August 2004
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NEW THIS MONTH

**NEW**    ISPOR 7th Annual European Congress Program available online

**NEW**    ISPOR 10th Annual International Meeting Call For Abstracts

**NEW**    Value in Health Vol. 7 No. 4 July/August 2004

**NEW**    MC_PBM Special Interest Group New Leadership

**NEW**    Clinical Practice Special Interest Group New Working Group

**NEW**    FDA Risk Management Guidance for the Industry

**NEW**    7 New job openings this month!

**NEW**    ISPOR Distance Learning Program on the ISPOR website

 

 

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.       Hot Topics

8.       Important Dates to Remember

9.       Employment in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

10.    Membership

 


  1. PUBLICATIONS

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VALUE IN HEALTH

 

Value in Health: Volume 7, Issue 4, July/August 2004 is now online and available this month at: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp. 

 

The following is the TABLE OF CONTENTS for Value in Health: Volume 7, Issue 4, July/August 2004:

 

      In Memoriam: Bernie O’Brien (1959 – 2004)

      By Martin J. Buxton, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK 

 

      Editorials

      Discounting Health Outcomes in Economic Evaluation: The Ongoing Debate

      J.L. Severens and Richard J Milne

 

      Policy

The Economic Impact Of Payer Policies After The Rx-To-OTC Switch Of Second-Generation Antihistamines

                                                                                                                                                              

Patrick W. Sullivan, Michael B. Nichol

 

Empirical

Cost-Effectiveness Of Low-Level Heat Wrap Therapy For Low Back Pain

Adam Lloyd, David A Scott, Ron L Akehurst, Elena Lurie-Luke, George Jessen

 

Cost-Utility Of Adjuvant High-Dose Interferon Alpha Therapy In Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma In Québec

Ralph Crott, F. Ali, MD Burdette-Radoux

 

Costs And Benefits Of Influenza Vaccination And Work Productivity In A Colombian Company From The Employer’s Perspective

Alvaro Morales, Maria Mercedes Martinez, Anne Tasset-Tisseau, Elena Rey, Florence Baron-Papillon, Alain Follet

 

Patient Preference And Willingness-To-Pay For Humalog Mix25 Relative To Humulin 30/70: A Multi-Country Application Of A Discrete Choice Experiment

Michael Aristides, Adèle R Weston, Patrick FitzGerald, Corinne Le Reun and Nikos Maniadakis

 

The Impact Of Urinary Urgency And Frequency On Health-Related Quality Of Life In Overactive Bladder:  Results From A National Community Survey

Karin S. Coyne, Chris Payne, Samir K. Bhattacharyya, Dennis A. Revicki, Christine Thompson, Ron Corey, Timothy L. Hunt

 

Impact of Anemia on Hospitalization Time, Charges, and Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure

Robert J. Nordyke; John J. Kim; George A. Goldberg;
Ruby Vendiola; Deepika Batra; Mark McCamish; James W. Thomasson

 

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Bicalutamide (CasodexTM) for Adjuvant Treatment of Early Prostate Cancer

Karen Moeremans, Karin Caekelbergh, Lieven Annemans

 

Methods

Development Of A Parametric Simulation Model For Forecasting Goal-Oriented Treatment Outcomes

Yong Yuan, Roland S. Chen, Gilbert L’Italien, Robert Karaniewsky

 

Estimating A Preference-Based Single Index For The Impact Of Weight On Quality Of Life-Lite Instrument (IWQOL-Lite) From The SF-6D

John E. Brazier, Ronette L. Kolotkin, Ross D. Crosby, G. Rhys Williams

 

The Construct And Concurrent Validity Of The Eq-5d In A Renal Transplant Population

Irina Cleemput, Katrien Kesteloot, Philip Moons, Yves Vanrenterghem, Johannes P. Van Hooff, Jean-Paul Squifflet, Sabina De Geest

 

Correspondence

Concerns Regarding the ISPOR Code of Ethics for Researchers

Tony Hope and Andrew Briggs

 

Response to Concerns Regarding the ISPOR Code of Ethics for Researchers

Francis B. Palumbo

 

Erratum

 

 

 ISPOR CONNECTIONS

 

ISPOR CONNECTIONS: Volume 10, Issue 3, May/June 2004 is now available to the public at: http://www.ispor.org/news/index_new.asp. 

