Introduction to Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes:
Theory, Measurement, and Applications

Collecting and acting upon Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) is one of the cornerstones of patient-centered care. Choosing the right set of PROs can be challenging as there are many options, each with advantages and disadvantages. This one day, intensive and interactive educational course offers a curriculum that will provide a basic level introduction to the why and how of using PROs in research.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to apply their learning throughout the course. This training is aimed at health professionals; medical scientists who are not experts in the use of PROs; consultants; pharmaceutical and medical device representatives; new investigators and research students; policymakers; and other associations and individuals who are interested in acquiring familiarity with the terms and methods of research on PROs.

Those that participate in the course will receive a certificate of attendance, upon completion of the course evaluation.

Exclusive Course
Attendee Rate = $400.00 (Minimum of 25 Attendees)
If you would like to bring this intensive and interactive introductory course to your place of work or study, please contact the ISOQOL office at

The IPRO certification introductory course, prepared and led by ISOQOL, is a separate opportunity along side the CanPROS conference.  Not frequently offered in Canada, the IPRO introductory to PROS research certification course will be held 1-day prior (Wednesday November 13, 2019) to the CanPROS conference at an additional charge.  Space is limited to 30 registrants on a  first-come-first register basis – Register NOW before all the spots are gone!



Introduction to Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes Theory, Measurement, and Applications

9:00 – 9:10 AM Introduction of Faculty and Overview of Course
9:10 – 9:50 AM Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Patient-Reported Outcomes
9:50 – 10:50 AM Main Measurement Approaches
10:50 – 11:05 AM Coffee Break
11:05 – 12:00 PM Development of a new PRO
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM Evaluation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
2:00 – 2:20 PM Cross-Cultural Translation & Adaptation of PRO Measures
2:20 – 2:35 PM Adapting PRO Measures for Selected Populations – Youth Populations
2:35 – 2:45 PM Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:05 PM Adapting PRO Measures for Selected Populations – PRO Measure in Clinical Practice
3:05 – 3:55 PM Strengths and Weaknesses of Different PRO Measures (Group Exercise)
3:55 – 4:00 PM Introduction to ISOQOL