December 2007

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


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 program information and abstract submission information, see:

ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting >>


ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece

The 11th Annual European Congress, “Moving and Improving Concepts & Evidence for Health Care Decisions” will be held 8-11 November 2008.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available.

11th Annual European Congress >>


An ISPOR Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward, November 7-8, 2007*

"Building a Pragmatic Road:  An ISPOR Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward," held November 7-8, 2007, was an initial step in developing a thought-leader-driven research agenda for the QALY.  The QALY Workshop proceedings are in development. For further details on this workshop, see:
"Building a Pragmatic Road:  An ISPOR Consensus Development Workshop on Moving the QALY Forward" >>


ISPOR Research Digest

The ISPOR RESEARCH DIGEST is an electronic database of research presentations given at ISPOR Annual International Meetings, ISPOR Annual European Congresses, ISPOR Latin America Conferences, and ISPOR Asia-Pacific Conferences. The database NOW contains over 8600 presentations from 1998 through 2007. This database is searchable by disease, by topics [clinical outcomes, economic outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes, health policy or methods and concepts], by meeting/congress/conference and by keyword. For the ISPOR RESEARCH DIGEST, see:
ISPOR Research Digest >>





·  ISPOR Greek Chapter

The ISPOR Greece Chapter was recognized on October 20, 2007 by the ISPOR Board of Directors. For more information, see:

ISPOR Greece Chapter >>


·  ISPOR Colombia Chapter Inaugural Meeting

The ISPOR Colombia Local Chapter held its inaugural conference on December 5, 2007 in Bogota Colombia. For more information, see:

ISPOR Colombia Chapter >>


New Publication Discounts Available for ISPOR Members

Two new books are now available for ISPOR members at a special discounted price: Essentials of Pharmacoeconomics by Karen Rascati, and Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly by Norman Daniels.

ISPOR Publication Discounts >>


ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medical Device & Diagnostics Council

The ISPOR Asia-Pacific Medical Device & Diagnostics Council held a Panel Discussion “Health Technology in Asia-Pacific” at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 11th Global Forum for Health Research on October 30, 2007 in Beijing, China.


For more information, please see The Forum’s website at: >>

ISPOR Website Site Map
The Site Map on the ISPOR website gives you a quick and comprehensive look at the ISPOR website and provides over 20 ISPOR areas of interests and links to many useful resources.  To access the ISPOR Site Map, simply click the Site Map Link on the green tool bar on any ISPOR web page.

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Online International Master’s Degree in

Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics


IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra

and the Economy and Health Research Centre (CRES)



This online training programme is organised by IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) in association with CRES (Economy and Health Research Centre) and it will be held from 27th February 2008 to 30th July 2009.


Its objective is to provide specialised training in the economics and management of health services and pharmaceutical products. It meets the needs and requirements both of experienced professionals and of recent graduates who wish to increase their knowledge of these areas.


The programme is taught entirely in English.


For more information contact us by writing to or by telephone on +34 93 542 18 50. You can also consult the programme web page

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* 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.

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January 2, 2008

Nominations Deadline: ISPOR Board of Directors



January 7, 2008

Abstract Submission Deadline for 13th Annual International Meeting



February 5, 2008

Nominations Deadline: ISPOR Scientific Achievement Awards





13th Annual International Meeting


3rd Asia-Pacific Conference


11th 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