NOVEMBER 2006   eBulletin Index

  

  

ISPOR e-BULLETIN 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.

 

NEW THIS MONTH

**NEW** Value in Health Web-Based Submission-NOW LIVE

**NEW** Value in Health Vol. 9 No. 6 (November/December 2006)

**NEW** ISPOR CONNECTIONS Volume 12 Issue 5\

**NEW** ISPOR 9th European Congress Photo Gallery

**NEW** ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting Short Courses

**NEW** ISPOR 2007-2008 Board of Directors Call for Nominations

**NEW** ISPOR 2007-2008 Treasurer Call for Candidates

**NEW** ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award, Research Excellence Awards, and Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Awards Call for Nominations

**NEW** ISPOR BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES-UPDATES

**NEW** LOCAL CHAPTER, ADVISORY COUNCIL, AND ASIA CONSORTIUM NEWS-UPDATES

**NEW** Value in Health 2007 Asia-Pacific Supplement

**NEW** 38 New Positions at the ISPOR Website

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

   

   8 January 2007 - Abstract submission deadline ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting, May 19-23, 2007, Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia, USA

 

  ISPOR ONGOING ACTIVITIES 

1.       Publications

2.       Meetings and Congresses

3.       Educational Activities

4.       Student News

5.       ISPOR Special Interest Groups

6.       Committee and Task Force Activities

7.       Advisory Council, Asia Consortium and Local Chapter News

8.       Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

9.       Membership

 


 

1.       PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

**NEW**

VALUE IN HEALTH Vol. 9 No. 6 November/December 2006

TABLE OF CONTENTS at: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp

 

            EMPIRICAL

Impact of Rofecoxib Withdrawal on Cyclooxygenase-2 Utilization among Patients With and Without Cardiovascular Risk
Patrick Thiebaud, Bimal V. Patel, Michael B. Nichol 

Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Quality-Improving Interventions in Oral Anticoagulation Management Within General Practice
Neree Claes, Karen Moeremans, Frank Buntinx, Jef, Arnout Vermylen Jos, Herman Van Loon, Lieven Annemans

 METHODOLOGY

Too Much Ado about Propensity Score Models? Comparing Methods of Propensity Score Matching
Onur Baser 

Longitudinal Metric Properties of Disability Rating Scales for Parkinson's Disease
Pablo Martinez-Martin, Luis Prieto, Maria Joao Forjaz 

Integrating the Patient's Perspective into Device Evaluation Trials
Nancy Kline Leidy, Kathleen Beusterien, Erin Sullivan, Randel Richner, Neal I. Muni
 

ISPOR NINTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS 

 

**NEW**

VALUE IN HEALTH WEB-BASED SUBMISSION-NOW LIVE

Value in Health is now accepting manuscript submissions via a web-based on-line system.  Authors can submit original research, editorials, letters to the Editor, via this new, user-friendly system, as well as track the progress of their submissions. In addition, this new web-based system will increase turn-around time for the review process and will result in earlier publication dates. We are excited to bring to this new Value in Health feature to you.

 

To submit a manuscript to Value in Health, go to: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp , and click on the blue submission box. If you have reviewed or submitted a manuscript for Value in Health in the past, enter your e-mail address into the "Password Help" section to the right to receive your access information. If you have never reviewed or submitted a manuscript for Value in Health, click on the "Create Account" link in the top right of the page. Once you have received your access information or created your account, you can go to the 'Edit Account' tab at the top right of the page and edit your account information.

 

**NEW**

ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 12, Issue 5, September/October 2006 is now available at: http://www.ispor.org/news/index_new.asp. In this issue (by topic):

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

ECONOMIC EVALUATION

POLICY ANALYSIS

OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT

 


2.       ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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ISPOR 9th ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS-

28-31 October 2006 Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel & Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

“ASKING CRITICAL QUESTIONS”

 

The ISPOR 9th Annual European Congress was held on 28-31 October 2006 at the Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel and Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. This year, over 1,300 attended the Congress. Once again, ISPOR benefited from having multiple Congress organizers.  Ivar Sonbo Kristensen MD, MPH, PhD, Professor Institute of Health, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; and Bengt Jonsson PhD, Professor of Health Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Center of Health Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, as Congress Co-chairs organized a yet another top-rate program for congress attendees.

 

This year’s Congress theme: Asking Critical Questions. Congress attendees were asked to consider the following: meeting standards for patient reported outcomes - are they achievable; do economists have anything to contribute to health economics; what are the total societal costs and benefits of interventions, in the market for pharmaceuticals; can we trust evidence based medicine; and should society adopt a threshold value for QALYs.

