August 2005

  

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 ISPOR Bridging Health Care Research and Practice

 

 

NEW THIS MONTH

**NEW** ISPOR Responds to US Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Call for Guidance

**NEW** ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 11, Issue for July/August 2005

**NEW** ISPOR Eighth Annual European Congress – UPDATES

**NEW** ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference – UPDATES

 **NEW** ISPOR Short Courses–ISPOR Eighth Annual European Congress – UPDATES

 **NEW** ISPOR Research Digest–10th Annual International Meeting Contributed Research-UPDATE

**NEW** ISPOR Special Interest Group (SIG) – UPDATES

 **NEW** ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award

**NEW** 16 New Positions At The ISPOR Website

      

 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.       Hot Topics

8.       Important Dates to Remember

9.       Asia Consortium and Local Chapter News

10.    Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

11.    Membership

 

**NEW** ISPOR Responds to US Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Call for Guidance

 

US Congress enacted the Medication Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, which establishes a new Part D benefit that will provide outpatient prescription drug coverage beginning in January 2006. Early in 2005, ISPOR responded to a request for the types of information on prescription drug use that researchers would like to have available. The ISPOR Retrospective Database SIG Database Development Working Group response is given at: http://www.ispor.org/news/articles/june05/medicare.asp.

 

April 2005, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS) issued draft guidance on “coverage with evidence development” (CED) to describe factors CMS may consider in a decision to extend national coverage for certain items and services with coverage linked to requirement for prospective data collection. ISPOR responded to Part V (Evidence Development Methods)& VI (Process for Study Design and Implementation) of this draft document. The ISPOR response (coordinated by the ISPOR Using Real World Data Task Force) is given at: http://www.ispor.org/workpaper/Draft_Guidance_for_Factors_CMS.pdf.

 

ISPOR is organized to act as a scientific leader relevant to research in pharmacoeconomics, health outcomes assessment, and related issues of public policy, and that our collective membership has extensive expertise on these issues.


  1. PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

VALUE IN HEALTH "ON-LINE EARLY" MANUSCRIPTS

Volume 8, Issue 5, September/October 2005 "On-Line Early" will go on-line later this month. To view these "On-Line Early" articles, simply go to http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp, log on using your membership information, and follow the link.

 

Value in Health: Volume 8, Issue 4, July/August 2005 is online at: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

   

**NEW** ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 11, Issue 4, July/August 2005 is now available to the public at: http://www.ispor.org/news/index_new.asp. In this issue:

       

        Incoming Presidential Address
        The $64,000 Questions: What Are We Willing to Pay for a QALY?

        Alternative to the Fourth Hurdle: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in Europe: Bridging the Gap Between Science, Industry and

            Policy Makers

        ISPOR Comments on the Draft Guideline Factors CMS Considerations in Making a Determination of Coverage with Evidence Development

 

 

HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS

  

"The ISPOR Book of Terms has been a real hit with our customers and employees alike.  It fills a gap for those who are new to Outcomes." Jenifer Ehreth, PhD, Director Reimbursement for Europe, Middle East and Africa Medtronic Europe

 

This ISPOR publication includes more than 100 detailed monographs covering over 400 terms used in health care delivery, management, and regulation, as well as health care outcomes research including clinical, economic, and quality-of-life research terms. ISPOR member discounted price is $36.00; a 40% discount!  Student/Library/Academic discounted price: $33.00 (a 45% discount). On-line ordering is now available at: http://www.ispor.org/publications/lexicon_index.asp.  Contact Stephen Priori at spriori@ispor.org for information on orders over 100. 

 


  

  1. ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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ISPOR EIGHTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS –OVER 850 ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED FOR THE ISPOR EIGHTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS - UPDATES

      6-8 November 2005 Palazzo Degli Affari, Florence , Italy

     "INCORPORATING VALUES INTO HEALTH CARE DECISIONS"

 

For more information on the ISPOR 8th Annual European Congress visit:

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/index.asp

 

Posters & Podiums - *New ISPOR Record

Over 700 contributed presentations (64 podium presentations in 4 sessions and over 600 posters in 3 sessions)!  This is the highest number of abstract submissions and presentations in ISPOR’s 10-year history.

