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

Workshop Submission

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

Workshops at the 19th Annual Conference are presented at the opening of the conference on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012. The Workshops help set the tone of the conference with a variety of focused and specialized educational and training sessions.

Workshop sessions are one-half day (3 hours) and upon acceptance will be assigned to either a morning or afternoon time period by the Workshop Committee. When more in depth coverage of the topic is desired, a full day Workshop should be submitted. A full day workshop will be two-half day sessions (6 hours) with a break for lunch on your own.

Suggested Workshop Topics

  • Conceptualization of QOL and HRQL
  • The science of QOL research from grantsmanship to publishing to peer review
  • Knowledge translation theories and practices for optimizing adoption of PROs by different stakeholders
  • Data analytic issues (e.g. missing data imputation, longitudinal analysis)
  • Modern Psychometric methods (e.g. IRT)
  • Qualitative Studies (e.g. focus groups, cognitive interviews, narratives) including mixed methods
  • Utility/Preference Measures
  • Interpreting changes or differences in PRO instruments
  • Methods for Translating and Culturally Adapting PRO instruments
  • Regulatory Considerations (e.g. evidentiary requirements)
  • Use of PRO data in Reimbursement submissions
  • Response Shift
  • Instrument Development and Validation
  • Considerations for assessing QoL in special populations (e.g. pediatric, elderly)
  • Methods of PRO data collection including those needed for special populations including internet applications
  • Public health applications of QOL and HRQL
  • Genetics and QOL

Submission Guidelines

All Workshop abstracts must be submitted through the Workshop 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 Workshop abstract

  1. Access Workshop 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 Workshop submission.

    Workshop abstracts should include an overview/outline of the Workshop content and also presentation style, and measurable learning objectives. Additional information regarding handouts and audio-visual requirements will also be requested.

    All Workshops should be classified as either Basic or Advanced.

    • Basic: This Workshop content is accessible by all attendees
    • Advanced: This Workshop assumes knowledge and experience in the topic

    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 to edit your draft or to submit a new abstract. Once an abstract has been submitted, you must contact the ISOQOL Executive Office to make changes.

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

Workshop Abstract Review
Workshops will be evaluated by the Workshop Committee. Workshop review will take place following the closing of the submission system on 1 March, 2012.

Workshops will be evaluated based upon the quality of the submission, clarity of the Workshop’s goals and objectives, level of interest to conference attendees, and also the innovation of the topic.

Workshop selections will be made in late March to early April, 2012. Notification will be sent by e-mail only to the submitting organizer.

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.