 

**NEW**

PHOTO GALLERY at: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/denmark1006/pg/index.htm

 

 


 

3.       EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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**NEW**          

ISPOR SHORT COURSES PRIOR TO THE ISPOR 12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING May 19-27, 2006

 

Sixteen short courses will be given this year, with 9 courses on Saturday, May 19 2007, and 12 courses on Sunday, May 20, 2007.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007

 

Pharmacoeconomics for Decision-Makers

Faculty: Lorne Basskin PhD, Director, Pharmacy Services, Healthsouth Sunrise Rehab Hospital, Cooper City, FL, USA

 

Retrospective Database Analysis – Econometric Methods

Faculty: William H. Crown PhD, Senior Vice President, Economics and Outcomes Research i3 Innovus, Auburndale, MA, USA; Henry Henk PhD, Researcher, Ingenix, Eden Prairie, MN USA

 

Modeling: Design and Structure of a Model

Faculty: Marc Botteman MA, Managing Partner, PharMerit North America, Bethesda, MD, USA; Ben van Hout PhD, Scientific Director, PharMerit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Professor in Medical Technology Assessment, Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Joel Hay PhD, Associate Professor, USC School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

Bayesian Analysis: Overview & Applications

Faculty: Bryan Luce MBA, PhD, Senior Vice President, Science Policy, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA; Christopher S. Hollenbeak PhD, Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA; David Vanness PhD, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, USA

 

Finding and Extracting Cost Data

Faculty: Judith A. O'Brien RN, BSPA, Vice President, Director of Cost Development Research, Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA

 

Elements of Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing I - Introduction

Faculty: TBD

 

Financial Impact / Cost of Illness

Faculty: Josephine Mauskopf PhD, Global Head, Health Economics and Outcomes Strategy, RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA; C. Daniel Mullins PhD, Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

Advanced Quantitative Methods for Quality of Life / Patient-Reported Outcomes

Faculty: Bruce Crawford MPH, MA, Director, Patient Reported Outcomes and Regulatory Consulting-Operations Director, Mapi Values, Boston, MA, USA; Kathleen Rosa, PhD, Director of Psychometrics and Statistics, Mapi Values, Boston, MA, USA

 

Instrumental Variables in Addressing Selection Bias in Observational Studies

Faculty: TBD

 

For full descriptions of ALL Saturday short courses, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0507/sc_051907.asp

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007

 

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis with Clinical Trials
Faculty: Scott Ramsey MD, PhD, Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA; Richard Willke PhD, Senior Director, Group Leader, Global Outcome Research, Worldwide Outcomes Research, US Development Sites Pfizer, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ, USA

 

Use of Real World Data in Outcomes Research

Faculty: Diana Brixner PhD, RPh , Associate Professor and Department Chair, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Gregory de Lissovoy, MPH , Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health Economics and Policy, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD,USA; Daniel M. Huse MA, Practice Leader, Information Products, Thomson Medstat Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

 

Bayesian Analysis: Advanced

Faculty: Bryan Luce MBA, PhD, Senior Vice President, Science Policy, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA; Keith R. Abrams PhD, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, England, U.K.; Christopher S. Hollenbeak PhD, Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA; David Vanness PhD, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, USA

 

Discrete Event Simulation for Economic Analyses

Faculty: J. Jaime Caro MDCM, FCRPC, FACP, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal PQ and Scientific Director, Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA; Jörgen Möller MSc Mech Eng, Simulation Specialist, Caro Research Institute, Concord, MA, USA

 

Patient-Reported Outcomes - Item Response Theory

Faculty: Bryce Reeve PhD, Psychometrician, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD , USA

 

Case Studies in Pharmaceutical/Biotech Pricing II - Advanced

Faculty: TBD

 

Statistical Considerations in Economic Evaluations

Faculty: Henry Glick PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Jalpa Doshi PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Daniel Polsky PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

Propensity Scores and Comorbidity Risk Adjustment

Faculty: Fadia Shaya MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor/Associate Director, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Center on Drugs and Public Policy, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

Patient Registries: Overview & Application

Faculty: Jeff Trotter MBA, President, Ovation Research Group, Highland Park, IL, USA

 

Utility Measures

Faculty: TBD

 

Outcomes Research for Medical Devices & Diagnostics

Faculty: Seema Sonnad PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Stacey Ackerman, MSE, PhD, Vice President, Covance Market Access Services, San Diego, CA, USA

 

Risk Assessment: Analysis and Management

Faculty: Dennis W. Raisch, PhD , Associate Center Director, Scientific Affairs, VA Cooperative Studies Program, Clinical Research Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM, Anthony Lockett, MD, PhD, MBA, Medical Director, ICO, Leeds, United Kingdom; Suellen Curkendall, PhD, Principal Investigator, Cerner Health Insights, Vienna, VA, USA

 

For full descriptions of ALL Sunday short courses, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/meetings/va0507/sc_052007.asp


 

4.      STUDENT NEWS

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For more details on the ISPOR Student Network, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/student/student_index.asp          


   

5.       ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS are very important to ISPOR to achieve its mission. Their goals are to: develop consensus; stimulate debate; advance knowledge/understanding; publish good research practices; develop indices & tools for researchers and decision-makers; compile health care information for public; respond to health care public policy.