 

Poster Session I: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/posters1.asp

Poster Session II: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/posters2.asp

Poster Session III: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/posters3.asp

 

For poster and podium presentation information, visit: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/presenters_index.asp

 

ISPOR Contributed Issue Panels:

Nine contributed Issue Panels on the following topics:

 

*Economic Outcomes Issues

*Clinical Outcomes Issues

*Quality of Life / Patient Reported Outcomes Issues

*Health Policy – Health Care Reimbursement Issues

*Risk Management Issues

 

ISPOR Contributed Workshops:

Thirty-two workshops on the following topics:

      

*Medication Compliance

*Risk Management

*Population Health

*Managed Care Formulary Dossier Development or Research Agendas

*Patient Registries

*Health Technology Assessment

 

SPECIAL EVENT:

 

You Are Invited To Attend The

ISPOR 10th Anniversary Party 
Vincigliata Castle
Feisole, Italy

(TO BE HELD DURING THE ISPOR 8TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS)

MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2005
20:00-23:30

WINE TASTING    DINNER BUFFET    MUSIC & DANCING

COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION

Buses will depart the Palazzo Delgi Affari at 20:15 and depart the Castle at 23:30. To register, go to: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/10annivparty.asp

      Exhibitor Opportunities available at:

 

      Sponsorship Opportunities available at:

 

For more details about the Congress, go to: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/index.asp

 

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ISPOR 2nd ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE - UPDATES

Shanghai Worldfield Convention Hotel, Shanghai, China • 5-7 March 2006

IMPROVING EVIDENCE AND OUTCOMES IN HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKING IN ASIA PACIFIC: CHALLENGE TO A NEW ERA

 

CO-ORGANIZED BY

ISPOR Asia Consortium

Fudan University, P.R. China

 

CO-SPONSORED BY (as of July 25):

Shanghai Municipal Government, P.R. China

Ministry of Labor and Social Security, P.R. China

Ministry of Health, P.R. China

State Food and Drug Administration, P.R. China

Shanghai City Food and Drug Administration, P.R. China

Chinese Medical Doctor Association, P.R. China

China Social Insurance Association, P.R. China

Chinese Medical Association, P.R. China

Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, P.R. China

China Licensed Pharmacist Association, P.R. China

Chinese Clinical Epidemiology Society, P.R. China

Chinese Cochrane Center, P.R. China

Peking University, P.R. China

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.R. China

The Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage, Thailand

 

For updates, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/sponsors.asp

 

ON-LINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2005

Abstract submissions are invited for Contributed Research and Contributed Workshop. Abstracts submitted to the 10th or 11th Annual International Meeting or the 8th Annual European Congress can be submitted to this Conference. All abstracts should be submitted through http://ispor.confex.com/ispor/asia2/index.html.

 

SHORT COURSES:

Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics

Introduction to Quality of Life Assessment

Meta-Analysis and Systematic Literature Review

Introduction to Biostatistics in Clinical Trials

Introduction to Decision Analysis

Budget Impact Analysis

Cost Analysis in Health Care

Retrospective Data Analysis

Modeling: Structure and Design of a Model

 

For further information, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/p030505.asp

 

1st Plenary Session:

Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Development and Use in Asia

Moderator/Speaker: Tony YH Tarn PhD, Director, Department of Pharmacy, Taipei City  

Hospital, Taipei,Taiwan. Speakers: Shanlian Hu, MD, MSc, Professor, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Isao Kamae, MD, PH, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, Syed Mohamed Aljunid, MD, MSc, PhD, FAMM, Professor of Health Economics and Head of Department of Community Health, and Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Shu-Chen Li, PhD, MS, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Bong-Min Yang, PhD, Professor of Economics and Dean, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, South Korea; and Viroj Tangcharoensathien, PhD, Director of International Health Policy Program Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

 

2nd Plenary Session:

Development and Implementation of Pharmacoeconomics Requirements: International Experiences

Moderator/Speaker: Wen Chen, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public Health, Fudan University. Speakers: Suzanne Hill, Australia (invited).

