Society’s Initiatives Advance the Science as Part of Its Mission to Improve Healthcare Decision Making Globally
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—April 29, 2019—ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), is committed to the advancement of HEOR excellence in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Society’s many initiatives for LMICs are an integral part of its mission to improve healthcare decision making to improve decision making for health globally.
In support of its mission, ISPOR committed US $2.9 million toward mission-critical initiatives in 2018 alone. The Society advances HEOR globally through its consortia, networks, and chapters and by producing worldwide conferences, training and education, and publications. It also sponsors travel grant programs for both professional and student members and low- and middle-income countries chapter funding programs. These activities help to advance the Society’s mission in emerging markets.
“ISPOR’s strong commitment to advancing HEOR in low- and middle-income countries is directly related to our mission to improve healthcare decisions globally,” noted ISPOR president, Federico Augustovski, MD, MSc, PhD, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Well over half of ISPOR’s 86 regional chapters are based in LMICs. The society’s global engagement groups (chapters, consortia, and networks) play a critical role in advancing the use of HEOR worldwide.”
ISPOR’s initiatives focused on the support of LMICs include the following programs:
- Membership Fee Waivers
ISPOR offers a membership fee waiver to individuals from low- and middle-income countries (as per the World Bank Classification of Low-Lower/Upper-Middle Income Countries).
- ISPOR Conference Travel Grants
The Society offers conference travel grants to ISPOR conferences for members with a primary residence in a country classified by the World Bank as Low/Lower-Middle/Upper-Middle Economy.
- Chapter Educational Funds
ISPOR regional chapters in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America can apply for financial support through the ISPOR educational fund to facilitate local educational activities and discussions with government and other decision makers in low- and middle-income countries.
in Health Regional Issues
Value in Health Regional Issues is an online, MEDLINE®-indexed journal that publishes articles on health-related topics that impact the health systems and health policies in the following regions: 1) Asia; 2) Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa; and 3) Latin America. This publication exists to offer a publishing platform for emerging markets and demonstrates research expertise in these areas.
- Awards and Recognition
ISPOR recognizes members and thought leaders in the field of HEOR through a wide variety of scientific achievement and leadership awards and research presentation awards. The Value in Health Regional Issues Excellent Article Award was established to recognize the best article published in Value in Health Regional Issues from a region, (Asia; Latin America; Central and Eastern Europe, and Western Asia and Africa). The Outstanding Regional Chapter Award was introduced in 2017 to recognize outstanding contributions and leadership of ISPOR Regional Chapters in advancing the Society’s mission in its global regions.
- Training and Education
ISPOR offers a wide variety of training and education opportunities customized for attendees from the countries where the use of HEOR is evolving. The Society’s training and education offerings include short course offered in conjunction with ISPOR conferences around the world, its Health Technology Assessment
Additional information on ISPOR’s LMIC initiatives can be found at ispor.org/lmic.
ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), is an international, multistakeholder, nonprofit dedicated to advancing HEOR excellence to improve decision making for health globally. The Society is the leading source for scientific conferences, peer-reviewed and MEDLINE®-indexed publications, good practices guidance, education, collaboration, and tools/resources in the field.
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ABOUT VALUE IN HEALTH REGIONAL ISSUES
Value in Health Regional Issues (ISSN 2212-1099) is ISPOR’s online, MEDLINE®-indexed journal that publishes articles on health-related topics that impact the health policies and populations in the following regions: 1) Asia; 2) Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa; and 3) Latin America.