The ISPOR Student Network has 7 committees that liaise with the ISPOR staff and the Student Network advisor, chair, past chair, regional leads, and Faculty Advisor Council. Each committee has a key role in supporting ISPOR's mission to advance health economics and outcomes research excellence globally. Student chapter presidents and members of the executive committee are eligible to participate in committees. For more information on the Student Network or how to get involved with its committees, please email us.

 

Chapter Onboarding Committee


Structure:

  • Chair (1)
  • Committee Members (minimum of 4)

Responsibilities:

  • Work with ISPOR staff to assist student chapters in completing the Student Chapter Application when they contact ISPOR about how to form a chapter;
  • Collaborate with the Member Engagement Committee to assist newly formed chapters with the onboarding process by communicating Adopt-A-Chapter Mentorship Program;
  • Contact new chapters with onboarding messaging 1 month, 6 month, and 11 months after they form;
  • Work with regional leads when they contact the committee about interest in forming a chapter from their region;
  • Adapt the work of the committee considering externalities, additional needs, or changing circumstances.

Goals:

  • Evaluate "Form a Student Chapter" flyer changes and continue to make improvements as needed; 
  • Increase participation from chapters in the Adopt-A-Chapter program through collaboration with Member Engagement Committee;
  • Develop a student chapter succession planning framework to help maintain active chapters after formation.

Regions to Cover: (Please identify at least 1 member to handle each region.)

  • North America and Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
  • Asia Pacific

Chapter Development Committee Report 2019-2020

Education Committee


Structure:

  • Chair (1)
  • Committee Members (minimum 4)

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate educational webinars each semester that will provide ISPOR student members with the opportunity to learn from established HEOR professionals;
  • Identify topics and speakers based on input from the Student Interest Survey, recommendations from prior committee members, and through consulting with the Faculty Advisor Council;
  • Leverage the Competency Assessment Framework to fill in the gaps on topics where there is not enough existing content;
  • Communicate timing of student educational webinars and availability of archived webinars to social media outlets (eg, Student Facebook Group, LinkedIn, Twitter).

Goals:

  • Collaborate with ISPOR Staff Liaison to propose webinar topics for submission to the content team as outlined in the suggested timeline below (will require approval);
  • Promote archived webinars as activities chapters can use at their local events;
  • Evaluate and analyze results from the Student Post Webinar Survey that will give the Student Network better insights into the success of webinars.

Suggested Webinar Timeline: Work with existing committee to pick up where they are leaving off.

  • Fall Semester (July to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)

Education Committee Report 2019-2020

Awards Committee


Structure:

  • Chair (1)
  • Committee Members (minimum 4)

Responsibilities:

  • Once applications are reviewed and scored, send an email to update the Google Docs spreadsheet;
  • Communicate approved grants to the Publication Committee to follow up with the chapter post event for their newsletter write up.
  • Communicate recipients for and availability of funds through social media (eg, Student Facebook Group, LinkedIn, Twitter) and Student Network leadership monthly meetings. 

Goals:

  • Promote availability and submissions for Student Awards (Outstanding Student Chapter, Best New Chapter, Outstanding LMIC Chapters, etc) when applicable;
  • Help promote chapters applying for virtual activities for the foreseeable future considering the pandemic;
  • Produce a sample document with different examples of successful events that were funded through activity grants or chapter awards.


Awards Committee Report 2019-2020

 

Event Planning Committee


Structure:

  • Co-Chairs (2)
  • Committee Members (at least 6)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist ISPOR staff and the Student Network Chair with planning and executing student events during ISPOR in-person and/or virtual Conferences;
  • Committee members will be assigned tasks based on the needs of the particular event they will support;
  • Identify ways to improve existing offerings in coordination with ISPOR staff;
  • Post about ISPOR conference events on social media outlets on site or virtually as relevant (eg, Student Facebook Group, LinkedIn, and Twitter)

Goals:

  • Assist ISPOR staff to organize student events during the year;
  • Develop student brochures for each conference (variable deadlines) using Canva;
  • Evaluate student meeting-related activities to suggest changes or new ideas;
  • Identify topics and potential speakers for student events as needed (eg, for roundtable events at conferences).

