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October 2009

The ISPOR eBULLETIN provides updates of recent ISPOR activities and events. For detailed information on ISPOR activities, members are encouraged to go to: www.ispor.org. Please share these new ISPOR activities with your colleagues.

 

MEETINGS

 

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.

~RECORD HIGH ATTENDANCE - OVER 2200 REGISTRANTS TO DATE!~
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

 

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 »

 

ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

OVER 500 REGISTRANTS, 44 ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND OVER 180 POSTER PRESENTATIONS
The ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference was held 10-12 September 2009 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ISPOR Latin America Consortium extends its appreciation to the ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference speakers, moderators, and delegates who made this event a great success. More than 500 registrants participated in the Conference. We look forward to seeing all in Mexico in September 2011.

ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference Photos »


AWARDS

NEW!
Best Research Podium and Poster Presentation Awards - ISPOR 2nd Latin America Conference Recipients
Research podium and poster presentation recipients (presenter photo as well as their presentation [PDF]) are now available at the ISPOR website. To view the awardees, go to:
Research Podium Presentation Recipients »
Research Poster Presentation Recipients »

ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award
ISPOR is seeking nominations for the 2009 ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominations deadline is November 1, 2009. Send nominations to: awards@ispor.org. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:
ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award»

ISPOR International Fellowship Award

ISPOR is seeking nominations for the 2010 International Fellowship Awards. The nominations deadline is November 30, 2009. Nominations can be sent to: awards@ispor.org. For more information about this ISPOR award, see:

ISPOR International Fellowship Award »

 

PUBLICATIONS

  

NEW! Value in Health Volume 12, Issue 7 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 12, Issue 7 is now available on-line.

 

NEW! Value in Health Early View Articles
44 Early View articles are available on-line, including 21 new articles added in the last month.

 

EDUCATION

NEW! ISPOR Distance Learning Program (iDLP)

The following modules are now available for purchase:

  • Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics (Free Module)
  • Introduction to Outcomes Research
  • Cost Minimization / Cost Consequence Analysis
  • Cost of Illness / Cost Estimation Analyses
  • Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Applications
  • Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) – Basics  
  • Use of Public Survey Data in Health Outcomes Research

Register Today! 

ISPOR Distance Learning Program (IDLP) »

 

If you are interested in contributing to the ISPOR Distance Learning Program module proposal, see:

Submit an IDLP Module Proposal »

 

REGIONAL CHAPTERS

 

NEW!  ISPOR Colombia Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Colombia Regional Chapter will host a special international course “Economic Evaluations for Health Technologies”, 9 – 14 November 2009, featuring guest faculty Michael Drummond PhD, Joan Rovira PhD & Federico Augustovski MD.  For registration information and more details visit:

ISPOR Colombia Regional Chapter »

 

NEW!  ISPOR Jordan Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Jordan Regional Chapter conducted a Pharmacoeconomics training seminar on September 5, 2009.  For more information please visit:

ISPOR Jordan Regional Chapter »

 

NEW!  ISPOR Russia Regional Chapter

In July 2009, the ISPOR Russia Regional Chapter President Pavel Vorobiev MD, PhD, and Excecutive Director, Oleg Borisenko MD participated in a  month long trip across various regions in Russia to promote use of pharamacoeconomic principles in healthcare and ascertain the issues facing Russia’s healthcare system on a regional level.  For more information on the ISPOR Russia Regional Chapter please visit:

ISPOR Russia Regional Chapter »

For more details on the trip (Russian only), please visit:

Moscow to Sahalin Road Trip »

 

NEW!  ISPOR Venezuela Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Venezuela Regional Chapter will host its II Venezuela Chapter Conference, 20-21 November 2009, Caracas, Venezuela. 

For registration information and more details visit:

ISPOR Venezuela Regional Chapter »

 

ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

 

NEW!

ISPOR Health Econometrics & Health Outcomes Statistics (HOM) Special Interest Group–CALL FOR MEMBERS

The goal of this new ISPOR SIG is to identify, highlight, and promote appropriate and novel approaches to health outcomes metrics [including health econometrics] used in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. For SIG overview, see: ISPOR Health Econometrics & Health Outcomes Statistics (HOM) SIG . For the HEALTH ECONOMETRICS SIG WORKING GROUP overview, objectives, and specific tasks, see: ISPOR Health Econometric Working Group .

 

To join this SIG, see:

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

ISPOR Risk Benefit Management (RBM) Special Interest Group–CALL FOR MEMBERS, REVIEWERS

The aim of the Risk Benefit Management Special Interest Group is to identify and describe the links between RBM and health outcomes research in public policy and health care decision-making to assure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products and devices.  This Special Interest Group is currently working on several projects, including Risk Benefit Monitoring Worldwide, Direct to Consumer Advertising, a Head to Head Comparison of EMEA and US Guidelines, and a Comparison Across Industries of Risk Benefit Management Practices.  If you would like to become involved in this SIG, see:

ISPOR RBM SIG »

 

To join this SIG, see:

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

NEW!

ISPOR Good Outcomes Research Practices

The ISPOR Good Research Practices Index has been updated with scientific reports from the PRO Task Force, the Good Practices for Quality Improvement of Cost-Effectiveness Research Task Force, and the Good Research Practices for Retrospective Database Analysis Task Force: Defining, Reporting & Interpreting, Bias & Confounding in the Design, and Causal Inference. To view these reports, go to:
ISPOR Good Outcomes Research Practices »

 

ISPOR Health & Disease Management SIG–REQUEST FOR REVIEWERS

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, (Claims, EMRs, PROs Alternative Population Data Sources or Countries Around the World) please email: emolsen@ispor.org.  For more information and to see section outlines, go to:

ISPOR Health & Disease Management Special Interest Group »

 

To join this SIG, see:

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

ISPOR Patient Registry SIG–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 join this SIG, see:

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

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

ISPOR Patient Registry Special Interest Group »

Patient Registry Classification, Strategy & Design Working Group »

 

NEW!

