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. Research 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.

  • Outcomes research on all health care interventions (including drugs, devices, behavioral modification programs, surgery, disease prevention, gene therapy, screening, diagnostic procedures, and health education) and on all diseases or methodologies are considered.
  • Abstracts are evaluated on the quality of the study (or concept) and the quality of the presentation.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are required to transfer copyright to ISPOR.
  • Abstracts that have been submitted to another conference and copyright has been transferred to another organization will not be considered.
  • Research presented at a previous ISPOR meeting is not allowed.
  • Submitting authors/submitters must agree to disclose AI-Assisted Content in the submission form. Failure to disclose in submissions and/or accepted materials may result in its withdrawal from ISPOR.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published as submitted in Value in Health. Changes to abstracts will not be accepted after the Submission Deadline; therefore, they should be carefully written and edited prior to submission. Please note that only presented research will be published in Value in Health.
  • Accepted research is presented as a 15-minute podium presentation or a poster presentation with an author discussion hour.
  • The top 5% of podium and poster presentations, based on peer review evaluation, are eligible for an ISPOR Research Presentation Award.
  • Example of a research abstract submission is available here.
  • Length of Abstract: 300 words


Below are instructions to assist with your research abstract submission. If you have any questions concerning the research submission process, please contact 


  • Acknowledgements: Submitting authors/submitters must agree to read and agree to ISPOR submission guidelines, Publisher's disclaimer and AI-Assisted Content Disclosure.

  • Title: When submitting your abstract titles must be submitted in title case. There is a 225 characters limit (including spaces).

  • Submitter Email

  • Preferred Format (Poster only/Either poster or podium): Accepted research is presented as either a 15-minute podium (oral presentation) or a poster presentation.

  • Identify if Your Presenting Author is a Student or New Investigator (a researcher with less than 3 years in the field of health economics and outcomes research)

  • Indicate if Abstract Was Accepted Previously at Prior ISPOR or Other Meeting: Abstracts that have been submitted to another conference and copyright has been transferred to another organization will not be considered.

  • ISPOR Guidance on the Use of AI and 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. 
    • RWE Related Content: All topics are welcome, but we also encourage the submission around the topic of real-world evidence.
    • ISPOR Presentations Database: Indicate your intention to submit your presentation/research to the ISPOR Presentation Database.

    • Indicate If Submitter or Authors are Member(s) of an ISPOR Chapter


    When submitting your abstract, you must identify the type of research abstract by selecting the most relevant approach from the list below.

    • Conceptual Papers

    A Conceptual Paper submission provokes thought by presenting original concepts, not necessarily data. It may build upon current methods to challenge the status quo and/or address gaps in the knowledge that informs methods. The goal of Conceptual Papers is to advance the science of health economics and outcomes research by fueling ideas that can be tested in future studies. Conceptual Papers may also draw from empirical thinking that guides other relevant scientific disciplines including but not limited to epidemiology, statistics, computer science, medicine, behavioral health, actuarial science, or economics. Presenters are highly encouraged to share a novel figure or framework in their poster or podium session to illustrate conceptual constructs and their relationships. 

    • Research on Methods

    Research on Methods submissions should test the application of current or new methods with the goal of validating them and/or identifying ways to refine them. Research on Methods can focus on any stage of the research process, such as design, measurement, or analysis. The goal of Research on Methods is to further the methodological infrastructure for conducting health economics and outcomes research. Submitters are encouraged to draw from other relevant scientific disciplines that are complementary to health economics and outcomes research in cases where inclusion of different perspectives help to understand the methods being tested or identify ways to improve them.

    • Research

      A research submission is a systematic investigation conducted to answer a scientific question (or series of questions) using existing methods in health economics and outcomes research. These methods include research using primary data (for example, data reported directly by patients or clinicians through observational or controlled studies) or secondary data (for example, data obtained from existing datasets such as electronic health records, registries, or healthcare claims). Tertiary examinations (for example, systematic reviews or meta-analyses of published papers that employ primary or secondary data) are also included in this submission category. Models using established techniques to examine or predict costs or outcomes (for example, machine learning models, cohort simulation models, decision analyses, and budget impact models) also fall in this submission category. Other types of health economics and/or outcomes research examinations conducted using existing methods but not specified here are also encouraged.


    When submitting your abstract, you must select at least one topic and subtopic that best describes your research. This topic/taxonomy will also be used to assign the appropriate peer reviewer to your submission. 

    After selecting your main topic/taxonomy, you may then choose up to four subtopics. Expand each taxonomy area below to view the available subcategories. If these subtopic areas do not apply to your research, select “Does Not Apply” at the bottom of the “Subtopics” page.

