From the Annual Conference Co-Chairs

Scientific content of the 2023 Annual Conference
By Kyle Kemp, PhD, and Robert Klaassen, MD FRCP(C)

We are much honored to be the Scientific Program Co-Chairs of the ISOQOL 30th Annual Conference.
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   Important Dates

31 October:
JPRO Co-Editor-in-Chief applications due
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December 2023:
Journal Associate Editor applications due
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   Science TALK

Defining Critical Patient-Reported Outcomes to Build ePRO-Based Pathway for Patient Care After Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer [Read More]

Measuring QOL for patients’ family members [Read More]

Lessons learned from the SYMPRO-Lung trial: Translating the trial experiences with symptom monitoring into clinical implementation [Read More]

Measuring QOL of children and adolescents with advanced cancer [Read More]

Scaling up a measurement model for rare disease clinical trials: Expanding the ORCA measure [Read More]

Translation and linguistic validation of the EXACT tool [Read More]

The QUEST Initiative: Assessing patient-reported outcomes in patients with chronic conditions prescribed medicinal cannabis in Australia [Read More]

Contextualizing PROMs using personas and journey maps [Read More]

Does context matter? The impact of an osteoarthritis exercise program on quality of life across diverse settings [Read More]

Item bank for measuring communicative participation [Read More]


Three SIG Symposia will be held on Wednesday, 18 October. These symposia provide educational content related to the special interest and expertise of the groups hosting the session.

  • International Perspectives of Patient Engagement in Quality of Life Research
    Presented by Australia and New Zealand SIG, Canada-PRO SIG & Patient Engagement SIG
  • How Health Preference Research can enhance the development and use of PROs to inform decision-making and clinical practice
    Presented by Health Preference Research SIG
  • Considerations for the use of Patient-Reported Outcomes data for RWE studies in Industry
    Presented by Industry SIG

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