January 2008

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.


ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Canada

The 13th Annual International Meeting, "Vive la Diff�rence - Enhancing/Expanding Outcomes Research One Country at a Time," will be held May 3-7, 2008, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.



To view the 13th International Meeting preliminary program information and abstract submission information, see:

ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting >>


ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, South Korea

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference �Evidence-based Health Care Decision Making in Asia Pacific: The Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research� will be held 7-9 September 2008. Abstracts Submission begins soon on 17 January 2008, and ends on 17 March 2008. Abstracts submitted to the ISPOR 12th, or 13th Annual International Meeting, or the 10th or 11th Annual European Congress can be submitted to this Conference. Abstracts accepted by this Conference will receive priority to be considered for the publication of Value in Health Asia-Pacific Supplement. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information see:
ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference >>


ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece

The 11th Annual European Congress, �Moving and Improving Concepts & Evidence for Health Care Decisions� will be held 8-11 November 2008. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information see:

11th Annual European Congress >>





ISPOR Chile Local Chapter Workshop

The ISPOR Chile Local Chapter will host a 1 day workshop "Quality of Life Measurement in Economic Evaluations of Health Care Technologies", led by Prof. Paul Kind, University of York, January 23, 2008 in Santiago, Chile. For more information, see:

ISPOR Chile Local Chapter >>



ISPOR India Local Chapter Workshop

ISPOR India Chapter co-organized the National Conference on Globalization & Health Care from 8-9 December 2007. For program information see:

ISPOR India Local Chapter >>


Value in Health Online Early Articles Recently Added


  • CORRESPONDENCE: Better Pharmaceutical Price Comparison Studies Are Needed For Meaningful Evaluation of Price-Control Policies


  • Cost-Effectiveness Model for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Comparing Early and Late Treatment with Pegaptanib Sodium Based on Visual Acuity


  • Degeneration: Comparing Early and Late Treatment with Pegaptanib Sodium Based on Visual Acuity


  • The Role of Economic Evidence in Canadian Oncology Reimbursement Decision-Making: To Lambda and Beyond


  • Cost-Utility Analysis of Rimonabant in the Treatment of Obesity


  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Cost-Utility of Second-Generation Antipsychotics in People with Psychosis and Eligible for Clozapine


  • Service Utilization and Health-Care Costs in the Advanced Elderly


  • Literature Review of Methods to Translate Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaires for Use in Multinational Clinical Trials


  • A Cost-Benefit Analysis Using Contingent Valuation Techniques: A Feasibility Study in Spinal Surgery


  • The Impact of Chronic Hepatitis B on Quality of Life: A Multinational Study of Utilities from Infected and Uninfected Persons


  • Uncertainty in Decision-Making: Value of Additional Information in the Cost-Effectiveness of Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight and Obese People


  • The Effect of Perceived Health Status on Patient Satisfaction


  • Factorial Invariance of Child Self-Report across Age Subgroups: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Ages 5 to 16 Years Utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales


  • Validity of the Health Profile-Types of the Spanish Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE)


  • Time and Expected Value of Sample Information Wait for No Patient


  • Survey Assessment of Continuation of and Satisfaction with Pharmacological Treatment for Urinary Incontinence


  • Difficulties in Calculating Productivity Costs: Work Disability Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder


  • Introducing Evidence-Based Medicine in Reimbursement Procedures: Does It Affect the Outcome?


  • The KIDSCREEN-52 Quality of Life Measure for Children and Adolescents: Psychometric Results from a Cross-Cultural Survey in 13 European Countries


  • Economic Burden of Adult Pharyngitis: The Payer's Perspective


  • Treatment Costs and Health Care Utilization for Patients with Bipolar Disorder in a Large Managed Care Population


  • Health-Related Quality of Life Measurement in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Generic and Disease-Specific Instruments

Value in Health >>


ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 13, Issue 6 Now On-Line
ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 13, Issue 6 is now available on-line. Featured articles include:


  • Patient Preference Methods - A Patient Centered Evaluation Paradigm


  • Maximizing the Value of Health Outcome Data Collected in Clinical Trials: Going Beyond Treatment Group Comparisons


  • Pharmacoeconomics in the Health Care System in South Africa


  • Pharmacoeconomics in Ireland - Key Policy Issues

To view this issue, go to:


ISPOR Medication Compliance & Persistence Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ISPOR Medication Compliance & Persistence SIG will be publishing the paper, �Understanding Medication Non-Compliance from an Economic Perspective,� in Volume 11 of Value in Health. The Online Early version of the article will be published later this month. For more information on the Med Comp & Persistence SIG group, please see:
ISPOR Medication Compliance and Persistence Special Interest Group (SIG) >>


ISPOR Scientific Awards

NEW! The Society�s Awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievements in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. The ISPOR Scientific Awards are:

  • Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
  • ISPOR Bernie J. O�Brien New Investigator Award
  • Research Excellence for Methodology Award
  • Research Excellence for Practical Applications Award


These ISPOR awards will be presented at the ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, May 3-7, 2008.

The ISPOR Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for all 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 15, 2008. Nomination requirements and detailed award descriptions can be found at the ISPOR website at: ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards >>

TIP OF THE MONTH- Value in Health Online Early Articles
Readers can now view upcoming issues line-ups of Online Early 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 Online Early Articles.

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January 10, 2008

Abstract Submission Deadline for 13th Annual International Meeting



February 5, 2008

Nominations Deadline: ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards





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