Session Formats

From observing conversations that count to joining a debate or diving into problem-solving mode, we have numerous learning styles covered.  Mix and match our learning formats to create an educational experience that works for you! 

Plenary Sessions 
Thought-provoking, global challenges deconstructed by acclaimed panelists representing multiple stakeholders focused on healthcare policy, the application of HEOR in healthcare decision making, or methodology.

Spotlight Sessions 
Spotlight sessions highlight the incredible efforts that are being made in HEOR and promote areas of innovation on timely topics. 

Breakout Sessions: Issue Panels, Workshops, & More
Traditional sessions dedicated to the “how to”, “so what”, “what’s new”, and specific advances needed to keep up on your day-to-day.  Issue Panels introduce debates with multistakeholder perspectives on new and controversial issues in HEOR while workshops and other session formats focus on new and innovative applications in the conduct and use of HEOR or the latest on real world data, clinical, economic, or patient -reported outcomes, patient preferences and healthcare policy.

Podium Sessions 
Top research abstracts, selected by our Research Review Committee, that have been invited to give oral presentations of their latest work.  Each podium session is comprised of individual research abstracts that have been grouped together by an overarching theme.  *Available as Prerelease Sessions only.   

Discussion Groups
Have 45 minutes? Let’s discuss! Our Group Discussions are conversations facilitated by ISPOR Member Groups that focus on addressing a set of specific questions pertaining to scientific research and initiatives, regional health policy, and best research practices. These live discussions are intended to be highly interactive, collaborative and promote the exchange of ideas in a peer-to-peer setting. 

Poster Session
Scroll through an e-gallery of visually stimulating science.    View posters by topic, category, authors, and author discussion time. Be sure to check out this year’s poster presentations schedule and stop in to join timely research discussions. 

Forums
Forums are 60-minute presentations facilitated by ISPOR Member Groups on scientific research and initiatives, regional health policy, and best research practices that are directly associated to the work or role of the ISPOR Member Groups.  Forums are open to all attendees and are a great way to learn more about the work ISPOR members are leading. 

Educational Symposia  
ISPOR Educational Symposia are sponsored high-level HEOR presentations related to ISPOR’s mission and available to all ISPOR conference delegates.