Signal—ISPOR’s signature program—looks beyond today’s linear thinking to explore topics that will shape healthcare decision making over the next decade. Seeking to strengthen strategic foresight and adaptive leadership capacities in the complex world of healthcare, the Signal  series focuses on the “big picture,” while also addressing how health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) can best contribute to solving healthcare’s greatest challenges.

Signal episodes are scheduled throughout the year and feature conversations with speakers who are innovative thought leaders and change makers in both healthcare and other sectors of economy, science disciplines, and areas of human inquiry that can impact healthcare.

Upcoming Signal episodes:


Monday, May 16


10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (EDT) - Episode 6
“New Analytical Approaches to 21st Century Challenges”

Host

Laura T. Pizzi, RPh, PharmD, MPH, Associate Chief Science Officer, ISPOR, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

Speakers

Harris Eyre, MD, PhD, Co-Lead, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-PRODEO Institute Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative, CA, USA

Julian Karaguesian, Economics Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Dr Benjamin Trump, PhD, Research Social Scientist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

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Note: This Signal Series event is a featured in-person session included within ISPOR 2022’s robust agenda. Registration to ISPOR 2022 is required. In addition to this Signal Series event, ISPOR 2022 registrants have access to on-demand virtual sessions, five concurrent in-person sessions, plenaries, spotlights, posters, exhibits and all other events offered during the in-person event. View the full ISPOR 2022 program to see why this is an event you can’t miss!

Tuesday, June 21


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT) - Episode 7
“The Real Experience Revolution®: Towards a New Empiricism of Health

Host

Dan Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN, Emeritus Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Speakers

Chris Lawer, MPhil, Founder, Executive Director, Umio, Oxford, England, UK

Julia Chamova, MBA, Senior Director, Content Strategies, ISPOR — The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

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* Check back regularly as we continue to add speakers and build additional episodes




Previous Signal Episodes:


Tuesday, January 25, 2022


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST) - Episode 4
"The New Science of Cause and Effect: Causal Revolution Applied

Welcome 

Julia Chamova, MBA, Senior Director, Content Strategies, ISPOR — The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Host 

Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD, Professor, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Tirol, Austria

Speaker

Judea Pearl, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, Samueli School of Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT) - Episode 5
"Venture Capital Investment : Upstream Decision Making on Value in Healthcare"

Welcome 

Julia Chamova, MBA, Senior Director, Content Strategies, ISPOR — The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Host

Tom Cassels, President, Rock Health and General Manager, Rock Health’s Advisory Services, San Francisco, CA, USA

Speakers 

Alyssa Jaffee, Partner, 7wire Ventures, Chicago, IL, USA

Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Thursday, July 15, 2021


11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT) - Episode 3
“National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), UK: Transformation in Action"

Host 

Jens Grueger, PhD, Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Zurich, Switzerland

Speakers

Gillian Leng, CBE, Chief Executive Officer NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, London, England UK

Meindert Boysen, PharmD, MSc, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Center for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, London, England, UK

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Friday, June 25, 2021


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT) - Episode 2
“From Price Determining Value to Value Determining Price: It’s About Strategy at a System Level”

Welcome

Nancy S. Berg, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Host/Speaker

John G. Singer, Executive Director, Blue Spoon Consulting, USA

Speakers

Alexander Billioux, MD, DPhil, Vice President, Social Determinants of Health, United Healthcare, USA 

Michele Markus, Head of Global Health Accounts, Worldwide Enterprise Lead, Omnicom Group, USA 

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Tuesday, April 27


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT) - Episode 1
“Next Gen Innovation: ‘How To’ From the US Department of Veterans Affairs”

Welcome 

Nancy S. Berg, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Host 

Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD, Director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) and Past President of ISPOR

Speakers

Ryan J. Vega, MD, MSHA, Chief Officer, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), USA

The Honorable Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, Chief Healthcare Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Atlas Research

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