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  • The PHO Mission is to improve health outcomes by developing, maintaining, improving and encouraging the application of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® in research and clinical practice.


    As public health safety concerns related to COVID-19 continue, the PHO is committed to virtually deliver the PROMIS content and connection you need to advance methods to integrate the patient’s perspective in healthcare. 

    The conference is designed for clinicians, researchers, and healthcare administrators, both new users and those experienced with PROMIS. 

    We look forward to your participation. Thank you for your support of the PHO.

    Richard Gershon, PhD
    Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH
    Program Co-Chairs

    Come Together through Social Distancing

  • Two Workshop Tracks Offered Two Workshop Tracks Offered

    Track 1: Implementing PROMIS in Clinical Practice

    Will focus on how to choose which PROMIS measures to use, collection in EHRs, and integration into clinical work flow

    Target Audience:
    Clinicians, Researchers, Healthcare Institutions

    What to expect:

    • Introduction to IRT and CAT
    • Introduction to PROMIS. How to choose the right measures for your purpose, measurement aim, what to measure, how to measure, what do the scores mean
    • Getting institution and colleague buy-in
    • Technology options and costs (personnel, time)
    • Implement in Epic and other EHRs
    • How to integrate in clinic flow and use in the consult room
    • Clinical interpretations


    Track 2: Advanced Topics in PRO Use

    Will focus on PROMIS measure use and interpretation with illustrations in patient care for clinicians, in quality and outcome measurement for health system administrators, and approaches to reporting for both audiences.

    Target Audience:
    Clinicians, Researchers, Pharma Industry, Healthcare Institutions, Disciplines

    What to expect:

    • Reporting PROs in patient care
    • IT innovations for PROMIS reporting
    • Clinician and staff adoption of PROMIS in specialty care clinics
    • Optimizing pre- and post-clinic PRO completion for quality use
    • PROMIS for quality, value, and finance
  • Registration Fees Registration Fees

    To maximize the benefit, two or more persons from the same institution are encouraged to register, one for Track 1 and one for Track 2.  Registration includes access to both tracks. 

    Discount pricing available for groups of 5 or more from the same institution. Please contact julie-kay@northwestern.edu

    Register Now!

    PHO Member   $395
    PHO Student Member*  $295
    Non-Member**  $495
    Non-Member Student**  $350








    *, ** Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Graduate Students


    ** Non-member conference registrants will automatically be added as PHO members 
    for the 2020 calendar year. If you prefer to opt-out of membership, please let us
    know, however, the registration fees remain as shown above. 

  • Program Co-Chairs Program Co-Chairs


    Richard Gershon, PhD
    Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH

    Northwestern University

  • Time

    June 3 (Wednesday) 
    1:00 -  5:30 pm CT

    June 4 (Thursday) 
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm CT

  • Program Faculty

    Faraz Ahmad, MD, MS, Northwestern University

    Cindy Barnard, PhD, Northwestern University

    Michael Bass, MS, Northwestern University

    Judy Baumhauer, MD, MPH, University of Rochester

    Christina Bond, MS, Crouse Health Network & Patient Research Group LLC

    David Cella, PhD, Northwestern University

    Kristina Davis, MS, MSN, MPH, RN, CNL, Northwestern University

    Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, Northwestern University

    Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University

    Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

    Allen Heinemann, PhD, Northwestern University

    Jin Shei Lai, PhD, Northwestern University

    Michelle Langer, PhD, Northwestern University

    Ryan Merkow, MD, MS, Northwestern University

    Nan Rothrock, PhD, Northwestern University

    Christopher Standaert, MD, University of Pittsburgh

    David Tulsky, PhD, University of Delaware

    Epic representative