Event 1: ISPOR/ISPE/T3 Collaborative

“Challenges, Concerns, Consequences and Communication – the 5C’s of interdisciplinary research” – Feb. 12th, 2015

In collaboration with the UMaryland ISPE chapter, we intend to focus on four key themes:

  • Clinical studies vs observational studies among the elderly population: critique of methods, and pros-cons of each method;
  • Overall challenges of doing research in either environment among the elderly;
  • Various perspectives involved in either research environment or scopes for relevant collaborations with the other discipline;
  • Presentation of relevant research by ISPOR/ISPE members.


Event 2: Patent Law Session – Feb. 20th,  2015

The University of Maryland Student Chapter will be hosting Lee Rosebush, PharmD, JD, MBA, a partner at BakerHostetler, Washington, DC. The main topic of the discussion will be “How changes in patent law influence research and how patent lifespan can impact both long-term and short-term cost-effectiveness of pharmaceuticals.

We hav eengaged law students from our own campus with an interest in healthcare law as well as law students from the University of Baltimore School of Law to create an interprofessional, intercampus opportunity to discuss legal issues that impact our respective professions while increasing awareness of ISPOR across the broader University of Maryland system.


Event 3: Visit to the MedPAC Public Meeting in Washington, DC – March 5-6th, 2015

This event builds off of a successful trip the chapter took in early October 2014 with Professor Bruce Stuart, a professor at UMB and a former MedPAC commissioner. We hope to increase the number of participants who are able to attend the March session by offering to cover the train ticket. At the prior meeting, ISPOR members had the opportunity to meet Rachel Schmidt, PhD, and Shinobu Sukuki, PhD, who are Principal policy analysts at MedPAC. Drs. Schmidt and Sukuki provided the attendees an insider view on the workings of MedPAC and discussed the MedPAC priority topics.


Please contact one of the UMB-ISPOR Chapter members, if you would like to attend.

All are welcome!