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NEW THIS MONTH

 

**NEW** ISPOR 9th European Congress-UPDATES

**NEW** 38 New Positions at the ISPOR Website

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

       26 September 2006 - Early registration deadline ISPOR 9th Annual European Congress, 28-31, 2006, Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 

       28-31 October 2006 -  ISPOR 9th Annual European Congress, Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 ISPOR ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

1.       Publications

2.       Meetings and Congresses

3.       Educational Activities

4.       Student News

5.       ISPOR Special Interest Groups

6.       Committee and Task Force Activities

7.       Asia Consortium and Local Chapter News

8.       Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

9.       Membership

 


 

1.      PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

VALUE IN HEALTH "ON-LINE EARLY" MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts for Volume 9, Issue 4 & 5 are now posted. To view these "On-Line Early" manuscripts, simply go to http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp, log on using your membership information, and follow the link.

 


2.      ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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ISPOR 9th ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center   

Copenhagen, Denmark 28-31 October 2006

 

 

**UPDATES**

FIRST PLENARY SESSION

Sunday, 29 October 2006, 13:30-15:00

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (HTA) AS A BASIS FOR REIMBURSEMENT AND PRIORITIES IN HEALTH CARE

European and Industry Perspective Speaker: Richard Bergstrm MScPharm, Managing Director, Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, Stockholm, Sweden

Government and Nordic Perspective Speaker: Audun Hagaa MSc, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Health, Oslo, Norway

For more information go to: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/102906.asp

 

SECOND PLENARY SESSION

Monday, 30 October 2006, 9:00-10:30

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE (EBM): TIME FOR ASKING CRITICAL QUESTIONS

EBM - Time for Asking Critical Questions?

Speaker: Ivar Sonbo Kristiansen MD, PhD, MPH, University of Oslo, Institute of Health Management and Health Economics, Oslo, Norway

EBM - Emerging Reality and Assorted Myths

Speaker: Paul Glasziou MD, Professor, Department of Primary Health Care Old Road Campus, University of Oxford, , Oxford, UK

For more information go to: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/103006.asp

 

THIRD PLENARY SESSION

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 9:00-10:30

SOCIETAL VALUE OF A QALY

Looking for Willingness to Pay (WTP) Threshold for a QALY-- Does it make sense? -- A Critical View

Speaker: Dorte Gyrd-Hansen PhD, Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Public Health, Odense, Denmark

Looking for Willingness to Pay (WTP) Threshold for a QALY -- Does it make sense? -- A Practical View

Speaker: Martin Buxton BA Soc Sci, Professor, Brunel University Health Economics Research Group, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK

For more information go to : http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/103106.asp

 

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES

Register now for Exhibit space:

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Register for sponsorship promotional opportunities:

 

For more 9th Annual European Congress program info, go to:

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/index.asp

 


 

3.      EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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ISPOR Short Courses Prior to the ISPOR 9TH Annual European Congress - October 2006

 

Sixteen short courses including 6 NEW courses will be given this year, with 9 courses on Saturday, 28 October, 2006, and 7 courses on Sunday, 29 October, 2006.

 

SATURDAY, 28 OCTOBER, 2006

**NEW**

Elements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing I - Introduction

 

**NEW**

Application of Item Response Theory in Patient Outcomes Measurement

 

**NEW**

Case Studies in Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing II - Advanced

 

**NEW**

Pharmacoeconomic Modeling - Advanced

 

**NEW**

Instrument Development and Evaluation for Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment

 

For full descriptions of ALL Saturday short courses, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/sc102806.asp

SUNDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 2006

 

**NEW**

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis alongside Clinical Trials

For full descriptions of ALL Sunday short courses, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/sc102906.asp


 

4.      STUDENT NEWS

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For more details on the ISPOR Student Network, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/student/student_index.asp        


  

5.      ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS are very important to ISPOR to achieve its mission. Their goals are to: develop consensus; stimulate debate; advance knowledge/understanding; publish good research practices; develop indices & tools for researchers and decision-makers; compile health care information for public; respond to health care public policy.

 

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN EVIDENCE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT SIG

            TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SIG

PATIENT REGISTRY SIG

PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES SIG

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE & PERSISTENCE SIG

RETROSPECTIVE DATABASE SIG

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

Following the ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting, the Risk Management SIG put out a detailed plan of action for their activities for the upcoming year. They will continue to focus on publishing their White Papers on Pharmaceutical Perspectives on Risk and plan to launch a nation-wide public survey on attitudes regarding risk.

 

For more information on the Risk Management SIG, visit http://www.ispor.org/sigs/rm.asp.

 


 

6.      ISPOR BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

 

BUDGET IMPACT ANALYSIS TASK FORCE

 

For more on this Task Force, please visit http://www.ispor.org/workpaper/budget_impact.asp.


 

7.      LOCAL CHAPTER, ADVISORY COUNCIL, AND ASIA CONSORTIUM NEWS

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LOCAL CHAPTER

ISPOR India Chapter was formed in May 2006.

For more details on ISPOR Local Chapters, go to: Regional Chapters

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medical Device & Diagnostics Council was formed in March 2006.

For more details on ISPOR Advisory Councils, please visit: www.ispor.org

 

ASIA CONSORTIUM 

For more details on this consortium, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/consortiums/asia.asp

 


8EMPLOYMENT

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38 POSITIONS LISTED AT THE ISPOR WEBSITE: /Careers

 

Advertise your positions on ISPOR Website (~1 million hits per month)

 

INTERNSHIPS

Visit ISPOR's Internship-Professional Recruitment Assistance Program (I-PRAP) at  STUDENTS: Post your CVs/resumes for employers to view and search for internship positions available.  Nine student resumes posted!  EMPLOYERS: Post your Intern positions for FREE and access CVs/resumes from students. If you have any questions, please contact: iprap@ispor.org. For more information, visit our website at . 


 

9.  ISPOR MEMBERSHIP

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Update your contact information and email address at https://www.ispor.org/members/MemberProfile.aspx!

Your email address is required as part of your log-in information in the members only section of the ISPOR website.  

 

 

 

 

 


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