Latest Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3

(September 2017)


Chaves Angela, JD & Denis Migdalia, MA “Enfermedades Raras en Latinoamérica: Desafíos y oportunidades para la atención equitativa y propuesta de las Organizaciones de Pacientes”

Eleanor Perfetto, RPh, PhD, MS “Value to Whom? The Patient Voice in the Value Discussion”

Aline Silveira Silva, MS “Envolvendo público e pacientes no processo de Avaliação de Tecnologias em Saúde do Brasil”

|ISPOR 6th Latin American Conference, 15-17 September 2017, São Paulo, Brazil.

The conference scientific sessions will center of the theme, “Driving Better Health Outcomes Through Stakeholder Engagement and is expected to draw almost 1000 health care stakeholders including policy makers, payers, thought leaders, researchers, academicians, decision makers, and patient representatives

First  Plenary Session: Saturday, 16 September 2017 – 8:30 – 10:30, Hotel Transamérica São Paulo (Room: Comandatuba 1+2+3)

Latin American Health Systems Reform: Opportunities and Challenges”. This multistakeholder session will focus on the current status, related challenges, and future opportunities to build more sustainable and equitable health systems in Latin America.

Second Plenary Session: Sunday, 17 September 2017 – 10:00 – 12:00, Hotel Transamérica São Paulo (Room: Comandatuba 1+2+3)

The Voice of the Patient: Hearing Their Perspective and Incorporating in the Decision-Making Process This session will explore the challenges faced and opportunities available to more effectively bring the patient perspective into health care decision-making.

The ISPOR Latin America Conference scientific sessions will also include: 14 issue panels, 10 workshops, 3 forums, 5 educational symposia, and a variety of podium and poster presentations. Click here to access the conference Program  or Search the meeting program and create your personalized schedule. Download the ISPOR Meetings app!

Short Course Program:

Advance your career through the ISPOR Essential HEOR Education Short Course Program that will be offered at the conference on 15 September 2017. The program features 8 half-day HEOR courses over 5 tracks. Come for the courses; stay for the conference!

Spots are filling up quick, sing up today for:

Friday, 15 September 2017 – Morning Session

  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Introduction to Modeling
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Meta-Analysis & Network Meta-Analysis

Friday, 15 September 2017 – Afternoon Session

  • Budget Impact Analysis
  • Extracting Cost Data for Economic Analysis in Latin America
  • Health-Related Quality of Life / Utility Measures
  • Applied Modeling   

ISPOR thanks the following 6th Latin American Conference Supporting Institutions 

For PDFs of presentations from 6th Latin American Conference, please visit the Released Presentations page.

Language Information: Official conference languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Plenary Sessions will be presented with simultaneous interpretation in all three languages. Session languages will be indicated next to the title, and sessions with simultaneous interpretation will be indicated by: 

Student Information & New Professionals

Are you a student or have recently graduated from an HEOR related program? Stop by the ISPOR Registration Desk during the 6th Latin America Conference to speak with Jason Cohen, Manager, Member Services (Students & New Professionals) to learn more about how New Professional membership will allow you to GROW your Network, LEARN from HEOR experts, DEVELOP your Knowledge, ADVANCE your Career. Find out more

ISPOR Conference Evaluation:

Win one FREE Year Membership to ISPOR by completing the conference on-line evaluation, accessible via the ISPOR mobile app and the ISPOR website.  On-line evaluation closes Friday, September 29, 2017.

Have questions or comments?

| ISPOR Latin America Consortium News

VALUE IN HEALTH REGIONAL ISSUES // Now indexed in PubMed/Medline!

The Editors of Value in Health Regional Issues are issuing a general Call for Papers for research that explores the application of health technology assessments (HTAs), health policy analysis, and drug policies for biosimilar in health care decision making for patient populations in the following geographic regions: 1) Asia; 2) Central & Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa; and 3) Latin America.

For more information and instructions on how to submit, view the full Call for Papers here.

Submission deadline: 15 November 2017

Guidance for manuscript submissions to Value in Health Regional Issues available

|Regional Chapters: News & Activities 

ISPOR Argentina Chapter:

On July 7th  2017 , Dr. Ramiro Gilardino, ISPOR Director-Global Networks Latin America participated in the international seminar “Towards a Fairer HTA” presenting the  importance of stakeholder collaboration at Universidad ISALUD in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Members of the Argentine Chapter had the opportunity to participate as speakers in outstanding academic events and conferences during the first semester of the year. These covered different topics such as “Real World Evidence” and “Health Technology Assessment (HTA)”. The Chapter also had the opportunity to actively participate in discussion tables to collaborate on the correct implementation of the National Agency for Health Technology Assessments (AGNET) in Argentina.

