MAY 2004
"ISPOR e-BULLETIN" provides updates of recent ISPOR activities and events. For detailed information on ISPOR activities, members are encouraged to go to www.ispor.org.
 

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NEW THIS MONTH

 

Ø       YOUR PERSONAL PROGRAM SCHEDULER at the 9th Annual International Meeting

Ø       2004 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Awardee

Ø       2004 ISPOR Research Excellence Awardee

Ø       VALUE IN HEALTH Vol. 7 No. 3 May/June 2004

Ø       New Short Course: INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILISTIC COST-EFFECTIVENESS MODELING

Ø       RCT-CEA Task Force Forum at ISPOR 9th Annual Meeting

Ø       Special Interest Groups Meetings at 9th Annual International Meeting

Ø       Employment: 20 NEW Positions at the ISPOR Website; Over 27 positions at the PRAP Center during the 9th Annual International Meeting  

 

ISPOR ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

1.       Publications

2.       Meetings and Congresses

3.       Educational Activities

4.       Student News

5.       ISPOR Special Interest Groups

6.       Committee and Task Force Activities

7.       Hot Topics

8.       Important Dates to Remember

9.       Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

10.    Membership

 


  1. PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

Value in Health: Volume 7, Issue 3, May/June 2004 is online and available this month at: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp. The following is the TABLE OF CONTENTS for Value in Health: Volume 7, Issue 3, May/June 2004:

 

CONTRIBUTED PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

Value in Health; Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 219

CONTRIBUTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Session I

Value in Health; Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 240

CONTRIBUTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Session II

Value in Health; Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 309

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

Value in Health; Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 381

AUTHOR INDEX

Volume in Health; Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 387

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 10, Issue 2, March/April 2004 is now available to the public at: http://www.ispor.org/news/index_new.asp .

 

HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS

 

This ISPOR publication includes over 100 monographs covering over 400 terms used in health care delivery, management, and regulation, as well as health care outcomes research including clinical, economic, and quality-of-life research terms. ISPOR member discounted price is $36.00; a 40% discount!  Student/Library/Academic discounted price: $33.00 (a 45% discount). On-line ordering is now available at: http://www.ispor.org/publications/lexicon_index.asp.  Contact Stephen Priori at spriori@ispor.org for information on orders over 1000.

 


 

 

  1. ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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BENEFIT/RISK: IN SEARCH OF THE PROPER BALANCE SYMPOSIUM

     5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Sunday, May 16, 2004

    Crystal City Gateway Marriot

      Arlington, VA, USA

 

    Co-Sponsored by ISPOR and PhRMA Health Outcomes Committee

 

9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

May 16-19, 2004, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA

http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/index.asp

 

**NEW** YOUR PERSONAL PROGRAM SCHEDULER at: http://ispor.confex.com/ispor/2004/scheduler/

 

ISPOR has introduced a new feature for the 9th Annual International Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the Personal Scheduler.  Now you can decide for yourself what events and sessions are most important to you with this unique planning tool.

 

The ISPOR Personal Scheduler allows you to maximize your time at the meeting by:

• searching or browsing events scheduled for this meeting

• creating your own schedule of events

• checking for conflicts

• recording notes

• downloading to your Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

 

To take advantage of the Personal Scheduler, visit http://ispor.confex.com/ispor/2004/scheduler/.

 

 

7TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

24-26 October 2004, CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/sponsor.asp

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW!

Abstract Deadline: 21 June 2004

Early Registration Deadline: 28 September 2004

 

MEETING AT A GLANCE

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/index.asp

 

Sign up for Exhibit Space, contract available online a

https://www.ispor.org/forms/contractgermany1004.asp

Sponsorship Opportunities still available, for more information go to

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/sponsor.asp

 

 


 

  1. EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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**NEW** INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILISTIC COST-EFFECTIVENESS MODELING

Faculty: Andrew Briggs Dphil, Professor, Health Economics Research Center, University of Oxford & Mark Sculpher MSc, PhD, Professor, University of York, Centre for Health Economics

 

 

SHORT COURSES prior to ISPOR 9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

For Short Course descriptions go to: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0504/index.asp

 

 

SHORT COURSES- ISPOR 7TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

13 ISPOR SHORT COURSES prior to the ISPOR 7th Annual European Congress 23-24 October NOW available at:http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/index.asp

 


 

 

  1. STUDENT NEWS

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ISPOR STUDENT ICEBREAKER RECEPTION

Sunday, May 23, 2004

7:30 – 9:00 PM

Salon H, Crystal Gateway Marriott

 

ISPOR STUDENT FORUM

Job Search Processes Students Need To Adopt For Entry Level

Positions In Health Economics And Outcomes Research

 

Monday, May 24, 2004

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Salon A, Crystal Gateway Marriott

 


 

 

  1. ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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**NEW**   SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: MEETINGS FOR ISPOR 9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE SIG

SIG Meeting for all interested ISPOR members – Salon H
Monday May 17th 5:30-6:30 PM during the 9th Annual ISPOR meeting.

