International Society for Quality of Life Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research

Oral and Poster Abstract Submission


Oral Presentations
Individual abstracts that are selected to be an oral presentation will be assigned an oral session. Each oral session will comprise of four (4) to five (5) individual abstracts for presentation. Each presenter will have approximately 12-15 minutes for presentation and discussion. 

Poster Presentations
Individual abstracts that are accepted as poster presentations will be assigned to one of the scheduled poster sessions. Poster presenters should be prepared to discuss their posters during their assigned presentation times.  Poster presenters should prepare a brief three (3) to five (5) minute presentation to discuss their research with their peers during the assigned presentation times. Handouts relating to posters are welcome.

Primary and Secondary Applications for Abstract
You will be asked to select one Primary Application and up to three Secondary Applications for your presentation. Below is a description of the Primary and Secondary Applications.

Primary Application

1. Design and testing of measurement approaches *Please Note: You may select one of the more specific options below.
     a. Health economics/Cost effectiveness/utility measures
     b. Psychometric test development methods (classical, modern, DIF)
     c. Methodological work (other than psychometric and economic. e.g.,. qualitative studies, response shift)
     d. Patient-centered outcomes / Patient-reported experience measures
     e. Cross-cultural validation / Translation
2. Observational studies (longitudinal/cross sectional/surveys)
3. Intervention studies (e.g. RCTs, natural experiments)*Please Note: You may select one of the more specific options below.
     a. Clinical practice
     b. Behavior change
     c. Health policy
4. E-Health / Technology (The application of technology for the delivery of clinical information, care and services.)

Secondary Application(s)
You may choose up to three conditions/populations that best described your presentation.

Conditions: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Endocrinology/Diabetes/Obesity, Mental Health, Musculoskeletal/Rheumatic, Nephrology/Urology, Neurological, Rehabilitation, Respiratory, or Other health condition(s)

Populations: Children and adolescents, Older people, Patients, Caregivers and relatives, Cultural and ethnic minorities, Vulnerable populations, General population, or Other populations

Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Instructions

Step 1. Access the Oral and Poster Submission System

Follow this link to the online submission website to review the guidelines and begin Oral and Poster Abstract submission.

Oral and Poster Abstract submission instructions are accessible through the online submission website and through the Submission Guidelines page of the ISOQOL website. Please be sure to read the Submission Guidelines prior to submitting the abstract.

If you are a returning user to this system, please enter your username and password. All NEW users/submitters for the 2017 ISOQOL Annual Conference will need to create a new user account.


Step 2. Start Submission

The online submission system will allow the user or presenting author to submit the details of the abstract.

User/Presenting Author
All presenting authors will automatically receive communication about the submission. The user/submitter and all authors may receive communication for the submission if correspondent is selected next to the author’s name. The user/presenting author will:

  • Add a new oral/poster abstract or edit an existing abstract
  • First time users are required to create a new user account to log-in using your email address and a unique password of your choosing
  • If you are a new user, you may add a new Oral or Poster Abstract by selecting "Submit an Oral or Poster". Existing users may add a new abstract submission under the "My Submissions" page
  • Have the ability to add up to 22 (twenty-two) authors that you would like to appear in the program (there must be one presenting author). The presenting author will be the main contact for the abstract
  • Submit contact information for all authors of the abstract
  • Select "Correspondent" for each author that should receive communication about the submission
  • Submit your abstract title, aims, methods, results and conclusions
  • Include any funding sources/special acknowledgements you wish to include in the Journal Supplement
  • Select one Primary Application and up to three Secondary Applications (you must select at least one Secondary Application)
  • Upload additional materials including graphics, charts, or figures if necessary. Please ensure all names and other personal identifiers have been removed prior to uploading your materials

*Please Note: Be sure the abstract is separated into Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions, Funding Sources/Special Acknowledgements. The total word count for all five (5) entries has a combined word count of 350 words or less.

Step 4. Submit Your Abstract

When your Oral and/or Poster Abstract is completed, select finalize abstract. Once you submit, you will receive an email message confirming successful receipt of your abstract submission.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Email support requests are answered within a 24 hour period.

If you wish to edit your Oral and/or Poster Abstracts in the future, you may do so up until the Oral and Poster Abstract submission deadline. After the deadline you will only be able to view your abstract.

Oral and Poster Review Process and Abstract Acceptance Notification

Abstracts will undergo a double blind peer review led by the Scientific Program Planning Committee.  After the submission deadline, the presenting author and all authors who were selected as a correspondent will receive notification of acceptance and session assignment details to the e-mail address provided by the submitting author during abstract submission. If you have not received a notification e-mail by 16 June 2017, contact the ISOQOL Office at

Accepted abstracts will be assigned to a specific presentation time.  All presenters must use the Online Submission Acceptance Form to confirm their intention to present by 27 June 2017 in order to be printed in the Quality of Life Research Journal.


If you have any questions about the 24th Annual Conference or Submission Guidelines/Instructions please contact the ISOQOL Office at +1(414) 918-9797 or

555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI USA 53202
Phone: +1 (414) 918-9797; Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

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