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NEW THIS MONTH

 

**NEW** ISPOR CONNECTIONS Vol. 12 No. 1 (January/February 2006)

**NEW** ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting-CONTRIBUTED RESEARCH, WORKSHOPS, AND ISSUE PANELS NOW ONLINE

**NEW** ISPOR STUDENT CHAPTERS

**NEW** ISPOR Special Interest Group (SIG) - NEW SIGS and New Working Groups

**NEW** ISPOR PRO SIG TO COMMENT ON FDA PRO GUIDELINES

**NEW** BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MEDICATION COMPLIANCE & PERSISTENCE REFERENCES EXPANDED

**NEW** ISPOR LOCAL CHAPTERS - FOUR NEW CHAPTERS

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

 

 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

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

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

Ø      19 June 2006 - Abstract submission deadline ISPOR 9th Annual European Congress, 29-31, 2006, Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ø      26 September 2006 - Early registration deadline ISPOR 9th Annual European Congress, 29-31, 2006, Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Ø      29-31 October 2006 -  ISPOR 9th Annual European Congress, Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

  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

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

IN MEMORIAM - ANDREA TAYLOR ADAMUS (1969-2006)

 

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Andrea Taylor Adamus, PhD, Research Specialist in the Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Co-Chair of the ISPOR Medication and Compliance and Persistence SIG Education Working Group. We offer our condolences to her family and colleagues. 

 

Donations in her memory will be used to support the Mission of the Scleroderma Foundation. You can donate by mail to: Scleroderma Foundation, Inc., Texas Bluebonnet Chapter, PO Box 81894 Houston, TX  77268; or go to: http://www.scleroderma.org/contactus.shtm

 


 

1.       PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

VALUE IN HEALTH "ON-LINE EARLY" MANUSCRIPTS

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.

 

**NEW** ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 12, Issue 1, January/February 2006 is now available to the public at: http://www.ispor.org/news/index_new.aspIn this issue:

 

Avoiding Bias and Standardizing Costs in Formulary Decisions

 

President’s Fireside Chat: ISPOR Initiatives in Communication and Outreach

 

Regulations of Drug Reimbursement Decisions in Hungary

 

Use of the Propensity Score Matching Method to Reduce Recruitment Bias in Observational Studies: Application to the Estimation of Drotecogin Alfa’s Impact on Intensive Care Units Workload

 

ISPOR Board of Directors Take Action in 2005


2.      ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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**UPDATE** ISPOR 11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

May 20-24 2006, Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

For more program info, go to: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/index.asp

 

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006

 

PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM : EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE – WHERE ARE WE GOING? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? HOW SHOULD REAL WORLD EVIDENCE BE USED FOR RATIONAL DECISION MAKING? Co-sponsored by ISPOR and the PhRMA Health Outcomes Committee

Sunday, May 21, 2006, 5:00-7:00PM

Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Prior to the ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting)

 

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006

 

1ST PLENARY SESSION: BALANCING AFFORDABILITY AND VALUE: THE UNIVERSAL CHALLENGE IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

At: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052206.asp#Plenary1

 

INVITED ISSUE PANEL: WILL THE QALY SURVIVE?

Monday, May 22, 2006, 11:30-12:30PM

Guest Panelist: Daniel Kahneman PhD, Professor of Psychology and Nobel Prize Recipient; Dennis Fryback PhD, Professor of Population Health Sciences and Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and Alistair McGuire PhD, Professor in Health Economics, London School of Economics.

At: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/panels.asp#IP1:_WILL_THE_QALY_SURVIVE_

 

SYMPOSIUM: HANDLING ISSUES AROUND MISSING DATA IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS sponsored by IMS Health

Monday, May 22, 2006, 1:00-2:00PM

Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

At: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052206.asp

 

ISPOR SPECIAL EVENT: ISPOR AT THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ featuring the musical talents of ISPOR members. Be a part of this great networking opportunity! Don't miss out on this one of a kind entertainment experience! Enjoy a buffet complete with appetizers, pasta stations, and dessert. Complimentary drink ticket! Groove to the sounds of the ISPOR Bands!

Monday, May 22, 2006, 8:15-11:30PM

Hard Rock Café, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

For details and to register, go to: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/party.asp

 

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006

 

2ND PLENARY SESSION: COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS & HEALTH CARE DECISION-MAKING

At: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052306.asp#Plenary2

 

SYMPOSIUM: POWERFUL DATA, MEANINGFUL ANSWERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALTHCARE COST & UTILIZATION PROJECT (HCUP) Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 7:00-8:00AM

Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA  

 

SYMPOSIUM: HEALTH CARE POLICY DEVELOPMENT USING OUTCOMES RESEARCH Sponsored by Jefferson Medical College

Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 1:00-2:00PM

Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

To view both symposia, go to: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052306.asp

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006

 

3RD PLENARY SESSION: THE PATIENT VOICE IN MEDICAL PRODUCT EVALUATION: FDA DRAFT GUIDANCE ON MEASURING PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES

At: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052406.asp#Plenary3

 

POSTER & PODIUMS:

Podium Session I: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052206.asp#pod1

Podium Session II: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052306.asp#pod2

Podium Session III: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052406.asp#pod3

Podium Session IV: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/052406.asp#pod4

Poster Session I: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/posters1.asp

Poster Session II: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/posters2.asp

 

CONTRIBUTED WORKSHOPS (24 presentations in four sessions):

Session I: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/workshops.asp#ws1

Session II: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/workshops.asp#ws2

Session III : http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/workshops.asp#ws3

Session IV : http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/workshops.asp#ws4

 

ISSUES PANELS (8 issues panels in two sessions):

Session: I: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/panels.asp#ps1

Session II: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/panels.asp#ps2

 

Early Registration Deadline: April 25, 2006

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Online reservations and additional information at:

http://www.ispor.org/meetings/phila0506/hotel_reservation.asp

 

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Over 40 Exhibit Booths already sold!

