ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress to be held at The Convention Centre Dublin

Dublin – 8 October, 2012 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it will host the 16th Annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research on 2nd-6th November 2013.

Over 3,300 attendees from over 70 countries are expected to attend over the five days, to focus on the science of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, with the goal of increasing the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of health care and ultimately to improve health.

Dr Marilyn Dix Smith, Executive Director at ISPOR commented: “ISPOR held our 10th European Congress in Dublin in 2007 and experienced a nearly 30% growth in attendance. Dublin was a popular and attractive destination for our attendees! The CCD enables us to return to Dublin in space large enough to accommodate the growth in our programme and in our attendance. The 2013 Congress will bring people together, in the beautiful setting of Dublin, to debate the difficult but essential question of how we best use health care resources.”

All countries have to make difficult decisions on how to best use limited health care resources. This Congress provides an opportunity for attendees from the research community, health care professionals, practitioners, decision-makers, manufacturers, payers, policy makers and educators, to learn and exchange expert knowledge to improve health care decision making. The Congress will feature educational courses, plenary sessions, issue panels, workshops, research poster and podium sessions, symposia and exhibits.

Marie Lawlor, Head of Conference Sales at The CCD said: “We are delighted to be hosting ISPOR in 2013 for its’ second visit to Ireland in eight years. It shows that Dublin is an extremely popular destination with delegates and societies.

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Notes to Editors


The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) promotes the science of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical, economic, and patient-centered outcomes) and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for healthcare decision-makers to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of health care to improve health.

Founded in 1995, ISPOR is a non-profit public organization, with over 6,500 members from 100 countries. In addition, each of the 62 ISPOR Regional Chapters have more than 4,800 members, extending ISPOR outreach to over 11,300 members.

About The CCD

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference centre, is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey. The award-winning venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms and six spacious foyer levels. Its iconic design includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests. The CCD offers the latest technology throughout its flexible and delegate-friendly venue, with an experienced and passionate team. The CCD is committed to sustainability and best practices, and has secured ISO Certification for quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems, as well as the British Security Standard (BS7499). The CCD is a member of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) and was recognised in June 2012 as a runner up for the AIPC Apex Award for ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’.   For more information, please visit


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