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New network for health economists at Health

PhD student Liv Solvår Nymark from Health has just had her application to start an ISPOR Student Chapter at Aarhus University approved. The network is the first of its kind in Denmark and provides researchers in health economics with a professional community.

The health economists at AU are now getting a new network to network in when the first ISPOR Student Chapter in Denmark is established at the university at the end of March 2014.

ISPOR is an abbreviation for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. The overall objective of the network is to promote and advance research in health economics globally. It brings together more than 13,000 researchers and students in health economics from more than 100 countries.

International and interdisciplinary exchange of experience

“With the establishment of ISPOR at AU we will have an opportunity to exchange knowledge and gain research feedback and new ideas. We will also be represented in a large international network together with other health economists and, furthermore, we will have a journal club for health economics. All things that I have missed having as a PhD student,” says Liv Solvår Nymark, who has been appointed President of the ISPOR Student Chapter at AU.

Liv Solvår Nymark goes on to say that it is a huge pat on the shoulder for both her personally and the university in general that Denmark’s first ISPOR Student Chapter is being established here.

“I am delighted and proud that we at Aarhus University have been allowed to house the first ISPOR Student Chapter in Denmark. This shows that, in addition to being first movers in Denmark, we also have the weight of research to be admitted to an academically strong network,” says Liv Solvår Nymark.

She also says that the health economists in the new ISPOR Student Chapter will have a central and interdisciplinary focal point for both students and teachers.

Both researchers and students are welcome

The new ISPOR Student Chapter is based at Health, but it covers all four main academic areas. It is open to everyone with an interest in health economics. This applies to PhD students, Bachelor- and Master’s degree students, lecturers and researchers at AU.

Liv Solvår Nymark will be holding an introductory meeting on the ISPOR Student Chapter at Aarhus University on Tuesday, 25 March 2014. Read more about the event in the Health calendar.

What is ISPOR?

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) promotes the science of health economics and includes clinical, economic and patient-related research results. One of the network’s objectives is to supply useful knowledge to decision-makers in the healthcare sector.

The ISPOR network was founded in 1995 and now has 7,300 members from 105 countries. In addition, the regional departments have more than 6,000 members. The new Student Chapter at Aarhus University is one of a total of 58 student chapters around the world.

Find out more about ISPOR at the network’s website.

Further information

PhD student Liv Solvår Nymark
Aarhus University, Department of Public Health
Mobile: +45 2155 1514