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Save the Date: HealthMeasures User Conference

June 4-6, 2019 in Chicago, IL

Attendees will gain valuable insights and practical ideas from peers with direct experience integrating PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me®, and NIH Toolbox® into research, practice, education, and quality measurement. Opportunities at the 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference will include:

  • Measurement system training and interactive workshops
  • Case studies featuring best practices and innovative applications
  • Scientific presentations and technology updates
  • Networking and peer-to-peer learning experiences

Check back soon for abstract submission and registration information.

Clinicians, researchers, and administrators will gain valuable insights and practical ideas from peers with direct experience integrating PROMIS®, Neuro QoL, ASCQ-MeSM,  and NIH Toolbox® into research, practice, and quality measurement.

  • User case studies will showcase best practices for administering, scoring and interpreting assessments, along with real world advice for managing implementation challenges.
     
  • Interactive demos, scientific updates, and panel discussions will deliver state-of-the-art knowledge about the science, technologies and policies driving the use of these measures.
     
  • Expert round tables, exhibits, and one-to-one consultations will bring users, measure developers,and technology firms together for meaningful dialogue and ongoing collaboration.

Clinimetrics: Assessment Measurement Properties of Health Measurement Instruments 

January 9-11, 2019 at VU University Medical Center in Soesterberg, Netherlands

Clinimetrics is the scientific discipline that aims to (1) develop methods of assessing the properties of health measurement instruments, (2) apply those methods to develop new, or evaluate existing, health measurement instruments, with the aim (3) to improve the quality of measurements.

Learn more and registration information>>

PROMIS at the Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

February 12-14, 2019 in Orlando, FL

Mark your calendars for the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando, Feb12-14. The PROMIS team will be exhibiting in the Innovation Live space to showcase the use of the PROMIS API with data collection systems to administer and score HealthMeasures. Swing by Kiosk 40 to learn more about how your health system can integrate with the API to support the administration and collection of patient-reported outcome measures at your institution. And join us at our presentation in the Innovation Live space Tuesday, February 12th, at 3:15pm to demonstrate current user experiences.

Learn more about HIMSS>>

The Application of Item Response Theory (IRT) in Patient Report Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Related Research

Presented by Dr. Richard Gershon 

December 7, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00pm in Shanghai, China

Learn more about Dr. Gershon's talk>>

4th Annual PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) Conference - PROMIS: Global Advances in Methodology and Clinical Science

October 28-29, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland

This year's conference will feature plenary sessions, workshops and poster sessions focusing on the development, translation, validation, and utilization of the PROMIS measures. Sessions will focus on the integration of patient-reported outcomes with clinical practice and performance measures. This meeting brings clinicians and measurement researchers together in the same room to share best practices for putting the patient's voice first.

Additional workshops offered:

  • Introduction to IRT
  • Translation and Cultural Adaptation of PROMIS Measures
  • Implementing PROMIS in your setting

Learn more>>

HealthMeasures Exhibitor booth at International Society for Quality of Life (ISOQOL)

October 24 - 27, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland

The International Society for Quality of Life (ISOQOL) is hosting its 25th annual conference, PROs in the digital age: New frontiers in research, policy and practice. Learn more about HealthMeasures resources, administration options, and science at our exhibit booth. 

Learn more about ISOQOL>>

NIH Toolbox Exhibitor booth at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)

September 30 - October 3, 2018 in Dallas, Texas

Mark your calendars for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) in Dallas, Sep 30-Oct 3. The NIH Toolbox team will be offering a pre-conference workshop (Sept 29) and will be exhibiting at the conference. More details to come!

Learn more about the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine>>

NIH Toolbox iPad App Training

September 18 - 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL

The NIH Toolbox iPad App Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

Attendees are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad or follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307

Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop

September 17, 2018 in Chicago, IL

The Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop is a one-day introduction to the Patient Reported Outcomes Mea>>surement Information System (PROMIS), item response theory (IRT), and computer adaptive testing (CAT). Attendees will also receive practical advice on implementing PROMIS into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting.