 

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN EVIDENCE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT SIG

TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SIG

PATIENT REGISTRY SIG

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE & PERSISTENCE SIG

RETROSPECTIVE DATABASE SIG

PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES SIG

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

 

To learn more about ISPOR’s Special Interest Groups, go to: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/sigsindex.asp

 


 

6.       ISPOR BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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BOARD ACTIVITIES

 

**NEW**

ISPOR 2007-2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

ISPOR is a member-driven organization.  As a member-driven organization, its governance is determined by the membership.  The ISPOR Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the position of PRESIDENT-ELECT and 2 DIRECTOR positions. You, as an ISPOR member, are invited to submit your name if you wish to be considered for a position on the ISPOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  You may also recommend the name of another ISPOR member.  Please email your interest or recommendation to: nominations@ispor.org. Please attach curriculum vitae.  The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 2, 2007.

 

**NEW**
ISPOR 2007-2010 TREASURER CALL FOR CANDIDATES

The ISPOR Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates for the position of 2007-2010 ISPOR Treasurer. The incumbent Treasurer's term will end June 30, 2007. The role of the ISPOR Treasurer, duties, responsibilities, position description and requirements for the position are at the ISPOR website at: http://www.ispor.org/board/treasurer.asp

If you are interested in responding to the 2007-2010 ISPOR Treasurer Position Call for Candidates, please email a letter of interest addressed to the ISPOR Board of Directors indicating relevant experience and attach your curricula vitae to: treasurer@ispor.org by January 1, 2007.

 

COMMITTEE/TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

 

**NEW**

ISPOR AVEDIS DONABEDIAN OUTCOMES RESEARCH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The ISPOR Awards Committee is seeking nominees for the ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award. See http://www.ispor.org/awards/donabedian_.asp for award description, criteria, selection process, nature of the award, and past recipients. The deadline to submit nominees is DECEMBER 15, 2006.

 

**NEW**

ISPOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The ISPOR Awards Committee is seeking nominees for both the ISPOR Research Excellence Award for Methodology Excellence and Research Excellence Award for Practical Application Excellence. See http://www.ispor.org/awards/methodology_.asp and http://www.ispor.org/awards/application_.asp for Excellence Awards descriptions, criteria, selection process, nature of award, and past recipients.

 

**NEW**

ISPOR BERNIE O'BRIEN NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The ISPOR Bernie O'Brien New Investigator Award was established in 2004 to honor the long-standing commitment of Bernie J. O'Brien, PhD to training and mentoring new scientists in the fields of outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics.  The award will be presented at the ISPOR 12th Annual International Meeting in Arlington, VA, USA May 22, 2007. The ISPOR Awards Committee is seeking nominees for this award. See: http://www.ispor.org/awards/Obrien_investigator.asp for descriptions, criteria, selection process, and nature of the award.

 

The deadline to submit nominees for both awards is FEBRUARY 9, 2007.

 

 


 

7.      ADVISORY COUNCIL, ASIA CONSORTIUM, AND LOCAL CHAPTER NEWS

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ADVISORY COUNCIL

For more details on ISPOR Advisory Councils, please visit: www.ispor.org

 

ASIA CONSORTIUM  

For more details on this consortium, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/consortiums/asia.asp

 

**NEW**

Value in Health 2007 Asia-Pacific Supplement

A Value in Health 2007 Asia-Pacific Supplement is in development. Thus far 36 papers have been received for consideration, among them, 14 are invited presentations from the  ISPOR 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference, and 22 are submitted via the CALL FOR PAPERS notification.

 

LOCAL CHAPTERS

For more details on ISPOR local chapters, please visit Regional Chapters


8EMPLOYMENT

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38 POSITIONS LISTED AT THE ISPOR WEBSITE: /Careers

 

Advertise your positions on the ISPOR Website (~1 million hits per month)

 

INTERNSHIPS

Visit ISPOR's Internship-Professional Recruitment Assistance Program (I-PRAP) at  STUDENTS: Post your CVs/resumes for employers to view and search for internship positions available.  Nine student resumes posted!  EMPLOYERS: Post your Intern positions for FREE and access CVs/resumes from students. If you have any questions, please contact: iprap@ispor.org. For more information, visit our website at: . 

 


 

9.  ISPOR MEMBERSHIP

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Update your contact information and email address at: https://www.ispor.org/members/MemberProfile.aspx !

 

Your email address is required as part of your log-in information in the members only section of the ISPOR website. 

 

 


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