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.

Registration Rates

*NOTE: All dates and times are based on Korea Standard Time (KST). Click time zone conversion.

30 October 2020:Budget Impact Analysis I: A 6-Step Approach

LEVEL - Intermediate
TRACK - Economic Evaluation
TIME: 9:00AM KST – 2:00PM KST *(Korea Standard Time) (1-hour break from 11:00 KST – 12:00PM KST)
Course Start Times per Time Zone:
9:00AM KST (Friday, 30 October)
8:00PM EDT (Thursday, October 29)
5:00PM PDT (Thursday, October 29)
1:00AM BST (Friday, 30 October)

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This course will describe the methods used to estimate the budget impact of a new healthcare technology and will present 6 basic steps for estimating budget impact: (1) estimating the target population; (2) selecting a time horizon; (3) identifying current and projected treatment mix; (4) estimating current and future drug costs; (5) estimating change in disease-related costs; and (6) estimating and presenting changes in annual budget impact and health outcomes. Both static and dynamic methods for estimating the budget and health impact of adding a new drug to a health plan formulary will be presented. These six steps will be illustrated using actual budget impact models. This course is designed for those with some experience with pharmacoeconomic analysis.



C. Daniel Mullins, PhD
Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, MD, USA

Jianwei Xuan MD, PhD
Professor and Director
Health Economic Research Institute
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China


Registration Rates

8 Hour | 4 Day  Short CourseNon-member
Member Rate
Standard $640$512
Full-Time Students (must provide current enrollment docs)$200$160
Patient Representative$200$160
4 Hour | 1 Day Short CourseNon-memberMember Rate
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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