Program

Sessions

Session I: Introduction to Core Outcome Sets

Monday, 27 July | 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

 

Description:

Core outcome sets can provide value by creating a common understanding of important treatment outcomes for a specific disease area across a range of settings. In this session, speakers from different areas of interest will describe key issues in the development, evaluation, and use of core outcome sets.

 

Speakers:

Elektra Papadopoulos

Donna Messner

Clifton Bingham

Session II: Methodological Approaches for Development of Core Outcome Sets

Monday, 27 July | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Description:

Methodological approaches to developing core outcome sets vary widely for a number of reasons, such as differences in project scope, varying definitions of an “outcome,” differing approaches to combining similar concepts to reduce redundancies, differing approaches to undertaking identification of concepts and measures and of evaluating measures, and other attributes. In this session, speakers will describe the implications of these varied approaches using examples from their experience and discuss how some methodological pitfalls can be avoided.

 

Speakers:

Lee Aiyegbusi

Jakob Bjorner

Paula Williamson

Session III: Stakeholder Perspectives on Core Outcome Sets

Tuesday, 28 July | 9:15 am – 10:45 am

 

Description:

In the context of medical product development and health outcomes assessment, it is critically important to understand whether the outcome measures and endpoints adequately capture treatment benefit in the target population, for the needs of various key stakeholders. Stakeholders may, at times, have varying perspectives on what might constitute meaningful information to support their needs. During this session, speakers representing the patient, payer, and regulatory perspectives will discuss their views on and experiences with core outcome sets.

 

Speakers:

Eleanor Perfetto

Sally Okun

Robyn Bent

Tom Valuck

Session IV: Future Challenges with Core Outcome Sets

Tuesday, 28 July | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Description:

While core outcome sets hold promise to standardize our understanding of treatment outcomes, challenges remain with respect to defining the best methods to define COS, gaining agreement across stakeholder perspectives, efficient means of implementation and maintenance of the COS.  Speakers familiar with developing, promoting, and using core outcomes sets will reflect on the challenges that need to be addressed before the full value of COS can be realized.

 

Speakers:

Donna Messner

Chris Sidey-Gibbons

Laura Lee Johnson

Workshops

Workshop I: Methodological Approaches for Development of Core Outcome Sets

Monday, 27 July | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Workshop II: Examining the Impact of Stakeholder Perspectives on COS

Tuesday, 28 July | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Description

After learning about the various stakeholder perspectives that factor into the development of a core outcome set, meeting attendees will break into small groups for a brief workshop session. Groups will be provided with a brief case study describing a single disease area. Each group will be assigned a role (payer, patient, regulatory) and asked to consider how they might approach developing a COS for the specific disease area. Groups should consider the unique concerns and key concepts of interest of their stakeholder group, challenges their group might face, potential allies and adversaries, etc. After discussion, one person from each group will report, giving the attendees a chance to compare how different groups approached the same case study.

Schedule of Events

Monday, 27 July 2020

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1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Welcome & Introduction

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1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Session I: Introduction to Core Outcome Sets

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2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Coffee Break

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3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Session II: Methodological Approaches for Development of Core Outcome Sets

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4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Workshop I: Methodological Approaches for Development of Core Outcome Sets

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5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

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9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome to Day 2

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9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session III: Stakeholder Perspectives on Core Outcome Sets

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10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

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11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Workshop II: Examining the Impact of Stakeholder Perspectives on COS

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12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Workshop II Recap

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12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch

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1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Session IV: Future Challenges with Core Outcome Sets

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3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Symposium wrap up

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.