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February 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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

VALUE IN HEALTH NEW CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF

ISPOR Board of Directors is proud to announce that Michael Drummond PhD, University of York, York, UK and C. Daniel Mullins PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA, will become the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of Value in Health as of May 1, 2010, taking over the role from Josephine Mauskopf PhD, who has served in this role since 2002.

 

AWARDS

 

ISPOR Scientific Awards

The ISPOR Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following four (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.

 

MEETINGS

 

RECORD SUBMISSIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS-OVER 1280!

ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA-Program

*3-Day Program (Monday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 4 PM)

*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

*Call For Abstracts Deadline: 18 March 2010

*2-Day Program (Monday, 6 September & Tuesday, 7 September 2010)

The ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference will be held 5-7 September, 2010 at the Hilton Phuket, Phuket, Thailand.

*Plenary Sessions

           *Health Care Reimbursement Decision-Making In Asia: Policymaker’s                   Perspectives (Monday) 

         *National Drug Policies To Local Formulary Decisions In Asia-Pacific:                   Drug Listing Challenges And Opportunities (Tuesday)

         *Health Care Data In Asia: Collecting, Sharing, And Using (Tuesday)

*For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference »

 

ISPOR 13th Annual European Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
*Call For Abstracts Deadline: 22 June 2010

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 »

 

PUBLICATIONS

  

NEW! Value in Health Early View Articles
37 Early View articles are available on-line, including 13 new articles added in the last month.

Value in Health Early View articles »

ISPOR REGIONAL CHAPTERS/CONSORTIA

NEW! ISPOR Latin America Consortium

The ISPOR Latin America Consortium was restructured to include the following working committees:

 * Latin America Conference Program Committee * Education Committee * Publication Committee * Health Technology Producers (Industry) Committee * Health Care Providers Committee * Health Technology Assessment Agencies Committee * Health Care Policy-makers & Payers Committee

 

All individuals who are interested in promoting pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in Latin America are welcome to join the Latin America Consortium and its working committees. To join, go to: Join ISPOR Consortia»

 

For more information, see: ISPOR Latin America Consortium »

 

NEW! ISPOR Nigeria Regional Chapter

ISPOR is pleased to announce the addition of the ISPOR Nigeria Regional Chapter.  Along with ISPOR South Africa, ISPOR Nigeria will provide valuable insight into the state of health care in Africa.  For more information please visit: ISPOR Nigeria Regional Chapter »

 

NEW! ISPOR Israel Regional Chapter

The Third Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research will be held in the Dan Accadia Hotel in Herzliya on March 10-12, 2010.   The main conference topics this year will be “Personalized Medicine and Preventive Medicine.” To learn more about the chapter, see: ISPOR Israel Regional Chapter »

 

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

 

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

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

NEW! 

ISPOR Risk Benefit Management SIG-REQUEST FOR MEMBERS

The ISPOR Risk Benefit Management SIG is currently seeking members for the following working groups:

*Direct to Consumer Advertising (DTCA):  This manuscript will describe how patient-provider relationships have changed as a result of DTCA.

*Head to Head Comparison of EMEA to US Guidelines:  This working group is currently developing a comparison of the FDA’s REM requirements to EMEA RMPs for the same products. 

 

To join the above working groups or for more information on the Risk Benefit Management SIG, see: ISPOR Risk Benefit Management SIG »

 

NEW! 

ISPOR Health Econometrics Working Group Index of Open Source Code and Software

The ISPOR Health Econometrics Working Group has created the ISPOR Index of Open Source Code and Software.  The purpose of this index is to promote estimator transparency and to clarify alternative approaches in health econometric research. For questions, or to learn how you can submit entries to the index, please e-mail dmroz@ispor.org.

ISPOR Health Econometrics Working Group ISPOR Index of Open Source Code and Software »

 

TIP OF THE MONTH- ISPOR CONNECTIONS On-Line Article Submission ISPOR members can submit articles on Economic Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment, and Policy Analysis, as well as Letters to the Editor and Commentary pieces on-line. To submit and article, go to the ISPOR CONNECTIONS link on the purple toolbar on the ISPOR homepage, and once on the ISPOR CONNECTIONS page, click the 'Submit an Article' box.


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IMPORTANT
DATES TO REMEMBER

 

18 March 2010

ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference 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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