Roundtables, educational workshops and Communicating Science Seminars will be held during the second week of the conference, 18-22 October, and are open for registration.

These live, interactive sessions are a great way to enhance your learning and networking experience at the conference.

Roundtables, workshops and the seminar require pre-registration and the purchase of a ticket. You may register for these events by adding it on to your overall conference registration. View further information and ticket prices below.

Please note: in order to offer as many attendees as possible the opportunity to participate, attendees are limited to one roundtable ticket, one workshop ticket, and one seminar ticket.


Roundtables are informal meetings with limited attendance focused on networking and discussing a specific topic. To accommodate a range of time zones during the virtual conference, there are two roundtables per day – each with a different host – discussing the same topic.

Visit the Annual Conference website for full descriptions for all roundtables.

Featured Roundtables

Roundtable 1A: How can PROMs and PREMs enable the integration of person-centred care practices?

Monday, 18 October 2021  |  7:00 am – 8:00 am CDT

Roundtable Host: Joakim Öhlén, RN PhD
Institute of Health and Care Sciences and Centre for Person-Centred Care at the University of Gothenburg, and Palliative Centre Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Full description

Session Ticket Prices


  • All Attendees: $35


  • Regular Attendee: $75
  • Student, Retired, Special, Patient Research Partner Attendees: $25

Communicating Science Seminar

  • All Attendees: $15

Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your tickets soon!


Registration Details

Roundtable 3A: Using Implementation Science: from theory to practice

Tuesday, 19 October 2021  |  7:00 am – 8:00 am CDT

Roundtable Host: Caroline Potter, DPhil
University of Oxford

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Roundtable 5B: Co-designing PRO interventions in clinical practice

Wednesday, 20 October 2021  |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CDT

Roundtable Host: Natasha Roberts, BN(Hons)
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

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Seven workshops are available, offered daily.

Visit the Annual Conference website for full descriptions and speaker lists for all workshops.

Featured Workshops

Workshop 1: Using Patient-reported Outcome Measures for Screening

Monday, 18 October 2021  |  8:00 am – 11:00 am CDT

For individuals interested in developing and/or using PROMs for screening purposes in clinical practice or research. This workshop is designed to be applicable to any patient population and to learners of all levels with prior knowledge/experience with PROMs.

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Workshop 7: Digital Storytelling in Health Research

Thursday, 21 October 2021 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am CDT

For all stakeholders interested in learning about the methodology, process, and practice of storytelling in health research, and how digital stories complement patient-reported outcomes research.

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Communicating Science Seminar

Why you should communicate to a lay audience & add plain English Summaries to manuscript submissions

Monday, 18 October 2021 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT
Thursday, 21 October 2021 | 7:00 am – 8:00 am CDT

ISOQOL is teaming up with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to bring a Communicating Science Seminar to the 2021 Annual Conference. Join your colleagues for a seminar specifically designed to help you plan and participate in a wide variety of public engagement activities.

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The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.