Some other highlights include the participation of the Argentinian chapter in meetings organizing the interaction between health decision makers and stakeholders with the goal of collaborating in creating health access policies to new patient-oriented technologies.

As usual, the Argentinian chapter has been attentive to new regulations and regulatory bodies in the country. An example of this is the creation of a new “High Cost Medication Price Observatory” a project of the “Super Intendencia de Servicios de Salud de la Nacion” (The Minister of Health of Argentina). In addition, a new regulation was also published in May of this year, which regulates the incorporation of new health technologies to the Mandatory Medical Program (PMO) of the Argentina.

ISPOR Central America and the Caribbean Chapter:

On Wednesday July, 19th during the framework of the 34th Central American and Caribbean Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the 17th National Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences “Expo Farmacia 2017” President of the ISPOR Central America and Caribbean Chapter, Leonel Fonseca, presented the concepts and generalities of the importance of the Health Technology Assessment processes. He also discussed during his presentation how health technologies are an indispensable instrument to achieve results in health systems, and how innovations have increased in recent years. New technologies bring important benefits in the areas of safety, improvements in health, prevention, and even quality of life. However, in a reality where budgets are limited and with relatively little growth, using them wisely represents a challenge for society. Find out more

ISPOR Chile Chapter:

Dr. Manuel Espinoza, ISPOR Chile chapter president presented the seminar “Transparent Health: Importance Of An Evaluation Process In the Decision Making Of the Health Coverage In Chile”. Find out more

ISPOR Colombia Chapter:

The Colombian chapter and the National Academy of Medicine in Colombia will be holding the “Write to Publish” course, aimed to students and professionals in the health sciences field. The course will take place at the facilities of the National Academy of Medicine during October 10 ad 24. Find out more

ISPOR Ecuador Chapter:

The ISPOR Ecuador Chapter will holding two multi-criteria decision-making (MCDA) workshops in October 2017 in the city of Quito, Ecuador. These workshops are targeted to government decision makers, public and private health institutions, patient organizations, academics, and industry representatives. The workshops will have national and international high-level experts in MCDA. For more information about these events, please contact or visit the website of The Ecuador Chapter  

ISPOR Mexico Chapter:

During June, the ISPOR Mexico Chapter hosted a monthly meeting with their members and presented the topic “Future Perspectives in Medical Therapeutics, New Horizons in Genomic Medicine and Translational” by Dr. Fabio Salamanca, Head of Coordination at the National Research Institute of Mexican Social Security IMSS.” Additionally, the chapter also held a presentation on “Negotiating Committee, Lessons Learned and Future Prospects.” The presentations where presented by Jorge Mora, Alejandra Mendoza, and Adrian Devars.

The Mexican chapter also launched its newsletter: Sapere Aude (Dare to Know) as a communication tool for their members.

We invite you to learn more about the activities of the Mexican Chapter during 2017. A gallery of pictures is also available! Click here to find out more!

ISPOR Peru Chapter:

The ISPOR Peru Chapter, with its new chapter leadership in 2017-2018 continues to develop its academic activities with the participation of recognized national and international professionals. These activities include monthly conferences, working sessions of the Executive Committee of the chapter, and close collaboration with relevant companies and organizations. They have also participated in various events focusing on Health Economics and Technological Evaluations.

One of the main objectives of the Peru Chapter is to work with the educational institutions to engage with the future generation of professionals and is currently working on various proposals and agreements with important Universities in Peru.

The Chapter is also planning an International Forum on ”Sanitary Technology Evaluation: Introduction to multiple criteria decision analysis” to be held on September 1st and 2nd of 2017 at the Center of Conventions of the Medical College of Peru, which will feature speakers from McGill University of Canada.

ISPOR Uruguay Chapter:

The Chapter welcomes their new President Dr. Andrea Giménez and the new chapter leadership. Dr. Andrea and members of the Uruguayan chapter celebrated a chapter meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd were they discussed future activities of the chapter and the possibility of holding multiple conferences at universities in Uruguay with a focus on Health Economics and Economic evaluation.


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