Statement of Organizational Independence Regarding Financial Support
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public organization for educational and scientific purposes, as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service. ISPOR exists to foster excellence in the science of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research and its use in health care decisions. ISPOR welcomes participation from individuals and organizations that share its mission, including academic institutions, the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and devices industries, public and private health insurers, governments, and NGOs. Financial support for ISPOR's core operations are supplied by its members through membership dues. Meetings, Congresses, and Conferences are supported through registration fees, exhibit program, symposia program, and event and corporate sponsorship. Corporate, government, and nonprofit organizational sponsors are welcome and are recognized by the Society in the meeting brochures and other postings. Meeting content, including contributed issue panels, workshops, and research and plenary sessions are determined by independent evaluators selected from the diverse membership of the society. These processes are wholly independent from financial support. ISPOR retains the right to exclude sponsors or programs that do not reflect its mission and values. ISPOR adheres to the principles on conflict of interest promulgated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and adopts core content from their "uniform principles" for all submissions to its meetings, its journals, Value in Health, Value in Health Regional Issues, and Values & Outcomes Spotlight (formerly ISPOR CONNECTIONS). All contributors to public presentations at its meetings and to ISPOR-publications must declare sources of support and potential conflicts of interest.