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June 2009

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 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 »


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 »

Preliminary Program

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 »

ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA
The 14th Annual International Meeting, "Health Care Reform Revisited, v2009.1 (beta),” was held May 16-20, 2009, at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL, USA.
ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting Photos »


NEW! Value in Health Volume 12, Issue 4 On-Line
Value in Health Volume 12, Issue 4 is now available on-line.

NEW! Value in Health Early View Articles
Over 50 Early View articles are available on-line, including 8 new articles added in the last month.
Value in Health »


ISPOR Special Interest Group & Task Force Forum Presentations – ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting
ISPOR Special Interest Group & Task Force Forum Presentations from the ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting are now available at the ISPOR website.


Best Research Presentation Awards - ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting Recipients
Research Presentation podium and poster recipient photos, as well as PDF presentations, are now available at the ISPOR website. To view the presentations, go to:
Podium Research Presentation Recipients »
Poster Research Presentation Recipients »


NEW! ISPOR Brazil Regional Chapter–Book Of Terms
Health Care Cost, Quality, And Outcomes: ISPOR Book Of Terms is now available in Portuguese! For details visit:
ISPOR Brazil Regional Chapter »
Did you know that 22% of the research studies presented at ISPOR Annual Meetings are on the topic of PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES? For ISPOR patient reported outcomes activities and accomplishments, including health-related quality of life, and population health, go to:
ISPOR Initiatives »



Harvard School of Public Health Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research


August 17–19, 2009

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Don’t let a weak economy keep you from obtaining essential knowledge in outcomes studies. Leverage the current economic landscape as a chance to outpace your competition. Discover new ideas that will strengthen your workplace and boost your bottom line — key elements of success during these challenging times.


Taught in an interactive classroom setting, this program is geared towards introductory to intermediate learning levels to help participants design, implement, and analyze outcomes studies, and critically review and use outcomes data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development. 95% of participants rated the overall program as exceeding their expectations.

Register Today!

Upon Completion of this Program, Participants Will Be Able To:

  • Evaluate the usefulness of outcomes measures and the application of new technologies for your organization
  • Conceptually define the meaning and purpose of outcomes research
  • Understand the role of epidemiology, health economics, psychometrics, and biostatistics in conducting outcomes research
  • Recognize the different types of measures used in outcomes research, including clinical, health status, quality-of-life, work/role and health care utilization, and patient satisfaction
  • Adopt new methods for modeling patient responses
  • Interpret the meaning of statistical measurement concepts, such as reliability, validity, responsiveness, sensitivity, and power
  • Obtain a basic appreciation of the statistical analysis appropriate for outcomes research, including the analysis of longitudinal and categorical data
  • Synthesize findings from various health outcomes research studies

Group Discounts Available: Register with a colleague and receive a 15% discount on each full tuition. Receive a 20% discount when three of more colleagues from your organization register. That means, when you participate with 4 colleagues, a 5th colleague can attend tuition free! This is an excellent professional development opportunity that can serve as a strategy building retreat for your team. Please email us at or call us at 617-384-8692 for more informationinformation.


What Participants Are Saying:


“Provides excellent tools and guidelines for assessing a program’s cost-effectiveness. These and other concrete tips, such as how to assess the validity, reliability, and responsiveness of quality improvement tools and scales, will enhance my efforts to better evaluate and provide data towards our efforts.” — Dominique Kim, Program Manager, Partners Health Care System
Needham, MA, USA

CME and CEU Credits Available. For a detailed agenda or to register, visit:  Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Continuing Professional Education or call (617) 384-8692.  Please mention Reference Code:  MDA09-IP04 in all correspondence.


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