ISPOR is strongly committed to diversity. The Society’s Strategic Plan and core values embrace excellence through encouragement and acceptance of diverse ideas, cultures, and disciplines. Other Breakout Session submissions are encouraged from all stakeholders and are evaluated based on merit. ISPOR also aims to reflect the diversity of its membership in all endeavors and encourages consideration of diversity in abstract submissions. Diversity dimensions include (but not limited to) gender, career stage, ethnicity, race, education, sexual orientation, region/geographic location, physical disability, and religion. Additional information can be found at the Society’s Diversity Policy.
Other Breakout Session proposals are open to any proposals that require flexibility in content delivery. Examples of different session styles can be didactic, lecture, general panel discussions, roundtables, fireside chats and more!
- Other Breakout Sessions are designed to share novel and innovative experiences in either the conduct of pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research studies or the interpretation and use of pharmacoeconomic outcomes information in health care policy development.
- Other Breakout Sessions submission option is for one-hour educational sessions that will run concurrently with the issue panels and workshops. The main difference between this session type and workshops is the flexibility in delivery.
- Standard and advanced methods topics breakout session submissions follow the same review process as the issue panel and workshop submissions.
- Example of a breakout session proposal submission is available here (downloadable PDF).
Breakout session submissions should be organized as follows:
STEP 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
- Acknowledgments: Submitting authors/submitters must agree to read and agree to ISPOR submission guidelines, ISPOR being an in-person only event, to incorporate audience interactive elements, and AI-Assisted Content Disclosure.
- Interactive Element: Provide all interactive elements you plan to utilize in your session.
- Title: Provide a title that accurately describes your breakout session. The title should be in title case, 225 character limit (including spaces). Examples:
- Fixing the Tower of Babel: Establishing a Common Metric for Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
- Optimal Allocation of Resources in Managing Medical Device Portfolios
- Adjusting for Between-Trial Differences in the Schedule of Assessment for Disease Progression in Immuno-oncology and Its Impact on Indirect Treatment Comparisons
- Submitter Email
- ISPOR Guidance on the Use of AI-Assisted Technologies in Content: ISPOR has implemented guidance on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies in submission to the Society’s conferences. Submitting authors/submitters are required to disclose the use of AI and AI-assisted technologies in their submitted abstract(s) and/or accepted materials. Standard word processing spelling and grammar checks do not need to be disclosed.
- Joint Clinical Assessment/Scientific Advice in the EU Related Content: Given the ongoing development of the Joint Clinical Assessment process in the EU and the accompanying methods guidance, we anticipate that this will be a highly relevant topic at ISPOR. Similarly, Joint Scientific Consultations constitute an integral part of the EU HTA regulation and provide an opportunity to discuss the development plan to generate evidence to meet the needs of both regulators and HTA bodies with regards to pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Sessions specifically relevant to either the process or methods involved in these areas, especially the more controversial aspects, will be highlighted in our program.
- RWE Related Content: All topics are welcome, but we also encourage the submission around the topic of real-world evidence.
- Indicate if Submitter or Authors are Member(s) of an ISPOR Chapter
- Level of Difficulty: Indicate if this session is Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced in nature.
STEP 2: TAXONOMY/TOPIC
Select the taxonomy/topic that best describes your session.
Clinician Reported Outcomes
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
Epidemiology & Public Health
Safety & Pharmacoepidemiology
Prevalence, Incidence, & Disease Risk Factors
Disease Classification & Coding
Health Policy & Regulatory
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
Health Service Delivery & Process of Care
Hospital and Clinical Practices
Pharmacist Interventions and Practices
Quality of Care Measurement
Treatment Patterns and Guidelines
Health Technology Assessment
Systems & Structure
Value Frameworks & Dossier Format
Decision & Deliberative Processes
Diagnostics & Imaging
Methodological & Statistical Research
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics
Confounding, Selection Bias Correction, Causal Inference
Modeling & Simulation
PRO & Related Methods
Academic & Educational
Best Research Practices
Geographic & Regional
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
Real World Data & Information Systems
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
STEP 3: LOCATION
What geographical region is this content about?
STEP 4: MODERATOR/SPEAKERS
A breakout session is comprised of a minimum of 1 and maximum of 4 presenters. We recommend you assign at least one moderator/discussion leader, but it is not required. All presenters will be asked to provide any previous, relevant speaking/publication experience.
- Moderator/Discussion Leaders maintain communication with presenters and ISPOR staff regarding the development and delivery of the session.
- To assure lively debate, presenters should be from different institutions and/or work environments representing different perspectives on the debate.
- Presenters should present distinct views on the topic.
- Provide the names, degrees, positions, work environment, city, state, country and email addresses for the presenters.
- Moderator/Speaker Type: You can choose what type fits your session best: Discussion Leader, Discussant, Panelist, Speaker, Moderator.
- You will be asked for full submitter information on this step as well. The submitter can be the same as an already listed participant.
STEP 5: PURPOSE/DESCRIPTION
- Length of Proposal (Purpose and Description): 300 words
- Purpose: Provide a clear definition of the breakout session’s objective. (Ensure that the purpose(s) is achievable in 60 minutes.)
- Description: Provide background information, details on the material to be presented and the preferred format of the session. Include speaker presentation length, e.g., 10 minutes, especially if there is concern that objective cannot be met in 60 minutes. It is helpful to include which stakeholders will benefit from attending.
STEP 6: CONFIRMATION
Review your submission and complete the “Final Steps” acknowledgement form at the bottom. You must complete this final step and select “Conclude Submission,” otherwise your submission will be considered incomplete and not submitted for review. Please note: you will need to complete this step every time you update your submission.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF OTHER BREAKOUT SESSION
Overall, breakout session acceptance is based on the quality of the proposal and the topic’s importance for inclusion and discussion in this conference’s scientific program. Standard and advanced methods topics breakout session submissions
follow the same review process.
Please consider the updated submission criteria when submitting your proposal:
Quality of content
- Educational value of the session
- Timeliness of the topic
- Applicability of content to HEOR practice or principles
- Effectiveness of incorporated active learning strategies
- The information/issue presented are novel or innovative
- Breakout session proposals includes examples drawn from multiple sources
- Unbiased content that does not promote a product, service, or organization; abstracts deemed to be promotional will be excluded from consideration
Quality of proposal
- Explanation of session format and how it will effectively deliver content to the audience
- Proposal purpose
- The background information (included in the overview) is clear and concise
Quality of Speakers
- Expertise/experience of proposed speakers
- Proposed speakers represent diverse backgrounds (gender, geographic, institutional - refer to ISPOR Diversity policy) and perspectives (multiple organizations are represented)