Key Information

(As of September 2016 - Subject to Changes)

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:

LANGUAGE INFORMATION

All sessions at the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress are presented in English. ISPOR regrets, that due to the disruption to other delegates, whisper translation (chuchotage) is not permitted in any session, including short courses. To discuss options to meet educational needs in multiple languages, please contact meetingsINFO@ispor.org

NAME BADGES & REGISTRATION MATERIALS

ISPOR now offers self-serve check-in and name badge printing. Printing stations will be set up in the Entrance to the Congress Center (Level 0) where delegates can scan the bar code from their email confirmation, or enter their email address or registration ID to print their name badge.

The following tickets will also print with your name badge:

Registration bags, lanyards, Program & Schedule of Events, and Value in Health Volume 19, Issue 7 are available for pick-up near ISPOR registration.

For security purposes all individuals must be registered and wear the official ISPOR Event Name Badge to gain access to the event, the sessions, the exhibit poster hall and any other ISPOR activity. Onsite staff and security will monitor for name badges and will deny access if individual does not have an official ISPOR Event Name Badge. Individuals not wearing a name badge will be directed to the registration help desk. Please note that if you lose your name badge and need to have it re-printed you cannot print that at the self-serve station, you will need to visit the registration help desk.

Because of the professional nature of the program, safety and liability reasons; guests and anyone under the age of 18 are not permitted access or to register for the event. This includes access to the event in general, to scientific presentations, and to the exhibit/poster hall. For any ISPOR sponsored social event, guests over the age of 21 are permitted to attend but must have a paid event ticket. Due to insurance and liability no one under 21 will be permitted to attend a social event.

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION/SESSIONS

General event registration is inclusive of symposia, all general conference sessions, poster presentations, and the exhibit hall. 

Separate registration is required for all Short Courses (Saturday, 29 October and Sunday, 30 October) and for the Social Event (Tuesday, 1 November). Please see ISPOR Registration for details. A schedule of ISPOR Group meetings, which are by invitation only, is provided in the Program & Schedule of Events, in the congress mobile app, and on the ISPOR website. 

Congress registration is inclusive of symposia on Saturday, 29 October and Sunday 30 October and all congress sessions Monday-Wednesday, no pre-registration is required.

REGISTRATION HELP DESK HOURS

ISPOR Registration is located in the Entrance to the Congress Center (Level 0).

SPECIAL SERVICES FOR DELEGATES
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Exhibits are located in Hall X2 and X3 on Level -2

Exhibitor Set-Up – Sunday, 30 October: 11:00-18:00
Exhibitor Dismantle – Wednesday, 2 November: 15:00

Exhibits Viewing Hours:
• Sunday, 30 October: 11:00-18:00 – Exhibitor Set-Up
• Monday, 31 October: 8:30-19:45 – Exhibits Viewing
• Tuesday, 1 November: 8:30-19:15 – Exhibits Viewing
• Wednesday, 2 November: 8:30-15:00 – Exhibits Viewing

ISPOR CONGRESS APP

Access the mobile app on your smartphone or use the myISPORVienna website on your computer or tablet. Both options allow users to:

Search for “ISPOR 2016 Meetings” in the App Store or on Google Play!
The ISPOR 2016 Meetings app is compatible with Apple and Android devices and is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

INTERNET & WI-FI ACCESS

Internet stations are provided in Exhibit-Poster Hall located in Hall X2 and X3 on Level -2.

For the convenience of Congress attendees, Wi-Fi is available in the convention center using the "ISPOR2016" network with password "vienna16". Wi-Fi is only intended for checking email and using the congress app, not for downloading files. Connection speeds will vary depending on the volume of users.

CONGRESS ROOMS FLOOR PLAN

The ISPOR Congress will be held on Levels -2, 0, 1, and 2 of the Austria Center Vienna. Exhibits and Posters will be in Hall X2 and X3. A map of the congress rooms can be found on the mobile app and in the Program & Schedule of Event book.

