Award Winners

The ISPOR Research Presentation Podium and Poster Awards were established in 1998 to recognize the scientific merit of podium and poster presentations at ISPOR’s conferences.
ISPOR Judges evaluated podium and poster presentations within the top 5% of accepted abstracts, which were based on abstract peer reviewed scores, and were eligible for a presentation award.
Evaluations of scientific merit were based upon the following criteria:


  • Research design is appropriate and transparent
  • Data sources are appropriate and transparent
  • Data analyses are appropriate and transparent
  • Results are included and are transparent and comprehensible
  • Uncertainty of results is addressed appropriately
  • Conclusions are consistent with the results


  • Objectives/research questions are clearly stated, and objectives are addressed
  • Factual information is kept separate from interpretations or implications / unbiased presentations
  • Implications, as presented, are easy to understand
  • Clarity of presentation




EE480: Economic Burden of Major Depressive Disorder in the United States in 2019-2020: A Societal Perspective

Presenting Author: Abhishek Chitnis, Biogen Inc., USA


RWD35: Coding Trends of Single Gene and Next Generation Sequencing Tests for Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Using a EHR-Linked Claims Database

Presenting Author: Ibrahim Abbass, Genentech Inc., USA


RWD133: Clinical Trial Emulation of the Catt Using Data from the Iris® Registry (INTELLIGENT RESEARCH IN SIGHT) Using Exact Matching and Inverse Probability Weighting

Presenting Author: Helene Fevrier, Verana Health, USA



CO107: Physical Therapy Versus Watchful Waiting for the Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Presenting Author: Michael Dean, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA


EPH165: Geographic Variation of Antidementia Medication Use Among U.S. Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Presenting Author: Alison Rataj, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA


RWD109: The Use of Real-World Evidence in FDA Regulatory Submissions: A Review

Presenting Author: Nikita Raina, Beam Therapeutics, USA



CO1: Psychosocial Disorders and Clinical Outcomes Among Older Adults with Atrial Fibrillation: The Sage-AF Study

Presenting Author: Alexander Hamel, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, USA


HPR39: A Time-to-Event Framework for Quantifying Clinical Significance of Effect in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

Presenting Author: Shauna McManus, OPEN Health Group, USA


RWD87: Real-World Data Quality Assessment for Outcomes Research in Early-Stage Cancers

Presenting Author: Yu-Han Kao, Merck & Co., Inc., USA



P29: Evaluating the Appropriateness of the EQ-5D-5L Descriptive System and the Derived Health Utility Index Scores in Adults with Transfusion-Dependent Beta-Thalassemia: A Mixed-Methods Study

Presenting Author: Adriana Boateng-Kuffour, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, USA


P42: Value-Based Pricing for Drugs with Accelerated Approval Incorporating Uncertainty and Risk Aversion

Presenting Author: Boshen Jiao, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA


P48: Oncologists’ and Urologists’ Preferences for First-Line (1L) Treatment of Locally Advanced/Unresectable Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma (AUC): A Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) Conducted in 5 European Countries

Presenting Author: Laura Panattoni, Precision Value and Health, USA



P4: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Ivosidenib Versus Chemotherapy for Previously Treated IDH1-Mutant Advanced Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma in Taiwan

Presenting Author: Kuei-An Chen, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


P57: The Role of Anticoagulants Clinics in Anticoagulant Therapy Initiation for Incident Atrial Fibrillation

Presenting Author: Asinamai Ndai, University of Florida, USA



P10: The Public's COVID-19 Fatigue and Mental Health Towards COVID-19 Public Health and Social Measures (PHSMS) and Mental Health in China: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Presenting Author: Taoran Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


P43: Critical Appraisal of Drug Pricing for Advanced Breast Cancer Medications Approvals in Brazil (2007 - 2022) and Comparison with Major National Economic Indicators

Presenting Author: Stephen Stefani, Grupo Oncoclínicas, Brazil


Presentation Award Judge Acknowledgment

ISPOR would like to thank the ISPOR 2023 judges who have volunteered their time and expertise in judging the podium and poster presentations.

Ali Ahmed, MPhil, Malaysia

Doyinsola Bailey, BSc, MPH, PhD, USA

Sandipan Bhattacharjee, MS, PhD, USA

Amy Buchanan-Hughes, MA, MSci, USA

Ash Bullement, BSc, MSc, UK

Rose Chang, MS, MSPH, ScD, USA

Nil Comasòlivas, MSc, MD, Belgium

Ruth Dixon, PhD, USA

Jagadeswara Rao Earla, MBA, PharmD, PhD, USA

Rosmin Esmail, PhD, Canada

Janet Espirito, PharmD, USA

Shahariar Mohammed Fahim, PhD, USA

Swarnali Goswami, BS, MS, PhD, USA

Sola Han, MS, PharmD, PhD, USA

Brooke Harrow, PhD, USA

Kate Johnson, MSc, PhD, Canada

Shweta Kamat, BS, MS, USA

Mairead Kearney, MBA, MPH, MSc, MD, Germany

Nima Khodakarami, MBA, MSc, PhD, USA

Amit Kulkarni, PhD, USA

Jinender Kumar, MS, USA

Efstathios Michalopoulos, BA, BS, MPH, USA

Andrew Mumford, BSc, UK

Sibyl Munson, PhD, USA

Ahmed Osman, MSc, PhD, Egypt

Riku Ota, BSc, MPH, Japan

Melissa Ouellet, BSc, MSc, Canada

Semra Ozdemir, PhD, Singapore

Taehwan Park, PhD, USA

Apoorva Pradhan, PhD, USA

Amey Rane, BS, MS, USA

Ralitsa Raycheva, MA, MCom, PhD, Bulgaria

Nicholas Robert, MD, USA

Sarah Ronnebaum, PhD, USA

Gautam Sahu, MS, PhD, India

Vassiki Sanogo, BA, MA, MASc, MSc, PhD, USA

Hui Shao, MHA, PhD, MD, USA

Shih-Chieh Shao, MS, Taiwan

Manvi Sharma, MBA, MS, RPh, PhD, USA

Marlene Smurzynski, MSPH, PhD, USA

Deepika Thakur, MPharm, Canada

Adina Turcu-Stiolica, PhD, Romania

Helena  Van Deynse, MSc, Belgium

Lorenzo Villa Zapata, PharmD, PhD, USA

Annesha White, MS, PharmD, PhD, USA

Abimbola Williams, MPH, MS, USA

Lixia Yao, PhD, USA

Harrison Yoon, PharmD, USA

Yichen Zhang, MPH, PhD, USA