Important Dates
  • 1 March
    Workshop Abstract Submission Deadline
    Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 May
    Oral and Poster Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 12 May
    Developing Country Scholarship Deadline
    New Investigator Scholarship Deadline
  • 16 July
    Presenter Agreement Deadline
  • 1 August
    Exhibit and Sponsorship Reservations Deadline
  • 6 August
    Presenter Registration Deadline
  • 17 August
    Early Registration Deadline
  • 1 September
    Room Block Closes (Budapest Marriott)
  • 14 September
    Advance Registration Deadline

For more information, please contact:
ISOQOL Executive Office
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: +1 (414) 918-9797
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

Symposium Submission

Symposium abstract submissions are accepted 1 February – 1 March, 2012. No late abstracts will be accepted.

Symposium sessions provide an opportunity for a comprehensive examination of a selected topic pertaining to health-related quality of life research and patient reported outcomes. A Symposium session can highlight emerging research or initiate discussion of policy issues and methods.

Symposium sessions are 75 – 90 minutes in length and are presented throughout the conference. All conference attendees are invited to attend Symposium sessions which are included in the conference registration fees. Each Symposium session should have a session chair and up to four or five supporting presentations, but additional formats may include roundtable or panel discussion.

The Scientific Program Committee has designated five distinct tracks for the 19th Annual Conference. Symposium organizers will be required to select the one track that best describes their submission.

  • Clinical Practice The use of patient reported outcomes in clinical practice
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research The use of patient reported outcomes in comparative effectiveness research (i.e. clinical trials) for the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternate methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care
  • eHealth/Technology The use of technology for the delivery of clinical information, care and services.
  • Methods and Theory The development and evaluation of theories and methods
  • Populations/Healthcare Policy The application of patient reported outcomes to inform population health and the organization, financing and delivery of health care services.

Submission Guidelines
All Symposium abstracts must be submitted through the Symposium Abstract Submission System on the ISOQOL website. The website is available for abstract submission 24 hours a day from 1 February – 1 March from any location that has internet access.

Click here to submit a Symposium Abstract

  1. Access Symposium Abstract Submission System
    In order to access the submission system you must first enter your e-mail address and a direct link to the submission page will be e-mailed to you. Be sure to act quickly as this link will expire after a few minutes. If your link expires, simply re-enter your e-mail address and a new link will be sent to you.

    Helpful Hint

    If you do not receive an e-mail with the link within a few minutes of providing your e-mail, check to ensure your spam filter is allowing e-mails from, or consider using an alternate e-mail address. If possible, try to submit using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. This browser is most compatible with our submission system.

  2. Start Your Submission
    Submit your contact information to be listed as “submitting organizer”. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter your Symposium submission.

    Symposium abstracts should include a synopsis of the Symposium session and additional classification details. Symposium synopsis should be a maximum of 350 words. Supporting abstracts and presentations should all be added by the submitting organizer. The supporting abstracts and presentation should be submitted as uploaded attachments that are no more than 350 words per abstract. Please be certain there are no identifying details in the uploaded abstracts.

    Helpful Hint

    Once you start a submission, you may exit the site at any time by clicking the Save and Continue button and then closing your browser window. All completed pages you have entered into the system will be saved. You will be able to log back into the abstract submission site using your e-mail address to edit your draft or to submit a new abstract. Once your completed abstract has been submitted, you must contact the ISOQOL Executive Office to make changes.

  3. Submit Your Symposium Abstract
    When your Symposium abstract is completed, click "submit." Once you submit, you will receive an e-mail message confirming successful receipt of the symposium abstract, along with a copy of your abstract. If you require edits to your symposium abstract after it is submitted or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please e-mail

Symposium Abstract Review
Symposium abstracts will be evaluated through a double blinded peer review. Symposium review will take place following the closing of the submission system on 1 March, 2012.

Symposium selection will be made in late March to early April, 2012. Notification will be sent by e-mail only to the submitting organizer. In the event a Symposium session abstract is not selected for presentation as a Symposium, the supporting abstracts can be re-submitted for consideration as an oral or poster presentation at the 19th Annual Conference.

Questions and Technical Support
Contact the ISOQOL Executive Office at or by telephone at +1(414) 918-9797 if you are having difficulty with your submission. Please allow up to two business days for a response.