Abstract Information

The Virtual Asia Pacific Summit 2022 will host a Call for Session Abstracts for Issue Panel and Workshop breakout sessions. This is the ideal platform to interact with attendees during a workshop on your innovative experiences in outcomes research and/or debate your views on a controversial topic in an issue panel session.

Important Deadlines

  • Session Abstract Submission Opens: 8 March
  • Session Abstract Submission Closes: 19 April, 11:59PM KST
  • Session Abstract Notifications Sent: 27 May

Questions? Please contact Jess Warner.

OVERVIEW

Issue Panel

• ISPOR issue panels are designed to stimulate real debate on new or controversial topics in health economics and outcomes research or use of outcomes research in healthcare decision making.
• A successful issue panel will debate an important and/or timely HEOR issue. Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the issue.
• To assure lively discussion, panelists should be from different institutions and/or work environments.

Workshop

• ISPOR workshops are designed to share novel and innovative experiences in either the conduct of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research studies or the interpretation and use of pharmacoeconomics outcomes information in health care policy development.
• An ISPOR workshop is similar to a one-hour short course with an audience participation element.
• Standard and advanced methods topics workshop submissions follow the same review process.

Note: This meeting will not have poster or research abstract sessions.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

General Information

• All workshop and issue panel proposal submissions and presentations must be in English.
• All workshop and issue panel proposal submissions and presentations must not promote any product or service.
• If accepted, presenter(s) is required to pay the applicable meeting registration fee. 
• Expenses associated with submissions and presentations are the responsibility of the presenter.
• All submissions, excluding title and author information, should be no longer than 300 words.
• The use of tables and graphs in your workshop or issue panel proposals, are not allowed.
• Abstracts must be non-commercial and scientific in nature. Generic names should be used for technologies (drugs, devices), not trade names.
• Session proposals presented at previous ISPOR meetings are not allowed.

Taxonomy/Topics

Submissions must be submitted under one of the following taxonomy/topics. 

Clinical Outcomes
Economic Evaluation
Epidemiology & Public Health
Health Policy & Regulatory
Health Service Delivery & Process of Care
Health Technology Assessment
Medical Technologies
Methodological & Statistical Research
Organizational Practices
Patient-Centered Research
Real World Data & Information Systems
Study Approaches

Areas of Interest

Submissions under the following areas of interest are encouraged, but not required. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Innovative HEOR Methodologies
Real World Data and Evidence
Value-Based Healthcare
Digital Health
HTA
Stakeholder Involvement in Healthcare Decision-Making
HEOR Impact on Health Policy
Patient Access to High Cost and Innovative Therapies


Diversity Policy

ISPOR is strongly committed to diversity. The Society’s Strategic Plan and core values embrace excellence through encouragement and acceptance of diverse ideas, cultures, and disciplines. Research submissions are encouraged from all stakeholders and are evaluated based on merit. ISPOR also aims to reflect the diversity of its membership in all endeavors and encourages consideration of diversity in abstract submissions. Diversity dimensions include (but not limited to) gender, career stage, ethnicity, race, education, sexual orientation, region/geographic location, physical disability, and religion. Additional information can be found at the Society’s Diversity Policy.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Acceptance is based on the quality of the proposal/debate and the topic’s importance for inclusion and discussion in this conference’s scientific program. Please consider the updated submission criteria when submitting your proposal.

Note: Standard and advanced methods topics workshop submissions follow the same review process.

Quality of Content

• Educational value of the session
• Timeliness of the topic
• Applicability of content to HEOR practice or principles
• Effectiveness of incorporated active learning strategies
• The information/issue presented are novel or innovative
• Workshop proposals includes examples drawn from multiple sources
• Unbiased content that does not promote a product, service, or organization; abstracts deemed to be promotional will be excluded from consideration

Quality of Proposal

• Plans for interactivity between the speakers and audience
• Proposal purpose/issue is clearly defined
• Issue panel proposals have more than one perspective identified
• The background information (included in the overview) is clear and concise

Quality of Speakers

• Expertise/experience of proposed speakers
• Proposed speakers represent diverse backgrounds (gender, geographic, institutional - refer to ISPOR's Diversity Policy) and perspectives (multiple organizations are represented)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Helpful hint! Plan your submission in advance by reviewing the guidelines below and example Workshop and Issue Panel abstracts.

Workshop

Title (225-character limit including spaces): Titles should briefly describe the focus of the session and accurately reflect the content of the session. The title should be in title case.
Example: Optimal Allocation of Resources in Managing Medical Device Portfolios

Level of Difficulty (Select one):

Foundational: Appropriate for individuals new to the topic/subject area

Intermediate: Appropriate for individuals who already have a basic understanding of the topic/subject area

Advanced: Appropriate for individuals with an in-depth knowledge of the topic/subject area

Taxonomy/Topic: Select the taxonomy/topic that best describes your session. 

Discussion Leaders/Discussants: Search for and add session participants to the session. 

• A workshop is comprised of a Discussion Leader and a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 discussants. All discussion leaders and discussants will be asked to provide any previous, relevant speaking/publication experience.
• Discussion Leaders maintain communication with discussants and ISPOR staff regarding the development and delivery of the session.
• Amongst the Discussion Leader and Discussants, a diversity of stakeholders, work environments and/or geographic locations is strongly encouraged to provide different perspectives on the topic.
• Only 2 discussants per organization is permitted.

Purpose/Description (300-word limit): Provide a clear definition of the workshop’s objective and background information and details on the material to be presented. Include speaker presentation length, e.g., 10 minutes, especially if there is concern that objective cannot be met in 60 minutes. It is helpful to include which stakeholders will benefit from attending.

Issue Panel

Title (225-character limit including spaces): Titles should briefly describe the focus of the session and accurately reflect the content of the session. The title should be in title case.
Example: Optimal Allocation of Resources in Managing Medical Device Portfolios

Issue Panel Subject of Debate (255-character limit):  Issue panels debate an issue and have multiple perspectives represented by the panelists. Please provide the issue/question which will be the subject of the debate.

Taxonomy/Topic: Select the taxonomy/topic that best describes your session. 

Moderator/Panelists: Search for and add session participants to the session. 

• An Issue Panel is comprised of 1 moderator and a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 panelists. All moderator/panelists will be asked to provide any previous, relevant speaking/publication experience.
• Moderators maintain communication with panelists and ISPOR staff regarding the development and delivery of the session.
• To assure lively debate, panelists should be from different institutions and/or work environments representing different perspectives on the debate.
• Panelists should present distinct views on the topic.
• A description of each panelist’s perspective on the debate topic must be provided.

o Example: Dr. Glick will discuss challenges in designing a patient-centered value framework, including addressing tensions between the societal and patient perspective. Ms. Sonet will represent patient perspectives, offering insights from patient-centered research conducted by CancerCare. She will highlight factors important to cancer patients and approaches to collecting such information in clinical practice to support a customized patient-centered decision tool. Dr. Phelps will argue that methods such as multi-criteria decision analysis can be used to develop a scoring approach to inform shared decision-making using a customized tool.

Issue/Overview (300-word limit): Provide a clear definition of the issue to be presented and debated. Provide background information and details on the material to be presented. Include speaker presentation length, e.g., 15 minutes, and state the allotted time to address the audience discussion and debate criterion. It is helpful to include which stakeholders will benefit from attending.