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JUNE 2012

Welcome to the June 2012 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates of recent ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, see: www.ispor.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2012-2013 ISPOR Board of Directors

The 2012-2013 ISPOR Board of Directors will take office on July 1, 2012:

President (2012-2013) Deborah Marshall, PhD, MHSA

President-elect (2012-2013) William H. Crown, PhD

Past President (2012-2013) Mark J. Sculpher, MSc, PhD

Directors (2012-2014) Jan Busschbach, PhD, Marcelo Fonseca, MD, MSc, Zoltan Kalo, MSc, MD, PhD

Directors (2011-2013) Donald L. Patrick, PhD, MSPH, Finn Børlum Kristensen, MD, PhD, and Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH, PhD

Treasurer (2010-2013) Karen Rascati, RPh, PhD

Founding Executive Director Marilyn Dix Smith, RPh, PhD

For more information, see:

ISPOR Board of Directors »

MEETINGS

ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress, Berlin, Germany,

 3-7 November, 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: DEADLINE 26 JUNE 2012

REGISTER FOR CONGRESS: DEADLINE 18 SEPTEMBER 2012

   

NEW Congress format for 2012:

ISPOR Short Courses Saturday & Sunday

Congress Program Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

For sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress »

 

ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference, Taipei, Taiwan,
2-4 September, 2012

THIS CONFERENCE FEATURES OVER 450 PRESENTATIONS!

REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE: DEADLINE 24 JULY 2012

 

      Plenary Sessions:

Health Technology Assessment in the Significantly Evolving Health Care Systems in Asia

Involving Patients & Health Care Providers in Health Care Decisions: Learning From Each Other

Challenges of Adopting New Innovative Technologies in Health Care Coverage Decision-Making in Asia

12 Short Courses

 

Opportunities
For support, exhibit, and advertising opportunities, see:
ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference »

 

Visa Information
Taiwan Visa application information is available at:
ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference Taiwan Visa Information »

 

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting-Washington, DC, USA

The ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting, “Improving Health Care Efficiency" was held June 2-6, 2012, at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, USA. The meeting featured over 1,300 presentations and had over 2,800 attendees!

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Photos »

ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Released Presentations »

PUBLICATIONS

Value in Health Volume 15, Issues 3 & 4 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 15, Issues 3 & 4 are now available on-line.

Value in Health »

 

Value in Health Regional Issues Volume 1, Issue 1 On-Line

Value in Health Regional Issues Volume 1, Issue 1 is now on-line.

Value in Health Regional Issues »

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES

ISPOR Forums at the 17th Annual International Meeting

The following ISPOR forums were presented by ISPOR Special Interest Groups, Task Forces, and Chapters held at the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting.

 

ISPOR Good Practices Task Force and Special Interest Group Forums

Assessing Network Meta Analysis Studies: A Proposed Measurement Tool For Health Care Decision Makers
Mixing Modes Of Patient-Reported Outcomes Data Collection In Clinical Trials: Recommendations
Assessing Prospective Observational Studies: A Proposed Measurement Tool For Health Care Decision Makers
Assessing Modeling Studies: A Proposed Measurement Tool For Health Care Decision Makers
ISPOR Health Economic Evaluation Publication Guidelines: Good Research Practices
Assessing Retrospective Observational Studies: A Proposed Measurement Tool For Health Care Decision Makers
Good Research Practices For The Assessment Of Patient-Reported Outcomes In Children And Adolescents
Designing Conjoint Experiments: A Guide To Alternative Strategies
ISPOR Vision 2020: A Look To The Future
International Perspectives On Changing Evidence Requirements For Medical Devices And Diagnostics: Addressing The Moving Target Problem For Medical Technologies
 

ISPOR Chapter Forums

Problems, Pitfalls, And Pragmatics Of Pharmacoeconomics: Lessons From The African Experience
Pros & Cons Of Pricing And Reimbursement Systems In Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar And Jordan

ISPOR GLOBAL OUTREACH

ISPOR Israel Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Israel Chapter held the 5th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR-Israel Chapter) on “Cost of Illness, Risk Sharing Agreements and Assessment of Medical Devices,” on 30 May - 1 June 2012. For conference overview and program information, see: ISPOR Israel Regional Chapter »

 

ISPOR Philippines Regional Chapter

ISPOR welcomes the newly formed Philippines Regional Chapter to ISPOR’s International PE/OR Community. For information about ISPOR Philippines Regional Chapter, see:
ISPOR Philippines Regional Chapter »

 

ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map

New country information has been added to the ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Map. Information on pharmaceutical reimbursement and coverage systems for Egypt is now available.

ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map »

ISPOR AWARDS

ISPOR Scientific Awards: ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting Best Research Presentation Recipients

Research presentation podium and poster recipient photos, and their PDF presentations, are now available at the ISPOR website.

Podium Research Presentation Recipients »

Poster Research Presentation Recipients »

 

ISPOR STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS AND MEETING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

ISPOR Student Travel Grants and Meeting Travel Scholarship Awards are now available for all 2012 ISPOR meetings (a maximum of 10 awards are available for each meeting). Deadlines are:

  • 4th Asia-Pacific Conference, Taipei, Taiwan
    (2-4 September 2012): July 13, 2012
  • 15th Annual European Congress, Berlin, Germany
    (3-7 November 2012): September 7, 2012

For applicant criteria and application, see:

OTHER NEWS

PCORI Call for Reviewers of Grant Proposals

The USA's Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks stakeholders (clinicians, organizational providers, purchasers, payers, industry, scientists, educational training institutions, policymakers, patients and caregivers) to review the funding applications that will be submitted.  These individuals will review PCORI proposals for impact and ensure that patients and stakeholders are well-represented in the proposal and on the research team.  Scientific reviewers will assess the scientific merit and potential clinical impact. Learn more and apply to be a reviewer through PCORI’s website.

 

EUnetHTA WP7 Public Consultation

The EUnetHTA document describing the proposed criteria to select and prioritize health technologies in need of additional evidence generation developed by the EUnetHTA WP7 is now available for public consultation. To view the document, see: EUnetHTA WP7 Public Consultation »

TIP OF THE MONTH

ISPOR Initiatives

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, see:

ISPOR Patient Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Initiatives »

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The UF Online MS Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Program

Apply by July 15, 2012; start by August  13, 2012

 

The UF Online MS Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy program is a 30-credit, non-thesis Master’s degree program offering students across the country skills and credentials in non-dispensing areas of pharmacy, including regulation, patient safety, economics and law, without requiring relocation to Gainesville, Florida.  Pharmacy background is not required.

 

Designed for working professionals, the 7-week class format allows students to focus on one subject at a time before moving on to the next and can be competed in as little as two years of part time study. Students complete nine 3-credit online courses and three 1-credit course on campus and online seminars.

 

Graduates of this program receive the same degree as is conferred to residential students - the Master of Science in Pharmacy with concentration in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy. Within the concentration, students select one of the following specialty tracks:

 

* Stetson University MBA option available (all tracks)

         

For students residing outside the United States, the Online MS Pharmacy - International program offers three 100% online specialty tracks (no U.S. travel required):

                  

 

For more information, contact an Admission Advisor at: OnlinePOP@cop.ufl.edu.

 


 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Inaugural Quality Care Symposium

 

ASCO's inaugural Quality Care Symposium will promote innovation and strategic planning in the expanding fields of oncology outcomes and health services research. The two-day Symposium will feature didactic, oral abstract, and poster sessions as well as panel discussions.

 

This exciting, new ASCO meeting will bring together top leaders in the field to share strategies and methods for measuring and improving the quality of cancer care. The two-day Symposium will feature educational sessions, panel discussions, and abstract presentations. 

 

Abstracts may be submitted to the following categories:

 

  • Quality Measurement
  • Quality Improvement

- Guideline Recommendation Compliance and its Effects on Quality

  • The Use of IT to Improve Quality
  • Involving Patients in Quality Care

- Patient-Reported Outcomes

- Communication and Decision-Making

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of ASCO’s newest Symposium!  View abstract submission guidelines and submit your research at: quality2012.asco.org.

 

To submit your abstract, go to: Inaugural Quality Care Symposium

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2012, 11:59 PM (EDT)

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

26 June 2012

ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress Abstract Submission Deadline

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24 July 2012

ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference

 Early Registration Deadline

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18 September 2012

ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress

Early Registration Deadline

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