RESEARCH PODIUM & POSTER ABSTRACTS

Abstracts for all podium and poster research presentations given at the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress will be published in the November 2016 issue of Value in Health (Volume 19, Issue 7). We encourage ISPOR members and 19th Annual European Congress registrants to view this issue of Value in Health online at: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp. Congress registrants may also pick up a hard copy of this issue of Value in Health near ISPOR Registration while copies are available.

Abstracts are also currently available for viewing in the congress mobile app.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

Research podium and poster presentation financial disclosure information is available online at: http://www.ispor.org/valueinhealth_index.asp and in the November 2016 issue of Value in Health. Faculty and staff involved in the planning or presentation of this Congress are required to disclose all real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to Congress content. This information is available on request at the ISPOR Registration desk.

PRESENTATION SLIDES/POSTERS

Congress plenary session, issue panel, workshop, ISPOR forum, and symposia slides will be available via the Congress mobile app and at the 19th Annual European Congress Released Presentations page at www.ispor.org during/after the Congress, subject to speaker approval.

Podium and poster presentation abstracts and released slide or poster PDFs are available at the ISPOR Scientific Presentations Database (a searchable database of over 37,000 research papers presented at ISPOR meetings) at http://www.ispor.org/research_study_digest/index.asp.

HANDOUTS

The Released Presentations page will feature many of the Congress’ slide presentations as PDFs. In 2015, more than 80% of the presentations were available to the public during/after the Congress. The Released Presentations page is accessible via the Congress mobile app and at www.ispor.org >>19th Anual European Congress.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HISTORICAL INFORMATION

During the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress, 2206 posters, 51 research podiums, 32 workshops, and 21 issue panels will be presented.

Year Research Workshop Issue Panel Total Not Accepted (%)
2012 1705 90 47 1842 11.7%
2013 1888 103 55 2046 10.6%  
2014 2168 117 60 2345 9.3%
2015 2592 97 78 2767 10.5%
2016 2549 93 83 2725 13.8%
SPEAKER INFORMATION

Upload the final version of your slide presentation in the Speaker Ready Room on the same day of your session!
All speakers are encouraged to use the Speaker Ready Room to preview their slide presentation and/or upload an updated version. Presentations submitted to ISPOR Speaker’s Corner by the specified advance deadline and all presentations uploaded/updated in the Speaker Ready Room 30 minutes prior to the session will be preloaded to the computer in the session room. All speakers are requested to arrive at their presentation room 15 minutes prior to the session start time. ISPOR staff will be available in the session room to assist the presenter.

A speaker ready room is provided in Room 0.90 on Level 0 with the following opening hours:

 

RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentations will be on view in Hall X3 on Level -2.

The poster hall is organized in rows (A-L) and each poster board is numbered accordingly (e.g. A1, L10). Poster presentation titles and authors, as well as the numbered board location, are available on the myISPORVienna web platform and mobile app. This information is also available as a PDF on the ISPOR website and as a handout at the Poster Help Desk (please note quantities are limited).

Each poster presentation has been assigned a specific numbered board location, which is shown next to the presentation title. Please note this is different than the poster code (based on the abstract’s scientific topic), which was assigned to each poster presentation upon acceptance. Poster board numbering is shown on the Poster Hall Floor Plan in the congress app, as well as in the printed Program & Schedule of Events and on the website. Row locations are also shown in the table below in BLUE

