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Activities of the ISPOR CEE Consortium Research Committee

Report on the Activities of the ISPOR CEE Consortium Research Committee

ISPOR 2018, May 19-23, 2018, Baltimore, MD, USA

Why Attend?

  • Stay up to date on global trends in medical technology development, health technology assessment, and policy and clinical decision making while exploring the theme Real-World Evidence, Digital Health, and the New Landscape for Health Decision Making.
  • Network with student members worldwide at roundtables, showcases, receptions, and more.
  • Engage in discussion and collaborate with members from Chapters, Networks, and Consortium in your region and across ISPOR Global regions (EMEA, Latin America, Asia-Pacific).

Monday, May 21

ISPOR CEE Consortium Members Meeting 7:15am-8:15am
This meeting is open to CEE Consortium members. The agenda will focus on updates from the ISPOR office, the implementation of the CEE Consortium Annual Agenda, including review and status update on the Research Committee projects, and the preparations for the ISPOR Europe 2018. Prior RSVP is requested to attend this meeting.

ISPOR Chapter Leadership Training workshop 5:15pm-7:15pm
The workshop is for members of Chapters leadership. As a Chapter leader, you will have an opportunity to strengthen your skills in managing and leading the successful development of your Chapter. Prior confirmation of participation is requested.

ISPOR Global Networks Reception 7:30pm-9:00pm
Open to all meeting attendees this event will provide an opportunity to learn how members of the ISPOR Global Networks benefit from and contribute to ISPOR.

For questions about EMEA activities or to RSVP to the meetings and training workshop, please contact EMEA@ispor.org. For conference program please visit ISPOR 2018.

CEE Consortium Chairs EMEA Team Meeting, January 24, 2018

PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting Minutes

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 4-8 November 2017

The ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow was a successful event for the ISPOR CEE Consortium attendees, who had the opportunity to increase their HEOR knowledge through a variety of global and region-focused sessions, learn about ISPOR’s new initiatives and network with colleagues from all over the world.

The ISPOR CEE Consortium held two high-level meetings:

  1. Executive Committee Meeting - Summary
  2. Working Committees Meeting - Summary

CEE Consortium Forums Released Presentations

For questions about ISPOR CEE Consortium in Glasgow, please contact emea@ispor.org.

ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting, May 20-24, 2017, Boston, MA, USA

The ISPOR Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Global Networks had presence at the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting through invitational meetings for Central & Eastern Europe, Arabic and Africa Networks Members and group presentations. Registrants from the EMEA had a unique opportunity to network with other ISPOR global groups at the ISPOR Global Networks Reception.

ISPOR CEE Network Members Meeting - Summary

ISPOR Ukraine, Hungary and Serbia Chapters Meting – Summary

For questions about the CEE Network program at ISPOR Boston, please contact emea@ispor.org

ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress, 29 October-2 November 2016, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria

ISPOR Vienna was a "must-attend" event for anyone who wanted to stay current on emerging trends in HEOR in Europe and globally. This year's Congress featured 2500 presentations and was attended by 4,700 participants from 89 countries.

The ISPOR CEE Network had an active presence at the Congress through program contribution with four forum presentations, a CEE-focused short course, several regional chapter meetings, the CEE Network Executive Committee, and a Working Committees meetings.

A CEE Network Welcome Reception was held on 31 October and provided attendees with an opportunity to interact, share ideas, and network.

Risk-Sharing/Performance-Based Arrangements in Central & Eastern Europe: Implementation of Managed Entry Agreements


Monday, 31 October 18:15-19:15

F4: Burden of Hepatitis C in Central and Eastern European Countries
F5: Drug Pricing in Adriatic Countries – Is Reference Pricing the Best Option?

Released Presentations

Tuesday, 1 November 17:45-18:45

F11: Results From MCDA Payer Criteria: Weights and Preferences in the CEE Region
F12: The Value of Multi-Stakeholder Partnership in Advancing Patient Access in Central and Eastern Europe

Released Presentations

For questions about ISPOR CEE Network in Vienna, please contact emea@ispor.org

ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting, May 21-25, 2016, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, USA: Highlights


Monday, May 23
This meeting was attended by the CEE Network Executive Committee and Chapters members participating in ISPOR DC and focused on discussing the ongoing projects developed by the working committees, members engagement, Network contribution during the upcoming ISPOR meetings, as well as updates in the Network.