PROMIS Exhibitor Booth and Presentation at the Epic User Group Meeting

August 27-30, 2018 in Verona, Wisconsin

Epic User Group Meeting (UGM) is the annual conference for healthcare, IT executives and clinical staff from the institutions using Epic EHR or those interested in learning more about it.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Meeting

August 13-15, 2018 in Bethesda, MD

The NHLBI Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Meeting is a three day meeting that provides a yearly forum for investigators, practitioners, and interested health care providers to discuss the process of ongoing clinical trials, hear presentations about new developments in scientific and clinical aspects of SCD, and interact with other investigators and NHLBI Program Staff in an informal setting. This year’s program includes six symposia that cover a broad range of topics (see Agenda). There will be presentations by NIH program staff on the progress of two major initiatives: The NHLBI Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium and the Cure Sickle Cell Disease Initiative.

Learn more>>

NIH Toolbox and PROMIS at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention

August 9-12, 2018 in San Francisco, California

Come check out the NIH Toolbox and PROMIS booths at APA! We’d love to tell you more about our royalty-free assessment systems. By using our iPad app, you’ll have access to 100s of scientifically validated tests in the palm of your hand.  Swing by our booths #416 and #414 to learn more and tell us about your experience with the app.  We look forward to seeing you this August at APA in San Francisco.

Learn more about the APA Annual Convention>>

NIH Toolbox Exhibitor booth at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)

July 22 - 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois

The NIH Toolbox team is excited to join our colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago, July 22-26. We are proud to be part of this group of researchers, clinicians and care providers who have gathered to share their advances in dementia science. If you plan on being at the conference, please come by our exhibitor booth, #824.

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference>>

International Neuropsychological Society 2018 Mid-Year Meeting

July 18 - 20, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic

David Tulsky (Chair), Jerry Slotkin, and Cindy Nowinski: Using the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery in individuals with acquired brain injury and in older adults.

July 19th, Thursday 10:30-12pm

See the Program at a Glance>>
Learn more about INS Mid-Year Meeting>>

NIH Toolbox Exhibitor booth at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

June 22 - 26, 2018 in Orlando, FL

We are excited to be exhibiting the NIH Toolbox and our other HealthMeasures at the 78th annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL from June 22-26.  Come see us at Booth #1569!

Learn more about the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions>>

Webinar: Introduction to Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

June 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM CDT - 11:30 AM CDT

Presenters: Dr. Michael C. Edwards, PhD, Managing Partner/Associate Professor, Vector Psychometric Group, LLC/Arizona State University and Dr. Bryce Reeve, PhD, Director, Duke University, Center for Health Measurement

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) refers to a collection of systems and statistical models that assemble an assessment based on the observed item responses of each individual. This happens in real time, such that a response to the first item will help determine which item should be administered next. The webinar will be structured around the three words in the phrase “computerized adaptive testing” and a deeper exploration of what each implies. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants would have an expanded knowledge of the basic principles of CAT as well as a deeper conceptual understanding of why it works and what the costs/benefits are. After watching this webinar, attendees will be able to: 1) articulate in a non-statistical way how adaptive testing works and 2) articulate costs and the benefits of an adaptive testing strategy within research and clinical PRO frameworks.

Summer Institute On PRO Measurement Science, Qualitative Methods, and Implementation Science

Hosted by the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University
June 4-6, 2018 in Durham, NC

The Summer Institute is an affordable option for researchers who want to build foundational knowledge in population health sciences. By working with Duke researchers and engaging in practical learning experiences, the Summer Institute introduces you to three key health science research methods: Measurement Science, Qualitative Methods, and Dissemination & Implementation Science. Five of Duke’s leading researchers will focus on answering the following questions:

  • How can you use patient reported outcomes data to inform research and clinical practice?
  • How can you draw on qualitative perceptions?
  • How do you get people to implement improved practices identified by clinical research?
  • The Summer Institute is geared toward early- to mid-career researchers and professionals working in health care and health services research who want to learn new methods to broaden their research design.

