ISPOR New Zealand Regional Chapter

Chapter Activities

  • New Zealand HTA: Local Data and Tools
    August 3, 2017, 1:00PM-5:30PM, Wellington, New Zealand

    ISPOR New Zealand Chapter Meeting

    The opening address by the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr, Jonathan Coleman: "How the New Zealand government prioritises funding for health services", will start the afternoon presentations.

    From there, four talented presenters will give a comprehensive overview of conducting "Health Technology Assessments in New Zealand" using relevant local data and tools. Briefly, topics being covered are: 

    1. The use of interactive league tables to sort and rank interventions

    2. Measuring welfare to inform health policy

    3. The casemix environment, DRGs and costs

    4. The practical application of local data to the HTA process

    This meeting is suitable for anyone interested in Health Technology Assessments in New Zealand.

    Meeting Agenda
  • Webinar on Understanding Patient Preferences
    June 24, 2016

    ISPOR New Zealand Chapter will be holding a live webinar on "Understanding Patient Preferences" on June 24th, 2016. This introductory webinar will provide a brief overview of the importance of incorporating patient preferences into decision making and an introduction into the methods for eliciting stated preferences, and will be taught by Dr. John F. P. Bridges. Dr. Bridges is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Health Policy and Management and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a recipient of ISPOR ‘s prestigious Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award in 2006 and ISPOR Distinguished Service Award in 2011 for his leadership of the Conjoint Analysis Good Research Practices Taskforce. For more information, please visit here:

    Webinar Flyer and Registration
  • New Zealand Chapter Workshop in Conjunction with NZACRes2016 Conference
    August 18, 2016

    ISPORNZ will be holding our next workshop in conjunction with the NZACRes2016 conference on Thursday 18th August 2016.  Register using this link

    This hands-on interactive workshop aims to provide a basic introduction to health economic concepts that are relevant to those involved in conducting clinical trials in New Zealand. The workshop will overview the different types of data that may be needed when conducting an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial, such as resource use, cost inputs, quality of life and patient reported outcome data. The workshop will provide a venue for discussion of the difficulties in collecting good quality data and the analytical and decision making consequences for not doing so. The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first part, some basic concepts will be introduced. This will be followed by part 2 which will have a focus on the practical issues in conducting economic evaluations alongside clinical trials. This workshop would appeal to study investigators, clinical research managers and associates, pharmaceutical industry and medical device personnel and data managers.

  • ISPOR (NZ) Workshop and AGM
    Friday 6 May 2016

    ISPOR (NZ) is holding a workshop in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting at Auckland City Hospital on “Pragmatic economic modelling of drug therapies”. In the workshop we will talk about the types of clinical trials that are available, the types of data that can be extracted and the methodologies for data extraction. We will also cover how to extract cost and epidemiological information to populate health economic models with an emphasis on linked data sets and Health Tracker in particular. The workshop details and registration forms are available at If you have any questions, please contact Trudy Sullivan at

About Chapter

Chapter Leadership
PresidentJames Harris, MPhil
President-ElectTrudy Sullivan, PhD
Past-PresidentChris Carswell, MSc, MRPharmS
TreasurerSusan Kruse
Committee MemberKatherine Lester, MBA
Committee MemberPasquale Gargiulo

Chapter Constitution

New Zealand Regional Chapter Constitution

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014

Contact Information

ISPOR New Zealand Regional Chapter Office
C/O Dr Trudy Sullivan
Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
PO BOX 56 Dunedin
Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND 9054


New Zealand
Established July 2011

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