Exhibitor opportunities are available at:

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Sponsorship Opportunities are available at:

 

ADVERTISE IN THE FINAL PROGRAM

Advertising deadline:  April 13, 2006

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

 

PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT CENTER (PRAP)

Advertise employment opportunities:

Careers

 

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ISPOR 2nd ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE   

 

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

Over 700 registrants!

http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/index.asp

 


 

3.       EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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ISPOR SHORT COURSES-PRIOR TO ISPOR 11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING - May 2006

 

Twenty-one short courses including 9 NEW courses will be given this year, with 8 courses on Saturday, May 20, 2006, and 13 courses on Sunday, May 21, 2006.


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, USA; 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, USA

 

**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; Keith R Abrams MSc, Professor of Medical Statistics & Course Director, Centre for Biostatistics & Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

 

**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 : Seema Sonnad PhD , Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Stacey Ackerman, MSE, PhD,  Vice President,

Covance Market Access Services, San Diego, CA, USA

 

**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 : Dennis Raisch PhD, RPh, MS, Associate Center Director, Scientific Affairs, VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM, USA; Anthony Lockett PhD, MD, MBA, Medical Director, ICO, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK; Suellen Curckendall PhD, Principal Investigator, Cerner Health Insights, Vienna, VA, USA

 

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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**NEW** ISPOR STUDENT CHAPTERS

 

ISPOR now includes two new chapters: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, and the National University of Singapore, Singapore. 

 

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:

 

            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 ** ISPOR PRO SIG TO COMMENT ON THE FDA DRAFT GUIDANCE FOR INDUSTRY PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES: USE IN MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT LABELING CLAIMS

If you are still interested in sending in your comments and/or suggestions, please send it today to: proregsig@ispor.org.

 

**NEW** EVIDENCE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT SIG

The Value-Reimbursement SIG and the Health Technology Assessment SIG were consolidated to form this new SIG.

Co-Chairs: Diane Simison and Frank Papatheofanis

            New Working Groups

Global Reimbursement & HTA Practices Working Group

Co-Chairs: Jalpa Doshi PhD, Bonnie Handke RN, Jenny Stephens PharmD, Geoff Wilson DPhil, BSc, MSc, PhD

Global Reimbursement Standards Working Group

Co-Chairs: Joseph Singer MD, Jim McKay MD, Michael Halpern MD, MPH,

PhD, Nancy Risebrough

World Wide Reimbursement Trends Working Group

Co-Chairs: Kevin Mayo, Parthiv Mahadevia MD, MPH, Stefan Holmstrom BSc, MSc , Paul Trueman MA

HTA to Support Marketing Initiatives Working Group

Co-Chairs: Sheryl Szeinbach BS, MS, PhD, RPh, Noreen Sullivan BS

 

            TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SIG

            This SIG was formerly the Clinical Practice SIG

            New Working Groups

Drug Formulary Management Working Group

Chair: Peter Wong PhD, MBA, RPh

Disease Management Working Group

Chair: Renee Goldberg Arnold PharmD

Employer/Insurer Perspective Working Group

Chair: F. Randy Vogenberg RPh, PhD

Clinical Practitioner's Perspective Working Group

Chair: Ramon Bautista MD, MBA

 

**NEW** UPDATES

Bibliography of Medication Compliance & Persistence References Expanded

Now available at: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/MCP_accomplishments.asp#bibliogr

 


 

6.       ISPOR BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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      COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

 

      ISPOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2006-2007

     

ISPOR is a member-driven organization. As a member-driven organization, its governance is determined by the membership.  Biographies and vision statements for the 2006-2007 ISPOR Board of Directors candidates will be included in the March/April 2006 issue of ISPOR CONNECTIONS.

             


 

7.       ASIA CONSORTIUM AND LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS

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**NEW**ISPOR LOCAL CHAPTERS - FOUR NEW CHAPTERS

 

ISPOR has added four new local chapters.  ISPOR Local Chapter total is now at ten:

 

Ø     Brazil Chapter: http://www.ispor.org/regional_chapters/Brazil/index.asp

 

Ø     Chinese Medical Doctor Association-Pharmacoeconomics Chapter: http://www.ispor.org/regional_chapters/China/index.asp

 

Ø     Thailand Chapter: http://www.ispor.org/regional_chapters/Thailand/index.asp

 

Ø     Turkish Society for Clinical Pharmacology-Pharmacoeconomics Chapter: http://www.ispor.org/regional_chapters/Turkey/index.asp

 

For more details on ISPOR Local Chapters, go to: Regional Chapters

 

ISPOR ASIA CONSORTIUM

 

For more details on this consortium, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/consortiums/asia.asp

 


8 EMPLOYMENT

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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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Update your email address at https://www.ispor.org/members/MemberProfile.aspx! Your email address is required as part of your log in information in the members only section of the ISPOR website. 

 

 


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