    Learn more about the Summer Institute>>

    PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) Office Hours

    May 23, 2018 8:00 - 9:00am CT (US & Canada)

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could just sit down with a PROMIS expert and ask questions about PROMIS measures and methods? Well, now you can!  You are invited to attend PROMIS Office Hours. This is a series of webinars in which PROMIS experts in outcomes research, psychometrics and assessment are available to you electronically to answer your specific PROMIS-related questions.

    PHO members can attend any or all PROMIS OFFICE HOUR webinars free of charge. The agenda for each will be set by you and your fellow PROMIS users, so bring your questions and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

    Learn more and register for the PHO Office Hours>>

    Customizing PROMIS short forms 

    May 2, 2018 from 4:30 - 5:10pm at Epic XGM in Verona, Wisconsin

    Presenters: Adam Johnson & Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD

    The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) computer adaptive testing (CAT) was recently released for Epic. While CAT administration is the most efficient way to collect PROMIS scores, there are several reasons why a clinic may choose to use customized short forms. We will share a PROMIS-based custom short form build which is scored using item parameters and is comparable to CAT-administered scores.In this session, attendees will learn the following objectives: 1) Discuss the pros and cons of using PROMIS CAT or customized short forms, 2) Construct custom short forms for PROMIS, and 3) Score custom short forms for PROMIS.

    Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop

    March 28, 2018 in Chicago, IL

    The Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop is a one-day introduction to the Patient Reported Outcomes Mea>>surement Information System (PROMIS), item response theory (IRT), and computer adaptive testing (CAT). Attendees will also receive practical advice on implementing PROMIS into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting.

    Learn more about the workshop>>

    NIH Toolbox iPad App Training

    March 26-27, 2018 in Chicago, IL

    The NIH Toolbox iPad App Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

    Attendees are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad or follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307

    PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) Office Hours

    March 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CT (US & Canada)

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could just sit down with a PROMIS expert and ask questions about PROMIS measures and methods? Well, now you can!  You are invited to attend PROMIS Office Hours. This is a series of webinars in which PROMIS experts in outcomes research, psychometrics and assessment are available to you electronically to answer your specific PROMIS-related questions.

    PHO members can attend any or all PROMIS OFFICE HOUR webinars free of charge. The agenda for each will be set by you and your fellow PROMIS users, so bring your questions and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

    PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) Office Hours

    February 21, 2018 9:00 - 10:00am CT (US & Canada)

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could just sit down with a PROMIS expert and ask questions about PROMIS measures and methods? Well, now you can!  You are invited to attend PROMIS Office Hours. This is a series of webinars in which PROMIS experts in outcomes research, psychometrics and assessment are available to you electronically to answer your specific PROMIS-related questions.

    PHO members can attend any or all PROMIS OFFICE HOUR webinars free of charge. The agenda for each will be set by you and your fellow PROMIS users, so bring your questions and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

    NIH Toolbox at the National Association of School Psychology

    February 13 - 16, 2018

    The NIH Toolbox team is excited to spend time with our school psychology colleagues at the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) conference in Chicago!  With administration of these tests on an iPad, it makes child engagement during testing process much easier.  We will be at booth #631. If you plan to be at NASP, we’d love to speak with you about your experience with the NIH Toolbox and tell you more about our latest features. 

    Learn more about the National Association of School Psychology's 2018 Annual Convention>>

    The Implementation and Clinical Implications of using PROMIS in Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California Multi-disciplinary Outpatient Clinics

    January 29, 2018 11:00 - Noon CT (US & Canada)

    Presenters: Nancy Abarca, MPH and Michelle James, MD of Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California 

    Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) is now recognized as a critical component of patient-centered medical care and serves as a key indicator of intervention success. One of those PROs is Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), a standardized, valid and reliable PRO tool funded by the National Institute of Health that has been widely used in a range of chronic conditions to inform the effectiveness of health care decisions. The purpose of this session is to provide a thorough description of the development and successful implementation of PROMIS in Shrines Hospitals for Children Northern California Multi-disciplinary outpatient clinics as well as describe the clinical implications of using PROMIS in patient care.