POSTER PRESENTATION SESSIONS POSTER LOCATION
SESSION I: MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER
POSTER DISPLAY HOURS 8:45-14:15
AUTHOR DISCUSSION HOUR* 13:15-14:15
PRESENTER SET UP TIME 8:30-8:45
PRESENTER DISMANTLE TIME** 14:15
PRM: RESEARCH ON METHODS ROWS A-G
PIH: INDIVIDUAL'S HEALTH ROWS G-H
PIN: INFECTION ROWS H-J
PND: NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS ROWS J-L
SESSION II: MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER
POSTER DISPLAY HOURS 15:45-19:45
AUTHOR DISCUSSION HOUR* 18:45-19:45
PRESENTER SET UP TIME 15:30-15:45
PRESENTER DISMANTLE TIME** 19:45
PHP: HEALTH CARE USE & POLICY STUDIES ROWS A-K
PGI: GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS ROWS K-L
PUK: URINARY/KIDNEY DISORDERS ROWS L-L
SESSION III: TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER
POSTER DISPLAY HOURS 8:45-13:45
AUTHOR DISCUSSION HOUR* 12:45-13:45
PRESENTER SET UP TIME 8:30-8:45
PRESENTER DISMANTLE TIME** 13:45
PMH: MENTAL HEALTH ROWS A-B
PMS: MUSCULAR-SKELETAL DISORDERS ROWS B-D
PRS: RESPIRATORY-RELATED DISORDERS ROWS D-F
PSS: SENSORY SYSTEMS DISORDERS  ROWS F-H
PSY: SYSTEMIC DISORDERS/CONDITIONS ROWS H-L
SESSION IV: TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER
POSTER DISPLAY HOURS 15:15-19:15
AUTHOR DISCUSSION HOUR* 18:15-19:15
PRESENTER SET UP TIME 15:00-15:15
PRESENTER DISMANTLE TIME** 19:15
PHS: HEALTH SERVICES ROWS A-E
PCV: CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS ROWS E-I
PDB: DIABETES/ENDOCRINE DISORDERS ROWS I-L
SESSION V: WEDNESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER
POSTER DISPLAY HOURS 8:45-13:45
AUTHOR DISCUSSION HOUR* 12:45-13:45
PRESENTER SET UP TIME 8:30-8:45
PRESENTER DISMANTLE TIME** 13:45
PMD: MEDICAL DEVICE/DIAGNOSTICS ROWS A-D
PCN: CANCER ROWS D-L

*Presenters are required to be with their posters during the Poster Author Discussion Hour.
**Posters that are not removed during the scheduled dismantle times will be discarded.

ISPOR RESEARCH PRESENTATION AWARDS

Awards are given for the best research presentations for podiums and posters in the categories of GENERAL, NEW INVESTIGATOR, and STUDENT (up to 3 in each category).

All research podium presentations are considered for an award. The top 100 research poster presentations, based on abstract review score, are considered for a poster presentation award. These are identified with a rosette and will be judged during the Congress. 

ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress Research Presentation Awards will be presented immediately during the Third Plenary Session on Wednesday, 2 November at 11:15.

CONTINUING MEDICAL & CONTINUING PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION ACCREDITATION

NOTE: Continuing Education Accreditation is offered in conjunction with the ISPOR Short Course Program only. Other Congress sessions and presentations are not accredited.

The ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress Short Course Program is co-sponsored by Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Continuing Education Division and ISPOR. 

For pharmacists (CPE):
Attendees may earn up to 4 CPE credits per each accredited half-day short course session attendance, and up to 7.5 CPE credits per each accredited full day short course session attendance at the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress. Purdue University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is a knowledge-based, continuing education activity of Purdue University, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Complete UAN, CPE/CME and disclosure information is listed within the Continuing Education Attendance and Evaluation Booklet. To receive the maximum number of credits for each continuing education activity, participant must attend entire session and complete all registration and evaluation requirements.

For physicians (CME):
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and ISPOR. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM per each accredited half-day short course attendance, and up to 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM per each accredited full day short course attendance, towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

***Please note: Short courses are accredited based on presenters’ compliance with ACPE regulations. All presenters who comply with ACPE regulations will have their session accredited for Continuing Education credit. Accredited sessions will be designated in the CE Booklet.

INSTRUCTIONS
If you pre-registered: A Continuing Education materials ticket will be printed with your name badge. Registrants can redeem this ticket for the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress Continuing Education Attendance and Evaluation Booklet at the registration desk. 

To register on-site: Please visit the registration desk. The fee for this service is EUR91 ($100).

