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Welcome to the November 2012 edition of the ISPOR eBulletin. The ISPOR eBulletin provides updates on recent ISPOR events and accomplishments. For more information, see:


ISPOR would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by our unexpected office closure and unavailable website in the days following Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, ISPOR’s office in New Jersey lost electrical and internet connectivity but has now been restored.


ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress

3-7 November 2012, ICC Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Released Presentations»
Congress Photos»
Research Presentation Award Recipients»


ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting
May 18-22, 2013, Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA, USA


The ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting will be held May 18-22, 2013 at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA. For Plenary Session topics and sponsorship, exhibit, advertising and symposium opportunities, see: ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting»


Value in Health Volume 15, Issue 7 On-Line

Value in Health Volume 15, Issue 7 is now available.


Value in Health Supplement

A Value in Health supplement, “Sustainability of Universal Health Coverage: Five Continents, Four Perspectives,” is now available at the ‘Collections’ section of Elsevier’s Value in Health webpage.


ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 18, Number 5 September/October 2012 On-Line

ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 18, Number 5 September/October 2012»


ISPOR Group Forum Presentations – ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress

The following ISPOR Group Forums were presented at the ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress in Berlin, Germany:


  ISPOR Task Force Forums
ISPOR/AMCP/NPC ER-CI: Interpreting Prospective and Retrospective Observational Studies for Health Care Decision Makers Task Force: Health Evidence For Decision Making: Assessment Tool For Prospective And Retrospective Observational Studies
ISPOR/AMCP/NPC CER-CI: Interpreting Indirect Treatment Comparison Studies for Health Care Decision Makers Task Force: Health Evidence For Decision Making: Assessment Tool For Network Meta Analysis Studies
ISPOR/AMCP/NPC CER-CI: Interpreting Modeling Studies for Health Care Decision Makers Task Force: Health Evidence For Decision Making: Assessment Tool For Modeling Studies
ISPOR PRO Mixed Modes Task Force: Mixed Modes Of PRO Data Collection: ISPOR PRO Task Force Final Recommendations
  ISPOR Chapter and Consortia Forums
ISPOR Spain Regional Chapter: Economic Assessment In Spain: Lessons To Be Learned And Possibilities For The Future
ISPOR Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Israel, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia Chapters: Implementation Of HTA To Support Pricing And Reimbursement Decisions In Emerging Market Countries: More Academic, More Pragmatic Or "Nicer" Approach?
ISPOR Russia HTA, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine Chapters: International HTA Experience And Possible HTA Models In Russia And Neighboring Countries
ISPOR Poland, Russia and Russia Far-East Chapters: HTA And Reimbursement Systems In Russia And Poland: Common Problems And Solutions
ISPOR Bulgaria, Croatia, and Greece Chapters: Methods Of Financing And Decision Making In Health Care In Central & Eastern Europe In Times Of Limited Funds: Revolution Or Evolution?
ISPOR Romania, Serbia and Slovakia Chapters: Patients And Their Role In Market Access: Where Is The Place And What Is The Role Of Patients In Reimbursement Systems?
ISPOR Asia Consortium: Health Technology Assessment In A Resource Constrained Setting: Real Challenges Facing Asia


ISPOR Latin America Consortium Newsletter Announcement

The ISPOR Latin America Consortium will launch its official newsletter, News Across Latin America, in December 2012!


ISPOR Distance Learning Program New Spanish Module

The ISPOR Latin America Consortium Distance Learning & On-Site Training Subcommittee announces the launch of program module, “Introduction to Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis.”


ISPOR Argentina Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Argentina Chapter will host their first International Conference on Monday, 10 December 2012, at the Garrahan Pediatric Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program will include presentations entitled, "The Right to Health, Health Systems and Legality: Problems, Possible Solutions,” and “Governmental Policy Design Based on Evidence-Based Health Technology Assessment Coverage—Regional Experiences”.


ISPOR Colombia Regional Chapter

The ISPOR Colombia Chapter welcomes six international speakers as it hosts the ISPOR Colombia Chapter Congress - “New Perspectives and Reforms: The Role of Pharmacoeconomics”, 19-21 November 2012, in Bogotá, Colombia. Program and registration information are available at the Chapter website.


ISPOR Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) Regional Chapter

Deemed a “National Public Interest” by both the President and the Minister of Health of the Republic of Costa Rica, the 1st ISPOR CAC Chapter Congress, “Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics in the Latin America Region” was held on 8-9 November 2012 in San José, Costa Rica. One of the four plenary session topics was, “Pharmacoeconomics in Latin America: Can Lessons Learned Worldwide be Applied for Latin America?”


ISPOR India Chapter

The ISPOR India Chapter will be organizing an International Conference on Pharmacogenomics and Outcomes Research on 23 -24 November 2012, in New Delhi, India. The program features two workshops, an educational symposia, plenary sessions, and student’s podium and poster presentation.


ISPOR India-Andhra Pradesh Chapter

An International Conference on Pharmacoeconomics and Good Pharmacy Practice was conducted at the Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (RIPER) on October 13-14, 2012. The conference was a joint venture of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) India Andhra Pradesh Chapter, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Community Pharmacy Division (CPD) and RDT Hospital, Bathalapalli in association with RIPER.  There were over 300 participants and 100 poster presentations.


ISPOR Viet Nam-Hanoi Chapter

The ISPOR Viet Nam-Hanoi Chapter received support from the Dutch government to set up the Center of Excellence in Economic Evaluation, with the project concluding later this year.


ISPOR Regional Chapters

For more information on and to view all 62 ISPOR Chapters, click the "Regional Chapters" tab on the upper green toolbar on the ISPOR homepage, or see: ISPOR Regional Chapters »



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December 3, 2012

ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations Deadline

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January 17, 2013

ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline

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