 

8 PODIUM SESSIONS, 8 WORKSHOP SESSIONS and 9 CO-SPONSORED SPECIALSESSIONS:

For details, go to:

http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/p030605.asp http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/p030705.asp

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

Financial support opportunities are available at:

           

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Exhibitor opportunities are available at:

 

EARLY REGISTRATIN DEADLINE: 5 FEBRUARY 2006

For further conference information, go to: http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/index.asp

 

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**NEW** ISPOR Research Digest–10th Annual International Meeting Contributed Research-UPDATE

 

Contributed research papers from the ISPOR 10th Annual International Meeting will be made available soon in the ISPOR RESEARCH DIGEST at the ISPOR website at http://www.ispor.org/research_study_digest/index.asp. The ISPOR RESEARCH DIGEST is an electronic database of over 5200 research papers presented at ISPOR Annual International Meetings, ISPOR Annual European Congresses, and ISPOR Asia-Pacific Conferences from 1998 to date.


 

  1. EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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ISPOR SHORT COURSES–ISPOR 8TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS– UPDATES

 

Saturday 6 November Short Courses:

 

Pharmacoeconomics for the Health Care Decision-Maker

Faculty: Ralph Crott PhD, MPH, Health Economist, Health Care Knowledge Center, Brussels, Belgium.

 

The Analysis and Interpretation of Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcomes

Faculty: Linda Abetz MA, Director, Questionnaire Development and Validation, Mapi Values, Bollington, UK; Christine de la Loge Director, Psychometrics and Statistics Mapi Values, Lyon, France.

 

European Databases and Retrospective Database Analysis

Faculty: Bernd Brϋggenjϋrgen MD, MPH, Coordinator-Health Economics, University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

 

Cost Estimation and Assessing Financial (Budget) Impact of New Health Care Technologies  

Faculty: Josephine Mauskopf PhD, Global Head, Health Economics and Outcomes Strategy, RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA; C. Daniel Mullins PhD, Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA.

 

Pharmacoeconomic Modeling
Faculty: Uwe Siebert MD, MPH, MSc
, Decision Scientist, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA and Director of the Program on Health Technology Assessment and Decision Sciences (HTA&DS), Institute for Medical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany; Gaby Sroczynski MPH, Decision Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA and Bavarian Public Health Research and Coordinating Center, University Munich, Germany.

 

For Saturday Short Courses descriptions, go to: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/satsc.asp

 

Sunday, 6 November Short Courses:

 

Elements of Pharmaceutical Pricing

Faculty: Jack Mycka, President, Optimar Strategic Consulting LLC, Montclair, NJ, USA; Renato Dellamano PhD, President, ValueVector (Value Added Business Strategies), Milan, Italy

 

Transferability of Cost-Effectiveness Data between Countries

Faculty: Michael Drummond PhD, Director, University of York, Centre for Health Economics, York, UK

 

Health Care and Reimbursement Systems in Europe 

Faculty: Gordon Carey Cambridge Pharma Consultancy Ltd., Cambridge, UK

 

Bayesian Methods in Economic Evaluations

Faculty: Anthony O'Hagan PhD, Professor of Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK; Jeremy E. Oakley PhD, Lecturer, Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; John Williams Stevens BSc, Statistician, AstraZeneca, Leicestershire, UK

 

Discrete Event Simulation for Economic Analysis

Faculty: J. Jaime Caro MDCM, FCRPC, FACP, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal PQ and Scientific Director, Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA; Jörgen Möller MSc Mech Eng, Simulation Specialist, Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA

 

Utility Measurements (Preference-Based Techniques)

Faculty: Jan Busschbach PhD, Senior Investigator, Department for Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Elly Stolk MSc, Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA), Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

For Sunday Short Courses descriptions, go to: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/italy1105/sunsc.asp

 

ISPOR Distance Learning Program Modules

ISPOR Distance Learning Program

  

The following module topics are currently available (over 40 modules):

·      Pharmacoeconomics

·      Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations & Methods

·      Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

·      Cost-Benefit Analysis

·      Cost-Utility Analysis

·      Patient-Reported Outcomes (Utilities, Health-Related Quality Of Life, Treatment  Satisfaction, Treatment Adherence, Patient Preferences)

·      Study Design in Pharmacoeconomics

·      Guidelines and Reference Standards

·      Pharmacoeconomics in Drug Development, Reimbursement and Marketing

 


 

  1. STUDENT NEWS

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START AN ISPOR STUDENT CHAPTER! Over 30 student chapters! For more information:

http://www.ispor.org/student/chapters_index.asp

 

POST YOUR RESUME ONLINE for employers to view for IPRAP – Internship – Professional Recruitment Center

 

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


  

  1. ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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VALUE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/reimbursement.asp

 

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/hta.asp

 

TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO CLINICAL PRACTICE SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/sigsindex.asp

 

PATIENT REGISTRY SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/patient_registr.asp

 

QUALITY OF LIFE SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/qol.asp

 
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE & PERSISTENCE SIG


Three workshops will be presented by this SIG Group at the forthcoming 8th European Congress.

