COVID-19 and ISPOR Conferences

Published Apr 6, 2020

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—April 6, 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 current status of the pandemic and associated governmental regulations, restrictions, and advisories necessarily required ISPOR to cancel its upcoming annual, international conference, ISPOR 2020, as an in-person event that had been scheduled for May 16-20 in Orlando, FL, USA. This conference is now being held virtually. ISPOR is continuing to closely monitor government and regulatory advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and any additional changes to scheduled 2020 conferences will be announced if necessary.

Current Status of ISPOR 2020 Conferences

ISPOR 2020 Will Be Held as a Virtual Conference
The Society is pleased to now announce that its annual, international conference that was scheduled to be held in Orlando, FL, USA will now be held as a virtual conference—Virtual ISPOR 2020.

Pre-Virtual ISPOR 2020 COVID-19 Virtual Plenary (Complimentary)  |  May 14, 2020  |  10:00AM - 12:00PM EDT (14:00 - 16:00 UTC)
An additional preconference session has been added focused on COVID-19, “HEOR in the Era of COVID-19,” that will be made available free to both ISPOR members and nonmembers. Registration details will be announced shortly.

Virtual ISPOR 2020  |  May 18-20, 2020  |  Save the Dates
Virtual ISPOR 2020, “HEOR: Advancing Evidence to Action,” will be held as an online conference and will feature content that was planned for the in-person event. Virtual ISPOR 2020 will offer each of the 3 plenaries planned for the in-person event that the Society was required to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, issue panels, workshops, podium presentations, and symposia will be offered in the virtual conference. Detailed program information and registration will be announced over the next few weeks.

Virtual ISPOR 2020 Short Course Program |  June–September 2020  |  Dates/Times To Be Announced
ISPOR will be announcing a virtual short course program over the next few weeks.

ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020  | Previously Scheduled for March 31, 2020  |  Postponed
Following the FDA’s recent announcement postponing meetings in response to COVID-19, the ISPOR-FDA Summit will not be held as an in-person and livestreamed event on March 31 at the FDA White Oak campus. The Summit will be postponed to a later date that will be announced once available.

ISPOR Dubai 2020  |  Previously Scheduled for 29-30 September 2020  |  Postponed to 2021
Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations, restrictions, and advisories, ISPOR is postponing ISPOR Dubai 2020. Additional details will be announced as they are available.  

As of today, all other 2020 ISPOR conferences are proceeding as planned and updates will be provided if and as the situation changes. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at:

The Society has an active crisis preparedness team and plan for COVID-19. This team is actively monitoring the situation globally, meeting on a routine basis with key stakeholders, and contingency planning in the event any changes to future conferences are needed. 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.


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