ISPOR 2023 Year in Review




Conferences and Events 

Annual-Report_2023_Year-in-Reivew_03_ConferencesISPORs conferences and events bring cutting edge and innovative HEOR-related content to its members and other healthcare stakeholders. 

In 2023, ISPOR experienced its highest attended conferences ever.

ISPOR 2023, the Society's international conference, increased attendance numbers by 27% compared to the previous year.

ISPOR Europe 2023 enjoyed a 14% increase in attendees compared to the previous year.

Additionally, the Real-World Evidence Summit 2023 was a sold-out event. 

Additional information on ISPOR's conferences, summits, and other events can be found on the Society's Events webpage

Information on upcoming conferences and events can be found on ISPOR's Upcoming Events webpage






Education and Training

Annual-Report_2023_Year-in-Reivew_04_EducationISPOR provides HEOR education through a variety of offerings. Education programs are designed to advance the understanding and use of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) to inform and improve healthcare decisions.

ISPOR launched its HEOR Learning Lab in 2023 that provides unlimited, on-demand educational video content. Access to the HEOR Learning Lab is by subscription and all ISPOR members receive access as part of their membership.

While outside of the 2023 time frame, notably in January 2024, the Society also launched its new ISPOR Education Center that provides instant access to HEOR education with on-demand programs delivered through a personalized, powerful, and flexible learning platform.

Current educational offerings include:

HEOR Short Courses

ISPOR Education Center

HEOR Learning Lab

ISPOR Webinars

Additional information on ISPOR's HEOR education offerings can be found on the Society's HEOR Education webpage



Annual-Report_2023_Year-in-Reivew_05_PublicationsISPOR's preeminent journal, Value in Health, celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2023. The journal remains a high-impact and highly ranked publication with a 5-year impact factor score is 6.2. 

Value in Health Regional Issues, ISPOR’s journal for regional advancements in HEOR, received its first ever impact factor of 2.0 in 2023.  

Value in Health publishes ISPOR’s Good Practices Reports and other ISPOR Report that provide seminal guidance in the field of HEOR. In 2023, the journal published 6 new ISPOR Reports over the year.

Additional information on ISPOR's publications can be found at:

Value in Health

Value in Health Regional Issues

Value & Outcomes Spotlight

ISPOR's Good Practices Reports & More





Member Groups 

Annual-Report_2023_Year-in-Reivew_06_Member-GroupsISPOR's Member Groups offer opportunities for engagement, networking, and scientific dialogue. Additional information on the Society's member groups can be found below: 

Special Interest Groups

Task Forces

Councils & Roundtables

Global Groups

Student Network

New Professionals




Annual-Report_2023_Year-in-Reivew_08_LeadershipLeadership transitions were a theme in 2023. Rob Abbott was named ISPOR's new chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director upon the retirement of Nancy S. Berg, the previous CEO. Laura Pizzi, PharmD, MPH assumed the role of chief science officer (CSO) as the prior CSO Richard Willke, PhD retired. And Nancy J. Devlin, PhD was named a new Value in Health co-editor-in-chief as Michael F. Drummond, MCom, DPhil retired from this position.


HEOR Awards 

ISPOR's HEOR Award Program recognized research excellence and leadership. 

Charles Phelps, PhD was the 2023 Avedis Donabedian Award honoree in recognition of his life-long achievement in improving health outcomes.

Shelby D. Reed, PhD was the recipient of the 2023 Marilyn Dix Smith Leadership Award in acknowledgment of her leadership of the Society.

Jessica Roydhouse, PhD was the 2023 Bernie J. O'Brien New Investigator Award as a researcher who has shown exceptional promise. 

Additional information on all 2023 HEOR Award honorees and the award criteria can be found on ISPOR's Awards webpage



Past Annual Reports


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