required nomination materials to: email@example.com by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008. Nomination requirements and detailed award descriptions can be found at the ISPOR website at: ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards>>
2008 ISPOR International Fellowship Award
ISPOR is now seeking nominations for the 2008 International Fellowship Awards. Deadline for Nominations deadline is November 30, 2007. Nominations can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:
Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
In association with The
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), ISPOR is continuing as a member
service to provide access to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP) to
its members. For the latest issues, see:
ISPOR Website Tip of the Month
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* Funding for "Building a Pragmatic Road: An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward" is made possible in part by grant 1R13 HS016841-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S.
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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
November 23-24, 2007
ISPOR Argentina Local Chapter Conference
November 30, 2007
Nominations Deadline: ISPOR International Fellowship Award
January 2, 2008
Nominations Deadline: ISPOR Board of Directors
February 5, 2008
ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards