ISPOR South Africa Regional Chapter

ISPOR South Africa Chapter

Chapter Activities

  • South African Guidelines for Pharmacoeconomics Submissions
    ISPOR South Africa Chapter Submits Comments and Recommendations to Department of Health

    The Chapter has submitted comments and recommendations to the Department of Health on the review of the South African Guidelines for Pharmacoeconomic Submissions. The guidelines were reviewed by the Chapter Executive Committee and members during a meeting held on February 12, 2018. The Chapter trusts that the input impact the review of the guidelines, which were last published in February 2013. “The Chapter would like to thank Dr. Richard J. Willke (ISPOR Chief Science Officer) and the co-chairs of the Policy Outlook Committee of ISPOR Health Sciences Policy Council for their input and guidance in the submission” – commented Lynda Woods, President of ISPOR South Africa Chapter.


    On April 17, the Chapter is organizing a workshop to discuss: “What is New in Evidence-based Medicine? Current Controversies and Contingencies.” The event will explore the latest trends and applications of EBM.


    Topic:                  What is new in EBM? Current Controversies and Contingencies

    Date:                   17 April 2018

    Time:                   09:00 – 15:00

    Venue:                Midrand, South Africa

    Registration:      Members:           R2,750

                                  Non-Members   R 3,500

    To register for the workshop, please contact

  • ISPOR South Africa Chapter - submission to the Health Market Inquiry
    September 2017

    Submission report
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    South Africa Chapter Conference and Pre-Congress Workshops, 16-19 September 2017
    Partnering for Better Patient Outcomes

    ISPOR South Africa Chapter is organizing an Annual Chapter Conference and Pre-Congress Workshops: 16-17 September 2017 (Pre-Congress Workshops) and 18-19 September 2017 (Conference) to be held at Protea Hotel Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton, South Africa. 

    The theme of the conference is: Partnering for better outcomes. The closing date for abstract  submission is 15 August 2017. All presenters must be registered by 4 September 2017.

    Short courses topics are the following:

    ---Systematic reviews in comparative effectiveness research

    ---Meta-analysis in comparative effectiveness research

    ---Introduction to pharmacoeconomic modelling

    There are eight sessions planned to be presented during the conference. Lynda Woods, Harshal Thaker, Carolle Kinyua, Laura Sawyer, Shaun Nomame, Tiffany Naidoo, Shelly McGee, Ilse Truter and Johanita Burger are the main speakers at the sessions.

    Consensus session: Takeaways and steps forward for HTA in South Africa will close the conference. 

    Call for Abstracts
    Registration Form
  • ISPOR South Africa Chapter Workshop, August, 2017
    Complex Clinical Trials: Understanding their Design and Interpreting Results

    The Chapter conducted a workshop on August 2, 2017, facilitated by Prof. Paul Reeder from the University of Pretoria "Complex clinical trials. Understanding their design and interpreting results".   

    Members of the Board of ISPOR South Africa Chapter continued their engagement with the South African Department of Health Pricing Committee to continue the fostering of a good relationship as pharmacoeconomic evaluations become part of the approval process of new medications in South Africa."

      Some of ISPOR Africa Chapter members attended the ISPOR meeting in Boston in May 2017. The Board member and previous Chapter president Prof. Jacques Snyman participated in the Africa Network forum presentation “Differential pricing in resource-constrained environments”.

    Ms. Lovina Naidoo had a poster accepted for presentation. Her abstract has been published in the ISPOR "Value in Health" journal. "It was my first international ISPOR meeting and it was a mind blowing experience. I cannot emphasize enough as to how valuable this type of meeting is. I highly recommend it as real world educational experience. The last plenary session was the most fascinating and I wish I could listen to it again. It was on "When do we really need randomized controlled trials". Report from ISPOR South Africa Chapter.

    Workshop Registration
    Invitation for a Workshop

About Chapter

Chapter Leadership
PresidentLynda Woods, Dip. General Nursing, Midwifery, Psychiatric Nursing
Secretary/TreasurerCarolle Kinyua, MSc Pharm Sci, MPH
Director (Past President)Shelley McGee, BPharm, BCom, M Health Econ
Director (President-Elect)Tienie Stander, MBChB, MBA
DirectorJacques Snyman, MBChB, MPharmMed, MD
DirectorJohanita Burger, PhD, BPharm, MPharm
DirectorHarshal Thaker,, BPharm, M Health Econ

Chapter Constitution

South Africa Regional Chapter Constitution

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016

Contact Information

ISPOR South Africa Regional Chapter Office
P O Box 26716
Attention: Wihan Scholtz
Monument Park
Pretoria, South Africa 0043

Tel/fax: +27 84 569 8244

South Africa
Established May 2007
ISPOR BRICS Forum at ISPOR 18th International Meeting, New Orleans, May 2013
ISPOR BRICS Forum at ISPOR 18th International Meeting, New Orleans, May 2013
ISPOR Africa Chapters Meeting at ISPOR 18th International Meeting, New Orleans, May 2013
ISPOR Africa Chapters Meeting at ISPOR 18th International Meeting, New Orleans, May 2013

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