ISPOR'S Financial Support
ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, (also known as International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public organization for educational and scientific purposes, as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The Society’s mission is to promote health economics and outcomes research excellence to improve decision making for health globally. ISPOR welcomes participation from individuals and organizations that share its mission, including academic institutions; public and private health insurers; governments; patient organizations; biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics companies; and nongovernmental organizations. Financial support for ISPOR's core operations are membership dues, conference revenue (registration, exhibits, and sponsorship). Corporate, government, and nonprofit sponsors are welcome and are recognized by the Society in conference brochures and other postings. Conference content, including contributed issue panels, workshops, research sessions, and plenary sessions are determined by independent evaluators selected from the diverse membership of the Society. These review processes are wholly independent from financial support. ISPOR retains the right to exclude sponsors or programs that do not reflect its mission and values. The Society adheres to the principles on conflict of interest promulgated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and adopts core content from their recommendations for all submissions to its conferences and, journals (Value in Health, Value in Health Regional Issues, and Values & Outcomes Spotlight). All contributors to public presentations at its conference and to ISPOR-publications must declare sources of support and potential conflicts of interest.