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MARCH 2012

Welcome to the March 2012 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates of recent ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, see: www.ispor.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2012 ISPOR Board of Directors Election

DEADLINE TO VOTE: MAY 1, 2012

This is a reminder to vote for the 2012-2013 ISPOR Board of Directors candidates. In this election, you have the opportunity to vote for the President-Elect (term of office 2012-2013 as President-Elect and 2013-2014 as President) and four Directors (2012-2014). Please vote online via the ISPOR website.

ISPOR Board of Directors Election 2012 »

 

Value in Health Regional Issues Co-Editors

The ISPOR Board of Directors is proud to announce the first Co-Editors for the new journal Value in Health Regional Issues: Jaime Caro, MD, MDCM, FRCPC, FACP, United BioSource, Lexington, MA, USA; Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, PharmD, PhD, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand; Marcos Bosi Ferraz, MD, MSc, PhD; Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Jeff Jianfei Guo, MS, PhD, University of Cincinnati Health Academic Center, Cincinnati; OH, USA, Kenneth KC Lee, JP, MPhil, PhD, Reg Pharm (HK), Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Victor Zarate, MD, MSc, University of York, Santiago, Chile. For more information, see: Value in Health Regional Issues »

 

ISPOR STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS AND MEETING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

ISPOR Student Travel Grants and Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards are now available for all 2012 ISPOR meetings (a maximum of 10 awards are available for each meeting). Deadlines are:

  • 17th Annual International Meeting, Washington, DC, USA
    (June 2-6, 2012): Friday, April 6, 2012
  • 4th Asia-Pacific Conference, Taipei, Taiwan
    (2-4 September 2012): July 13, 2012
  • 15th Annual European Congress, Berlin, Germany
    (3-7 November 2012): September 7, 2012

For applicant criteria and application, see:

MEETINGS

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, June 2-6, 2012

OVER 1,500 ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED (18% INCREASE)
FULL PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting »

 

 

30 Short Course Programs

3 Plenary Sessions

15 Issue Panels

31 Workshops

60 Podium Presentations

Over 1250 Poster Presentations

8 Educational Symposia
5 Poster Sessions (New for 2012)

   

FIRST PLENARY SESSION: COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW DRUGS: SHOULD THE FDA BE ASKING 'DOES IT WORK' OR 'DOES IT WORK BETTER'?
Moderator/Speaker: Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Founder & Director, Center for Medical Technology Policy, Baltimore, MD, USA
Speakers: Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies & Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA; Vicki L. Seyfert-Margolis, PhD, Senior Advisor, Science Innovation and Policy, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA

SECOND PLENARY SESSION: HEALTH REFORM IN THE US: WILL STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND AFFORDABILITY OF HEALTH CARE IN THE US?
Moderator/Speaker: Susan Dentzer, MA, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs, Bethesda, MD, USA
Speakers: John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, USA

THIRD PLENARY SESSION: PERFORMANCE-BASED RISK-SHARING ARRANGEMENTS: GOOD RESEARCH PRACTICES FOR DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
Speakers: Lou Garrison, PhD, Professor, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Seattle, WA, USA; Adrian Towse, MA, MPhil, Director, Office of Health Economics, London, UK

 

ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference, Taipei, Taiwan,
2-4 September, 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: 22 MARCH 2012

For program, sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference »

 

ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress, Berlin, Germany, 3-7 November, 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPENS: 26 MARCH 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: 26 JUNE 2012

For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress »

PUBLICATIONS

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Vol. 18 No. 1 2012 On-Line

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Vol. 18 No. 1 »

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements Task Force

The draft of the ISPOR Task Force Report: Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements–Good Research Practices for Design, Implementation, and Evaluation: A Report of the ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements Task Force is available for comments.  If you would like to review the draft report, email: emolsen@ispor.org  For more information, see: ISPOR Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Task Force »

ISPOR GLOBAL OUTREACH

ISPOR Arabic Network Forum

The ISPOR Arabic Network will be presenting a forum at the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting on Monday, June 4, 2012 entitled, “Pros & Cons of Pricing and Reimbursement in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.” For the complete forum description, see: Pros & Cons of Pricing and Reimbursement in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates And Qatar »

 

ISPOR Regional Chapters Forum

The ISPOR Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa Chapters will be presenting a forum at the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 entitled, “Problems, Pitfalls, and Pragmatics of Pharmacoeconomics: Lessons from the African Experience”. For the complete forum description, see: Problems, Pitfalls, and Pragmatics of Pharmacoeconomics: Lessons from the African Experience »

 

ISPOR Malaysia Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Malaysia Chapter will hold the 1st Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research Conference 2012, from March 30 to April 1, 2012, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more details, see: ISPOR Malaysia Regional Chapter »

TIP OF THE MONTH

ISPOR Site Map 

The Site Map on the ISPOR homepage gives you quick and comprehensive access to the ISPOR website and provides 23 ISPOR areas of interests and links to many useful resources. To access the ISPOR Site Map, simply click the Site Map Link on the ISPOR homepage. ISPOR Site Map »

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

22 March 2012

ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference

Abstract Submission  Deadline

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April 17, 2012

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Early Registration Deadline

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May 1, 2012

ISPOR Board of Directors Voting Deadline

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