    Clinical Outcomes

    Comparative Effectiveness or Efficacy

    Performance-based Outcomes

    Clinician Reported Outcomes

    Clinician Outcomes Assessment

    Relating Intermediate to Long-term Outcomes

    Economic Evaluation

    Cost/Cost of Illness/Resource Use Studies

    Cost-comparison/effectiveness/utility/benefit Analysis

    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

    Public Health

    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

    Procurement Systems

    Coverage with Evidence Development & Adaptive Pathways

    Risk-sharing Approaches

    Health Disparities & Equity


    Health Service Delivery & Process of Care

    Hospital and Clinical Practices

    Prescribing Behavior

    Pharmacist Interventions and Practices

    Formulary Development


    Quality of Care Measurement

    Disease Management (including optimization studies)

    Treatment Patterns and Guidelines

    Health Technology Assessment

    Systems & Structure

    Value Frameworks & Dossier Format

    Decision & Deliberative Processes


    Medical Technologies

    Medical Devices

    Digital Health (includes HIT, mhealth, wearables)

    Diagnostics & Imaging

    Implementation Science


    Methodological & Statistical Research

    Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

    Missing Data

    Confounding, Selection Bias Correction, Causal Inference

    Modeling & Simulation

    PRO & Related Methods

    Survey Methods


    Organizational Practices

    Academic & Educational



    Best Research Practices

    Geographic & Regional (not for epidemiology or treatment evaluation studies of population subgroups)


    Patient-Centered Research

    Adherence, Persistence, & Compliance

    Stated Preference & Patient Satisfaction

    Health State Utilities

    Patient-reported Outcomes & Quality of Life Outcomes

    Patient Behavior and Incentives

    Patient Engagement

    Instrument Development, Validation, & Translation


    Real World Data & Information Systems

    Data Protection, Integrity, & Quality Assurance

    Health & Insurance Records Systems

    Distributed Data & Research Networks

    Reproducibility & Replicability


    Study Approaches

    Administrative Claims Data

    Clinical Trials

    Decision Modeling & Simulation

    Electronic Medical & Health Records

    Literature Review & Synthesis

    Meta-analysis & Indirect Comparisons

    Pragmatic Trials & Large Simple Trials

    Prospective Observational Studies


    Surveys & Expert Panels

    Accepted research abstracts are grouped according to specific diseases/specialized treatment areas for poster presentation. Please indicate one specific diseases/specialized treatment areas below to assist in assigning your abstract for poster presentation. You can select "No Specific Disease" if these choices do not apply.

    Please note you will have the opportunity to select additional specific diseases/specialized treatment areas to represent your research on the next submission step.

    Specific Diseases & Conditions

    Cardiovascular Disorders (including MI, Stroke, Circulatory)

    Diabetes/Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders (including obesity)

    Gastrointestinal Disorders      


    Infectious Disease (non-vaccine)

    Injury & Trauma

    Mental Health (including addition)                 

    Musculoskeletal Disorders (Arthritis, Bone Disorders, Osteoporosis, Other Musculoskeletal) 

    Neurological Disorders



    Rare & Orphan Diseases

    Reproductive & Sexual Health

    Respiratory-Related Disorders (Allergy, Asthma, Smoking, Other Respiratory)              

    Sensory System Disorders (Ear, Eye, Dental, Skin)  

    Systemic Disorders/Conditions (Anesthesia, Auto-Immune Disorders (n.e.c.), Hematological Disorders (non-oncologic), Pain)  

    Urinary/Kidney Disorders


    Specialized Treatment Areas

    Alternative Medicine

    Biologics & Biosimilars


    Genetic, Regenerative & Curative Therapies


    Medical Devices


    Personalized & Precision Medicine



    Veterinary Medicine



    In addition to your primary disease provided on the previous page, please select up to four additional disease & conditions/specialized treatment areas that best describe your research.

    If you do not want to select any additional options, select "No Additional Disease & Conditions/Specialized Treatment Areas."

    Select all geographic regions that apply to your case study abstract.

    Include all authors and submitters that are affiliated with your research abstract. You will be required to assign one Presenting Author and one Submitter per submission. Please note: you will have the opportunity to update your presenting author, however, presenting author changes submitted to ISPOR less than two months before the conference may not be published in Value and Health.

    All accepted presenting authors must register for the meeting and are responsible for their meeting registration fees, unless otherwise notified in writing by ISPOR. Presenting authors are required to register and present their poster and/or podium in order to be published in Value in Health

    Submitters will receive confirmation of submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to coordinate with authors after the submission status notification is received. ISPOR will communicate then with presenting authors directly regarding their abstract’s acceptance/rejection status and conference participation. 

    All presenting authors are required to complete the Financial Disclosure Statement.

    Copy and paste your abstract text from your preferred Word processor. Do not remove included headers (OBJECTIVES, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSION). Abstract has a 300 maximum word count. You can apply special formatting using the provided buttons along the top of the text box.

    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.


    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
    • Unbiased content that does not promote a product, service, or organization; (abstracts deemed to be promotional will be excluded from consideration)

    Quality of Abstract (Research)

    • Research design is appropriate & transparent.
    • Data sources are appropriate & transparent.
    • Data analyses are appropriate & transparent.
    • Results ARE INCLUDED and are transparent and comprehensible.
    • 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 presentation.
    • Implications/results, as presented, are easy to understand.

    Quality of Abstract (Conceptual Papers/Research on Methods)

    • Approach to concept is apparent.
    • Sufficient background information is provided.
    • Practical implications/recommendations are provided.
    • Conclusions or recommendations are consistent with the goal of the abstract.
    • Objectives/research questions are clearly stated, and objectives are addressed.
    • Factual information is kept separate from interpretations or implications/unbiased presentation.
    • Implications/results, as presented, are easy to understand.

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