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2019 HealthMeasures User Conference

Turning Insights into Action

Conference: June 5-6, 2019
Optional Pre-Conference Learning Day: June 4, 2019

Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Center 3rd floor
250 E. Superior Street Chicago, IL

The annual HealthMeasures User Conference is an educational and networking event for clinicians, researchers, and others using PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me®, or NIH Toolbox®.

The 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference (June 4-6, 2019 in Chicago), will feature a day of optional pre-conference training sessions and workshops, followed by 2 days of interactive conference programming to include:

  • Case studies and presentations showing how HealthMeasures are being used in clinical care, clinical research, population health studies, and quality assessment
  • Peer-to-peer learning and ideas for addressing implementation challenges
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration

See the 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference at a Glance>>The complete program and confirmed schedule will be published in April 2019.

See the 2017 HealthMeasures User Conference highlights and program>>

Registration for the Conference (June 5-6)

Early-bird conference registration is available now through April 5, 2019. The conference registration fee of $250 includes access to all conference plenary and breakout sessions (including an evening poster reception), as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments on both days. A limited number of complimentary, 30-minute individual consultations with measurement science experts will also available during the conference (advance appointments required).

The conference registration fee increases to $300 on April 6, 2019.

Click here to register for the 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference>>

Hotels and Ground Transportation
Information about nearby hotels and ground transportation is available here>>

Registration will open in early March for the optional Pre-Conference Learning Day (June 4, 2019). This event will feature full-day training sessions and half-day workshops appropriate for both new and experienced HealthMeasures users. The complete list of educational offerings, including half-day workshops focused on trending topics in outcomes assessment, will be announced in early March.

Full-day training sessions already planned for June 4th include:

Introduction to PROMIS, Neuro-QoL and ASCQ-Me:
IRT, CAT and Implementation in Clinical and Research Settings
This 1-day training is appropriate for researchers and clinicians who are new to item response theory (IRT), patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and integrating such measures into research and clinical workflows. Participants will receive an overview of three measurement systems (PROMIS, Neuro-QoL and ASCQ-Me) and more in-depth information and practical advice on implementing PROMIS (as an exemplar system) into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting.

NIH Toolbox iPad App Training
A 1-day, intensive session in which participants will learn how to administer NIH Toolbox performance measures using the NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize participants with the administration of the NIH Toolbox iPad app, self- and proxy-report measures of emotional function, and the performance-based tests of cognitive, motor, and sensory function. For this training, an emphasis will be placed on the administration of cognitive tests. Participants are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. 

To get the NIH Toolbox iPad app, visit the App Store on your iPad or click here>>

The 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference Call for Proposals is closed.

Below is information about the Call for Proposals.

The 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a presentation abstract or workshop proposal featuring one or more of the HealthMeasures systems (PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, or NIH Toolbox). Submissions should address questions of interest to HealthMeasures users, including (but not limited to):

  • In what novel applications and diverse settings are you using HealthMeasures?
  • What implementation challenges did you experience, and how did you address them?
  • How do you integrate HealthMeasures with clinic workflows and technologies?
  • What advances are occurring in measurement science and assessment technology?

Presentation Format Options:
Workshops: Interactive pre-conference workshops ranging in length from 1.5 to 3 hours and designed to build skills and knowledge. Sample topics include (but are not limited to): data visualization; measure linking; integration of measures with electronic health records and clinic workflows; use of HealthMeasures with specific populations.

Oral Presentations:

  • 20-minute podium presentations
  • 15-minute ‘works in progress’ presentations (5-minute presentations on new ideas or formative research, followed by 10-minutes for audience questions and feedback).

Poster Presentations describing applications or research related to HealthMeasures.

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