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MAY 2013

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates on recent and future ISPOR events and accomplishments. This edition includes information about the ISPOR 18th International Meeting, highlighted sessions, upcoming meetings and global ISPOR activities.  For more information, see: www.ispor.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2013-2014 New ISPOR Board Members:

PRESIDENT-ELECT (2013-2014)

Adrian Towse, MA, MPhil

 

DIRECTORS (2013-2015)

Maarten IJzerman, PhD
W.G. (Wim) Goettsch, MSc, PhD
Adrian Griffin, MSc


ISPOR COMMUNICATIONS

ISPOR has launched a new Communications Initiative to publicize the scientific research presented at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting. In an effort to give higher exposure to these studies and make sure they are widely read among the research and decision maker community, they are posted on the ISPOR LinkedIn discussion group with a link to the ISPOR Research Digest.  To submit your research, please email: CommunicationInitiative@ispor.org

MEETINGS

ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting

May 18-22, 2013

Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA

Patient-Centered Outcomes: Focusing on the Patient

MEETING FEATURES OVER 1,600 PRESENTATIONS!

OVER 3,000 ATTENDEES EXPECTED!

“We are thrilled to have a wide range of perspectives represented at our meeting ranging from patient advocates to pharmaceutical companies to the FDA and PCORI, all with the patient at the center of the discussion,” said ISPOR’s 2013 President-elect, William Crown, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Optum Labs.

 

PLENARY SESSIONS:

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FINDING THE PATIENT IN HEALTH RESEARCH & POLICY »

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FINDING THE PATIENT IN THE DRUG DEVELOPMENT PROCESS »

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ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE FOR THE HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKER »

ADDITIONAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:

•  Rules of Engagement in Drug Development: Activating the Patient Voice (ISPOR Invited Issue Panel) »

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How Do We Balance Patient Value and Payer Cost in Oncology? »

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Accountable Care Organization Pharmaceutical Readiness: Is the Glass Half-Full, Half-Empty, or Do We Need a Different Glass? »

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Value-Based Pricing: Getting It Right for People with Cancer »

 

Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rare Diseases »

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One Size Does Not Fit All: How Traditional Pricing and Reimbursement Policies Affect Orphan Disease Therapy »

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Are We Walking the Tightrope Between Controlled Substance Access and Abuse? »

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Can We Use Social Media to Support Content Validity of Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Instruments in Medical Product Development? »

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Educational Symposia Program »

 

Be part of the live discussion during and after the ISPOR Meeting! Tweet your comments to @ISPORorg using #ISPORNewOrleans

 

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration is available throughout the meeting

ISPOR 4th Latin America Conference

12-14 September 2013

Hilton Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Challenges for Health Care Systems in Latin America: Changing Models of HTA, Priority Setting, and Health Rights

NEW! EXTENDED PROGRAM FEATURES OVER 400 PRESENTATIONS – A 100% INCREASE!
PLENARY SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!

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Assigning Regional Priorities & the Use of HTA & Economic Evaluations in Latin America: How Far Have We Come? »

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HTA AS A TOOL TO INFORM PRICING AND COVERAGE POLICIES IN THE NATIONAL CONTEXT: CASE STUDIES FROM ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, MEXICO AND URUGUAY »

   

 

» More information on Conference short course, program, exhibit, and support opportunities

 

Participate in the biennial ISPOR Latin America Conference in one of the world's largest cities, renowned for its vibrant cultural atmosphere!

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 23 JULY 2013

» Register now for discounted rates

 

ISPOR 16TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

2-6 November 2013

The Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Finding the Right Pieces for the Health Care Decision-Making Puzzle

OVER 3,500 ATTENDEES EXPECTED!

The components of decision making in health care will be explored. 
» More Program information
Research abstracts, issue panel proposals, or workshop proposals are still invited!

 

Present your research in the beautiful city of Dublin, known for its ancient pubs, live music venues, and rich history!

Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 June 2013

» Submit an Abstract

PUBLICATIONS

Value in Health Volume 16, Issue 3

This issue features the abstracts for the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting.

 

Value in Health Regional Issues Volume 2, Issue 1

This issues features research focusing on Asia.

 

Value in Health Regional Issues-CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

To submit a manuscript for Value in Health Regional Issues, Asia, Latin America, and CEEWAA (Central & Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Africa) issues, go to:

Value in Health Regional Issues Manuscript Submission »

ISPOR SCIENTIFIC INITIATIVES

The Budget Impact Analysis Good Practices II Task Force Report:

The report, "Budget Impact Analysis – Principles of Good Practice: Report of the ISPOR 2012 Budget Impact Analysis Good Practice II Task Forceis now available for review. To review the draft manuscript, please go to: Review BIA Manuscript »

NEW ISPOR Special Interest Group is looking for members!

