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ISPOR eBulletin April 2007


The ISPOR eBULLETIN provides updates of recent ISPOR activities and events. For detailed information on ISPOR activities, members are encouraged to go to: Please share these new ISPOR activities with your colleagues.


ISPOR 12th  Annual International Meeting

With a record number of presentations (over 700), this year’s International Meeting will be the best ever. The meeting will feature three plenary topics: "media and new technology", "use or non-use of CEA information by clinicians", and "CEA and uncertainty".  Don’t miss two new additions to the program: ISPOR Health Care Decisions Using Outcomes Research Information Case Studies and the ISPOR Health Policy Forum on Wednesday as well as much, much more.

ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting Program>>


ISPOR 12th  Annual International Meeting Social Event-Cruising on the Potomac River

ISPOR’s Social Event at the upcoming 12th International Meeting is a dinner cruise on the Potomac River offering guests a floating view of the nation’s capital under the stars.  Attendees will also be treated to a gourmet dinner buffet and dancing to the sounds of the ISPOR Monte Carlos band during the three-hour cruise. 

Purchase your tickets now!  Limited capacity available.

ISPOR 12th  Annual International Meeting Social Event>>


Value in Health Volume 10, Issue 2 Now On-Line

Value in Health Volume 10, Issue 2 is now available on-line. Included in this issue, correspondence by Markus Lungen PhD, and Andreas Gerber MD concerning the editorial, “Where’s the Value in Health Care,’” which appeared in Value in Health 2006; 9:141-3, and a response from Joel Hay PhD.

Value in Health >>


ISPOR Scientific Achievements Awards

The ISPOR Awards Program is designed to foster and recognize research excellence in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. At the 12th Annual International Meeting Award Ceremony (prior to the Second Plenary Session on Tuesday), the following individuals will be recognized:


2007 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award

David M. Eddy MD, PhD


2007 ISPOR Research Excellence Award for Methodology

Anirban Basu PhD, for the paper, “Scale of Interest Versus Scale of Estimation: Comparing Alternative Estimators for the Incremental Costs of a Comorbidity,” Health Economics 2006; 15:1091-107.


2007 ISPOR Research Excellence Award for Practical Application

John T. Hsu MD, MBA, MSCE, for the paper, “Unintended Consequences of Caps on Medicare Drug Benefits,” N Engl J Med 2006; 354:2349-59.

2007 ISPOR Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award

Todd A. Lee PharmD, PhD


2007 International Fellowship Award Recipients

Udezi Anthony Waka MPharm, MPSN
Vorobiev MD, PhD

Ibrahim Ali Hassan Al-Abbadi BPharm, MBA, PhD

ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards>>


Professional Recruitment Assistance Program

The ISPOR Professional Recruitment Center (PRAP) is again available during the 12th Annual International International Meeting.    Employers are requested to register their job postings by April 12, 2007.

Professional Recruitment Assistance Program>>


NEW Patient Registry SIG
As addressed by the ISPOR Using Real World Data for Coverage and Reimbursement Task Force, there is a need for good research practices for collecting and reporting “real world” data.  Patient registries are one source of these data. To enhance and support the development of good research practices for patient registries and the use of this information in health care decisions, ISPOR has launched three new Patient Registry SIG Working Groups to address key patient registry issues as follows:

Ø        Patient Registry Design & Analysis Working Group

Ø        Patient Registry Implementation & Operation Working Group

Ø        Use of  Patient Registry Evidence in Health Care Decisions Working Group

Patient Registry SIG Working Group>>


ISPOR 1st Brazil Local Chapter Congress

The 1st ISPOR Brazil Local Chapter Congress was successfully held 27-28 March in São Paulo, Brazil. Over 250 attended, including over 50 key government officials and attendees from health management organizations, industry, and acadamia.

ISPOR Brazil Local Chapter>>


ISPOR China Shanghai Chapter

ISPOR China Shanghai Chapter inaugural meeting was held March 9, 2007 in Shanghai China. Over 60 people attended, including many officials from the Shanghai municipal governments and other provincial government agencies.

ISPOR China Shanghai Chapter>>


Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy

In association with The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), ISPOR is continuing as a member service to provide access to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP) to its members.

JMCP Volume 13, Issue 1 2007 Table of Contents>>

JMCP Volume 13, Issue 2 2007 Table of Contents>>


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