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We are looking forward to attending ISPOR International 2024 in Atlanta, GA in May

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Maximising the value of expert judgement in rare diseases

The Rare Diseases team at Costello Medical is undertaking a research project in collaboration with Sheela Upadhyaya, exploring how expert judgement could be best used to support the development of and patient access to rare disease therapies. If you would like to be kept up to date with the progress of this research project, please register your interest below.

We recently developed a short guide, which introduces expert judgement, and provides an overview of its current use in rare diseases. This guide can be accessed here.

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Our conference attendance includes:

ISPOR

We value ISPOR highly as an international forum for the discussion of new developments in health economics and outcomes research, as well as their application to both the bioscience industry and health policy. We regularly attend ISPOR’s congresses in Europe, Asia, and the US and aim to be active members of the organisation by sharing our research with other delegates in the form of posters, presentations, and issue panels.

Health Technology Assessment International

We consider the annual Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) conference to be one of the most important global gatherings for HTA professionals to share their knowledge and experience with one another.

ISMPP

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals is a key organisation for those involved in the medical publication process, with a membership spanning industry and agency workers as well as publishers and clinicians. Costello Medical regularly attends the Annual, European, and Asia Pacific Meetings of ISMPP. As the medical publications industry grows, we strive to contribute to the development of the field by sharing our own research at ISMPP on topics of relevance to the day-to-day practice of medical writing.

NICE Conference

At Costello Medical we strive to be as knowledgeable as possible on the methods and processes of NICE, both to allow us to provide the best possible service to our clients and out of our own personal and professional interest. As such, we aim to keep up-to-date on the latest developments at NICE and we frequently summarise these developments and our thoughts on them in the form of short reports and commentaries. We regard the NICE Annual Conference to be one of the best places to learn about the changing health technology assessment arena in the UK, and really value the opportunity to hear about the latest changes directly from NICE themselves.

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We actively encourage our teams to pursue their research interests

We have become long-standing champions of York University’s postgraduate courses in Health Economics for Healthcare Professionals, encouraging and funding all our scientific staff to study towards the Certificate and Diploma alongside their professional responsibilities. We also offer funding for the postgraduate Clinical Trials programme and postgraduate Public Health programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, for accreditation with the European Medical Writers Association, and for ISPOR’s short courses.

In partnership with Cambridge University’s Masters in Bioscience Enterprise, we also run a Global Health Internship that regularly brings a healthcare professional from a low- or middle-income country to Cambridge to conduct research on a healthcare challenge facing their own community.

Driven by our strong commitment to professional training, we attend many major conferences, including those staged by ISPOR, HTAi, NICE, and ISMPP, where we frequently present our own research.

Post-Conference Reports

Articles & Publications

Visit the Articles and Publications page to view and download our posters and reports from previous meetings. We prepare these reports following each conference we attend, which aim to summarise the key themes and topics from each meeting. We also draw on what we have learnt to compile bespoke reports on specific therapeutic areas for existing and prospective clients. Please contact Matt Griffiths if you are interested in this complimentary service.