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Special Interest Group
HTA of Medical Devices and Diagnostics Working Group

Two Working Teams were formed under this new Working Group: Diagnostics Team and Therapeutics Team. Their goal is to develop country-specific information on the health care reimbursement systems and decision-making processes for medical devices and diagnostics around the world.

For more information on this group, see:

ISPOR HTA of Medical Devices and Diagnostics Working Group »

 

If you would like to join one of these teams, go to:

Join ISPOR Special Interest Groups »

 

Global Health Care Reimbursement Systems and Processes Working Group

During ISPOR 12th European Congress, the Global Working Group will be meeting on Monday October 26, 2009 to discuss “ISPOR Global Health Care Systems Road Map” and would welcome any suggestions or feedback.

To join this SIG, email: htasig@ispor.org or see: ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

The ISPOR Global Health Care systems Road Map provides country- specific information on health care reimbursement systems and decision making processes. Based on member’s feedback and contribution, it is constantly updated, modified and new countries are added. For more information, go to:

ISPOR Global Health Care Reimbursement Systems and Decision Processes Working Group »

 

NEW!

ISPOR Medication Compliance and Persistence SIG

The article, “Costs of Medication Nonadherence in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Critical Analysis of the Literature,” by Maribel Salas, Dyfrig Hughes, Alvaro Zuluaga, Kawitha Vardeva, Maximilian Lebmeier (a SIG work product) is now available. To view the article and for more information on this SIG, go to:

ISPOR Medication Compliance and Persistence SIG »

 

To join this SIG, see:

ISPOR Join Special Interest Group »

 

ISPOR RESEARCH

 

NEW!

ISPOR Research Digest

The ISPOR Research digest is now open to the public. The ISPOR Research Digest is an electronic database of research papers presented at ISPOR Annual International Meetings, ISPOR Annual European Congresses, ISPOR Latin America Conferences, and ISPOR Asia-Pacific Conferences from 1998 to date. To view the ISPOR Research Digest, go to:

ISPOR Research Digest »

 

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The next international training program of the European School of Health Economics will take place in Nice (Cannes), France, on January 18-22, February 8-12 and March 8-12, 2010.

 

The course “HEALTH ECONOMICS OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND OTHER MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS (HEPaMI 2010)” covers:

  • the international health care environment
  • theory and methods of economic evaluation of health care programs
  • reimbursement, health technology assessment, market access

Course Director

Gisela Kobelt, European Health Economics (France) and Lund University (Sweden)

 

Standing Faculty  
Andrew Briggs  University of Glasgow, UK
Martin Buxton Brunel University, London, UK
Michael Drummond  University of York, UK
Laszlo Gulacsi  University of Budapest, Hungary
Audun Hågå  Ministry of Health, Norway
Bengt Jönsson Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Gérard de Pouvourville ESSEC, Paris, France
Thomas Lönngren EMEA, London, UK
Alan Lyles John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Matthias vd Schulenburg University of Hanover, Germany
Ann-Christine Taubermann Social Ministry, Sweden
Adrian Towse Office of Health Economics, London, UK

 

Additional lecturers

Specialists from the pharmaceutical/diagnostic/medical device industries and consulting companies.

 

More information can be downloaded from www.he-europe.com.

Enrollment is open on internet, or by mail/fax. For more details, please contact Gisela Kobelt, Tel: +33 608 075 390, email: gisela.kobelt@he-europe.com


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Measuring Study Endpoints in Multinational Clinical Trials: Outcomes Reported from the Viewpoint of the Clinician, Patient, and Caregiver

October 26 – 27 in New Orleans, LA, USA

 

This program is designed for:

  • Biopharmaceutical and device clinical research physicians and medical product development teams
  • Clinical operations and global health outcomes teams
  • Instrument developers, investigative sites, and other study endpoints researchers
  • All clinical trial personnel

Conference Highlights:

  • Definition and overview of the range of study endpoints used in multinational trials
  • Presentations from representatives of the FDA and EMEA
  • Discussion of common principles for development and validation of all study endpoint measures
  • Relationships between entry criteria and outcome measurement and between different types of endpoint measures
  • Interact with industry peers, regulators, instrument developers, clinical research physicians and technology vendors

This conference, sponsored by DIA’s new Study Endpoints SIAC, is contiguous with and co-located in the same city as ISOQOL’s Annual Meeting. It is a forum for interested individuals to drive the future direction of this new DIA SIAC.

 

Information and online registration

 

Full Program

 

Contact Information: Joann Boileau, DIA Program Manager, Tel: +1-215-442-6175, or email: Joann.Boileau@diahome.org

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TIP OF THE MONTH- Research Podium and Poster Presentation Awards

PDF presentations and photos of presenters of ISPOR's Research Podium and Poster Presentation recipients from past ISPOR Meetings, Congresses and Conferences can be found by going to the Awards tab on the purple toolbar on the ISPOR homepage, select Scientific Achievement Awards, and selecting any of the highlighted past meetings, congresses, or conferences from the Research Podium or Poster Research awards.


This newsletter is provided as a benefit of membership in ISPOR. If you received this from a colleague and are not a current ISPOR member, please consider becoming an individual member or organizational affiliate.  Contact membership services for more information and its use in health care decisions.

 

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IMPORTANT
DATES TO REMEMBER

24-27
October 2009

ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress
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January 14, 2010

ISPOR 15th Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline
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May 15-19, 2010
ISPOR 15th Annual International Meeting
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