A Strong Presence at Annual ISPOR Meeting



The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy was well-represented at the 22nd Annual International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Meeting held this past May in Boston, MA. Seven graduate students, three faculty members and two HOPE Center researchers (Amy Grizzle and Jason Hurwitz) attended the meeting. Faculty and students received some impressive accolades!  View all event photos

Conference Highlights

  • Our UA group presented 13 posters and two podium presentations.  A list of all presentations is below with links to abstracts.

  • Dan Malone was recognized for his contributions this year serving as ISPOR Past President. 

  • Sandipan Bhatacharjee was awarded the Best Poster in the New Investigator category for his presentation titled “Healthcare Expenditures Among Community-Dwelling Adults With Thyroid Cancer In The United States: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis."  
     
  • Jenny Lo-Ciganic was awarded Best Podium Presentation for her talk “Geographic Variation Of Inappropriate Prescription Opioid Use Among Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries.
     
  • Jenny Lo-Ciganic was awarded a Research Starter Grant for Health Outcomes from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation. 

  • The HOPE Center hosted a reception for alumni and friends on Monday evening, with nearly 50 in attendance.  

  • The UA ISPOR Student Chapter won the ISPOR student network t-shirt design competition. All students that attended ISPOR received a t-shirt with the winning design. 

  • The UA ISPOR Student Chapter participated in the ISPOR Student Research Competition.

  • Mira Patel received the ISPOR Distinguished Service Award from her role as president of the UA chapter for 2016-2017 as well as co-chair of the newsletter committee.

  • Rhys Axon was elected the UA ISPOR student chapter president and was elected chair of the ISPOR student survey and evaluation committee.

ISPOR Student Presentations

Cost-Effectiveness of Pharmacological Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments In The United States: A Systematic Review of The Literature

Authors: David Rhys Axon, MPharm and Mira Patel, MS

 

 

An Evaluation of Injectable Drug Prices During Times of Shortage In The United States

Authors: Alejandra Aguilar, Patrick Campbell, Daniel C Malone 

 

 

An Evaluation of the Impact of Statin Drug-Drug Interactions Leading To Rhabdomyolysis Requiring Hospitalization

Authors: Daniel C Malone, RPh, PhD and Mok Oh, PharmD

 

 

Systematic Review of Actigraph Use To Monitor Sleep In Pediatric Children

Author: Mira Patel, MS

 

 

Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Stroke Survivors With Depression In Ambulatory Settings In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, B. Pharm., MS, PhD, David Rhys Axon, M.Pharm, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Jeannie K Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP

Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Adults With Multiple Sclerosis And Depression In Ambulatory Care Settings In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, B. Pharm., MS, PhD, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Queeny Ip, PharmD, Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh

Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Older Adults With Parkinson’s Disease And Depression In Ambulatory Care Settings In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, B. Pharm., MS, PhD, Ziyad Alrabiah, PharmD, BCPS, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Scott J Sherman, MD, PhD

Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Stroke And Depression In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, BPharm, MS, PhD, Majed Al Yami, PharmD, Sawsan Kurdi, PharmD, David Rhys Axon, M.Pharm

Patterns And Predictors Of Depression Treatment Among Community-Dwelling Elderly Individuals With Dementia And Depression In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, BPharm, MS, PhD, Yeum Mok Oh, PharmD, Eric M. Reiman, MD, William J. Burke, MD

Health Related Quality Of Life Among Survivors of Myocardial Infarction In The United States: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis
Author: Mollon LM, Bhattacharjee S

ISPOR Student Research Competition
The UA ISPOR student chapter participated in the Student Research Competition, a trivia-based tournament testing knowledge and speed of the graduate students. Each round consists of three questions derived from the ISPOR Book of Terms and selected ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research Reports. The first team to buzz in and answer two questions correctly continues to the next tournament level. This year 20 universities participated in the competition. The UA team (Mira Patel, Rhys Axon, Lili Zhou, and Patrick Campbell) was edged out by the University of Maryland with a score of 2 to 1 in the preliminary round. The team will be working on their “buzzing-in speed” for next year. 

Podium Presentation

Depression Screening Among Older Adults Without Depression In Ambulatory Settings In United States”.

Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, BPharm, MS, PhD, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Jeannie K Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP, William J. Burke, MD

 

 

 

 

Best Poster Award  

Sandipan Bhatacharjee was awarded the Best Poster in the New Investigator category for his research titled “Healthcare Expenditures Among Community-Dwelling Adults With Thyroid Cancer In The United States: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis”.  His co-authors included HOPE Center fellows Moteb Khobrani, PharmD

Ziyad Alrabiah, PharmD, BCPS, and Jawad Bilal MD, as well as Irbaz Bin Riaz, MD, MSCE from the UA College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine.

Sandy’s analysis found that yearly average total healthcare expenditures among adults with thyroid cancer were significantly higher compared to controls, and functional and health status as well as comorbidities significantly influenced the excess expenditures.



Best Podium Presentation Award

Jenny Lo-Ciganic received an award for Best Podium Presentation for her research Geographic Variation Of Inappropriate Prescription Opioid Use Among Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries.”  Jenny’s co-author was graduate student, Lili Zhou.

Jenny’s research examined inappropriate opioid use among disabled Medicare beneficiaries using recently developed quality measures by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA).  Findings suggested substantial use of concurrent benzodiazepines and identified geographic areas with high rates of problematic use which may benefit from targeted interventions (e.g., lock-in programs).  




Graduate students participants included:

  • Alejandra Aguilar
  • Rhys Axon
  • Patrick Campbell
  • Chanadda Chinthammit
  • Mok Oh
  • Mira Patel
  • Lilly Zhou

Faculty members:

  • Sandipan Bhattacharjee
  • Jenny Lo-Ciganic
  • Dan Malone

HOPE Center researchers:

  • Amy Grizzle
  • Jason Hurwitz
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