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 experienced. 

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 Annual, ISPOR Europe, ISPOR Asia Pacific, and ISPOR Latin America.

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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

Short Course Core Curriculum

ISPOR short course core curriculum is defined as essential curriculum for professional success in the HEOR field; courses/topic areas that are offered at all conferences and the building blocks of a fundamental curriculum that can be applied to future educational programs/offerings.

  • Economic Evaluation
    • Introduction to Health Economics and Outcomes Research
    • Statistical Methods for Health Economics and Outcomes Research
    • Budget Impact Analysis I – A 6-Step Approach
  • Methodology & Statistical Methods
    • Introduction to Modeling Methods
  • Study Approaches
    • Introduction to the Design & Database Analysis of Observational Studies of Treatment Effects
    • Meta-analysis & Systematic Literature Review
    • Network Meta-Analysis
  • Patient-Centered Research
    • Introduction to Patient-Reported Outcomes
    • Utility Measures
  • Health Policy & Regulatory
    • Elements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing
    • Risk-Sharing/Performance-Based Arrangements for Drugs and Other Medical Products
    • Global Payers/US Payers
  • Health Technology Assessment
    • Introduction to Health Technology Assessment


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