April 2004

  

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In this issue:


NEW THIS MONTH

*        ISPOR  Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award - an endowed award

*        ISPOR Board Of Directors Elections

*        ISPOR 9th Annual Meeting features “Medicare Modernization Act”

*        ISPOR Website - NEW Features!

*        NEW ISPOR Short Course prior to 9th Annual International Meeting

*        ISPOR Short Courses prior to 7th Annual European Congress NOW at website

*        Compliance Special Interest Group Papers NOW at ISPOR Website

*        RCT-CEA Task Force Progress NOW at ISPOR Website

*        Value in Health Vol. 7 No. 2 March/April 2004

*        ISPOR CONNECTIONS, Vol. 10 No. 2 March/April 2004

*        NEW ISPOR Student Chapter

*        NEW ISPOR Special Interest Group Chairs

*        NEW Employment Positions at the ISPOR website

 

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.       Hot Topics

8.       Important Dates to Remember

9.       Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

10.     Membership

 

 

 

 

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  1. PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

Value in Health: Volume 7, Issue 2, March/April 2004 is online and available this month at:

http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp. The following is the TABLE OF CONTENTS for Value in Health: Volume 7, Issue 2, March/April 2004

 

Editorials

ISPOR's "Code Of Ethics For Researchers": Is It Ethical?

Richard J. Milne

 

Scientific Reports

ISPOR Code Of Ethics For Researchers Background Article-Report Of The ISPOR Task Force On Code Of Ethics For Researchers

Francis B. Palumbo, Rod Barnes, Patricia Deverka, William McGhan, Lawrence Mullany, Albert Wertheimer

 

Policy and Application

What Is Next For Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research In Asia?

Jim Doherty, Isao Kamae, Kenneth K.C. Lee, Hong Li, Shu-Chun Li, Gordon G. Liu, Yen-Huei Tarn, Bong-min Yang

 

Seniors With Chronic Health Conditions And Prescription Drugs: Benefits, Wealth, And Health

Barry G. Saver, Mark P. Doescher, J. Elizabeth Jackson, Paul Fishman

 

Empirical Research

Resource Utilization And Costs Of Stroke Unit Care In Germany

Richard C. Dodel, Caroline Haacke, Karin Zamzow, Sven Pawelzik, Annika Spottke, Mira Rethfeldt, Uwe Siebert, Wolfgang H. Oertel, Oliver Schoffski, Tobias Back

 

A Computer Simulation Model Of The Natural History And Economic Impact Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Sixten Borg, Asa Ericsson, Jadwiga Wedzicha, Amund Gulsvik, Bo Lundback, Gavin C. Donaldson, Sean D. Sullivan

 

The Scope Study: Health-Care Consumption Related To Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In France

B. Detournay, C. Pribil, M. Fournier, B. Housset, G. Huchon, D. Huas, P.

Godard, C. Voinet, I. Chanal, Colette Jourdanne, I. Durand-Zaleski, the SCOPE Group

 

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Of Interventions To Enhance Mammography Compliance Using Computer Modeling (Can*Trol)

Jasmanda H. Wu, Man C. Fung, Wenyaw Chan, David R. Lairson

 

Out-Of-Pocket Health-Care Expenditures Among Older Americans With Cancer

Kenneth M. Langa, A. Mark Fendrick, Michael E. Chernew, Mohammed U.

Kabeto, Kerry L. Paisley, James A. Hayman

 

The Impact Of Managed Eye Care On Use Of Vision Services, Vision Costs, And Patient Satisfaction

Shoshana S. Colman, R. David Jones, Christian L. Serdahl, F. Mason Smith, Stefanie J. Silva, Warren H. Schonfeld

 

Methodology

Satisfaction With Medication: An Overview Of Conceptual, Methodologic, And Regulatory Issues

Richard Shikiar, Anne M. Rentz

 

Correspondence

Inconsistency in DTCA Practices by Manufacturers: Is It Time to Standardize Print Summaries?

