ISPOR Essential HEOR Education Short Course Program

The renowned ISPOR Short Course Program is offered in conjunction with ISPOR conferences around the world as a series of half- and full-day training courses, designed to enhance knowledge and techniques in core HEOR topics as well as emerging trends. Taught by expert faculty, short courses topics are offered across 7 topical tracks and range in skill level from introductory to advanced. 

Short Courses

Upcoming Short Course Programs

The ISPOR Essential HEOR Education Short Course Program is offered during each of the Society's annual and biennial conferences: ISPOR, ISPOR Europe, ISPOR Asia Pacific, and ISPOR Latin America.

Upcoming Conferences


Additional Short Course Program Details

Short Course Tracks

ISPOR short courses are offered across the following topical tracks:

  • Economic Evaluation
  • Methodological & Statistical Research
  • Study Approaches
  • Real World Data & Information Systems
  • Patient-Centered Research
  • Health Policy & Regulatory
  • Health Technology Assessment

Sample Short Course Program Topics

ISPOR short courses are offered across the following topical tracks:

  • Advanced Decision Modeling for Health Economic Evaluations
  • Advanced Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Advanced Topics in Decision Analytic Modeling
  • Applications in Using Large Databases
  • Bayesian Analysis – Overview and Applications
  • Budget Impact Analysis I: A 6-Step Approach
  • Budget Impact Analysis II: Applications & Design Issues
  • Case Studies in Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing II – Advanced
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials
  • Collecting Health-State Utility Estimates for Economic Models in Clinical Studies
  • Conjoint Analysis – Theory & Methods
  • Elements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing I – Introduction
  • Interoperability and Informatics - Practical Tools and Strategies for Analyzing Real World Data
  • Introduction to Big Data Analysis: Graph Analytics
  • Introduction to Conjoint Analysis
  • Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
  • Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics
  • Introduction to Design & Analysis of Observational Studies of Treatment Effects Using Retrospective Data Sources
  • Introduction to Designing Authentic and Impactful Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • Introduction to Modeling Methods
  • Introduction to Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews in Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Modeling: Design and Structure of a Model
  • Network Meta-Analysis
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes – Item Response Theory
  • Risk-Sharing/Performance-Based Arrangements for Drugs and Other Medical Products
  • Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluations
  • Use of Instrumental Variables in Observational Studies of Treatment Effects
  • Use of Propensity Scores in Observational Studies of Treatment Effects
  • Utility Measures
  • Using DICE Simulation for Health Economic Analyses 
  • Using Dynamic Simulation Models for Decision Making in Healthcare Delivery
  • Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analytics in Health Care Decision Making: Approaches & Applications
  • US Payers – an Introduction to Their Structures, Evidence Needs, and Decision-Making Process



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