May 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 CONNECTIONS Volume 13, Issue 2 Now On-Line

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 13, Issue 2 is now available on-line.  Featured articles in POLICY ANALYSIS include:  “HTA as a Basis for Reimbursement and Priorities in Health Care: European and Industry Perspective,” “Priority Decisions - The Authority Challenge,” and “The New National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Single Technology Appraisal (STA) Process: Experience from the First Completed Appraisals”.



New Publication Discounts Available for ISPOR Members

New book added to ISPOR Publications Discounts for ISPOR members: Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation) by Henry Glick, Jalpa A. Doshi, Seema S. Sonnad, and Daniel Polsky.

ISPOR Publication Discounts>>


NEW-ISPOR Chicago Local Chapter

The ISPOR Chicago Local Chapter (first ISPOR Local Chapter in the US) held their inaugural meeting, “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: A Chicagoland Collaboration to Examine the Impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit” on April 19, 2007, and featured guest speaker Dr. Caleb Alexander.



ISPOR Launches NEW Employer/Insurer Perspective Special Interest Group (SIG) Working Group

The Employer/Insurer Perspective Special Interest Group (EIPSIG) Working Group’s goal is to increase the use of outcomes research in primary or third party payer health care decision making. The group’s first two projects are an insurer survey and an insurance industry literature and trade journal review. The group plans to develop the results into recommendations on conducting outcomes research that is readily understandable and useful to payers and promote adoption of outcomes research in payer health care decisions through publications, presentations, short courses and other communication tools, such as slide sets.

Employer/Insurer Perspective (EIP) Working Group>>

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 3 2007 Table of Contents>>


ISPOR Website Tip of the Month
The ISPOR Educator’s Tool Kit catalogues useful teaching resources for the International Pharmacoeconomics Educator. To access the ISPOR Educator’s Tool Kit, click the Education tab on the purple toolbar and select Educator’s Tool Kit.

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Health  Economics  Summer  School-Heidelberg, September 24-28, 2007

sponsored by

Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs:
International Experience and Controversies

A high-level program offered by the Institute for Innovation & Valuation in Health Care in cooperation with the University of Heidelberg, Mannheim Institute of Public Health.  Issues addressed in-depth will range from theoretical foundations and current controversies to practical application in the context of pricing and reimbursement policies. More details and on-line booking are available at: and You may also contact: Sigrid Steinebach, Phone +49 (0)6196 7766 410, Fax +49 (0)6196 7766 416, E-Mail:


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