- ISPOR issue panels are designed to stimulate real debate on new or controversial topics in health economics and outcomes research or use of outcomes research in healthcare decision making.
- A successful issue panel will debate an important and/or timely HEOR issue. Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the issue.
- To assure lively discussion, panelists should be from different institutions and/or work environments.
- Example of an issue panel proposal submission is available here.
Issue panel submissions should be organized as follows:
- TITLE: Provide a title that accurately describes the issue and is framed as a question. The title should be in all CAPS.Examples:
- MULTI-INDICATION PRICING: DO WE WANT IT? CAN WE OPERATIONALIZE IT?
- DESIGNING A PATIENT-CENTERED VALUE FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE SHARED DECISION MAKINGIN ONCOLOGY: WHY, WHAT, AND HOW?
- ARE EXISTING HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS INADEQUATE FORESTABLISHING VALUE FOR POTENTIALLY TRANSFORMATIVE GENE THERAPIES?
- MODERATOR/PANELISTS: An issue panel is comprised of 1 moderator and a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 panelists.
- To assure lively debate, panelists should be from different institutions and/or work environments representing different perspectives on the debate.
- Panelists should present distinct views on the topic.
- Provide the names, degrees, positions, city, state, country and email addresses for the moderator/panelists.
- SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: A successful issue panel will debate an issue and have multiple perspectives represented by the panelists. Provide the question which will be the subject of the debate.
- ISSUE: Provide a clear definition of the issue to be presented and debated.
- OVERVIEW: Provide background information and details on the material to be presented. Include speaker presentation length, e.g., 15 minutes, and state the allotted time to address the audience discussion and debate criterion. It is helpful to include which stakeholders will benefit from attending.
- LENGTH of PROPOSAL (Issue and Overview): 300 words
- PANELIST’S PERSPECTIVE: Provide a description of each panelist’s perspective on the debate topic.
- Example 1: Dr. Glick will discuss challenges in designing a patient-centered value framework, including addressing tensions between the societal and patient perspective. Ms. Sonet will represent patient perspectives, offering insights from patient-centered research conducted by CancerCare. She will highlight factors important to cancer patients and approaches to collecting such information in clinical practice to support a customized patient-centered decision tool. Dr. Phelps will argue that methods such as multi-criteria decision analysis can be used to develop a scoring approach to inform shared decision-making using a customized tool.
- Example 2: Jaime Caro will argue that the development of open-source models is essential for cost-effectiveness analysis to be viewed as a reliable input to decision making and Renée Arnold will argue that the impact on intellectual property rights, model “ownership”, oversite and, consequently, the incentives and resources available to develop and maintain models are prohibitive.
TOPIC CATEGORIES AND SUB-CATEGORIES FOR ISSUE PANEL SUBMISSIONS
Select the topic/subtopic that best describes your proposal from the list below. Click on the topics below to see their respective subtopics.
Comparative Effectiveness or Efficacy
Clinician Outcomes Assessment
Relating Intermediate to Long-term Outcomes
Cost/Cost of Illness/Resource Use Studies
Budget Impact Analysis
Thresholds & Opportunity Cost
Trial-based economic evaluation
Work & Home Productivity - Indirect Costs
Value of Information
Novel & Social Elements of Value
Safety & Pharmacoepidemiology
Prevalence, Incidence, & Disease Risk Factors
Disease Classification & Coding
Approval & Labeling
Pricing Policy & Schemes
Reimbursement & Access Policy
Insurance Systems & National Health Care
Public Spending & National Health Expenditures
Coverage with Evidence Development & Adaptive Pathways
Health Disparities & Equity
Hospital and Clinical Practices
Pharmacist Interventions and Practices
Quality of Care Measurement
Treatment Patterns and Guidelines
Systems & Structure
Value Frameworks & Dossier Format
Decision & Deliberative Processes
Diagnostics & Imaging
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics
Confounding, Selection Bias Correction, Causal Inference
Modeling & Simulation
PRO & Related Methods
Adherence, Persistence, & Compliance
Stated Preference & Patient Satisfaction
Health State Utilities
Patient-reported Outcomes & Quality of Life Outcomes
Patient Behavior and Incentives
Instrument Development, Validation, & Translation
Academic & Educational
Best Research Practices
Geographic & Regional
Data Protection, Integrity, & Quality Assurance
Health & Insurance Records Systems
Distributed Data & Research Networks
Reproducibility & Replicability
Pragmatic Trials & Large Simple Trials
Prospective Observational Studies
Electronic Medical & Health Records
Administrative Claims Data
Surveys & Expert Panels
Decision Modeling & Simulation
Literature Review & Synthesis
Meta-analysis & Indirect Comparisons
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF ISSUE PANELS
Overall, issue panel acceptance is based on the quality of the proposal/debate presented and the topic’s importance for inclusion and discussion in this conference’s scientific program.
All issue panel submissions are judged according to these criteria:
- The information / issue(s) presented are valuable to the health economic & outcomes researcher or the healthcare decision-maker
- Is the issue panel clearly a debate on an issue?
- Is the issue clearly defined?
- Is more than one perspective identified?
- Is the background information (included in the overview) clear and concise?
- Is there time allotted for audience discussion and debate?
- Presenter diversity, i.e., different stakeholders, work environments and/or geographic locations.