    PROMIS and NIH Toolbox Training

    December 5 - 6, 2017 in Chicago, IL 

    The PROMIS and NIH Toolbox Trainings are two one-day introductions to the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), item response theory (IRT), and computer adaptive testing (CAT), and the NIH Toolbox iPad App. Day one will focus on PROMIS, IRT, and CAT administration. Attendees will also receive practical advice on implementing PROMIS into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting. Day two will be the applied Toolbox iPad App training, an intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

    PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) Office Hours

    November 15, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT (US & Canada)

    Hosted by Richard Gershon, PhD

    What would you like to know about using PROMIS?  Here is your opportunity to have your questions answered by the PROMIS experts.

    Submit your questions ahead of the Office Hour to: Julie-kay@northwestern.edu

    Introduction to PROMIS and NIH Toolbox 

    November 14, 2017, 1:00-5:00pm in Chicago, IL 

    Post-Conference workshop at the Society for Integrative Oncology's annual conference

    This workshop provides an introduction of both PROMIS and NIH Toolbox including an overview of item response theory and computer adaptive tests. Guidelines for selecting outcome measures tailored for a specific purpose will be outlined along with tools for score interpretation for individuals with cancer. Case studies in clinical practice and research will be presented highlighting utilization of different data collection technologies. Decision points for assessment technology will be outlined. Resources available for implementing PROMIS and NIH Toolbox will be highlighted. In the final portion of the workshop, participants will break out into small groups to generate a proposal to meet the patient-centered outcome needs for specific cases studies. This 75 minute workshop is 80% lecture and 20% interactive case study discussion.

    HealthMeasures User Conference

    September 27-28, 2017 in Chicago, IL

    Clinicians, researchers, and administrators will gain valuable insights and practical ideas from peers with direct experience integrating PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-MeSM, and NIH Toolbox® into research, practice, and quality measurement.  

    • User case studies will showcase best practices for administering, scoring and interpreting assessments, along with real word advice for managing implementation challenges.
    • Interactive demos, scientific updates, and panel discussions will deliver state-of-the-art knowledge about the science, technologies and policies driving the use of these measures.
    • Expert round tables, exhibits, and one-to-one consultations will bring users, measure developers, and technology firms together for meaningful dialogue and ongoing collaboration.

     Webinar: Introduction to Person-Centered Assessment

    September 27, 8:00am - 9:30am CT

    A complimentary workshop will be presented via live webinar and in person during the 2017 HealthMeasures User Conference on September 27. This session will introduce you to selecting, administering, scoring and interpreting PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-MeSM, and NIH Toolbox® measures. Researchers and clinicians who are new to using HealthMeasures are encouraged to participate.

    The NIH Toolbox: State-of-the-Art Outcome Measures for Clinical Practice and Research

    2017 American Psychological Association Continuing Education Workshop
    August 5, 2017 in Washington, DC from 8:00-11:50am

    This Introductory workshop presents instructional information and hands-on demonstration of the cutting edge measurement system to assess neurological and behavioral function – the NIH Toolbox.  The advantages of employing common measures across psychological research studies and clinical practice will be addressed. Participants will acquire the basics of computer adaptive testing and modern psychometric approaches and the building blocks for administration of the NIH Toolbox® measures for emotional, cognitive, sensory and motor function via an iPad.

