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Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. Since ISPOR relies on the expertise of its members, this issue contains a list of ISPOR Task Forces and Special Interest Groups that are looking for new review group members, as well as information on the latest Good Practices for Outcomes Research report on Budget Impact Analysis. You will also find the newest addition to the ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map, and a listing of ISPOR's newest Regional Chapters. Finally, in case you missed last month's educational webinar on modeling using discrete event simulation, we provide a link to the recorded broadcast.

ISSUE HIGHLIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW! ISPOR Good Practices for Budget Impact Analysis Available

“Health systems and reimbursement authorities are placing increasing importance on the affordability and population health impacts of health care interventions.  Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) is an accepted approach to estimating the fiscal and outcomes impacts of interventions to inform decisions.  The purpose of this report was to update the ISPOR Best Practices Guidance on the methods, conduct and presentation of Budget Impact Analyses to meet the information needs of health care decision makers globally. A multidisciplinary group of expert methodologists and users, with extensive peer review by ISPOR members, developed this state-of-the-art scientific guidance.  We hope that this updated guidance improves the quality and utility of budget impact estimation.”

ISPOR Budget Impact Analysis Good Practices II Task Force
Co-Chairs, Josephine Mauskopf, PhD, and Sean Sullivan, PhD

Download the report here:
Budget Impact Analysis – Principles of Good Practice

ISPOR Task Force & Special Interest Group Reviewers Needed

ISPOR Task Force (TF) or Special Interest Group (SIG) review group members provide needed feedback and expertise on draft manuscripts and tools developed by ISPOR groups.  These review groups are open to any ISPOR members interested in and knowledgeable on the given topic area.

NEW ISPOR Task Force Review Groups available:
Simulation Modeling Applications In Health Care Delivery Research - Emerging Good Practices Task Force
Patient- and Observer-Reported Outcomes (PROS & OBSROS) Measurement In Rare Disease Clinical Trials - Emerging Good Practices
   
To join one of these task force review groups, please visit the ISPOR Task Force Index
 
NEW Special Interest Group Review Groups available:
Patient Centered Special Interest Group
Rare Disease Terminology & Definitions Used In Outcomes Research Working Group
Rare Disease: Challenges in Assessment and Appraisal of Diagnostics & Treatments Working Group
 
To join one of these special interest group review groups, please visit the ISPOR Special Interest Group Index
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NEW! Medical Device and Diagnostics Road Map Information for South Korea
Please see: http://www.ispor.org/HTARoadMaps/S-KoreaMD.asp
The ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map provides an overview of country-specific health care delivery systems focusing on reimbursement and pricing approval processes for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, which includes validated decision models that define decision makers and the decision-making processes for coverage, reimbursement, and pricing.
ISPOR REGIONAL UPDATES
ISPOR Welcomes a NEW! Network and NEW! Regional Chapters to its Global Outreach

ISPOR Africa Network
The newly developed ISPOR Africa Network includes five Regional Chapters and serves as a platform for regional collaboration to encourage research in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in Africa.

ISPOR West China Chapter
The ISPOR West China Chapter is located in the Chengdu western region of China under the leadership of Dr. Xin Sun, Professor and Director, Clinical Research and Evaluation Unit, Chinese Evidence-based Medicine Center.

ISPOR Italy-Milan Chapter
With a regional office in Milan, the ISPOR Italy-Milan Chapter is represented by Prof. Lorenzo Mantovani, DSc, Scientific Director at Fondazione Charta and Senior Researcher at Federico II University of Naples.

ISPOR Italy-Rome Chapter
With a regional office in Rome, the ISPOR Italy-Rome Chapter is represented by Prof. Francesco Saverio Mennini, MSc, Professor of Health Economics, Università Tor Vergata and Professor of Economics and Health Care Planning Università La Sapienza.

ISPOR Slovenia Chapter
Located in southern Central Europe, the ISPOR Slovenia Chapter is represented by Marko Obradovič, PharmD, Research Associate, Healthcare Market Projects, Sonara d.o.o. in Ljubljana.

To learn more about ISPOR Regional Chapters and find out how their members contribute to the advancement of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research in different countries, please see: ISPOR Regional Chapters.

EDUCATION
ISPOR Short Course Program Announced for Amsterdam!

The ISPOR Short Course Program has just been announced for the ISPOR 17th Annual European Congress.  The program features 26 courses across six tracks, including a NEW course: “Budget Impact Analysis: Application & Design Issues.” Courses descriptions are online now, with registration opening in June 2014.

For more details, please visit: ISPOR Amsterdam Short Course Program

ISPOR Short Course Program Tracks:
Economic Methods / Outcomes Research Methods / Modeling Methods / Use of PEOR Information Methods / Patient Preference Methods / PRO Methods / Observational Data Methods

Educational Webinar Available

Modeling Using Discrete Event Simulation (January 2014)
In case you missed last month’s Educational Webinar on Modeling Using Discrete Event Simulation, the webinar is available here: Click here to view the webinar

ISPOR Meetings Upcoming Deadlines ISPOR Publications
ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting
May 31-June 4, 2014
Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Montreal, QC, Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2014
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ISPOR 6th Asia-Pacific Conference

6-9 September 2014
Beijing International
Convention Center
Beijing, China

Beijing, China
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ISPOR 17th Annual European Congress

8-12 November 2014
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Congress Information
1 March 2014:
ISPOR Latin America
2016-2018 Consortium Committee Nominations Deadline

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20 March 2014
ISPOR 6th Asia-Pacific Conference
Abstract Submission Deadline

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24 March 2014
ISPOR 17th Annual European Congress Abstract Submission Opens
Submission Information »
April 15, 2014
ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting Early Registration Deadline
Register Now »
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