ISPOR Medical Device and Diagnostics Councils  

 

 

The ISPOR Medical Device and Diagnostics Councils are the ISPOR U.S. Medical Device and Diagnostics Council and the ISPOR European Medical Device and Diagnostics Council.

 

Each Medical Device and Diagnostic Council consists of 10-25 members. The Council has representatives from:

  • Government

  • Medical device industry

  • Diagnostics industry

  • Academic institutions involved in medical device or diagnostics technology assessment

  • Non-academic research institutions (CRO)

  • Hospital/hospital systems or government health technology assessment organizations or technology decision-making groups

  • AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association, the medical technology association based in Washington, DC, USA) or EUCOMED (which represents the Medical Device Industry in Europe and is based in Brussels, Belgium)

Each Council communicates via email and by conference call. The U.S. Medical Device and Diagnostic Council meet once a year during the ISPOR Annual International Meeting. The European Medical Device and Diagnostic Council meet once a year during the ISPOR European Congress.

 

Minutes of both Council meetings are communicated to all Council members (both USA and Europe). From time to time, the Chairs of both Councils meet via conference call to discuss the initiatives of each Council and issues of mutual interest or concern.