    Workshop enrollment opens Monday April 17, 2017. See the APA-CE Workshop site>>

    NCI Outcomes Research Virtual Speaker Series
    Making the Numbers Meaningful: Novel Approaches to Interpreting Patient Reported Outcome Scores

    Featured Presenter: Karon Cook, PhD, Research Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwetsern University 

    June 19, 2017, 1-2pm ET - Webinar

    With expanding adoption of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical research and practice, there is an urgent need to understand their meaning in the context of healthcare delivery. Some of the best ideas in outcomes measurement have been borrowed from the field of educational testing. One such method, Bookmarking, has been used to set standards for academic test performance. This method can also be used to establish thresholds for PRO levels (e.g., no bother, mild bother, severe bother). Dr. Cook will discuss Bookmarking and other related techniques, and demonstrate how these methods have been extended to estimate thresholds for meaningful changes in PRO scores.

    SUGGESTED READINGS:
    Morgan EM, et al. Qual Life Res. 2017 Mar;26(3):565-586. [View Abstract]
    Cook KF, et al. Qual Life Res. 2015 Mar;24(3):575-89. [View Abstract]
    Cella D, et al. Qual Life Res. 2014 Dec;23(10):2651-61. [View Abstract]

    Learn more and register for the webinar here>>

    NIH Toolbox iPad App Training

    June 12-13, 2017 in Cambridge, MA

    The NIH Toolbox iPad App Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

    Attendees are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad or follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307

    Learn more about the workshop>>

    Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop

    June 9, 2017 in Chicago, IL

    The Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop is a one-day introduction to the Patient Reported Outcomes Mea>>surement Information System (PROMIS), item response theory (IRT), and computer adaptive testing (CAT). Attendees will also receive practical advice on implementing PROMIS into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting.

     

    Learn more about the workshop>>

    NIH Toolbox iPad App Training

    March 27-28, 2017 in Chicago, IL

    The NIH Toolbox iPad App Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

    Attendees are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad or follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307

    Learn more about the workshop>>

    Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop

    March 10, 2017 in Chicago, IL

    The Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop is a one-day introduction to the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), item response theory (IRT), and computer adaptive testing (CAT). Attendees will also receive practical advice on implementing PROMIS into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting.

    Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop

    December 13, 2016 in Chicago, IL

    The Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, CAT and Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings Workshop is a one-day introduction to the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), item response theory (IRT), and computer adaptive testing (CAT). Attendees will also receive practical advice on implementing PROMIS into research and clinical workflows, including options for administering CAT and short form instruments in your setting.

    NIH Toolbox iPad App Training

    December 5-6, 2016 in Chicago, IL

    The NIH Toolbox iPad App Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

    Attendees are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad or follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307

    The NIH Toolbox: A Useful Addition to Clinical Practice

    November 12, 2016 from 9am-12:15pm in Oak Brook, IL at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association

    This presentation details the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological Behavior & Function, a multidimensional set of brief, royalty-free measures. Now these measures are available on iPads and thus provide practitioners with a valid and easy way to assess the effectiveness of therapy and validity of patient concerns.

    NIH Toolbox: State of the Art Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Practice and Research #143

    October 30, 2016 in Chicago, IL at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference

    This interactive workshop presents instructional information and hands-on demonstration of the cutting edge measurement system to assess neurological and behavioral function – the NIH Toolbox. The advantages of employing common measures across rehabilitation research studies and clinical practice will be addressed. Participants will acquire the basics of computer adaptive testing and modern psychometric approaches and the building blocks for administration of the NIH Toolbox measures for emotional, cognitive, sensory and motor function via an iPad.

    PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) Conference

    October 23-24, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark

    The ​PROMIS ​Health ​Organization, ​on ​behalf ​of ​the ​Patient-Reported ​Outcomes ​Measurement ​Information ​System ​(PROMIS) ​network, ​is ​hosting ​this ​scientific ​meeting ​to ​bring ​together ​academic ​researchers, ​government ​scientists, ​clinicians, ​clinical ​researchers, ​industry ​representatives, ​patient ​and ​experts ​in ​outcomes ​measurement ​to ​discuss ​applications ​of ​PROMIS ​in ​health ​care ​and ​outcomes ​research ​and ​practice ​and ​the ​state ​of ​the ​science ​in ​this ​critical ​field. ​It ​will ​feature ​keynote ​and ​plenary ​presentations ​from ​leaders ​in ​the ​field, ​numerous ​papers ​in ​concurrent ​breakout ​sessions, ​posters, ​and ​ample ​time ​for ​discussion ​among ​all ​participants.

