COVID-19 and ISPOR Conferences

Published Oct 16, 2020

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 16, 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 2021  |  May 17-20, 2021
Virtual ISPOR 2021—the leading global conference for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)—will now be planned as a virtual event due to the ongoing uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a fully virtual event, the Society’s annual, international conference is now even more accessible to HEOR professionals from around the globe. Virtual ISPOR 2021 will offer a compelling program of sessions, including new, on demand-only content that will be released leading up to the conference, interactive electronic posters, and a 4-day, live conference providing opportunities for interaction and networking.

Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020  |  16-19 November 2020
ISPOR Europe 2020 has been redesigned as a virtual conference. Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020—the leading European conference for HEOR—offers an exciting program of sessions centered on the theme, “Improving Health: Establishing Incentives and Sharing Value.” The conference will also provide additional, on demand-only content available to registrants prior to the start of the 4-day live conference. Virtual ISPOR Europe 2020 will offer the Societies signature content presented by global HEOR thought leaders, as well as sessions that encourage interaction and networking.

Virtual ISPOR Short Course Program |  Various Dates
ISPOR's Short Course Program is now virtual with a wide variety of HEOR topics. The virtual training format now opens the Virtual ISPOR Short Course Program to even more HEOR professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skill levels from the comfort of their home or office. The full listing of courses available for registration can be found here.

Virtual ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020  | September 29, 2020  |  On-Demand Content Available
Following the FDA’s announcement postponing meetings in response to COVID-19, the ISPOR-FDA Summit was redesigned as a virtual event. On-demand content from the summit is available here.

Virtual ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020  |  14-16 September 2020  |  On-Demand Content Through 30 October
The in-person ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020 conference was necessarily transitioned to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations, restrictions, and advisories. On-demand content from the conference is available through 30 October 2020.

ISPOR’s crisis preparedness team continues to monitor 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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