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MAY 2011

Welcome to the May 2011 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates of recent ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, see:


'ISPOR in Action' Meeting Highlights Member Initiatives
Sunday, May 22, 2011, 6:30PM-8:30PM, Hilton Baltimore, Holiday Ballroom 1 (2nd floor), Baltimore, MD, USA

Attendees at ISPOR’s 16th Annual International Meeting in Baltimore will have an opportunity to hear from the leaders of the ISPOR working groups as they share their accomplishments at the 'ISPOR in Action' Meeting. Presenters include leaders of Good Research Practices Task Forces, Special Interest Groups, Regional Consortia, Regional Chapters, and the Advisory Councils.


ISPOR Awards Ceremony

The 16th Annual International Meeting will recognize this year’s awardees at the ISPOR Awards Program immediately following the Second Plenary Session on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. All attendees are encouraged to attend.

ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards »


ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting

May 21-25, 2011, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA


For information, see: ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting »

26 Short Course Programs on Saturday and Sunday

3 Plenary Sessions on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

15 Issue Panels on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

28 Workshops on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

60 Podium Presentations on Monday and Tuesday

1085 Poster Presentations on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

110 Exhibits on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday


ISPOR 3rd Latin America Conference

8-10 September, 2011, Hilton Mexico City Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico


For program, sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 3rd Latin America Conference »


ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress

5-8 November, 2011 at the Hotel Auditórium Madrid, Madrid, Spain


For program, sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress »


Value in Health Volume 14, Issue 3 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 14, Issue 3 is now available on-line.

Value in Health »


Therapeutic and Diagnostic Device Outcomes Research

A primer on the unique characteristics of therapeutic and diagnostic device outcomes research (clinical, economics, and patient-reported outcomes). For ordering information, see: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Device Outcomes Research »


ISPOR Ecuador Regional Chapter 2nd International Workshop

The ISPOR Ecuador Regional Chapter hosted its 2nd International Workshop on Pharmacoeconomics, 30 March 2011, in San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador with invited speakers Prof. Diego Rosselli, MD, of Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogotá, Colombia and Dr. Santiago Herrán, Ingelheim & Boehringer, Bogotá, Colombia.  For detailed program information, please see: ISPOR Ecuador Regional Chapter »


ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter proudly announces its participation in the on-line “Health Economics Chat”, an open forum on the state of health economics in Mexico.  For more information, please see: ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter »


ISPOR Shanghai Regional Chapter

The 3rd Forum of Asia Huaxia Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment was held on April 23-24, 2011 in Shanghai, China. The event was a joint effort of ISPOR Regional Chapters in Shanghai, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. For the program agenda and summary presentation, please see: ISPOR Shanghai Chapter »


ISPOR Japan Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Japan Regional Chapter has announced the Japanese version of the ISPOR Book of Terms is now available! For more information, please see: ISPOR Japan Regional Chapter »


ISPOR Forums at the 16th Annual International Meeting

The following ISPOR forums will be presented by ISPOR Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Task Forces held at the ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011
When Seeing is Believing - Comparative Effectiveness: ISPOR Good Research Practices on Prospective Observational Clinical Studies
Pharmacoeconomic Guidelines in Asia: Focus on the China Guidelines for Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations
Career Options in the Wake of Health Care Reform and Recession
Content Validity in Newly Developed Patient Reported Outcomes Instruments for Medical Product Evaluation: What is Sufficient for Regulatory Submissions?
Developing Evidence to Support Reimbursement and Value-Based Pricing: Issues and Challenges for Stand-Alone versus Companion Diagnostics
Russian Federation Health Care System: Issues and Prospects
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Considerations for Using Mixed Modes for Patient Reported Outcomes Data Collection in Clinical Trials and Validation of Computerized Systems to Capture Outcomes Data
Differences on Differences: Does Perspective Matter When Considering Hetereogeneity of Treatment Effects
Designing Conjoint Experiments: A Guide to Alternative Strategies
Pharmacoeconomics in Brazil: Regulatory Trends and Future Perspectives
Health Technology Reimbursement in the CEE Region: Experiences of Cost Containment Measures in Poland and the South Central European Region
A Checklist for Population Selection in Oncology Outcomes Research Using Retrospective Databases
ISPOR - MACP Forum: Drug Information Used in the Managed Care Pharmacy P&T Decision Making Process: Current Practice and Insights


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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, go to the ISPOR homepage and click on the Education tab on the purple toolbar and select Educator's Tool Kit.




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 May 21-25, 2011

ISPOR 16th Annual International Meeting

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21 June 2011

ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress

Abstracts Deadline

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26 July 2011

ISPOR 3rd Latin America Conference Registration Deadline

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