October 2007

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.


ISPOR 10th Annual European Congress, Dublin, Ireland

The 10th Annual European Congress, "Expanding European Horizons for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research" will be held 20-23 October 2007. The program features 19 pre-congress short courses and over 700 presentations. For full details, go to: 10th Annual European Congress Program >> Plenary Sessions include:

Plenary Session I: Is Small Beautiful? Challenges Facing Ireland In Adopting The Fourth Hurdle>>
Plenary Session II: Patient Reported Outcomes: A European Perspective>>

Plenary Session III: Conditional Reimbursement Based On Future Research>>


ISPOR Social Event: Guinness Storehouse
Monday, 22 October, 20:00-23:30

The networking social event for the upcoming 10th Annual European Congress will be held at the world famous Guinness Storehouse. Guests will receive a complimentary tour of the Guinness Brewery before enjoying a buffet dinner and live Irish entertainment. Registration is required. For more information, go to: ISPOR Social Event: Guinness Storehouse


ISPOR 1st Latin America Conference, Cartagena, Colombia

ISPOR's 1st Latin America Conference, "Current and Future Perspectives of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Latin America," in Cartagena, Colombia was a success!  To view photos, go to: 1st Latin America Conference Photo Gallery>>


ISPOR Invitational Meeting on Moving the Quality-Adjusted Life-Year (QALY) Forward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA*

"Building a Pragmatic Road:  An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward" will be held November 7-8, 2007 in Philadelphia. Twenty invited thought leaders will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the QALY and its real-world applications.  For further details, see: "Building a Pragmatic Road:  An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward"


* Funding for “Building a Pragmatic Road:  An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward” is made possible in part by grant 1R13 HS016841-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S.


ISPOR Argentina Local Chapter Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The ISPOR Argentina Local Chapter will host its inaugural conference November 23-24, 2007 in Buenos Aires. The conference features an all-day short course on patient registries (Carl Asche PhD, Assoc. Prof., University of Utah), followed by a full day of plenary sessions and poster presentations.

ISPOR Argentina Local Chapter Conference>>


ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Canada

The 13th Annual International Meeting, "Vive la Différence - Enhancing/Expanding Outcomes Research One Country at a Time," will be held May 3-7, 2008, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. To view the 13th International Meeting preliminary information, see:

ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting >>


NEW! Value in Health Volume 10, Issue 5 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 10, Issue 5 is now available on-line.

Featured in this issue are ISPOR Good Research Practices Task Force Reports: "Using Real-World Data for Coverage and Payment Decisions: The ISPOR Real-World Data Task Force Report," by Louis P. Garrison Jr., PhD (cochair), Peter J. Neumann ScD (cochair), Pennifer Erickson PhD, Deborah Marshall PhD, and C. Daniel Mullins PhD; and "Principles of Good Practice for Budget Impact Analysis: Report of the ISPOR Task Force on Good Research Practices-Budget Impact Analysis," by Josephine A. Mauskopf PhD, Sean D. Sullivan PhD, Lieven Annemans PhD, MSc, Jaime Caro MD, C. Daniel Mullins PhD, Mark Nuijten PhD, MBA, MD, Ewa Orlewska MD, PhD, John Watkins RPh, MPH, and Paul Trueman MA, BA.

Value in Health >>


NEW! Value in Health On-line Early Papers Now Available

Online Early articles are also available at:
Value in Health >>


  • Economic Evaluations of Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention Programs for Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review
  • Economic Evaluations of Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention Programs for Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention among Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • An Asian Regional Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness of Early Irbesartan Treatment versus Conventional Antihypertensive, Late Amlodipine, and Late Irbesartan Treatments in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Nephropathy

ISPOR Local Chapter News

NEW! The ISPOR Chile Chapter was approved September 14, 2007! For more information, go to: ISPOR Chile Chapter >>


NEW! The ISPOR Israel Chapter was approved September 14, 2007! For more information, go to: ISPOR Israel Chapter >>


Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy

In association with The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), ISPOR is continuing as a member service to provide access to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP) to its members. For the latest issues, see:
JMCP Volume 13, Issue 6 2007 Table of Contents >>

JMCP Volume 13, Issue 7 2007 Table of Contents >>


ISPOR Website Tip of the Month
PDF presentations of past recipients of ISPOR's Contributed Research Paper Awards (Podium and Poster) from past ISPOR Meetings and Congresses 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 Contributed Research Podium or Poster awards. 


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October 8, 2007

Abstract Submission Opens: ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada



20-23 October, 2007

ISPOR 10th European Congress Dublin, Ireland



November 7-8, 2007

"Building a Pragmatic Road: An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward," Philadelphia
(Invitation Only)



November 23-24, 2007

ISPOR Argentina Local Chapter Conference


November 30, 2007

Nominations Deadline:

ISPOR International Fellowship Award



December 1, 2007



ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award





10th Annual European Congress


Value in Health



ISPOR Book of Terms


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


Student Network


Local Chapters

ISPOR Latin America Consortium


ISPOR Asia Consortium

ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medial Device & Diagnostics Council