COVID-19 and ISPOR Conferences

Published Jul 22, 2020

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—July 22, 2020—As a Society committed to improving health and as a global event producer, ISPOR has been closely monitoring news and reports of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks globally. The status of the pandemic and associated governmental regulations, restrictions, and advisories has necessarily required ISPOR to effect changes to a number of its conferences. The following summarizes changes to planned conferences.

Virtual ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020  |  14-16 September 2020  |  Redesigned as a Virtual Event
The in-person ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020 conference has been necessarily canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations, restrictions, and advisories. Programing for the virtual event has been announced and registration is open. Short courses will also be offered virtually that are targeted for the Asia Pacific market and time zones. Virtual short courses will be held from September through October and announced shortly.

Virtual ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020  | September 29, 2020  |  Redesigned as a Virtual Event
Following the FDA’s announcement postponing meetings in response to COVID-19, the ISPOR-FDA Summit has been redesigned as a virtual event that will be held on September 29, 2020.

Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020  |  14-18 November 2020  |  Redesigned as a Virtual Event
ISPOR Europe 2020 is being redesigned as a virtual conference. The full conference program will be announced shortly. The ISPOR Short Course Program is also being offered virtually with a variety of course topics to be announced soon. The in-person ISPOR Europe 2020 conference will be necessarily canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations, restrictions, and advisories.

ISPOR Dubai 2020  |  Previously Scheduled for 29-30 September 2020  |  Postponed
Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations, restrictions, and advisories, ISPOR is postponing ISPOR Dubai with additional details will be announced as they are available.

Virtual ISPOR 2020  |  May 18-20, 2020 |  Redesigned as a Virtual Event
Virtual ISPOR 2020, “HEOR: Advancing Evidence to Action,” was held as an online conference. Virtual ISPOR 2020 offered each of the 3 plenaries that had been planned for the in-person event, in addition to Issue panels, workshops, podium presentations, and symposia. A special COVID-19 preconference plenary session, “HEOR in the Era of COVID-19,” was held on May 14, 2020 and was offered free to all. The ISPOR Short Course Program has been presented virtually with a variety of course topics offered over June and July. The in-person ISPOR 2020 conference was necessarily canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations, restrictions, and advisories.

ISPOR’s crisis preparedness team is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation globally, meeting on a routine basis with key stakeholders, and contingency planning in the event any changes to future conferences are required. Please know that the Society’s conference decision making and management are founded on a strong commitment to global health, as well as the health and well-being of its members and conference attendees.

For additional information, ISPOR’s COVID-19 News webpage curates news, resources, and scientific content on the pandemic. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at:

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