SUBMISSION INFORMATION

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All podium presentations and the top 10% of poster presentations, based on peer review evaluation, are eligible for an ISPOR Research Presentation Award.
  • Example of a research abstract submission is available here.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Below are instructions to assist with your research abstract submission. The submission process is geared to collect three aspects of your research: (1) Study Approach; (2) Relevant Topics/Subtopics; (3) Associated Specific Diseases/Specialized Treatment Areas.

STEP 1: TITLE
When submitting your abstract, titles must be submitted in all CAPS.

STEP 2: RESEARCH STUDY APPROACH
When submitting your abstract, you must identify the study approach of your research by selecting the most relevant approach from the list below. Please note if your research is a methods study or conceptual paper, you should choose the corresponding option below.

Study Approaches: Administrative Claims DataStudy Approaches: Clinical Trials

Study Approaches: Decision Modeling & Simulation

Study Approaches: Electronic Medical & Health Records

Study Approaches: Literature Review & Synthesis

Study Approaches: Meta-analysis & Indirect Comparisons

Study Approaches: Pragmatic Trials & Large Simple Trials

Study Approaches: Prospective Observational Studies

Study Approaches: Registries

Study Approaches: Surveys & Expert Panels

Does Not Apply (Conceptual Papers/Research on Methods)

STEP 3: TOPICS AND SUBTOPICS FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
When submitting your abstract, you must select at least one topic and subtopic that best describes your research. You may choose up to four topic/subtopics. Topic subcategories are listed after each topic below to aid in your selection. Please note that “Does Not Apply” should only be chosen for Conceptual Papers.

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

Telemedicine

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

Industry

Ethical

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

 

STEP 4: PEER REVIEW TOPIC
When submitting your abstract, you must select a preferred topic for your research, which will be used to assign the appropriate peer reviewers to your submission.

When submitting your abstract, you must select a preferred topic for your research, which will be used to assign the appropriate peer reviewers to your submission.  Please note if your submission is a conceptual paper, you should choose the corresponding option below.

STEP 5: PREFERRED SPECIFIC DISEASE/SPECIALIZED TREATMENT AREAS FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
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 choose "Multiple" if one choice does 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. This step will not apply if (1) your abstract is accepted for podium presentation or (2) your abstract is not accepted for presentation. 

Specific Diseases & Conditions

Cardiovascular Disorders (including MI, Stroke, Circulatory)

Diabetes/Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders (including obesity)

Gastrointestinal Disorders      

Geriatrics

Infectious Disease (non-vaccine)

Injury & Trauma

Mental Health (including addition)                 

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

Oncology

Pediatrics

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

Generics

Nutrition

Personalized & Precision Medicine

Surgery

Vaccines

Veterinary Medicine

 

STEP 6: SPECIFIC DISEASE/SPECIALIZED TREATMENT AREAS FOR RESEARCH SUBMISSIONS
When submitting your abstract, you can select up to 4 specific diseases/specialized treatment areas that best describes your research. If no disease or multiple diseases apply to your abstract, select Multiple Diseases or No Specific Disease.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF RESEARCH ABSTRACTS:

QUALITY OF STUDY CRITERIA (FOR STUDY APPROACHES):
**Note: For studies involving data collection or analysis, the abstract will be REJECTED if RESULTS are NOT included.**

  1. Research design is appropriate & transparent.
  2. Data sources are appropriate & transparent.
  3. Data analyses are appropriate & transparent.
  4. Results ARE INCLUDED and are transparent and comprehensible.
  5. Conclusions are consistent with the results.

QUALITY OF CONCEPTUAL PAPER ABSTRACTS:

  1. Approach to concept is apparent.
  2. Sufficient background information is provided.
  3. Practical implications/recommendations are provided.
  4. Conclusions or recommendations are consistent with the goal of the abstract

QUALITY OF THE ABSTRACT PRESENTATION CRITERIA:

  1. Objectives/research questions are clearly stated and objectives are addressed.
  2. Factual information is kept separate from interpretations or implications/unbiased presentation.
  3. Implications/results, as presented, are easy to understand.
  4. Presentation appears unbiased and is not promoting a product or service.

RESEARCH TOPIC IMPORTANCE

  1. Please rate the importance of this subject to be included in this year’s scientific program.

Submit An Abstract - ISPOR 2019