 

 

HEALTH CARE COST, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES: ISPOR BOOK OF TERMS

 

 

This ISPOR publication includes more than 100 detailed monographs covering over 400 terms used in health care delivery, management, and regulation, as well as health care outcomes research including clinical, economic, and quality-of-life research terms. ISPOR member discounted price is $36.00; a 40% discount!  Student/Library/Academic discounted price: $33.00 (a 45% discount). On-line ordering is now available at: http://www.ispor.org/publications/lexicon_index.asp.  Contact Stephen Priori at spriori@ispor.org for information on orders over 1000. 

 


 

 

  1. ISPOR MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES

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7TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS

24-26 October 2004, CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Early Registration Deadline: 28 September 2004

 

NEW** Congress Program available online at: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/index.asp.

 

Sign up for Exhibit Space, contract available online at

Sponsorship Opportunities still available, for more information go to:

 

10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEETING

May 15-18, 2005, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, USA

 

NEW**  ISPOR 10th Annual International Meeting Call For Abstracts

 http://www.ispor.org/meetings/washington0505/index.asp

Abstract Submission begins: October 1, 2004 – Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2005.


 

  1. EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

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            ISPOR 7th Annual European Congress Short Courses

Saturday Short Courses, 23 October: http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/sc231004.asp

            Sunday Short Courses, 24 October:

http://www.ispor.org/congresses/germany1004/sc241004.asp

 

 **NEW** ISPOR Distance Learning Program on the ISPOR website

            ISPOR Distance Learning Program

 

The following modules are available:

 

 Pharmacoeconomics

  • The Role of Pharmacoeconomics (FREE)

 

Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations &  Methods

  • Cost Analysis in Pharmacoeconomics (I) – The Classification of Costs
  • Cost Analysis in Pharmacoeconomics (II) – The Health Care Production Function
  • An Introduction to Decision Theory
  • Markov Modeling in Decision Analysis
  • Evaluating a Pharmacoeconomic Study
  • Discounting Costs and Benefits
  • Modeling in Pharmacoeconomics

 

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

  • Cost-Effectiveness Modeling in Pharmacoeconomics  
  • Interpreting Cost-Effectiveness Claims

 

Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Theoretical Foundations of Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Measuring Willingness-to-Pay

 

Cost-Utility Analysis

  • Theoretical Foundations of Cost-Utility Analysis
  • Measuring Values and Utilities
  • Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)

 

Humanistic Outcomes (Utilities, Health-related Quality of Life, Patient-reported Outcomes, Patient Preferences)

  • A Typology of Outcomes Instruments
  • The SF-36 Instrument
  • The Health Utilities Index

 

Study Design in Pharmacoeconomics

  • Study Design in Pharmacoeconomic Analysis
  • Experimental Designs
  • Non-Experimental Designs

 

Guidelines and Reference Standards

  • Guidelines and Reference Standards in Pharmacoeconomics
  • The Australian Guidelines for Formulary Submissions
  • Managed Care Formulary Submission Guidelines in the United States 
  • Responding to Managed Care Guidelines in the United States
  • Guidelines Case Study: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado and Nevada

 

 


 

 

  1. STUDENT NEWS

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STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

The Student Council held their first teleconference call in July with new Student Council President Larry Humble, RPh, of The University of Louisiana at Monroe. Preliminary plans are now being discussed by the European members of the council on a European Virtual Student Chapter.  Additional discussion among the group included submission of Fall Chapter reports, exploring ways to encourage new student chapters, an icebreaker meeting at the ISPOR 7th European Congress in Hamburg, Germany, new t-shirts, and Webmaster plans. For more details on the ISPOR Student Network, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/student/student_index.asp

