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.
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 »
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
12 Short Courses
For support, exhibit, and advertising opportunities, see: ISPOR 5th Asia-Pacific Conference »
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 »
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 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 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 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:
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 »
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 »
ARCHeS now includes custom care processes
A recent and substantial upgrade to ARCHeS – the Archimedes online healthcare simulator – enables users to customize the delivery of care in their clinical trial simulations.
In addition to defining specific populations and interventions, users can now administer interventions according to a standard or a custom care process. Users create a flow chart with decision criteria, visit costs, intervention choices, and follow-up care that are relevant to their research.
For more information, download the new product sheets:
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)