ISPOR Lebanon Regional Chapter

Chapter Activities

  • ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Meeting: February 23-24, 2018
    “HTA, the Assessment of Value”

    This 2-days summit aimed to outline the fundamentals of what a ‘good’ HTA process looks like, identify principles applicable to structuring and governing HTA organizations and understand key aspects of HTA. Presentations were delivered by regional as well as international experts on HTA. The event gathered multidisciplinary audience, among them policy makers, regulators, researchers, academicians, payers and decision makers from public and private sectors as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies, consulting firms from Lebanon and the MENA region.

  • ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Annual Meeting
    Budget impact Analysis Introduction and Application

    ISPOR Lebanon Chapter held their successful annual meeting on Friday 24, 2017 at Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Beirut-Lebanon. The goal of the meeting program for this annual meeting was, to provide key concepts in Budget Impact Analysis (BIA), which is a tool to predict the financial impact of the adoption and diffusion of a new technology and is increasingly required, along with cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), prior to formulary approval of reimbursement. The purpose of BIA is to estimate the financial consequences of adoption and diffusion of a new health care intervention within a specific health care setting or system context given inevitable resource constraints.

    Target audience: governmental and private institutions. This includes Ministry of Public Health, National Social Security, Military, hospital pharmacists, Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies, insurance companies, and academicians in Lebanon and MENA region.

    ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Meeting_February 24_2017
  • The Importance of Pharmacoeconomics and Data Registry in Lebanon - workshop
    25-26 November, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon

    Workshop report
  • Pharmacoeconomics Workshop: 12-13 February 2015, Beirut
    Applying PE to Formulary Development in the Middle East

    This two-day workshop organized by the members of the newly developed ISPOR Lebanon Chapter, focused on the basic principles and processes of Pharmacoeconomics (PE) and applications leading to the improvement of drug formulary development in Middle East countries. Presenters analyzed pharmacoeconomic strategies and outcomes research to determine relative drug adoption guidelines.


    The educational objectives of this workshop included:

    • Introduction of ISPOR and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines
    • Illustration of key PE concepts and evaluation
    • Identifying challenges to implement PE guidelines in developing countries
    • Describing pricing mechanisms and steps to budget impact analysis
    • Introduction to ISPOR Lebanon Chapter

    Speakers included Dr. Ibrahim Al-Abbadi, Chair of ISPOR Arabic Network, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saggabi, Chair-Elect of ISPOR Arabic Network and the Chair of ISPOR CEE Network Executive Committee, Prof. Zoltan Kalo. For details, please see Program.


About Chapter

Chapter Leadership
PresidentGhassan Hamadeh, MD
President-electMirna Metni, PharmD
SecretarySoumana Nasser, PharmD
TreasurerMarie-Therese Sawaya, MD
Director of CommunicationsMaher Hassoun, MS

Chapter Constitution

Lebanon Regional Chapter Constitution

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016

Contact Information

ISPOR Lebanon Regional Chapter Office
Sawwaf Building, 4th floor - Family Medicine
Clemenceau Street
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel/fax: +9611370802

Established January 2015
ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Annual Meeting, February 24, 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Annual Meeting, February 24, 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Members
ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Members
ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Workshop. ISPOR Arabic Natwork Chair (Dr. Al- Abbadi) and Chair-Elect (Dr. Al-Saggabi)
ISPOR Lebanon Chapter Workshop. ISPOR Arabic Natwork Chair (Dr. Al- Abbadi) and Chair-Elect (Dr. Al-Saggabi)

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