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May 2009

The ISPOR eBULLETIN 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.

 

MEETINGS

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA-Extended Program – Full Program now available
Health Care Reform Revisited, v2009.1 (beta)
~1200 abstracts submitted – Record High! – Meeting features over 1,000 presentations!

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting Registration »

Friday, May 15, 2008
  Educational Symposia »
Saturday, May 16, 2009
  Saturday Short Courses »
  Educational Symposia »
Sunday, May 17, 2009
  Sunday Short Courses »
  Educational Symposia »
Monday, May 18, 2009
  Poster Presentations Session I »
  Plenary Session I »
  Workshops Session I »
  ISPOR Forums »
  Issue Panels Session I »
  Podium Presentations Session I »
  Podium Presentations Session II »
  Educational Symposia »
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
  Poster Presentations Session II »
  Podium Presentations Session III »
  Podium Presentations Session IV »
  Plenary Session II »
  Issue Panels Session II »
  Workshops Session II »
  ISPOR Forums »
  Educational Symposia »
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
  Poster Presentations Session III »
  Workshops Session III »
  Plenary Session III »
  Workshops Session IV »
  Workshops Session V »

 

ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Over 100% increase in abstract submission!  Register today! 

Early Registration Deadline: 28 July 2009
The ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference will be held 10-12 September 2009 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information on program content, exhibit and support opportunities, please see:
ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference »

Preliminary Program

Thursday, 10 September 2009

  Short Courses »
Friday, 11 September 2009
  Plenary Session I: Implementing Pharmacoeconomic Guidelines in Evidence-based Decision Making in Latin America: Lessons Learned?
Saturday, 12 September 2009
  Plenary Session II:  Is Equity of Access to Health Care in Latin America Achievable?

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress, Paris, France
The ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress will be held 24-27 October, 2009 at Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France.
Abstract submission deadline is 23 June 2009. For abstract submission instructions, see:
ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress Abstract Submission Instructions »

Saturday, 24 October 2009

  Short Courses »
Sunday, 25 October 2009
  Short Courses »
  Plenary Session I: Health Care Reimbursement Systems in Europe: Learning from Each Other
Monday, 26 October 2009
  Plenary Session II: Performance-Based Agreements - Theory to Practice
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
  Plenary Session III: Involving Patients in Health Care Decisions
Sponsorship, Exhibit, and Symposium Opportunities, see:
ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress »


VALUE IN HEALTH

 

NEW! Value in Health Volume 12, Issue 3 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 12, Issue 3 is now available on-line.

 

NEW! Value in Health Early View Articles
Over 78 Early View articles are available on-line, including 9 new articles added in the last month.
Value in Health »

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

 

ISPOR FORUMS presented by ISPOR Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Task Forces held at the ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting.
Monday, May 18, 2009

  • ISPOR Conjoint Analysis in Health Task Force Forum: A Checklist for Good Research Practices for the Application of Conjoint Analysis in Health
  • ISPOR PRO Existing Instruments & Their Modification Task Force Forum: Good Research Practices on Evaluating and Documenting the Content Validity of PRO Instruments to Support Medical Product Labeling
  • ISPOR Drug Cost Task Force Forum: Good Research Practices for Measuring Drug Costs in Cost Effectiveness Analyses
  • ISPOR Good Research Practices for the Retrospective Database Studies Task Force Forum: Good Research Practices on the Design And Analysis Of Non-Randomized Studies Of Treatment Effects Using Secondary Databases
  • Global Health Care Reimbursement Systems and Decision Processes Working Group of the ISPOR HTA SIG Forum: Health Care Decision Makers around the World : A Global Road Map and Country–specific Decision-Making and Reimbursement Processes
  • ISPOR Student Council Forum: Key Drivers for a Career in Outcomes Research

For descriptions and speakers for Monday ISPOR Forums, go to:
Monday ISPOR Forums »

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

  • ISPOR Quality Improvement in Cost Effectiveness Research Task Force Forum: Quality Improvement In Cost Effectiveness Research
  • ISPOR Health & Disease Management SIG Forum: Reliability & Validity of Data Sources for Health & Disease Management: Rationality in an Era of Controversy 
  • ISPOR HTA Council & SIG Forum: Reimbursement Policy Decision making Process in the US: Private versus Public
  • ISPOR Patient Registry SIG Forum: Patient Registry Design, Operations, Data Analysis, Reporting & Publishing: Putting All the Pieces Together
  • ISPOR Medication Compliance & Persistence SIG Forum: Assessment, Determinants & Economics of Medication Compliance & Persistence
  • ISPOR Risk Management SIG Forum: Risk Benefit Management
  • ISPOR Health Science Policy Council Forum: Update on Comparative Effectiveness and Health Information Technology Legislation and Policy Developments, and Their Impact on Pharmacoeconomics
  • ISPOR Russia Chapter Forum: Drug Provisions for the Population of the Russian Federation

For descriptions and speakers for Monday ISPOR Forums, go to:
Tuesday ISPOR Forums »

 

ISPOR WORKSHOPS presented by ISPOR Special Interest Groups (SIG):
Tuesday, May 19

For descriptions and speakers for Monday ISPOR Forums, go to:
Tuesday ISPOR Workshops »

 

ISPOR AWARDS

 

ISPOR Scientific Achievements Awards

The ISPOR Awards Program is designed to foster and recognize excellence and outstanding technical achievements in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. The 14th Annual International Meeting will recognize the following awardees at the ISPOR Awards Ceremony immediately following the 2nd Plenary Session on Tuesday, May 19, 2009:

 

2009 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Milton C. Weinstein PhD, Professor Health Policy & Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

 

2009 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Methodology in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research Awardee

Mandy Ryan PhD, Professor in Health Economics & Director of the Valuation and Implementation Programme, Health Economics Research Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK for the paper, "Rationalising the ‘irrational’: A think aloud study of discrete choice experiment responses" Health Economics 2009;18:321-36. 

 

2009 ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research

Maureen Rutten-van Mölken PhD, Associate Professor Health Economics

Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University/Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the paper, "Expected Value of Perfect Information: An Empirical Example of Reducing Decision Uncertainty by Conducting Additional Research," Value in Health 2008;11:1070-80.

 

(Drs. Ryan and Rutten-van Mölken will be presented their awards at the ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress in Paris, France in October 2009)

 

2009 ISPOR Bernie O'Brien New Investigator Awardee

Anirban Basu PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

 

ISPOR REGIONAL CHAPTER NEWS

 

NEW! ISPOR Malaysia Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Malaysia Chapter was recognized by the ISPOR Board of Directors on March 23, 2009. For details, go to:

ISPOR Malaysia Regional Chapter »

 

NEW! ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter Seminar

The ISPOR Mexico Chapter held its “V Seminar on Pharmacoeconomics: Budget Impact Analysis” 23 – 26 April 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico. The three-day seminar featured national and international experts presenting at plenary sessions and workshops. For more details, go to:

ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter »

 

NEW! ISPOR Pakistan Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Pakistan Chapter was recognized by the ISPOR Board of Directors on March 23, 2009. For details, go to:

ISPOR Pakistan Regional Chapter »

 

TIP OF THE MONTH - EDUCATOR'S TOOL KIT
The ISPOR Educator's Tool Kit catalogues useful teaching resources for the International Pharmacoeconomics Educator. To access the ISPOR Educator's Tool Kit, click «here» or at the ISPOR homepage click on the Education tab on the purple toolbar and select Educator's Tool Kit.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

May 16-20, 2009

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting

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23 June 2009

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress Abstract Deadline

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10-12 September 2009

ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference
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24-27 October 2009

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress
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