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.

 

December 6, 8, and 9, 2021: Budget Impact Analysis II: Applications and Design Issues 

LEVEL: Intermediate
TRACK: Study Approaches
LENGTH: 4 Hours | Course runs 3 days

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 6, 8, and 9, 2021 | Course runs 3-days*

Day 1: 
10:00AM-12:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
3:00PM-5:00PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
4:00PM-6:00PM Central European Time (CET)

Day 2 Homework Support (Optional):
10:00AM-11:00AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
3:00PM-4:00PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
4:00PM-5:00PM Central European Time (CET)

Day 3:
10:00AM-12:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
3:00PM-5:00PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
4:00PM-6:00PM Central European Time (CET)

Basic Schedule:

Class Time: DAY 1: 2 hours content + Homework
DAY 2: 1 hour "Office Hours" Homework Support (optional)
DAY 3: 2 hours of content

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DESCRIPTION
"This course covers the concrete application of the 6-step approach for developing budget impact analyses and provides hands-on learning with two different budget impact models programmed in Excel. The course will review the basics of budget impact analysis, interpretation of results, simplicity versus accuracy and face validity, and how budget impact analyses are used by payers and other decision makers. Technical topics will include static versus dynamic budget impact models, considerations for device and diagnostic technologies, and realistic features such as patient copayments and use of generics. The instructors will walk through 2 different budget impact analyses programmed in Excel (one static and one dynamic) and work with participants during hands-on exercises to enhance these models. The instructors will also review good practices for building budget impact models and provide a number of Excel tips. The Excel-based budget impact models used for the course will be provided to participants in advance of the conference. This course is designed for those who have basic knowledge of budget impact analyses and desire exposure to these analyses in Excel. Participants who wish to gain hands-on experience must bring their personal laptops with Microsoft Excel for Windows installed.

PREREQUISITE: Participation in the ISPOR short course, “Budget Impact Analysis I: A 6-Step Approach,” or equivalent knowledge, is recommended.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required. "



FACULTY MEMBERS

Stephanie Earnshaw, PhD, MS
Senior Vice President, Health Economics
RTI Health Solutions
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Thor-Henrik Brodtkorb, PhD

Senior Director, Health Economics
RTI Health Solutions
Ljungskile, Sweden

Ashley E. Davis, PhD, MSc

Director, Health Economics
RTI Health Solutions
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

  • Español
  • English

El 13-14 de diciembre de 2021: Análisis de costo-efectividad junto a los ensayos clínicos 

**Presentado en español con porciones del curso presentado en inglés con interpretación al español

NIVEL: Introductorio
CATEGORÍA: Evaluación económica
DURACIÓN:
4 horas | El curso dura 2 días consecutivos, 2 horas cada día

Lunes, el 13 de diciembre de 2021 | El curso dura 2 días consecutivos, 2 horas cada día
10:00-12:00 (EST) hora estándar del este
12:00-14:00 (AST) hora estándar de Argentina
15:00-17:00 (UTC) tiempo universal coordinado
16:00-18:00 (CET) hora central europea 

Martes, el 14 de diciembre del 2021 | El curso dura 2 días consecutivos, 2 horas cada día
10:00-12:00 (EST) hora estándar del este
12:00-14:00 (AST) hora estándar de Argentina
15:00-17:00 (UTC) tiempo universal coordinado
16:00-18:00 (CET) hora central europea 

Horario de clase: 2 horas al diario

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DESCRIPCIÓN
El creciente número de ensayos clínicos/económicos prospectivos refleja tanto el amplio interés por la evidencia económica de nuevas tecnologías así como por los requisitos de regulación y reembolso por parte de muchos países, que ahora consideran la evidencia del valor económico junto con la eficacia clínica. Este curso abarcará el diseño, la conducción y el reporte de los análisis de costo-efectividad basados en ensayos clínicos (“piggyback”) basados, en parte, en el reporte de la Fuerza de Tareas ISPOR "Buenas prácticas de investigación para el análisis de costo-efectividad basados en ensayos clínicos, grupo de trabajo ISPOR RCT-CEA”. Se presentará el diseño del estudio, la selección de los parámetros, el diseño y la gestión de la base de datos, el análisis y la comunicación de los resultados. También se discutirán los ensayos diseñados que apuntan a evaluar la efectividad (en lugar de la eficacia), así como las medidas de resultado clínico, incluyendo cómo obtener el uso de los recursos sanitarios y las utilidades de los estados de salud directamente de los sujetos del estudio, y la recopilación de datos económicos de manera integrada en el estudio. Se presentarán análisis guiados por un plan de análisis e hipótesis, un análisis incremental utilizando un enfoque de intención de tratar, la caracterización de la incertidumbre y las normas para reportar de los resultados. Será de utilidad estar familiarizado/a con evaluaciones económicas. Presentado en español con porciones del curso presentado en inglés con traducción al español.


