Awards and Grants

ISPOR’s SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The society’s scientific achievement and leadership awards program is designed to foster and recognize research excellence, leadership, and outstanding technical achievement in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR).  ISPOR's Scientific Achievement and Leadership Awards Program includes the following distinguished awards:

ISPOR's Scientific Achievement and Leadership Awards are presented at the May Conference.

Award recipients are honored during the Annual Awards Banquet held Sunday evening at the May conference in conjunction with the President’s Reception. The following awards will be presented throughout the Banquet:

  • Avedis Donabedian Award
  • Marilyn Dix Smith Leadership Award
  • Bernie O’Brien Young Investigator’s Awards
  • Value in Health Research Paper of the Year Award
  • Research Excellence Awards in Methods and Application
  • VIHRI Excellent Article Award(s)
  • ISPOR Student leadership service and awards
  • ISPOR Service Awards.

The Monday plenary will include a brief presentation by the recipient of the Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award and the Tuesday plenary will include a brief presentation by the recipient of the Marilyn Dix Smith Leadership Award.

ISPOR’s SERVICE, CHAPTER AND STUDENT AWARDS

ISPOR also recognizes the contributions of members who have led an important ISPOR activity. Recipients are recognized during an Awards Dinner at the May conference for those who have chaired publications editorial boards, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups, and various ISPOR committees, as well as the ISPOR student leadership. In addition, ISPOR recognizes various regional chapter leadership at its various regional meetings.

Research Presentation Podium and Poster Awards

Posters_Europe 2015_DTM_6244_Awards-ConferencesThese awards recognize the scientific merit of the presentations.

The awards are given for the best research presentations in three categories, General, Student and New Investigator. Consideration for an award is given to all research podium presentations and to the Top 10% of the research poster presentations. The Top 10% research posters are based on their abstract review score.

The award finalists’ posters are adorned with a rosette and will be judged during the conference and the award recipients will be notified by email. The winners receive special recognition on the Best Research Poster Presentation Award webpage, also via Value & Outcomes Spotlight, eBulletin, and an email to conference attendees.

Best Research Podium Presentation Awards

These awards recognize the scientific merit of Podium presentations given at the conference. The Criteria - Podium Research Presentation Awards webpage provides additional information.

Best Research Poster Presentation Awards 

These awards recognize the scientific merit of Poster presentations given at the conference. The Criteria - Poster Research Presentation Awards webpage provides additional information.

Conference Travel Grant Awards

ISPOR's Conference Travel Grants were established to support attendance at the Society's conferences for eligible members to attend the Society's conferences.

Additional information on ISPOR Conference Travel Grants can be found at: