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Workshops & Events

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.

Registration for the Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, and CAT>>

Registration for the NIH Toolbox iPad App Training>>

Participants can register for one or two days of this training. We will offer a $400 discounted package if you register for both the PROMIS and NIH Toolbox Trainings. Questions about the combined training or about how to receive the discounted package should be directed via email to Justin Jones.

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.

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