CUERPO DOCENTE
Shelby Reed, RPh, PhD
Profesora
Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud de la Población
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Duke
Durham, Carolina del Norte, EUA

Federico Augustovski, MASc, MD, MSc, PhD
Director, Departamento de Evaluaciones Económicas y de Tecnologías Sanitarias
Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria (IECS)
Profesor de Salud Pública
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina; and
Médico, Servicio de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

13-14 December 2021: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials

**Presented in Spanish with portions of the course presented in English with Spanish interpretation

LEVEL: Introductory
TRACK:
Economic Evaluation
LENGTH:
4 Hours | Course runs 2 consecutive days, 2 hours each day

Monday, 13 December 2021 | Course runs 2 consecutive days, 2 hours per day
10:00AM-12:00PM (EST) Eastern Standard Time
12:00PM-14:00PM (AST) Argentina Standard Time
15:00PM-17:00PM (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
16:00PM-18:00PM (CET) Central European Time

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 | Course runs 2 consecutive days, 2 hours per day
10:00AM-12:00PM (EST) Eastern Standard Time
12:00PM-14:00PM (AST) Argentina Standard Time
15:00PM-17:00PM (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time
16:00PM-18:00PM (CET) Central European Time

 

Class Time: 2 hours daily

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DESCRIPTION
The growing number of prospective clinical/economic trials reflects both widespread interest in economic information for new technologies and the regulatory and reimbursement requirements of many countries that now consider evidence of economic value along with clinical efficacy. This course will present the design, conduct, and reporting of cost-effectiveness analyses alongside clinical trials based on, in part, "Good Research Practices for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis alongside Clinical Trials: The ISPOR RCT-CEA Task Force Reports". Trial design, selecting data elements, database design and management, analysis, and reporting of results will all be presented. Trials designed to evaluate effectiveness (rather than efficacy), as well as clinical outcome measures, will also be discussed, including how to obtain health resource use and health state utilities directly from study subjects and economic data collection fully integrated into the study. Analyses guided by an analysis plan and hypotheses, an incremental analysis using an intention to treat approach, characterization of uncertainty, and standards for reporting results will be presented. Familiarity with economic evaluations will be helpful. Presented in Spanish with portions of the course presented in English with Spanish translation.


FACULTY MEMBERS
Shelby Reed, RPh, PhD
Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences
School of Medicine, Duke University
Durham, NC, USA

Federico Augustovski, MASc, MSc, PhD, MD
Director, Economic Evaluations and HTA Department
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Professor of Public Health
University of Buenos Aires 
Buenos Aires, Argentina; and
Staff Physician, Family and Community 
Medicine Division
Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Registration Rates for ISPOR Short Courses

8 Hour | 2 Day or 4 Day  Short CourseNon-member
Rate
Member Rate
Standard $680$510
Clinical Practitioners$510$385
Full-Time Government and Academia$475$360
Patient Representative$340$225
Full-Time Students (must provide current enrollment docs)$200$160
  
4 Hour | 1 or 2 Day Short CourseNon-memberMember Rate
Standard$340$255
Clinical Practitioners$255$190
Full-Time Government and Academia
$240$180
Patient Representative$170$130
Full-Time Students (must provide current enrollment docs)$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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DESCRIPTION

This introductory course is designed to teach academic researchers, health policy decision makers, manufacturers, and clinicians about the key elements, methods, and language of health technology assessment (HTA). The course provides an overview of basic HTA principles including benefit assessment (biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, patient-relevant outcomes, risk-benefit assessment), economic evaluation (costing, cost-effectiveness analysis, pharmacoeconomic modeling, budget impact analysis, resource allocation), and ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications). Using real world examples covering both drugs and devices, the course will review the practical steps involved in developing and using HTA reports in different countries and health care systems. Group discussion will focus on the perspectives of different stakeholders and the implementation of HTA in health care decision making.

This course is suitable for those with little or no experience with HTA. 

The course runs 2 days for 2 hrs/day.



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