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February 2006 
 

  

ISPOR e-BULLETIN 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.

 

NEW THIS MONTH

 

**NEW** ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Congress-UPDATES

**NEW** ISPOR Special Interest Group (SIG) – UPDATES

**NEW** 23 New Positions at the ISPOR Website

 

 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Ř     3 February 2006 – Board of Directors Nominations Deadline

Ř     5 February 2006 ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference, Shanghai Worldfield Convention Hotel, Shanghai, China **EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE**

Ř     15 February 2006 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian, Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award, and Research Excellence Awards **NOMINATION DEADLINE**

Ř      5-7 March 2006 – ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference, Shanghai Worldfield Convention Hotel, Shanghai, China

Ř      25 April 2006 – Early Registration Deadline ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting, Marriot Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ř      20-26 May 2006 – ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting, Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia , PA, USA

 

 ISPOR ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

1.       Publications

2.       Meetings and Congresses

3.       Educational Activities

4.       Student News

5.       ISPOR Special Interest Groups

6.      Committee and Task Force Activities

7.      Asia Consortium and Local Chapter News

8.       Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

9.       Membership

 

 


 

1.      PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

VALUE IN HEALTH "ON-LINE EARLY" MANUSCRIPTS

"On-Line Early" manuscripts for Volume 9, Issue 2, March/April 2006, will be on-line early later this month. To view these "On-Line Early" articles, simply go to http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp, log on using your membership information, and follow the link.

 


  

2.      ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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ISPOR 11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING  May 20-24 2006, Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

Early Registration Deadline: 25 April 2006

 

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Exhibitor opportunities are available at:

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

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        ADVERTISE IN THE FINAL PROGRAM

      Advertising deadline:  13 April 2006

      http://www.ispor.org/advertising/finalprg.asp

   

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ISPOR 2nd ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE    Early Registration Deadline

Shanghai Worldfield Convention Hotel, Shanghai, China • 5-7 March 2006

IMPROVING EVIDENCE AND OUTCOMES IN HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKING IN ASIA PACIFIC: CHALLENGE TO A NEW ERA

 

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 February 2006

 

Click here to register:

http://www.ispor.org/members/events/closed.asp

 

For further conference information, go to: http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/index.asp

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

Financial support opportunities are available at:

 

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:

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3.      EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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ISPOR SHORT COURSES–ISPOR 11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING – May 2006

 

In addition to many of the well-attended staple short courses, we will have 9 NEW courses this year!!!

 

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006

 

NEW! Qualitative Methods for Quality of Life/Patient-Reported Outcomes

Faculty: TBD

 

For full descriptions of ALL Saturday short courses, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/sc_sat.asp

  

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006

 

 

NEW!  Cost-Effectiveness Analysis alongside Clinical Trials

Faculty: Scott Ramsey MD, PhD, Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA; Richard Willke PhD, Senior Director, Group Leader, Global Outcome Research, Worldwide Outcomes Research, US Development Sites Pfizer, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ, USA 

 

NEW!  Use of Real World Data in Outcomes Research

Faculty: Diana Brixner PhD, RPh, Associate Professor and Department Chair, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Gregory de Lissovoy, PHD, MPH Senior Research Scientist, Health Analytics Group, United BioSource Corp., Bethesda MD; Daniel M. Huse MA, Practice Leader, Information Products, Thomson Medstat Inc., Cambridge, MA

 

NEW!  Bayesian Analysis: Advanced

Faculty: Bryan Luce MBA, PhD, Founder and Senior Research Leader, The MEDTAP Institute at United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA; Christopher S. Hollenbeak PhD, Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA; David Vanness PhD, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, USA

 

NEW!  Propensity Scores and Comorbidity Risk Adjustment

Faculty: Fadia Shaya MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor/Associate Director, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Center on Drugs and Public Policy, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

NEW!  Patient Registries: Overview & Application

Faculty: Jeff Trotter MBA, President, Ovation Research Group, Highland Park, IL, USA

 

NEW!  Outcomes Research for Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Faculty: TBD

 

NEW!  Case Studies in Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing II – Advanced

