ISPOR eBulletin

June 2008

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 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, South Korea


The 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference "Evidence-based Health Care Decision Making in Asia Pacific: The Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research" will be held 7-9 September 2008. Exhibit, symposium and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information see:

ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference >>


ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece


The 11th Annual European Congress, "Moving and Improving Concepts & Evidence for Health Care Decisions" will be held 8-11 November 2008. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information see:

11th Annual European Congress >>


ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Canada-
The 13th Annual International Meeting, "Vive la Différence - Enhancing/Expanding Outcomes Research One Country at a Time," was held May 3-7, 2008, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
ISPOR 13th International Meeting Photos >>




NEW! Value in Health Volume 11, Issue 3 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 11, Issue 3 is now available on-line.


Value in Health Online Early Articles Recently Added

Over 40 new articles are now available on-line!


Value in Health >>




NEW! Member comments on ISPOR Good Research Practices on Economic Data Transferability Task Force's draft final report now available online.  To view comments, go to:

NEW! ISPOR Special Interest Group & Task Force Forum Presentations – ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting

ISPOR Special Interest Group & Task Force Forum Presentations from the ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting are now available at the ISPOR website.














Best Contributed Presentation Awards - ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting Recipients

Contributed podium and poster recipient photos, as well as PDF presentations, are now available at the ISPOR website. To view the presentations, go to:

Podium Presentation Recipients >>

Poster Presentation Recipients >>




NEW! ISPOR Asia Consortium is pleased to announce the ISPOR Asia-Pacific Needs Assessment in Use of Pharmacoeconomiics and Outcomes Research Preliminary Report. The Consortium Executive Committee Chair Kenneth KC Lee thanks to those who have already responded to the Needs Survey. ISPOR members in Asia and Latin America are encouraged to complete the survey at:

ISPOR Asia Consortium (for Chinese) >>

ISPOR Russia Chapter (for Russian) >>

ISPOR Latin America Consortium (for Spanish) >>




NEW! ISPOR South Africa Local Chapter 1st Annual Congress

The ISPOR South Africa Local Chapter’s 1st Annual Congress is to be held 17-19 August 2008, at Bytes Business Park Conference Centre, Midrand, South Africa. For more information, go to:

ISPOR South Africa Local Chapter >>


NEW! ISPOR Thailand Chapter Annual Conference 2008

ISPOR’s Thailand Local Chapter Annual Conference,  “A Stepping Stone toward National Drug Policy” was held 12-13 May 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information, go to:

ISPOR Thailand Local Chapter >>


NEW! ISPOR Australia Local Chapter

ISPOR established the Australia Local Chapter on May 3, 2008.

ISPOR Australia Local Chapter >>


NEW! ISPOR Croatia Local Chapter

The ISPOR Croatia Local Chapter was established May 3, 2008.

ISPOR Croatia Local Chapter >>


NEW! ISPOR Jordan Local Chapter

The ISPOR Jordan Local Chapter was established May 3, 2008.

ISPOR Jordan Local Chapter >>


NEW! ISPOR Russia Local Chapter Forum

The ISPOR Russia Local Chapter held its forum on Monday, May 5, 2008, the ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada. To view these forum presentations, go to:

The Economics of Rare Diseases, Rare Surgical Treatments and Diagnostic Technologies in Russia >>

The Management of Hemophilia in Russia >>



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 >>


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23 June 2008

Abstract submission Deadline ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress

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15 July 2008

Early Registration Deadline for ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Congress

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3rd Asia-Pacific Conference


11th Annual European Congress


Value in Health




ISPOR Book of Terms


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ISPOR Latin America Consortium


ISPOR Asia Consortium


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