Measuring What Matters Topic Proposal
Topic Selection Timeline
Measuring What Matters Topic Proposal: Call for Submissions
ISOQOL holds an annual virtual Measuring What Matters Symposium in July and requests topic proposals each January, one and a half years in advance.
ISOQOL is seeking to identify and address topics of importance to our members and the HRQL field. Topics may be:
- a particular application (e.g., Measuring What Matters in Clinical Practice)
- a specific disease area (e.g., Measuring What Matters in Cardiology)
- a particular population (e.g., Measuring What Matters in Children)
- or a combination of the three.
Upon submitting a topic proposal, you are indicating your intent to serve as a co-chair of the MWM Symposium and develop the direction of the symposium (commitment noted below). Please indicate the co-chairs (2) in the proposal. The two co-chairs must be current ISOQOL members and one of the co-chairs is the person submitting the proposal.
Co-chairs work with ISOQOL Staff and are responsible for:
- Developing a program outline with topics
- Developing the curriculum
- Developing session learning objectives
- Proposing speakers/presenters
- Attending monthly/biweekly calls with staff and speakers
Items to consider when proposing a MWM Symposium
As much as possible, incorporate these responses in your proposal:
- Why was the content chosen and how is it relevant to ISOQOL’s mission/vision?
- How does this proposal differ from, or build upon, previous MWM topics and ISOQOL webinars?
- What steps are taken to ensure state-of the-art concerns and methods are included?
- For proposed speakers, consider including a range of levels of experience (e.g., senior investigators, early careers investigators)
Please direct questions about your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions for Measuring What Matters 2024 topic proposals are now closed.
Topic Proposal Questions
Below are the questions requested as part of the symposium topic proposal, which opens in mid-January.
Submitter and Co-Chair Details
- Submitter(s) Name, Title, Affiliation
- Names and email addresses of two proposed symposium co-chairs
The two co-chairs must be current ISOQOL members and one of the co-chairs is the person submitting the proposal.
- Proposed topic/theme
- Symposium Title
- Describe the topic/theme and why it is relevant for a “Measuring What Matters” symposium (100 words)
- Is this topic regional? If yes, please indicate why and the region of the greatest interest.
- Category area (Select all that apply)
- Theoretical Work
- Application: Clinical Research
- Application: Clinical Care Applications
- Application: Policy
- Outline how each category (selected above) will be addressed (100 words)
- Intended audience(s): (Select all that apply)
- Symposium synopsis: (500 words)
- List potential names, affiliations and brief description of expertise (no CVs please) of the speakers you intend to invite
- Describe how the symposium will be organized: (e.g., plenaries, break-outs, case studies; general organization of the meeting): (500 words)
- Proposed Number of Sessions (1-5)
- Provide a title, description and objective(s) for each of the proposed sessions, based on the number you selected above.
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.