 

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 10, Issue 2, March/April 2004 is now available to the public at: http://www.ispor.org/news/index_new.asp . In this issue:

 

In Search of an Unbiased Estimate of Treatment Effect Using Observational Data: A Comparison of Propensity Scoring and Heckman Two Stage Sample Selection Models

Rahul Ganguly PhD, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA; Bradley C. Martin PhD, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; Jeffrey H. Dorfman, PhD, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; John A. Rizzo, PhD, Cornell University, USA;
(From the workshops presented at ISPOR 8th Annual International Meeting, May 19th-22nd 2003, Virginia, USA & ISPOR 6th Annual European Congress, November 9th-11th 2003, Barcelona, Spain)

 

Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Edited by Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel

(An Introduction from the Book “Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach,” by Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H Topel)

 

Use of Outcomes Research in Pharmaceutical Medical and Reimbursement Decisions in a Decentralized System

Jean Francois Baladi MBA, Director of Health Policy and Pharmacoeconomics, Novartis Pharma Canada, Inc., Quebec, Canada

 

 

HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS

 

This ISPOR publication includes over 100 monographs covering over 400 terms used in health care delivery, management, and regulation, as well as health care outcomes research including clinical, economic, and quality-of-life research terms. ISPOR member discounted price is $36.00; a 40% discount!  Student/Library/Academic discounted price: $33.00 (a 45% discount). On-line ordering now available at: http://www.ispor.org/publications/lexicon_index.asp.  Contact Stephen Priori at spriori@ispor.org for information on orders over 1000 and book sponsorship.

 

LOOK FOR OUR ADVERTISEMENT IN THE APRIL 2004 ISSUE OF MAPI RESEARCH’S QOL NEWSLETTER!

 

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  1. ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

May 16-19, 2004, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA

 

PROGRAM HOT TOPICS:

MEDICARE MODERNIZATION ACT

·         MEDICARE DRUG BENEFIT & COST-EFFECTIVENESS: WHO PLAYS & WHO PAYS (First Plenary Session, Monday, May 17 8:30AM-9:45AM)

·         EFFECT OF SECTION 1013 "RESEARCH ON OUTCOMES OF HEALTH CARE ITEMS AND SERVICES" OF THE US MEDICARE MODERNIZATION ACT ON OUTCOMES RESEARCH (Issues Panels, Monday, May 17 11:30AM-12:30PM)

·         THE IMPACT OF MEDICARE’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG LEGISLATION ON PHARMACOECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH (Issues Panels, Tuesday, May 17 9:15AM-10:15AM)

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

·         Contributed Poster presentations Session I

      http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/posters1.asp

·         Contributed Poster presentations Session II

      http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/posters2.asp

·         Contributed Podium Presentations Session I –II-III-IV

http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/index.asp

·         Contributed Issues Panels Session

http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/panels.asp

·         Contributed Workshops Session

http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/workshops.asp

·         ISPOR Special Interest Group/Task Force Forums

 

DEADLINES:

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE FOR HOTEL DEADLINE: April 18, 2004

http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/hotel_info.asp

 

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 20, 2004

https://www.ispor.org

 

 

ISPOR SYMPOSIUM: BENEFIT/RISK:  IN SEARCH OF THE PROPER BALANCE

Sunday, May 16, 2004, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA

Prior to the ISPOR 9th Annual International Meeting

Co-Sponsored by ISPOR and PhRMA Health Outcomes Committee

 

Please see http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/symposium.asp for symposium program.

 

 

7TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

24-26 October 2004, CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, German

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACT AVAILABLE ONLINE

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/sponsor.asp

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW!

Abstract Deadline: 21 June 2004

 

MEETING AT A GLANCE

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/index.asp

 

Sign up for Exhibit Space, contract available online a

https://www.ispor.org/forms/contractgermany1004.asp

Sponsorship Opportunities still available, for more information go to

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/sponsor.asp

 

 


 

 

  1. EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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**NEW** ISPOR SHORT COURSE prior to 9th Annual International Meeting**

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILISTIC COST (Sunday, AM)

Faculty: Andrew Briggs Dphil, Professor, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, Institute of Health Sciences Headington, Oxford, UK; Mark Sculpher MSc, PhD, Professor, University of York, Centre for Health Economics, Heslington, York, UK

 

SHORT COURSES prior to ISPOR 9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

For Short Course descriptions go to: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/index.asp

 

Saturday, May 15 Short Courses:

