We are a diverse group of Canadian researchers, clinicians, patients and decision makers with a common interest in promoting and harmonizing patient reported outcomes (PRO) research and use in Canada. We invite you to come join us to meet up with old friends, engage with new colleagues, discuss and debate tried and true methods and innovative approaches to shape the future of QOL research in Canada.
The Canada-PRO SIG meets yearly at the ISOQOL Annual Conference. If there is an item you would like to see discussed at this year's SIG meeting, contact the SIG leadership listed below.
We encourage active communication between members.
Chair: Ayse Kuspinar, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD
Dr. Ayse Kuspinar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University. Originally trained as a physiotherapist, she holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from McGill University, and a postdoctoral fellowship from the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Kuspinar's research focuses on outcome measurement challenges in quality of life research, including refinement and adaptation of existing patient-reported outcomes, development of new measures using advanced measurement methods, and psychometric testing of current measures in new settings or patient populations. Dr. Kuspinar has been a member of ISOQOL since 2009.
Chair-Elect: Nora Fayed, PhD, MSc, OT
Dr. Nora Fayed is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University. Originally trained as an occupational therapist she holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from McMaster University. Former fellowships include a Marie-Curie EU Fellowship at the ICF Research Branch, Germany and a CIHR Fellowship at the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, University Health Network. Her research is focused on selecting and measuring patient-important outcomes in collaboration with families of children with chronic disease. Dr. Fayed has been a member of ISOQOL since 2007.
Sara Ahmed, PhD
Skye Barbic, PhD
Susan Bartlett, PhD
Nancy Mayo, PhD
Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, PhD