     

    For more information about the PHO and the PHO Conference, please visit the PHO's website

    Learn more about joining and supporting the PROMIS Health Organization.

    PHO sponsored webinar: Using PROMIS® in Clinical Settings 

    September 28, 2016 at 8am-9am CDT, sponsored by the PROMIS Health Organization (PHO)

    Patient reported outcomes (PRO) are not a new concept; however, the ability to collect PRO data in real time, share this information with the patient for clinical decision making and appropriate health resource allocation is just bursting onto the healthcare scene.  This webinar will demonstrate efficient PROMIS CAT collection for all patients in a high volume orthopaedic practice and show how the data is being utilized by the providers and patients to make decisions on surgery or non-operative treatments such as physical therapy.   

    Hosted by
    Judith Baumhauer MD MPH
    Professor and Associate Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, NY 14642

    We heard you!  Future webinars will be arranged to accommodate the various time zones of our members and those interested in participating.  Recorded sessions are available for members.

    PROMIS in Epic

    September 20, 2016 in Verona, WI at the Epic User Group Meeting

    Richard Gershon will be presenting a session titled PROMIS Adaptive Questionnaires for Patient-Reported Outcomes at the 2016 Epic User Group meeting, where more than 11,000 people will gather. He will be joined by Epic Project manager Karteek Kondabolu. Together they will share the results of work to integrate computer adaptive tests and IRT scored short forms so that clinicians will be able to easily integrate PROMIS measures into their clinical workflow—ultimately making hundreds of PROMIS measures available in both Epic My Chart and Epic Hyperspace.

    For more information, please visit https://ugm.epic.com/

    PROMIS® Health Organization (PHO) Office Hours

    August 20, 2016 at 10am Central Time

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just sit down with a PROMIS expert and ask questions about PROMIS measures and methods? Well, now you can!  You are invited to attend PROMIS OFFICE HOURS. This will be series of webinars in which PROMIS experts in outcomes research, psychometrics and assessment are available to you electronically to answer your specific PROMIS-related questions.PHO members can attend any are all PROMIS OFFICE HOUR webinars free of charge (but you must register). The agenda for each will be set by you and your fellow PROMIS users, so bring your questions and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

    $35     Non Members (and can apply the $35 toward membership fee)
    Free    Members (BUT YOU MUST REGISTER)

    Learn more about joining and supporting the PROMIS Health Organization.

    HealthMeasures User Workshop

    June 1-2, 2016 in Rosemont, IL

    We invite you to participate in the inaugural HealthMeasures User Workshop, June 1 & 2, 2016. The workshop will take place just outside of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois (near O'Hare International Airport).

    The HealthMeasures User Workshop will begin June 1 with a late afternoon poster reception. (New users are invited to arrive earlier that afternoon for an optional introductory session.)

    June 2 will feature a full day of seminars on the HealthMeasures measurement systems (PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, NIH Toolbox®, and ASCQ-MeSM). Presentations will include:

    • Using HealthMeasures in clinical practice
    • Making meaning of scores
    • Using PROsetta Stone methods to link HealthMeasures assessments to other commonly used instruments
    • Technical options for data collection

    NIH Toolbox® iPad App Training

    April 4-5, 2016 and June 13-14 in Chicago, IL

    The NIH Toolbox iPad App Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app. Sessions will teach the basic knowledge and skills to familiarize users 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.

    Register and read more information about the NIH Toolbox iPad app Training

    Attendees are required to bring their own iPad with the NIH Toolbox app installed. To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad or follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307