Meeting Summary


Tuesday, May 24


This Forum discussed the do’s and don’ts when designing, conducting and implementing MCDA in the context of HTA. Speakers explained how to select the criteria and design model that is best catered to the needs of the CEE countries. The methodological framework and practice of MCDA in Western countries have a perspective for transferability to the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region.

Speakers: Natia Kvizhinadze, MD, PhD, President, ISPOR Georgia Chapter, Professor, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia; Oresta Piniazhko, MSPharm, PhD student, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Economy of Pharmacy, Medicine Technology and Pharmacoeconomics, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine; Vladimir Zah, PhD(c), Health Economist, ZRx Outcomes Research Inc., Belgrade, Serbia; Lubov Krasnova, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Department of Hematology & Geriatrics, First Sechenov State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation;  Tamas Agh, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Syreon Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Forum slides are available on Released Presentations website.

***ISPOR Forums are 1-hour presentations that provide a platform for ISPOR groups to present on an important HEOR topic/s in the region. Attendees have an opportunity to learn, advance their knowledge, and ask presenters questions.

Quality of HTA Reflecting ISPOR Guidelines in the CEE Region: Case Studies in Slovakia and Hungary

ISPOR CEE Network Joint Meeting: ISPOR Slovakia and Hungary Chapters

May 6th-7th 2016, Holiday Inn, Bratislava, Slovakia

The aim of this meeting is to compare the legislative requirements for the reimbursement applications for drugs or medical devices reflecting ISPOR guidelines in Hungary and Slovakia.

The meeting will discuss: HTA systems and education in CEE, legislative and administrative framework, the quality of the outputs and filling the gaps in HTA systems - ISPOR views, specifics on HTA systems in Hungary and Slovakia.

Many CEE Network leaders and experts will take part in the meeting as speakers, among them: Prof. Zoltan Kalo, Vlad Zah, Prof. Dominik Tomek, Dr. Csaba Dózsa, Prof. Martin Višňanský and many more.

For full program and registration information, please click here: Meeting Program

Value in Health Regional Issues

Value in Health Regional Issues - ISPOR scientific journal to encourage and enhance the science of HEOR and its use in health care decisions in Asia, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa.

2017 Value in Health Regional Issues Excellent Article Award Recipient
Aleš Tichopád

This year’s award for articles published in ViHRI (Central & Eastern Europe, Western Asia & Africa) is presented to Aleš Tichopád, PhD for the paper, Cost Burden of Severe Community–Acquired Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Requiring Hospitalization in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary: A Retrospective Patient Chart Review, Value in Health Regional Issues (2016); 10:53-60.

The aim of the ViHRI Excellent Article Award is to recognize the best articles published in ViHRI from a region in Asia, Latin America and CEEWAA, which promote quality research, originality, and utility in health care decisions. More information about the Award here.

Value in Health Regional Issues focusing on Central & Eastern Europe Western Asia & Africa (CEEWAA)

CALL FOR PAPERS: manuscripts submission open year round!

Submit Manuscript

To be included in the reviewer pool, go to: http://ees.elsevier.com/vhri/ and click on the ‘Register’ link at the top of the page, and complete the information on the registration page

ISPOR Therapeutic & Diagnostic Device in Polish

Therapeutic and Diagnostic Device Outcomes Research
now available in Polish and Serbian!

“This book presents a valuable resource for medical device manufacturers, researchers, those responsible for regulations, analysts, health care payers, clinicians, and patients.”
Wojciech Matusewicz, PhD, President, AHTATPol (Agency for HTA and Tarification in Poland), Warsaw, Poland

Bosnian translation is in development!

Health Care Cost, Quality and Outcomes: ISPOR Book of Terms
Now available in these European languages:


ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress

ISPOR CEE Consortium Attendees at the Executive Committee Meeting in Glasgow

ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress

Zoltan Kalo teaching in a CEE-focused short course on: Risk-sharing/Performance-based arrangements in CEE

ISPOR 19TH Annual European Congress

Members of ISPOR Serbia and Slovakia Chapters at the ISPOR CEE Network Welcome Reception

To contact ISPOR CEE Network, please send an email to: emea@ispor.org