Event Planning Committee Report 2019-2020

Member Engagement Committee


Structure:

  • Chair (1)
  • Chapter Leaders (Max of 4)
  • Additional Committee Members (Max 25)*

Responsibilities:

  • To maintain and grow ISPOR student membership within chapters through periodic onboarding outreach to new chapter presidents;
  • Collaborate with ISPOR staff liaisons to facilitate engagement in the Student Network Online Community (To be launched ~2022);
  • Collaborate with Publication Committee to spread awareness of student recruitment campaigns;
  • Maintain and update flyers that tailor the benefits of membership based on the student’s program of study (ie, flyer highlighting all ISPOR benefits specific to PharmD or PhD students);
  • Post about Student Chapter President Resource Center and Adopt-A-Chapter Mentorship Program on social media outlets to ensure awareness among chapter leaders. (eg, Student Facebook Group, LinkedIn, and Twitter).
  • *Additional Committee members are those not involved with a Student Chapter and they will provide valuable insights on potential gaps in offerings, facilitate student online community discussions, etc.

Goals:

  • Make available the existing flyers and member engagement guidelines developed by Member Engagement Committee;
  • Collaborate with ISPOR staff to produce good practice documents based on input from Outstanding Chapters submissions:
    • Educational activities

    • Networking activities

    • Social activities

    • Volunteer activities

    • Fundraising activities

  • Revise and distribute the chapter onboarding documents to chapters (1 month, 6 months, and 11 months after formation);
  • Foster engagement of members from within and outside of student chapters.

Member Engagement Committee Report 2019-2020

Publication Committee


Structure:

  • Chair (1)
  • Committee Members (minimum 4)

Responsibilities:

  • Report chapter activities broken into regions (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America);
  • Articles may also include helpful tips and insights about networking, research methods, or HEOR-related content;
  • Committee members will be responsible to liaise with other committees to collect latest news (ie, survey releases, activity grants, webinars, etc)
  • Collaborate with Grant Review Committee to follow up on chapter activity grant write ups for inclusion in newsletter
  • Post about the release of newsletters and highlight articles from each issue in social media outlets (eg, Student Facebook Group, LinkedIn, and Twitter) 

Goals:

  • To publish 2 issues including regional chapter, chapter activity grant, journal articles, career opportunities, webinars, and committee updates;
  • To network with and cross-promote other ISPOR publications (eg, work with ISPOR staff and student network chair on student "By The Numbers" articles for Value & Outcomes Spotlight);
  • To increase contributions of content from students throughout the globe that are not related to chapter events;
  • Develop a new content section that can be pulled from other ISPOR publications.

Student Newsletter Timing:

Issue 1:  Covers activities from May 2021 to October 2021 (work with the prior year’s committee)
Request For Materials Date: September 1, 2021
Deadline For Materials: October 1, 2021
Due To ISPOR Staff: October 15, 2021
Publish Date: End of November 2021

Issue 2: Covers activities from November 2021 to April 2022
Request For Materials Date: March 1, 2022
Deadline For Materials: April 1, 2022
Due To ISPOR Staff: April 15, 2022
Publish Date: End of April 2022

Publication Committee Report 2019-2020

Survey and Evaluation Committee


Structure:

  • Chair (1)
  • Committee Members (minimum 4)

Responsibilities:

  • Work with ISPOR staff to design, test, implement, and evaluate annual and biennial surveys for distribution to student members and chapter presidents;
  • Conduct data analysis to utilize the information to aid ISPOR staff in developing improvements or enhancements of existing ISPOR Student Network activities;
  • Share relevant results with appropriate ISPOR committees and Regional Leads to help inform their activities;
  • Post about the release of surveys in social media outlets (eg, Student Facebook Group, LinkedIn, and Twitter).

Goals:

  • Analyze student interest survey results for trends to inform changes or improvements to the Student Network;
  • Analyze and compare data from student membership benefits surveys for trends;
  • Work with other committees to share results of surveys to help with needs of the ISPOR student membership (eg, Education Committee, Meeting Planning Committee, Publication Committee, chapter development, and regional leads);
  • Publish all survey results in student newsletter so all student members can benefit from the learnings;
  • Present survey results at ISPOR annual conference and possibly ISPOR Europe conference as relevant.

Surveys Managed:

  • Student Interest Survey (annual)
  • Data Collection Period: October 1, 2021 through December 1, 2021
  • Student Membership Benefits Survey (biennial)
  • Tentative Data Collection Period: February 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

Survey & Evaluation Committee Report 2019-2020

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