ISPOR's Short Course Program Is Now Virtual

The renowned ISPOR Short Course Program is now being offered virtually. The program is designed to enhance knowledge and techniques in core health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) topics as well as emerging trends in the field. Taught by expert faculty, short courses topics are offered across 7 topical tracks and range in skill level from introductory to experienced.

Upcoming Virtual Short Courses

Expand your HEOR knowledge from the safety and comfort of your home or office. ISPOR's expert short course faculty are presenting the same curriculum that has historically been offered at ISPOR in-person events through an interactive virtual experience. The courses are not recorded so attendance in the live-broadcast is important. These hand-picked virtual courses, along with their electronic course books, provide a solid foundation in essential methodologies and emerging issues.

1-2 December 2020: Reimbursement Systems for Pharmaceuticals in Europe

LEVEL - Intermediate
TRACK - Health Policy & Regulatory
Length - 8 Hour | Course runs 2 consecutive days, 4 hours/day

Tuesday, 1 December | 4 Hours of content plus 30 minute break:
08:00-12:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
13:00-17:30 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
14:00-18:30 Central European Time (CET)

Wednesday, 2 December | 4 Hours of content plus 30 minute break:
08:00-12:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 
13:00-17:30 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
14:00-18:30 Central European Time (CET)

Basic Schedule:
Class Time: 2 hours
Break: 30 minutes
Class Time: 2 hours

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DESCRIPTION

Unlike marketing authorization for pharmaceuticals, mainly regulated at the European level by EMA, pricing and reimbursement decisions in Europe are managed by individual member states. Health care services are generally covered by a single public health insurer operating under the Ministry of Health supervision. As a monopoly buyer, this situation provides a leading position for the public health insurer to set reimbursement conditions. Therefore, based on each country’s set of regulations, processes, and values, wide variations exist in pricing and reimbursement decisions of pharmaceuticals. Using up-to-date governmental regulation sources and the ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Roadmap, this course will discuss health technology decision-making processes for reimbursement decisions for pharmaceuticals in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The course will describe these reimbursement systems, as well as compare, and bring into contrast their key characteristics. This course is designed for individuals with intermediate experience within a single healthcare system wishing to broaden their appreciation of other reimbursement systems.

FACULTY MEMBERS

 

Mondher Toumi, MD, MSc, PhD Professor, Public Health, Aix Marseille University Marseille, France

 

 

9 December 2020: Elements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing

LEVEL - Introductory
TRACK - Health Policy & Regulatory
LENGTH: 4 Hour | 1 Day Short Course

Wednesday, 9 December | 4 Hours of content plus 30 minute break:
08:00-12:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
13:00-17:30 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
14:00-18:30 Central European Time (CET)

Basic Schedule: 
Class Time: 2 hours
Break: 30 minutes
Class Time: 2 hours

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DESCRIPTION

This course will give participants a basic understanding of the key terminology and issues involved in pharmaceutical pricing decisions. It will cover the tools to build and document product value including issues, information, and processes employed (including pricing research), the role of health economics, and the differences in payment systems that help to shape pricing decisions. These tools will be further explored through a series of interactive exercises. This course is designed for those with limited experience in the area of pharmaceutical pricing and will cover topics within a global context.

FACULTY MEMBERS

 

Jack M Mycka Global President & CEO, Medical Marketing Economics LLC (MME) Montclair, NJ, USA

Renato Dellamano, PhD President, MME Europe & ValueVector (Value Added Business Strategies) Milan, Italy

 

12-15 January 2021: Introduction to Health Economics Outcomes Research

LEVEL - Introductory
TRACK - Economic Evaluation
LENGTH: 8 Hour | Course runs 4 consecutive days, 2 hours/day

Tuesday, January 12, 2021: 08:00-10:00 EST | 13:00-15:00 GMT | 14:00-16:00 CET
Wednesday, January 13, 2021:
  08:00-10:00 EST |13:00-15:00 GMT | 14:00-16:00 CET
Thursday, January 14, 2021: 08:00-10:00 EST |13:00-15:00 GMT | 14:00-16:00 CET
Friday, January 15, 2021: 
08:00-10:00 EST |13:00-15:00 GMT | 14:00-16:00 CET

Basic Schedule:
Class Time: 2 hours daily

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DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to teach clinicians and new researchers how to incorporate health economics into study design and data analysis. Participants will first review the basic principles and concepts of health economic evaluations, then discuss how to collect and calculate the costs of different alternatives, determine the economic impact of clinical outcomes, and how to identify, track, and assign costs to different types of health care resources used. Different health economic models and techniques will be demonstrated, including cost-minimization, cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility, and budget impact analysis. Decision analysis, sensitivity analysis, and discounting will all be demonstrated and practiced.

FACULTY MEMBERS

 

Lorne Basskin, PharmD Professor Healthcare Economics and Outcomes Research Charleston University, Charleston, WV, USA

 


Registration Rates

8 Hour | 2 Day or 4 Day  Short CourseNon-member
Rate
Member Rate
Standard $640$512
Clinical/Government/Academia/Non-Profit$480$384
Full-Time Students (must provide current enrollment docs)$200$160
Patient Representative$200$160
  
4 Hour | 1 Day Short CourseNon-memberMember Rate
Standard$320$256
Clinical/Government/Academia/Non-Profit$240$192
Full-Time Students (must provide current enrollment docs)$100$80
Patient Representative$100$80

The cancellation date for short courses is 2 weeks before the course. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to ISPOR Registration. A $50.00 cancellation fee applies. After the 2 week period no refund can be provided.

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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