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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 2010

The ISPOR eBULLETIN provides updates of recent ISPOR activities and events. For detailed information on ISPOR activities, members are encouraged to go to: www.ispor.org. Please share these new ISPOR activities with your colleagues.

 

MEETINGS

 

ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA-Program
 *Call For Abstracts Deadline: January 14, 2010

Submission Information »

 *3-Day Program (Monday, May 17 Through Wednesday, May 19,

2010, At 4PM)

 *Plenary Sessions

*Personalized Medicine: The Value Of Targeted Therapy (Monday)

*Is Health Outcomes Research Valuable To Real Decision Makers: A Candid Discussion With Medical And Pharmacy Directors
(Tuesday)

*Bayesian And Adaptive Trial Methods Meets The Pragmatic Clinical Trial And Comparative Effectiveness Research (Wednesday)

 *Poster Sessions and Exhibits Monday, Tuesday, and WEDNESDAY

 *Exhibit, Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities, see:

ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting »

 

ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference, Phuket, Thailand

The ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference will be held 5-7 September, 2010 at the Hilton Phuket, Phuket, Thailand. For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference »

 

ISPOR 13th Annual European Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
The ISPOR 13th Annual European Congress will be held 6-9 November, 2010 at the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see:

ISPOR 13th Annual European Congress »

 

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress, Paris, France

Released presentations from this Congress are available at the ISPOR website. For slide presentations from plenary sessions, issue panels, educational symposia and ISPOR chapter forums, see:

12th European Congress Released Presentations »

For podium and poster presentations, see:

ISPOR Outcomes Research Digest »

 

AWARDS

 

ISPOR Scientific Awards

The ISPOR Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following 4 awards.  If you would like to nominate a candidate or yourself for one of the four awards, please send in the required nomination materials to: awards@ispor.org by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010.  Nomination requirements and detailed award descriptions can be found at the ISPOR website at: ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards »

*ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award

*ISPOR Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award

*ISPOR Award for Excellence in Methodology in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research

*ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research

 

These ISPOR awards will be presented at the ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting in Atlanta, GA, USA, May 15-19, 2010.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  

NEW! Value in Health Early View Articles
24 Early View articles are available on-line, including 1 new article added in the last month.

Value in Health Early View articles »

NEW! Value in Health Volume 13, Issue 1 On-Line
Value in Health Volume 13, Issue 1 is now available on-line.
Value in Health Volume 13, Issue 1 »

NEW! ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 15, Issue 6 Now On-Line

ISPOR CONNECTIONS November/December 2009 is now available on-line. Articles include:*Universal Steps for Conducting Early-Stage Medical Technology Assessment*Health Technology Assessments: Trends in Decision-Making*Do Health Politicians Really Listen to Health Economists? Observations from Europe*The French Health Care System.

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 15, Issue 6 »

 

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

 

To join a Special Interest Group (SIG), see:

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

NEW! 

ISPOR Publishes 8 Good Outcomes Research Practices in 2009

The following Good Outcomes Research Practices (research methods recommendations) developed by ISPOR Task Forces were published in Value in Health (Volume 12) in 2009:

 

Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods

*Comparative Effectiveness Research: Defining, Reporting and Interpreting Non-randomized Studies of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Databases

*Comparative Effectiveness Research: Approaches to Mitigate Bias And Confounding in The Design of Non-randomized Studies of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Databases

*Comparative Effectiveness Research: Analytic Methods to Improve Causal Inference From Non-randomized Studies of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Databases

 

Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Methods

In December 2009, the FDA published the FINAL Guidance for Industry Patient Reported Outcomes Measures:  Use in Medical Product Development to Support Labeling Claims. In 2009, ISPOR's PRO Task Forces published 3 Good Research Practices to further clarify key methodological issues. Representatives from the FDA participated on these ISPOR Task Forces:

*Evaluating & Documenting Content Validity for the Use of Existing PRO Instruments & Their Modification

*Changing Mode of Administration of PRO Instruments From Paper to Electronic

*Translation & Linguistic Validation of PRO Instruments

 

Economic Methods

*Transferability Of Economic Evaluations Across Jurisdictions

*Quality Improvement Of Cost Effectiveness Research

TIP OF THE MONTH- Value in Health Early View Articles
Readers can now view upcoming Value in Health issues line-ups of Early View articles. To view these line-ups, go to the Value in Health link on the purple toolbar on the ISPOR homepage and go to: Value in Health Early View Articles.


This newsletter is provided as a benefit of membership in ISPOR. If you received this from a colleague and are not a current ISPOR member, please consider becoming an individual member or organizational affiliate.  Contact membership services for more information and its use in health care decisions.

 

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IMPORTANT
DATES TO REMEMBER

 

January 14, 2010

ISPOR 15th Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline
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May 15-19, 2010
ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting
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5-7 September 2010
ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference
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QUICK LINKS

Value in Health

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR Research Digest

 

ISPOR Book of Terms

 

ISPOR Good Research Practices

 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

 

ISPOR Student Network

 

ISPOR Regional Chapters

 

ISPOR Latin America Consortium

 

ISPOR Asia Consortium

 

Membership

 

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