Regional Health Initiatives: Vol. 7 No. 1 (April 2018)

ISPOR Top Ten Trends Driving Healthcare in 2018 Translated into Chinese

The recently published popular ISPOR report is now available in Mandarin Chinese here.


Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO) Published a Report on Japan’s Health System

You can view the full report here.


Japan and Iran Pharmacoeconomic Guidelines Now Available

The Pharmacoeconomic (PE) Guidelines for Japan and Iran are now on the ISPOR website!

Thanks to the ISPOR Japan Chapter and ISPOR Iran Chapter for their key leadership and contribution to this initiative. The information is available here.


Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Stewardship

The Leading Health Systems Network of the Imperial College London and World Innovation Summit for Health is organizing a webinar series bringing together ideas, experiences, and expertise to drive sustained improvements to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).

The 2018 webinar program has thus far included speakers from Chief Medical Officer to England, Professor Dame Sally Davies on “the Global Response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and Future Directions for AMS,” and the Access to Medicine Foundation on their “First Independent Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Efforts to Curb AMR.” To view and register for upcoming scheduled webinars, visit:  https://www.leadinghealthsystemsnetwork.org/2018-webinar-series.


ISPOR West China Chapter Co-Organizes 2018 China Annual Congress on Real World Data and Studies

The ISPOR West China Chapter is a Co-Organizer the upcoming China Annual Congress on Real-World Data and Studies that will be held on 22-23 June 2018 in Chengdu, China. This 2-day conference program features the Clinical Research, Evaluation, and Translation (CREAT) forums, two plenary sessions, and other oral presentations. Click here for more information.


ISPOR India-Mumbai Chapter Recent Accomplishments 

Chapter President Dr. Amit Dang and Ms. Dimple Dang delivered a guest lecture on “The Role of Health Economics and Outcomes Research & Real World Evidence in Healthcare decision Making” and “Healthcare Outcomes Management Using Big Data Analytics” to the PGDM – Healthcare Management students of Goa Institute of Management on Feb’ 13th 2018. During the 2nd Indian Medical Affairs Summit, chapter leader Mr. Mahendra Rai presented on “Justifying the Value Proposition: Local Value Dossiers” and Dr. Amit Dang presented on “Value of Medical Affairs to HEOR” on 10th Mar’ 2018. The event was attended by over 100 medical affairs professionals from India. For more information, visit the ISPOR India – Mumbai Chapter website.


Member of ISPOR India Amaravati Chapter assists with Cholera Outbreak in India

A member from the ISPOR India -Amaravati regional chapter, Chalaapthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, provided medical support assistance for patients afflicted during a sudden outbreak of Cholera in Guntur district in March 2018. For more information, please visit the ISPOR India – Amaravati Chapter website.


ISPOR New Zealand Held Its Annual General Meeting

The ISPOR New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 18, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of the scientific presentations during the meeting, the event featured two speakers on the practical use of health technology assessment in New Zealand, and two speakers on measuring and understanding people’s preferences for health states to inform clinical and funding decisions. Click here for more information on this meeting.


ISPOR Australia Chapter held its Workshop on Estimating the Benefits of New Treatments

The ISPOR Australia Chapter organized a workshop that discussed issues surrounding treatment switching during clinical trials, including case studies on March 19 at the CHERE University of Technology in Sydney. For more information on this workshop and other initiatives, please visit the ISPOR Australia Chapter website.