Faculty: Jack Mycka, President, Optimar Strategic Consulting LLC, Montclair, NJ, USA; Renato Dellamano PhD, President, ValueVector (Value Added Business Strategies), Milan, Italy

 

NEW!  Risk Assessment: Analysis and Management

Faculty: The ISPOR Risk Management Special Interest Group Chairs

 

For full descriptions of ALL Sunday short courses, go to: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/sc_sun.asp


 

4.      STUDENT NEWS

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For more details on the ISPOR Student Network, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/student/student_index.asp        


  

5.      ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS are very important to ISPOR to achieve its mission. Their goals are to: develop consensus; stimulate debate; advance knowledge/understanding; publish good research practices; develop indices & tools for researchers and decision-makers; compile health care information for public; respond to health care public policy.

 

For more information and to join an ISPOR SIG, go to http://www.ispor.org/sigs/sigsindex.asp. The ISPOR SIGs are:


**NEW**EVIDENCE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT SIG

TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SIG

PATIENT REGISTRY SIG

PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES SIG

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE & PERSISTENCE SIG

RETROSPECTIVE DATABASE SIG

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

 

**NEW** UPDATES


EVIDENCE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT SIG

Value-Based Reimbursement SIG and Health Technology Assessment SIG have been combine into a new SIG called Evidence-Based Reimbursement SIG.

 

It includes 4 working groups as followed:

·         HTA Reimbursement Economics/Global Reimbursement Strategies Working Group

·         HTA to Support Marketing Initiatives Working Group

·         Evidence and Payer Decision-making/ Payer-oriented Evidence Guidelines Working Group

·         Global Reimbursement Trends/Reimbursement Literature Working Group

 

TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SIG

New working groups formed:

·         Employer/Insurer Working Group

·         Drug Formulary Management Working Group

·         Disease Management Working Group

·         Health Plan Perspective Working Group

 


 

6.      ISPOR BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

 

ISPOR 2005-2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

ISPOR is a member-driven organization.  As a member-driven organization, its governance is determined by the membership.  The ISPOR Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the position of PRESIDENT-ELECT and 2 DIRECTOR positions. You, as an ISPOR member, are invited to submit your name if you wish to be considered for a position on the ISPOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  You may also recommend the name of another ISPOR member.  Please email your interest or recommendation to: nominations@ispor.org. Please attach a curriculum vitae.  The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 3, 2006.

 

ISPOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The ISPOR Awards Committee is seeking nominees for both the ISPOR Research Excellence Award for Methodology Excellence and Research Excellence Award for Practical Application Excellence. See http://www.ispor.org/awards/methodology_.asp and http://www.ispor.org/awards/application_.asp for Excellence Awards descriptions, criteria, selection process, nature of award, and past recipients.

 

ISPOR BERNIE O'BRIEN NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The ISPOR Bernie O'Brien New Investigator Award was established in 2004 to honor the long-standing commitment of Bernie J. O'Brien, PhD to training and mentoring new scientists in the fields of outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics.  The award will be presented at the ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA 20-24, 2006. The ISPOR Awards Committee is seeking nominees for this award. See: http://www.ispor.org/awards/Obrien_investigator.asp for descriptions, criteria, selection process, and nature of the award.

 

The deadline to submit nominees for both awards is FEBRUARY 13, 2006.


 

7.      ASIA CONSORTIUM AND LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS

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ISPOR ASIA CONSORTIUM

 

Asia Consortium extends its network to Pakistan. Consortium members are now from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. For more details on this consortium, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/consortiums/asia.asp

 


8EMPLOYMENT

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**NEW** 23 NEW POSITIONS AT THE ISPOR WEBSITE: Careers

 

Advertise your positions on ISPOR Website (~1 million hits per month)

 

INTERNSHIPS

Visit ISPOR's Internship-Professional Recruitment Assistance Program (I-PRAP) at  STUDENTS: Post your CVs/resumes for employers to view and search for internship positions available.  Nine student resumes posted!  EMPLOYERS: Post your Intern positions for FREE and access CVs/resumes from students. If you have any questions, please contact: iprap@ispor.org. For more information, visit our website at Careers 


 

9.  ISPOR MEMBERSHIP

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