·         Pharmacoeconomics for Decision-makers (full-day course)

·         Modeling: Structure & Design of Model (full day course)

·         Introduction to Quality of Life / Patient-reported Outcomes  (AM)

·         Quality of Life / Patient-reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials  (PM)

·         Cost Estimation: Finding and Extracting Cost Data  (AM)

·         Financial Impact / Cost of Illness  (PM)

·         Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology  (AM)

·         Randomized Clinical Trial and Observational/Naturalistic Study Design (PM)

 

Sunday, May 16 Short Courses:

·         Elements of Pharmaceutical Pricing (PM)

·         Bayesian Analysis: Overview (AM)

·         Bayesian Analysis: Applications (PM)

·         Advanced Quantitative Methods for Quality of Life / Patient-reported Outcomes Research (AM)

·         Old and New Utility Measures in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (PM)

·         Introduction to Probabilistic Cost (AM)

·         Statistical Considerations In Economic Evaluations (PM)

·         Retrospective Database Analysis: Data sources and Methods (full day course)

·         Meta-Analysis And Systematic Literature Review  (AM)

·         Introduction To Decision Analysis (AM)

·         Computer-Assisted Decision Analysis Applications (PM)

 

**NEW** SHORT COURSES- ISPOR 7TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

13 ISPOR SHORT COURSES prior to the ISPOR 7th Annual European Congress 23-24 October NOW available at:http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/index.asp

 


 

 

  1. STUDENT NEWS

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NEW ISPOR Student Chapter

Welcome, Purdue University, to the ISPOR Student Council!

ISPOR has 28 student chapters.

http://www.ispor.org/student/chapters_index.asp

ISPOR Student Volunteers wanted for the 9th Annual International Meeting.

If interested, please email: students@ispor.org.

 


 

  1. ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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MEDICATION COMPLIANCE SIG

**NEW** Compilation of compliance articles researched and compiled by the Med Comp SIG Bibliography Working Group NOW at the ISPOR website at: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/medication.asp

 

Bibliography of compliance articles available are on:

·         all topics - publications sorted by therapeutic areas

·         all topics - publications sorted by year

·         costs of medication noncompliance - publications sorted by therapeutic areas

·         costs of medication noncompliance - publications sorted by year

·         implications of medication noncompliance - publications sorted by therapeutic areas

·         implications of medication noncompliance - publications sorted by year

CLINICAL PRACTICE SIG

**NEW** Announcing Working Group Chairs

PE/OR Evaluation: F. Randy Vogenberg RPh, PhD V.P. & National Practice Council Leader, Aon Consulting Life Sciences Practice

Education: Lawrence D. Goldberg, MD, MBA
President, Goldberg, MD & Associates

Lecture: Sara Shull MBA, PharmD, Drug Policy and Economics Pharmacist Specialist, Nebraska Health System

Clinician Research Network Working Group: Ramon Bautista MD, MBA Department of Neurology, University of Florida HSC/ Jacksonville

Clinical Practice SIG Chair: Pamela Chavis, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

**NEW** Announcing Risk Management SIG Chair

Dennis Raisch RPh, PhD Associate Director, VA Cooperative Studies Program,
Clinical Research Pharmacy

 

The RM SIG has created Working Groups and plans to write a White Paper on the following topics: 

a. Current Interventions Working Group (costs & effectiveness of current interventions)

b. Benefit / Risk Analysis & Decision-making Working Group

c. Health Care Systems Analysis Working Group

d. Communication Working Group

e. Risk Expectations & Managing Risk Working Group

f. Related Discipline Knowledge Working Group (what can we learn from other fields)

 

Special Interest Group membership is open to ALL ISPOR members.

To JOIN any SIG: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/joinsig.htm

 


 

  1. ISPOR COMMITTEE AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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**NEW** ISPOR RANDOMIZED TRIAL-COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS (RCT-CEA) TASK FORCE

 Task Force Core Group members, objectives, and Best Practices outline NOW at: http://www.ispor.org/workpaper/clinical_trial.asp

 

AWARDS COMMITTEE

 

**NEW** ISPOR Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award - an endowed award

 

Bernie O'Brien PhD, Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada passed away in February. Bernie was Chair of the ISPOR 9th Annual International Meeting to be held in May this year in Arlington, VA, USA and a recipient of the ISPOR Research Excellence Award in 2002.

