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The health of ISOQOL members and conference attendees is our top priority. After monitoring global circumstances surrounding the pandemic, ISOQOL leadership has come to the conclusion that it is only possible to fulfill the Society’s mission by hosting the 27th Annual Conference virtually.

It is our hope that by transitioning this event to a virtual format, ISOQOL will continue bringing together researchers, industry representatives from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and mobile health device fields, clinicians, patient research partners and regulatory officials from around the world while maintaining the safety of all attendees.

ISOQOL staff and Annual Conference Chairs are in the process of redesigning the program. We appreciate your continued understanding as ISOQOL works to finalize plans for its first-ever virtual Annual Conference. We will update the website in the coming days and weeks, along with direct communication to attendees and members, with additional information on registration, presentations, abstracts, and more.

Important Dates*

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day of their deadline unless otherwise noted.

Presentation Guidelines

Virtual Format: Symposium, Oral, Oral Brief, and Poster Presentations will be pre-recorded and available on-demand (at any time) during the conference week and 30 days after.

Symposia Presentations:

Duration and slides: Each symposium group is allotted 90 minutes for a didactic or panel presentation; the group moderator sets specific time limits per speaker. Presenters may use slides.

Oral Presentations:

Duration and slides: Each presenter has approximately 12 minutes to present their research. There is a maximum of 10 slides per oral presentation.

Oral Briefs:

Duration and slides: Each speaker has seven (7) minutes to present using five (5) slides (maximum) plus a title slide. There is a maximum of five (5) slides per oral brief presentation.

Poster Presentations:

Duration: Presenters should prepare a two (2) minute verbal presentation to accompany their poster.

Virtual Poster Creation: For the Virtual Annual Conference, all posters will be created and available for viewing through the cloud-based platform, iPosterSessions. Presenters will receive an email from iPosterSessions to login and begin creating their iPoster(s).

Familiarize yourself with the platform using the iPosterSessions video tutorials and quick guide:

Recording a Virtual Presentation

ISOQOL recommends* using Loom, a free screen recording software, to record your oral, oral brief, or symposium virtual presentation.

Download Loom for Desktop

Download Loom for Desktop to begin the recording process. Instructions for Mac and Windows users are noted in the link. As with any software download, please be prepared to restart your computer after installing.

Note: A Chrome extension is also available; however, this only works for web-based slides (i.e. saved in Google Slides). ISOQOL recommends utilizing the Desktop App as it records across all computer applications.

Create and edit your recording

Quick Tips and Video Instructions below. 

  1. Open your presentation slides from your preferred application (PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF Reader)
  2. Next open the Loom Desktop Application, select Screen + Cam with Full Screen as your capture mode settings. Ensure the applicable camera and microphone are selected from the dropdown lists.
  3. Once ready, click Start Recording. A three-second countdown appears onscreen to let you know the recording is starting. Next launch your PowerPoint presentation into Presentation mode (as you would for an in-person presentation). Note: You’ll be able to trim off the beginning of the recording once complete.
      • You can adjust the size of your video bubble or move it to another corner of the screen simply by clicking on the bubble for options. To move, just click and drag the video bubble to another place on your screen.
  4. Begin your presentation by speaking and advancing your slides as you would for an in-person presentation. Once complete, click the red square to end the recording.
  5. The Loom online portal automatically opens and in your Loom video library. Trim your recording so viewers don’t see the first few moments while you were setting up. Select the scissor icon at the right to enter Trim mode. Click “Start Trimming” box that appears over your video display. Use the Play (triangle) button to watch your video back. To trim off the beginning of your video, adjust the red slider to select the part you want to remove. Then click the “remove” button at right. Repeat this step if there is another area you’d like to trim. Once you’re happy with the video, click Publish Changes below your video.
  6. Rename the video to include your presentation number and abstract title. Simply click on the existing title and type the new title
    i.e. 103.2 A literature review of patient reported outcomes in Brazil

Submit your file

In the “Send your video” box in the top right corner of the Loom editor, click “Copy Link”.
Share it with ISOQOL.

Details for sharing will be added soon. 

*You may choose to create your recorded presentation using another software at your disposal. At minimum, please follow these guidelines for submission:

File Name/Video Title: include your presentation number and abstract title
i.e. 103.2 A literature review of patient reported outcomes in Brazil

File Type for submission: URL
i.e. http://www.myvideourl.com/test123

Submission process:
Details on the submission process will be added soon.  

Our Sponsors

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.