To receive continuing education credits: Complete the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress Continuing Education Attendance and Evaluation Booklet and return the entire Evaluation Booklet to the ISPOR Help Desk at the end of the congress, OR send to the ISPOR office within two weeks of the close of the congress. 

For CPE: Pharmacist›s ACPE credits will be directly reported to CPE Monitor within 60 days. No paper certificate will be sent to registrants. This requires that the participant provide their NABP e-profile ID and MMDD of birth. If you have any questions regarding the NABP ID please visit http://www.nabp.net/programs/cpe-monitor/cpe-monitor-service/

For CME: Certificates of participation will be sent 6 - 10 weeks after the receipt of the Evaluation Booklet to those who register and complete the program evaluation.


Please Note: Failure to return a completed CE Attendance & Evaluation Booklet to ISPOR within 30 days of the meeting end date will result in denial of credit.

SOCIAL EVENT

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER
20:00-23:30
Grand Festival Hall (Festsaal) of Vienna’s City Hall, Rathaus Wien

Join us at the historic Grand Festival Hall of Vienna’s City Hall for dinner, dancing and fun! This Gothic building is one of the most splendid in the city, with a tower reaching almost 98 meters high. Lighted by magnificent chandeliers, you will take a trip back in time with your ISPOR colleagues.

Separate registration required: EUR95 per person. Price includes buffet dinner, entertainment, and transportation from the Austria Center Vienna. 
Registration subject to availability, see the ISPOR Registration desk for details.

For Social Event Registrants:

• If you have pre-registered for the Social Event, your ticket will print out with your name badge. You will need this ticket for entry to the bus/event.
• Buses will depart from the Austria Center between 19:30 and 20:00 for the 15 minute journey to the Rathaus Wien.
• Return buses will start at 21:00, last bus at 23:15. Buses will depart every 30 minutes and different routes will serve various Congress hotels. Please see drivers for additional information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Communicating by way of social media is encouraged if it falls within the embargo and communications rules.

Be part of the live discussion!

RECORDING & PRESS INFORMATION

ISPOR supports the promotion of research presented at ISPOR Congresses, while safeguarding sensitive information, data, and research findings that are not yet available to the public. Due to the sensitive nature of data and particularly preliminary, unpublished research findings, all filming and recording of scientific sessions and the poster hall is prohibited during the Congress, without the express written consent of ISPOR.

Portions of the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress may be recorded by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). By participating in the discussions, Congress registrants agree that ISPOR may electronically copy, videotape, or audiotape their attendance at and involvement in any program. Registration and attendance at the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ISPOR’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of their image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities. ISPOR will strictly enforce its rights as the exclusive licensee of all publication and reproduction rights to each presentation, and no presentation, in whole or in part, may be reproduced without approval from ISPOR.

Congress attendees must obtain approval from a speaker or poster presenter prior to quoting or publishing that individual's scientific results. Members of the press must identify themselves as such before questioning speakers and conference attendees if using the information in a professional capacity.

More detailed information on ISPOR’s Press Pass, Legal, and Embargo Policies are available on ISPOR’s News & Press page at the ISPOR website (www.ispor.org).

For further questions on these policies, please contact: Betsy Lane (blane@ispor.org), Director and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.

CONGRESS PROGRAM DISCLAIMER

Please be advised that while the Congress program is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered, the views, opinions, and recommendations expressed are those of the authors and speakers, not the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and thus ISPOR does not guarantee the accuracy of the information disseminated. If professional advice is desired, please consult a competent professional.

ANTITRUST COMPLIANCE

It is the undeviating policy of ISPOR to comply strictly with the letter and spirit of all local and U.S. Federal, State, and applicable international trade regulations and antitrust laws. Any activities of ISPOR or ISPOR-related actions of its officers, Executive Committee Members, or members that violate these regulations and laws are detrimental to the interests of ISPOR and are unequivocally contrary to ISPOR policy.

QUESTIONS & INFORMATION

Please ask ISPOR staff members for any additional information about the Congress or about ISPOR. ISPOR staff can be identified by their ISPOR name badges.