           

*NEW*ISPOR STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS FOR EUROPEAN CONGRESS NOW AVAILABLE

Two Student Travel Grants are available for the ISPOR 7th Annual European Congress in Hamburg, Germany, October 24-26, 2004.  Application deadline is August 22, 2004.  See http://www.ispor.org/student/Travel/grantApp.asp

 


 

 

  1. ISPOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIG)

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MANAGED CARE_PBM SIG

**NEW** MC_PBM Special Interest Group Leadership

Co-Chairs: Diana Brixner PhD, RPh, Associate Professor and Chair, University of Utah/Pharmacy Practice and D.S. (Pete) Fullerton PhD, Professor (Affiliate), University of Washington/Strategic Pharmacy Innovations

 

For more details, please visit http://www.ispor.org/sigs/sigsindex.asp

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE SIG

**NEW** Clinical Practice Special Interest Group New Working Group

Peter K. Wong PhD, MBA, RPh, Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness & PI, Good Samaritan Hospital, has joined the Clinical Practice SIG Leadership Team.  His Working Group will develop a standardized reporting format for outcomes research or economic evaluations designed for clinicians’ use.

 

For more details, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/sigsindex.asp

 

RISK MANAGEMENT SIG

**NEW** FDA Risk Management Guidances for Industry
available on ISPOR Risk Management SIG webpage.  For more information see:

·         Premarketing Risk Assessment

·         Development & Use of Risk Minimization Action Plans

·         Good Pharmacovigilance Practices & Pharmacoepidemiologic Assessment

For more details, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/rm.asp

 

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE SIG

            For more details, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/medication.asp

 

QUALITY OF LIFE SIG

            For more details, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/qol.asp


PATIENT REGISTRY SIG

 

                For more details, please visit: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/patient_registr.asp

 

Special Interest Group membership is open to ALL ISPOR members.

To JOIN any SIG: http://www.ispor.org/sigs/joinsig.htm

 


 

 

  1. ISPOR COMMITTEE AND TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES

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RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIALS ALONGSIDE COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS (RCT-CEA) TASK FORCE

 

The RCT-CEA Task Force is currently involved in formulating a draft document to be presented at the 7th European Congress in Hamburg, Germany on Tuesday, 26 October 2004 at 13:00.  Prior to this forum a face-to-face meeting with all Task Force members will take place September 25 – 27 to facilitate the process of editing the document.  Reference group members will have the opportunity to observe the presentation at the forum and will also receive the draft shortly after the October meeting to develop consensus of the document.  This document will be published in Value in Health in the Spring of 2005.

 


  1. HOT TOPICS

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MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD ENROLLMENT SURPASSES 4 MILLION MARK:

MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES SEEING REAL SAVINGS

 

July 30, 2004 – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., today announced that enrollment in the Medicare-approved drug discount card program has surpassed the 4 million mark – eclipsing the pace of enrollment in the popular children’s health program.

 

 

For full text of the article, go to: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1142

 

 


 

 

  1. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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September 28, 2004Early registration deadline for the 7th Annual European Congress. To register, go to: http://www.ispor.org/members/events/closed.asp

 

October 1, 2004 - Abstract Submission begins for the ISPOR 10th Annual International Meeting.

 

October 24-26, 2004 – ISPOR 7th Annual European Congress, CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

 

 


  1. EMPLOYMENT

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**NEW** 7JOB OPENINGS THIS MONTH: Pfizer, Boston Scientific Corporation, QualityMetric  Incorporated, University of Tennessee Health Science Center,  MEDTAP International, Allergan, Inc.

 

            For more information visit the ISPOR website at: Careers

 

Advertise your positions on ISPOR Website (up to 1 million hits per month)

 

Participate in the PRAP (Professional Recruitment Center) at the 7th Annual European Congress! For more info, go to: Careers

 


  1. ISPOR MEMBERSHIP

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Update your 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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