June 2007


The ISPOR eBULLETIN provides updates of recent ISPOR activities and events. For detailed information on ISPOR activities, members are encouraged to go to: www.ispor.org. Please share these new ISPOR activities with your colleagues.


ISPOR 12th  Annual International Meeting

Over 1,600 attended the ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting held on May 19-23, 2007 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, USA, with over 700 presentations.
For meeting photos see:

ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting Photos>>



The correct presentation for OB3 in Podium Session IV (Obesity) is:



Brixner D, Said Q, Ghate S, McAdam-Marx C

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA


 For slide presentation see:


Best Contributed Presentation Awards - ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting Recipients

One of ISPOR's objectives as stated in our mission statement is to provide recognition of individual achievement in the field of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.

ISPOR Mission Statement>>

12th Annual International Meeting Podium Presentation Recipients>>

12th Annual International Meeting Poster Presentation Recipients>>

ISPOR Contributed Podium Presentation Criteria>>

ISPOR Contributed Poster Presentation Criteria>>


Value in Health Volume 10, Issues 3, 4, 5, 6 now On-line

Value in Health Volume 10, Issues 3, 4, 5, 6 are now on-line (4-6 On-line Early).  Featured in Volume 10, Issue 3 are the ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting Contributed Meeting Presentations and Case Studies and correspondence on substantial treatment overuse in the United States from Afschin Gandjour, MD, PhD, with a response from Bryan Luce PhD, MBA.
Value in Health >>


Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy

In association with The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), ISPOR is continuing as a member service to provide access to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP) to its members.
JMCP Volume 13, Issue 4 2007 Table of Contents>>


ISPOR Website Tip of the Month
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:

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UKPDS Outcomes Model Workshop to coincide with the next American Diabetes Association 67th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL USA


University of Oxford Homepage           


Building a New Diabetes Simulation Model Using Patient Level Data


21 June 2007, 9am - 5pm

 Ida Noyes Hall

University of Chicago

Chicago , IL, USA


The workshop is intended for users and potential users of the UKPDS Outcomes Model, a simulation model based on patient level data. The purpose of the workshop is to gain feedback from users about the model and to discuss the development of a new diabetes computer simulation model. Speakers include authors and users of the model, from the Universities of Sydney, Oxford, Chicago, and Harvard. Fee US$ 200; fee is waived for holders of the UKPDS Outcomes Model licence, and for academic and public sector participants. Booking is essential whether a fee is payable or not. Visit University of Oxford Health Economics Research Centre for more information and to book: www.herc.ox.ac.uk



Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research
August 20-22, 2007
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA, USA


Harvard School of Public Health

Improve your analytical and quantitative skills to enhance health outcomes research


This program is geared to introductory-intermediate learning levels to help you design, implement and analyze outcomes studies, and critically review and use outcomes data for clinical decision-making, health care planning and technology development.

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 be sure to mention your Reference Code:  MDA07-IPE in all correspondence.



European Health Economics


Health Economics Of Pharmaceuticals And Other Medical Interventions (HEPaMI 2008)

14-18 January, 18-22 February, 31 March - 4 April 2008

Nice (Cannes), France


The course “HEALTH ECONOMICS OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND OTHER MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS (HEPaMI 2008)” covers: the international health care environment; theory and methods of economic evaluation of health care programs; and developments in health economic research.


Course Director: Gisela Kobelt, PhD, European Health Economics France and Lund University Sweden


Course Advisors: Professor Tony Culyer, University of York; Professor Martin Buxton, Brunel University, London, UK; Professor Bengt Jönsson, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden; Professpr Gérard de Pouvourville, ESSEC, Paris, France; Professor Frans Rutten, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Professor Matthias von der Schulenburg, University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany; and Professor Adrian Towse, Office of Health Economics, London, UK.


International faculty will include academic health economists, regulators and government representatives, and specialists from the pharmaceutical/diagnostic/medical device industries


More information regarding the program can be downloaded from our website: www.he-europe.com. Enrollment is open, either directly on internet, or by mail/fax as indicated. Should you wish to discuss certain aspects of the course, or obtain more detailed explanations, please contact Gisela Kobelt, at European Health Economics, gisela.kobelt@he-europe.com or tel +33 608 075 390.

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18 June 2007

Abstract Submission Deadline:

10th Annual European Congress



17 July 2007

Early Registration Deadline:

1st Latin America Conference




1st Latin America Conference


10th Annual European Congress



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