September 2013
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Welcome to the September 2013 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. This issue features interviews with the Co-Editors-in-Chief of Value in Health, Dr. Michael Drummond, DPhil, and Dr. C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, as well as an interview with CHEERS Report lead author, Don Husereau, MSc.  This issue also includes information about the newly published, Performance-Based Risk Sharing Arrangements Good Practices for Outcomes Research report, and the newest ISPOR Distance Learning Program modules. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates on recent and future ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, please see:


A Look To the Future for Value in Health

Since its inception in 1998, ISPOR's official peer-reviewed journal, Value in Health, has provided a forum for researchers, health care decision makers, and policy makers to translate pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research into health care decisions. The journal has grown from 30 submissions a year in 1998 to over 489 in 2012. We asked Value in Health's Co-Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Michael Drummond, DPhil, and Dr. C. Daniel Mullins, PhD to tell us how the journal has evolved since they took over as Co-Editors-in-Chief and also their plans for the future of the journal. Their video interviews are included below.

Additionally, Value in Health endorses Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS). In the video included below, lead author, Don Husereau, MSc, explains how the CHEERS report will impact patients.

Michael Drummond, MCom, DPhil

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

Don Husereau, MSc

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If you are interested in submitting your research to Value in Health, please visit: for more information.

STAY TUNED Value in Health will be moving to a new manuscript submission system, Elsevier Editorial System, in October 2013. More details to follow soon

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NEW ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research
Value in Health just published the fifth ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research Task Force Report of 2013.  This report, Performance-Based Risk-Sharing Arrangements (PBRSAs)—Good Practices for Design, Implementation, and Evaluation, provides practical recommendations for the development and application of state-of-the-art methods to be used when considering, using, or reviewing PBRSAs.

ISPOR Education

The ISPOR Distance Learning Program (iDLP) is designed to provide knowledge and skills on pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research topics (clinical, economic, patient-reported outcomes) through convenient individual training modules.

ISPOR is proud to announce the publication of three NEW modules:

A Conceptual Introduction to Item Response Theory (IRT)
This module introduces item response theory (IRT) to researchers wishing to gain a general understanding.
Preparing for Multinational Studies: Translation and Cultural Adaptation of PRO Measures
This module will cover: 1) types of cross-cultural equivalence in the context of data poolability; 2) translation methodologies which adhere to industry standards; 3) use of qualitative research methods such as cognitive interviewing techniques to assess linguistic validity and cross-cultural equivalence of translated measures.
An Introduction to Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis (Discrete Choice Experiments)
The module describes conjoint analysis as a method, its theoretical basis, why it is useful and how it has been used.
For more information on iDLP, including these newly published modules, modules in development, and the select modules available in languages other than English please visit http://www.ispor.orgISPOR Distance Learning Program.

ISPOR Meetings

Dates to Remember

ISPOR Publications

ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress
2-6 November 2013
The Convention Centre Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland
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ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting
May 31- June 4, 2014

Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Montreal, QC, Canada

Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2014

ISPOR 6th Asia-Pacific Conference
6-9 September 2014

Beijing International Convention Center
Beijing, China

Beijing, China

October 16, 2013
ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting Abstract Submission Opens
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2-6 November 2013
ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress
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January 15, 2014
ViHRI Vol. 3 No. 2 focusing on CEEWAA Deadline
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January 16, 2014
ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting Abstract Submission Deadline
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Value in Health Vol 16, Iss. 6
now online
Value in Health Regional Issues Vol.2 Iss.2 focusing on Central & Eastern Europe, Western Asia & Africa (CEEWAA) now online
Value in Health Special Issue "Personalized Medicine and the Role of Health Economics and Outcomes Research: Applications, Emerging Trends and Future Research," now online