The ISPOR Rare Diseases Special Interest Group is looking for working group members. For more information, please see:

ISPOR Rare Diseases SIG »

ISPOR GLOBAL OUTREACH

ISPOR Asia Consortium

The ISPOR Asia Consortium will hold six business meetings and a reception during the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting in New Orleans. The business meetings will focus on updating committee and chapter initiatives, accomplishments and sharing ideas. For the schedule of the meetings and reception, please see: ISPOR Asia Consortium.

 

ISPOR Latin America Consortium

For information on the ISPOR Latin America Consortium committee meetings, reception, and Chapter forums being hosted at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting in New Orleans, please visit: ISPOR Latin America Consortium.

 

ISPOR Bosnia & Herzegovina Chapter

The ISPOR Bosnia & Herzegovina Chapter members translated the ISPOR Distance Learning Module: Introduction to Outcomes Research into Bosnian. To view this and another DLP modules available in Bosnian, please see: ISPOR Distance Learning Program.

 

ISPOR Chile Chapter

On May 3, 10, and 17, 2013, the ISPOR Chile Chapter in collaboration with the School of Public Health of the University of Chile, the Catholic University and the Department of Epidemiology of the Andes University will present its 3rd Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment Program Course. For more information, please see: ISPOR Chile Chapter.

 

ISPOR Israel Chapter

The ISPOR Israel Chapter organized a workshop on April 11, 2013 on Risk-Sharing Agreements, during which examples from Europe, Israel and the US were presented.  In addition, the chapter held the 6th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR Israel Chapter) on April 24-25, 2013 in Tel-Aviv. Discussion topics included: drug pricing in Israel and the Israeli “health basket.” For programs, please see: ISPOR Israel Chapter.

 

ISPOR Qatar Chapter

The ISPOR Qatar Chapter was acknowledged in the Middle East Business and Financial News for its role in the advancement of research and pharmaceutical care in Qatar. To learn more, see ISPOR Qatar Chapter.

 

ISPOR Saudi Arabia Chapter

The ISPOR Saudi Arabia Chapter organized workshops on Health Economics on April 4-5, 2013. For more information, please see: ISPOR Saudi Arabia Chapter.

 

ISPOR Shanghai Chapter

On April 20, 2013, the ISPOR Shanghai Chapter held the 2013 10th Shanghai Pharmacoeconomics Forum on “Revisiting Drug Formulary Adjustment from Multi-perspectives.” Perspectives on Drug Formulary Adjustment and shared experiences in China and UK were presented.  For the forum agenda, please see: ISPOR Shanghai Chapter

 

ISPOR South Africa Chapter

The ISPOR South Africa Chapter organized a video conference on: Epidemiology, live via Skype on April 17th. For the conference agenda and handout, please see:  ISPOR South Africa Chapter.

 

ISPOR Taiwan Chapter

On April 27-28, 2013, the ISPOR Taiwan Chapter, in conjunction with the ISPOR Shanghai Chapter, ISPOR Beijing Chapter and ISPOR Hong Kong Chapter, co-organized the 2013 5th Asia Huaxia Forum of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment on “HEOR issues in drug prices and monetary values.”  For the forum agenda, please see: ISPOR Taiwan Chapter.

TIP OF THE MONTH

ISPOR Research Tools

To view ISPOR's Outcomes Research Digest, International Digest of Databases, Good Practices for Outcomes Research, Methodology Matrix, Oncology Outcomes Research Resources or Outcomes Research Issues, go to the "Research Tools" Tab on the purple tool bar on the ISPOR homepage.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

May 18-22, 2013

ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting

Meeting info »

 

25 June 2013

ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress Abstract Submission Deadline

Submit an abstract »

 

July 5, 2013

ISPOR Student Travel Grants & Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards Application Deadline for 4th Latin America Conference

Student Travel Grants »

Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards »

 

July 23, 2013

ISPOR 4th Latin America Conference Early Registration Deadline

Register »

 

August 30, 2013

ISPOR Student Travel Grants & Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards Application Deadline for 16th European Congress

Student Travel Grants »

Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards »

 

12-14 September 2013

ISPOR 4th Latin America Conference

Meeting info »

 

17 September 2013

ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress Early Registration Deadline

Register »

 

2-6 November 2013

ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress

Meeting info »