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

Education Courses

Future Courses

Both the IPRO and the IPCOR courses will be offered as part of the 2019 Annual Conference.

Sunday, 20 October 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
San Diego, United States

Interested participants may register for IPRO or IPCOR as a standalone event, or as part of the overall conference.

Visit the conference website for details and registration.

Intro to Patient Reported Outcomes (IPRO Course)

Introduction to Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcomes
Theory, Measurement, and Applications

Collecting and acting upon Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) is one of the cornerstones of patient centered care. PROs include symptoms, some aspects of function, health perception, health-related quality of life and quality of life.  Choosing the right set of PROs can be challenging as there are many options, each with advantages and disadvantages. This one day, intensive and interactive educational course offers a curriculum that will provide a basic level introduction to the why and how of using PROs in research. Attendees will be given the opportunity to apply their learning throughout the course.

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Intro to PCOR for Pharma/Biotech (IPCOR-Pharma Course)

Introduction to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for the Pharma/Biotech Industry
Using PCOR to Inform Decision Making for Regulators, Payers, Prescribers and Patients

PCOR is crucial to successful product development in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. PCOR scientists seeking to pursue a career aligned with this industry should understand the product development process, the product lifecycle, the scientific communication process and interactions with key industry stakeholders – both internal and external (i.e. regulators and payers). This one-day, intensive and interactive educational course offers a curriculum that will provide an introduction to the application of PCOR research specific to the pharma/biotech industry.  It will provide attendees with the opportunity to make informed decisions and advance their career with fundamental knowledge of the pharma/biotech industry.  Case studies will engage participants and give them a chance to test their new knowledge.

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Can’t make it to a scheduled course? 
ISOQOL will bring the course to you!

ISOQOL will bring its LIVE one-day education courses to interested organizations (Universities, Hospitals, Private Companies, etc.) or individuals (ISOQOL members, Professors, etc.) to the location of their choosing.

ISOQOL will provide:             

  • In-person training at the location of your choice. 
  • Education Course curriculum for each attendee
  • Official ISOQOL Dictionary for each attendee
  • Certificates of attendance

The host is responsible for:

  • Venue to accommodate attendees
  • List of participates attending course
  • Audio visual (minimum screen, projector and laptop)
  • Food and beverage is optional 


Registration includes printed course materials, certificate, and copy of the official ISOQOL Dictionary. Registration is $300 USD per person and a minimum of 25 registrants is required.


If you would like to bring one of these intensive and interactive education courses to your place of work or study, please contact the ISOQOL office at

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

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