 

ISPOR has created the ISPOR Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award, an endowed award. This Award is to honor the long-standing commitment of Bernie to training and mentoring new scientists in the fields of outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics. A description, criteria, selection process, and nature of this award are at the ISPOR website at: http://www.ispor.org/awards/Obrien_investigator.asp. This Award will be announced Monday, May 17, 2004 at the ISPOR 9th Annual International Meeting.

 

We invite you to contribute to this ISPOR Award endowment.  Please note that one-half of the contributions received for this endowed award will be given to the Emma and Lucy O'Brien Trust Fund (Emma and Lucy are Bernie’s daughters).

 

If you are interested in contributing to the ISPOR Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award Endowment, please email your interest to endowment@ispor.org.

 

We hope that you will donate to this endowment and lasting memory to Bernie and his ideals.

 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

 

**NEW** 2004 ISPOR Board of Directors Elections

 

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research is a member-driven organization.  Your participation is critical.  The activities of the organization are response to member needs.  As a member-driven organization, its governance is determined by the membership.

 

The 2004 Ballot of ISPOR Board of Directors candidates are:

 

President-Elect

C. Daniel Mullins PhD

Peter J. Neumann ScD

 

Director (Position 1)

Isao Kame MD, DrPH

Kenneth KC Lee MPhil, PhD

 

Director (Position 2)

Capt. Laurie Beth Burke RPh, MPH

Pennifer Ericson PhD

 

Director (Position 3)

Jens Grueger PhD

Pierre-Philippe Sagnier MD, MPH, DEA

 


 

 

  1. HOT TOPICS

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SCHIFF CALLS ON PRESIDENT BUSH TO ENSURE A FAIR, COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WITHHELD TRUE FISCAL IMPACT OF MEDICARE BILL

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (March 26, 2004) – Rep. Adam Schiff and members of the House Blue Dog Coalition – a group of Democratic Congressional members committed to fiscal responsibility – called on President Bush today to guarantee a fair and comprehensive investigation into recent allegations that Administration officials withheld the true fiscal impact of the Medicare bill (H.R.1) from Congress.

 

For full text of the article, go to:

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ca29_schiff/032604MedicareLetter.html

 

Be Sure to Check Out the New Look ISPOR website at www.ispor.org

 

In our ongoing effort to provide our members with the best services and content, we're introducing a new design and new features. 

 

The New Look www.ispor.org is easy to navigate and will provide the most up-to-date information for ISPOR-related meetings and events and health care information.

 

Research and publications will be just a point and click away.  And all of the activities that ISPOR offers will be at your fingertips.

 

You’ll be able view select past presentations and write a news release about your own research that will be posted at the www.ispor.org. You’ll also be a to chat with colleagues and discuss what’s current in health care and outcomes research.

 

The New Look www.ispor.org will be launching Tuesday, April 6th.

 


 

  1. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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APRIL 7, 2004 – Deadline to submit ads to be included in the final program brochure of the ISPOR 9th Annual International Meeting. For more information, go to http://www.ispor.org/advertising/finalprg.asp

 

APRIL18, 2004 – Deadline for reserving discounted Room Rate for Hotel for 9th Annual Meeting. For more information, see:
http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/hotel_info.asp

 

APRIL 20, 2004 – Early registration deadline for 9th Annual International Meeting 2004, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA. To register, go to:
https://www.ispor.org

 

MAY 16-19, 2004 - 9th Annual International Meeting 2004, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA
 


 

  1. EMPLOYMENT

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Advertise your positions on ISPOR Web (up to 1 million hits per month)

Careers

 

ISPOR PRAP CENTER

The ISPOR Professional Recruitment Assistance Program (PRAP) Center at the ISPOR 9th Annual International Meeting May 16-19, 2004 in Arlington, VA, is a targeted, efficient, and cost-effective means to reach qualified candidates (If you would like your job description to be printed in the Final Program, formatted quarter page ad must be received by April 7, 2004).  For more information, go to:  Careers 

 


 

  1. 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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