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September 2009

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 2nd Latin America Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Over 100% increase in abstract submissions!

The ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference will be held 10-12 September 2009 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information on program content, please see: ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference »

Program (presented in Portuguese, Spanish, or English)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Friday, 11 September 2009

Saturday, 12 September 2009

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress, Paris, France
The ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress will be held 24-27 October, 2009 at Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France.

For complete program, go to:
ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress »

Saturday, 24 October 2009


Short Courses »

Sunday, 25 October 2009


Short Courses »


Plenary Session I: Health Care Reimbursement Systems in Europe: Learning from Each Other

Monday, 26 October 2009


Plenary Session II: Performance-Based Agreements - Theory to Practice

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Plenary Session III: Involving Patients in Health Care Decisions

Sponsorship, Exhibit, Advertising and Symposium Opportunities, see:

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress »

ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA

The ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting will be held May 15-19, 2010 at the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA. For Sponsorship, Exhibit, Advertising and Symposium Opportunities, see:

ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting »



NEW! ISPOR Is Seeking Qualified Candidates For The Position Of Editor-In-Chief Of Value In Health

Josephine Mauskopf PhD, Value in Health Editor-in-Chief 2002-2010 has decided that at the end of her term (April 30, 2010) to not seek a third term as Value in Health Editor-in-Chief. ISPOR is now interested in qualified candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health.  If you are interested in responding to the Value in Health Editor-in-Chief position Request for Proposal (RFP), please see:

Value in Health Editor-in-Chief Request for Proposal

and send a response to RFP via email to:

Value in Health Editor-in-Chief Position Description »

Value in Health »


NEW! Value in Health Early View Articles
23 Early View articles are available on-line, including 11 new articles added in the last month.




NEW!  ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter – Best Pharmacoeconomics Research Award Call for Abstracts

In partnership with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Mexican College for Pharmacoeconomics, the ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter announces its first Best Pharmacoeconomics Research Award for studies conducted in Mexico. For more details or to submit an abstract, go to: ISPOR Mexico Regional Chapter »


NEW!  ISPOR Turkey Regional Chapter Meeting on Pharmaceconomy

A Joint meeting of ISPOR Turkey Regional Chapter, University of Liverpool, and Turkish Clinical Pharmacological Society, will take place in Cappadocia, Turkey, 29 - 31 October 2009. For more information, go to:

ISPOR Turkey Regional Chapter »






The ISPOR Health & Disease Management SIG is currently seeking reviewers for the first draft of their book, Reliability & Validity of Data Sources for Outcomes Research and Health & Disease Management. To review a section, please email:  For more information and to see section outlines, go to:

ISPOR Health & Disease Management Special Interest Group »



ISPOR Patient Registry Special Interest Group–REQUEST FOR REVIEWERS

The Patient Registry Classification, Strategy & Design Working Group of the ISPOR Patient Registry Special Interest Group is seeking Section reviewers for their book, The ISPOR Taxonomy of Patient Registries: Classification, Characteristics & Terms for two book sections: the Analysis and Design, Development & Implementation sections.  There is also the opportunity to participate as an author or co-author on several terms in these two sections.  For more information on this book, go to:

ISPOR Books »


To review a section or to co-author terms in these sections, please email: For more information, go to:

ISPOR Patient Registry Special Interest Group »

Patient Registry Classification, Strategy & Design Working Group »


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Two Timely Summits for HEOR Professionals in November!


CBI’s 3rd Annual Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research Summit for the Bio/Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries


November 17-18, 2009

Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing

Philadelphia, PA, USA



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Join leading industry experts focused on EBM who are preparing their departments for increased evidence demands expected within healthcare reform.  Understand the implications to your company following the latest policy changes and greater emphasis on CER.  Learn practical approaches and solutions from fellow outcomes researchers and health economists transforming traditionally designed trials, employing global strategies to generate and use comparative effectiveness information, crafting responses to CER findings and changing their internal organizational structures.  Plus, hear directly from the AHRQ on how the agency sees itself building the future of CER.  Newell McElwee, Pharm.D., Executive Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Merck & Co. and Robert W. Dubois, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer at Cerner Corporation will co-chair the meeting.  Reserve your seat today for this timely summit! For more information or to register visit:

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November 17-18, 2009

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TIP OF THE MONTH- ISPOR Digest of International Databases
Members can now access the ISPOR Digest of International Databases to gain information about 48 health care databases from 36 countries. To access the Digest, go to 'Research' tab on the purple tool bar and select ISPOR Digest of International Research Databases. Please use the same link to enter your agencies or organization's database. The Digest is an initiative of the ISPOR Retrospective Database SIG group.
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