 

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE SIG

SIG Meeting for all interested ISPOR members – Salon J
Monday May 17th 5:30-6:30 PM during the 9th Annual ISPOR meeting.

 

QUALITY OF LIFE SIG

Quality of Life Special Interest Group Forum – Salon B

Monday, May 17th 4:30-5:30 PM

Emerging Issues in PRO Research

 

This session will examine major applied research issues that are important for the development and use QoL and patient reported outcome (PRO) measures. The discussion will identify other areas that might also be added to a PRO/QoL research agenda and begin a dialog concerning ISPOR’s role in furthering advances in applied PRO research.

 

PATIENT REGISTRY SIG

SIG Meeting for all interested ISPOR members – Salon A

Tuesday, May 18th 5:00-6:00 PM during the 9th Annual ISPOR meeting

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

SIG Meeting for all interested ISPOR members – Salon B

Tuesday, May 18th 5:00-6:00 PM during the 9th Annual ISPOR meeting

 

Special Interest Group membership is open to ALL ISPOR members.

To JOIN any SIG: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/joinsig.htm

 


 

 

  1. ISPOR COMMITTEE AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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**NEW** 2004 ISPOR AVEDIS DONABEDIAN OUTCOMES RESEARCH AWARDEE

 

Awardee: Michael F. Drummond PhD, Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK

 

**NEW**  2004 ISPOR Research Excellence Awardees

 

ISPOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR METHODOLOGY EXCELLENCE

Awardee: Andrew Briggs BA, MSc, DPhil, Professor, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK,

 

for his paper: “Missing…presumed at random: cost-analysis of incomplete data.” Health Economics 2003;12:377-92.

 

ISPOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR PRACTICE APPLICATION EXCELLENCE

Awardee: Emily R. Cox PhD, Director of Research, Express Scripts, Maryland Heights, MO, USA,

 

for her paper: Verification of a decision analytic model assumption using real-world practice data: implications for the cost effectiveness of cyclo-oxygenase 2 inhibitors (COX-2s).”  American Journal of Managed Care 2003;9:785-94.

 

**NEW** ISPOR RCT-CEA TASK FORCE FORUM: DEVELOPING STANDARDS FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ALONGSIDE CLINICAL TRIALS

Monday, May 17, 4:30 – 5:30 PM pm during The Ispor 9th Annual International Meeting

 

Co-Chairs: Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA & Richard Willke, PhD, Senior Director, Group Leader, Worldwide Outcomes Research, Pfizer, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ, USA

 

Topics to be discussed:

Ø       Introduction & Rationale for Standards in Economic Analysis Alongside Clinical Trials

Ø       Trial Design Issues

Ø       Choosing Data Elements

Ø       Database Design Issues

Ø       Analysis of Data

Ø       Reporting the Results

Ø       Research Agenda for Methods and Reporting

Ø       Questions and Discussion

Ø       Reference Group Q&A

 

 


  1. HOT TOPICS

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DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS GO ON SALE

 

WASHINGTON – (May 3, 2004)– Medicare-approved prescription drug discount cards go on sale today, the first step in the government's attempt to help millions of elderly and disabled beneficiaries reduce their costs for medicine.

 

For full text of the article, go to: http://www.freep.com/news/health/medic3_20040503.htm

 


 

 

  1. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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MAY 16-19, 2004 - 9th Annual International Meeting 2004, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA

 


  1. EMPLOYMENT

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**NEW** 20 New positions posted at the ISPOR Website since the last e-bulletin

Careers

 

Advertise your positions on ISPOR Web (up to 1 million hits per month)

 

ISPOR PRAP CENTER

Over 27 positions in the PRAP Center!

The ISPOR Professional Recruitment Assistance Program (PRAP) Center at the ISPOR 9th Annual International Meeting May 16-19, 2004 in Arlington, VA, is a targeted, efficient, and cost-effective means to reach qualified candidates.  For more information, go to:  Careers 

 


  1. ISPOR MEMBERSHIP

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