The 2008-2009 ISPOR Board of Directors will take office on July 1, 2008. The Board members are as follows: Chris L. Pashos PhD, 2008-2009 President, Michael Barry MD, PhD, FRCPI, 2008-2009 President-elect, 2008-2009 Past President Diana Brixner PhD, 2008-2010 Directors Paul Kind, Penny Mohr MA, Zeba M. Khan RPh, PhD, Don Husereau BScPharm, MSc, and Shanlian Hu MD, MSc 2007-2009 Directors Lou Garrison, PhD, Richard J. Willke PhD, 2007-2010 Treasurer Karen Rascati RPh, PhD, and ISPOR Founding Executive Director Marilyn Dix Smith RPh, PhD. For more information, see:
ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, Seoul, South Korea
~300 ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED (28% INCREASE)
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 on these opportunities and for the complete program, see:
ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece
~1200 ABSTRACTS ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED (28% INCREASE)
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:
Also, as a reminder to ISPOR Members, the on-line version of each issue of ISPOR CONNECTIONS is available for viewing on the ISPOR CONNECTONS page prior to hard-copy release, so please check often to view the latest issues as they are released, as well as having exclusive ISPOR member access to technical articles in each issue.
ISPOR is seeking nominations for the 2009 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominations deadline is November 1, 2008. Nominations can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:
ISPOR is seeking nominations for the 2009 International Fellowship Awards. The nominations deadline is November 30, 2008. Nominations can be sent to: email@example.com. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:
ISPOR CONSORTIUM NEWS
New Committee Members Added to ISPOR Latin America Consortium
The ISPOR Latin America Consortium welcomed 7 new members to the ISPOR Latin America Consortium Executive Committee, now representing 6 countries.
New Committee Members Added to ISPOR Asia Consortium
The ISPOR Asia Consortium welcomed 14 new members to the ISPOR Asia Consortium Executive Committee.ISPOR Asia Consortium >>
ISPOR LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS
ISPOR Hungarian Local Chapter Congress
The Hungarian Health Economics Association (META)/ ISPOR Hungary Local Chapter will host a National Congress of Health Economics on July 9, 2008 in Budapest, Hungary.ISPOR Hungary Chapter >>
ISPOR South Africa Local Chapter 1st Annual Congress
, 17-19 August 2008, at the Bytes Business Park Conference Centre, Midrand, South Africa.ISPOR South Africa Chapter >>
TIP OF THE MONTH- ISPOR Distance Learning Program
The ISPOR Distance Learning Program is designed to provide knowledge and skills on pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research topics (clinical, economic, humanistic, quality-of-life) via the Internet. To access, go to the 'Education' tab on the purple tool bar on the homepage and select 'Distance Learning'.ISPOR Distance Learning Program >>
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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
15 July 2008
Early Registration Deadline for ISPOR 3rd Asia-Pacific Congress
Early Registration Deadline for ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress
ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations Deadline
ISPOR International Fellowship Award Nominations Deadline