Chapter Activities


The Final Workshop of the PECUNIA project will be held virtually on June 2, 2021

During the last three and half years, PECUNIA has developed standardised, harmonised and validated methods and tools for the assessment of the costs and outcomes of health-related interventions to be used in multiple sectors and across European countries. As the PECUNIA project reaches its end, a one-day event will be organised to present the key findings and results of the project. The event will feature presentations from PECUNIA partners and discussions with key stakeholders and external experts to increase the awareness of the developed methods and tools.

For more information, keep following our website and twitter channel @Pecunia_EU!

Health Technology Assessment Updates in Austria Symposium and General Assembly Meeting

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 at 14:00-17:00 CET

ISPOR Austria Chapter cordially invites you to this year’s General Assembly meeting, to be held online.  As we do every year, to get warmed up, we will begin with a Symposium.  This year we welcome Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss (AIHTA), Herwig Ostermann (GÖG), and Ingrid Wilbacher (DVSV) to speak about current and future HTA activities within their organizations. These organizations are currently the biggest players in HTA in Austria.  This year, the Ministry agreed on targets for healthcare including a plan to further integrate HTA into the Austrian healthcare system. We will be discussing what the organizations are doing currently and what the implications of these targets are on each organization. To register and receive a calendar invite, please send us an e-mail.  Noemi.Kiss(at) 

14:00 Welcome
14:05 AIHTA (Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss)
14:35 GÖG (Herwig Ostermann)
15:05 DVSV (Ingrid Wilbacher)
15:35 Summary and further discussion
16:00 General Assembly Meeting begins 
17:00 General Assembly Meeting ends

ISPOR Austria Chapter General Assembly Meeting

10 December 2019 at 14:00-15:00  

The meeting was followed by a discussion series, “How Does a Patient Benefit from Health Economics?,” presented by patient representative Ernst Leitgeb (Bundesverband Selbsthilfe Österreich, Seltene Erkrankungen, ELGA, Datenschutz).


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"The Economic Analysis of Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening and ISPOR Austria Chapter Meeting"

April 24, 2019

The ISPOR Austria Chapter held a joint speaker series event with the Main Association of Austria Social Security Institutions (HVB) where the ISPOR Austria Chapter President Beate Jahn was among the presenters. Following the event, participants were invited to join the Austria Chapter meeting. Details are provided below:

Hauptverband Speaker Series
Früh erkennen – Kosten sparen?!
The economic analysis of organized colorectal cancer screening
Time: April 24, 2019 3:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (HVB) at Wien 3, Haidingergasse 1, floor 6, room 607

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ISPOR Austria Chapter Meeting

Time: April 24, 2019 5:15PM-6:15PM

Location: Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (HVB) at Wien 3, Haidingergasse 1, floor 2, room 204
Topics discussed:  (1) patient engagement activities, (2) suggestions for talk on changes in HTA and data availability and access after the insurance merger, (3) other chapter activities and ideas 

ISPOR Austria Chapter 2018 General Assembly Meeting

December 4, 2018

The meeting featured the first of the ISPOR Austria Chapter Topic Discussion Series: “Special introduction to the use of data analytics in DEXHELPP's new population model (GEPOC).”  Discussions focused on future activities of the ISPOR Austria Chapter, including a focus on PROMS/PREMS and patient engagement in 2019. The meeting was attended by chapter members and nonmembers representing academia and government institutions.  

Anyone who missed the meeting but would be interested in participating in future discussions, or would like to nominate a speaker or topic for the next occurrence of the ISPOR Austria Topic Discussion Series, please email the chapter here.

ISPOR Austria Chapter Meeting at ISPOR Europe 2018 in Barcelona

The ISPOR Austria Chapter held a meeting during ISPOR Europe 2018 on Tuesday, November 13. The meeting was entitled,  "Establishing pan-European collaborations in data driven healthcare and patient empowerment," and included a mini-keynote speech by Amr Makady, PharmD, PhD to foster discussions about data driven healthcare policy making and potential grant collaborations in this area of research.

Austria Chapter Meeting Agenda


ISPOR Austria Chapter Meeting 

Date: May 30, 2018 1:00PM-2:00PM

Location: Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (HVB) at Wien 3, Haidingergasse 1, room 516
The chapter meeting agenda included an overview of planed activities and discussion on the active involvement of chapter members with ISPOR, for example by contribution to ISPOR Europe 2018 in Barcelona workshop titled, "Data Driven Health System Research in Austria.” The subject of next steps in patient empowerment, communication and exchange, and event news was also presented.

Immediately after the chapter meeting, attendees were invited to attend an event entitled, "Alles auf eine Karte: Atlanten im Gesundheitswesen.“

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News from ISPOR Austria Chapter

June 2017

The chapter's main goals are to increase the provision of health economics and outcomes research evidence and its use in health policy decision making in Austria and to provide opportunities for cooperation both within the Austrian Community and with international partners. The Chapter will facilitate the interaction and understanding between healthcare researchers, healthcare providers, patients and consumers, pharmaceutical and device companies, and healthcare decision makers interested in research related to Austria in clinical effectiveness, pharmacoeconomics/cost-effectiveness, healthcare systems and health services and outcomes research, by providing a platform for exchanging ideas and establishing collaboration.

The Austria Chapter is planning to establish collaborations with other ISPOR regional chapters, and will organize regular scientific, educational, and policy impact meetings and events in Vienna and at ISPOR conferences aiming at exchanging experiences and information about the Austrian healthcare system and fostering scientific and educational activities among the members in order to develop the Austrian healthcare system further in this respect.

Furthermore, the chapter seeks to present and publish the results of collaborative efforts to reach a wider audience. The chapter will inform on local educational activities and organize seminars and workshops on selected topics. We are looking  forward to welcoming new members and collaborators with an interest in HEOR topics in Austria.

The ISPOR Austria Chapter will hold its first chapter meeting at the ISPOR Europe 2018 conference in Glasgow.

(Report from ISPOR Austria Chapter).


Contact Information


Austria Regional Chapter Office

Comet Centre DEXHELPP
Attention: Dr Gottfried Endel
Neustiftgasse 57-59
1070, Vienna, Austria 



Chapter Leadership

PresidentNoemi Kiss, MSc
President-ElectGünther Zauner, MSc
Past PresidentBeate Jahn, PhD
SecretaryGottfried Endel, MD
Vice SecretaryPetra Schnell-Inderst, PhD
TreasurerNikolas Popper, PhD, MSc
TreasurerJudit Simon, MD, MSc, DPhil

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