This year, from May 21st through the 25th, 2016, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) is holding their Annual International Meeting in the Nation’s Capital at the Washington Hilton, across the street from our Dupont Circle Bed and Breakfast. ISPOR is recognized globally as the leading educational and scientific organization for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and its use in health care decisions. The theme of the annual meeting is “Value, Affordability, and Patient Centeredness: Can We Have it All?” A topic that is very relevant to the modern climate in the political, emotional and financial landscape of the health care system.
This specific meeting alone features three sessions and more than 1,850 research presentations in the form of workshops, issue panels, forums, symposia, and podium and poster presentations on innovative research methods, health policy development using outcomes research, patient preferences, real world data, and clinical, economic, and patient-reported outcomes. This organization covers the international HEOR community: global leaders, policy makers, regulators, researchers, academicians, payers, decision makers, patients, and patient groups.
Interested in learning more about how this organization got its start? The video below delves into how ISPOR was founded, and what kind of progress they have made over the years.
–Meg Durcan, Resident Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, D.C. Bed and Breakfast