 

Sunday 6 November 2006: 15.30-16.30

W2: Methods for Medication Compliance Studies: Patient Compliance as a Predictor of Clinical and Economic Outcomes

 

Monday 7 November 2006: 10.45-11.45

W10: Incorporating Measure of Compliance & Persistence In Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations


Tuesday 8 November 2006: 13.30-14.30

W18: Developing a Curriculum for Medication Compliance Using Curriculum mapping Strategy

 

A Forum will also be held on Monday 7 November 17.00-18.00

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/medication.asp

 

RETROSPECTIVE DATABASE SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/retrospective_db.asp

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

 

For more details on this SIG, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/rm.asp and join as a reference or leadership group member.

 

Special Interest Group membership is open to ALL ISPOR members. To JOIN any SIG: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/joinsig.htm

 


 

  1. ISPOR BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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AWARD COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

 

**NEW** ISPOR AVEDIS DONABEDIAN OUTCOMES RESEARCH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The ISPOR Awards Committee is seeking nominees for the ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

See http://www.ispor.org/awards/donabedian_.asp

For award description, criteria, selection process, nature of the award, and past recipients.

 

The deadline to submit nominees is DECEMBER 15, 2005.

 

ISPOR TASK FORCE: USING "REAL WORLD" DATA IN COVERAGE AND REIMBURSEMENT DECISIONS

  

For more details, including a draft outline of this final paper, and a list of core group members, go to: http://www.ispor.org/workpaper/real_world_data.asp

 

ISPOR TASK FORCE: BUDGET IMPACT ANALYSIS

 

The Budget Impact Analysis Task Force was created in May 2005 with the purpose of establishing best practice methods for conducting and reviewing BIA and that would be comparative to CEA.  The Task Force is currently drafting a paper to be published in Value in Health and will present a one-hour workshop at the ISPOR 8th Annual European Congress in Florence, Italy, November 2005.

 

These results will be published on the ISPOR website in the future.  For examples of reports from other ISPOR Good Research Practices Task Forces, please visit the ISPOR website at: http://www.ispor.org/workpaper/practices_index.asp.

  1. HOT TOPICS

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MEDICARE PROPOSES PAYMENT RATES AND POLICY CHANGES FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES–BENEFICIARY COINSURANCE RATES CONTINUE TO FALL

 

July 18, 2005 – Acute care hospitals will receive a 3.2 percent inflation update in Medicare payment rates in 2006 for outpatient services under a proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that also continues to lower the coinsurance rates that patients in Medicare have to pay for outpatient services.

 

For full text of the article, see: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1506


 

  1. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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12 September 2005 - On-line abstract submission deadline for  ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference, Shanghai Worldfield Convention Hotel, Shanghai, China

 

4 October 2005 - Early registration deadline for ISPOR 8th European Congress, Palazzo Degli Affari, Florence, Italy


8-11 November 2005 – ISPOR 8th European Congress, Palazzo Degli Affari, Florence, Italy

 

5-7 March 2006 – ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference, Shanghai Worldfield Convention Hotel, Shanghai, China

 

20-26 May 2006 – ISPOR 11th Annual International Meeting, Marriott Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


 

  1. ASIA CONSORTIUM AND LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS

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ISPOR ASIA CONSORTIUM

 

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

 

ISPOR 2ND ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE

The ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference will be held in Shanghai, China, 5-7 March 2006. Abstract submission begins 1 July 2005 and ends 3 October 2005.  Early registration deadline is 5 February 2006.

 

For more details on the 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/conferences/shanghai0306/index.asp

 

For more details on other ISPOR Local Chapters, please visit: Regional Chapters

 


  1. EMPLOYMENT

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**NEW** 16 NEW POSITIONS 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.


 

  1. ISPOR MEMBERSHIP

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