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2021 conference

Join us for engaging research presentations
and opportunities to share and network.
Gain new insight and connect to advance
the patient’s voice in healthcare.

Learn.  Share.  Engage.


Come as you are, wherever you are

Three Plenaries - Posters
Oral Sessions
Roundtables - Mentoring
Poster Walk - Happy Hour

Program Times

Sunday, October 17 - 9 am - 1:45 pm CST

Monday, October 18 - 10 am -  2:30 pm CST

Tuesday, October 19 - 10 am - 2:45 pm CST

Workshops, Oct. 20, 21, 22 - 9-10 am CST

Registration includes all sessions and
your PHO membership through December 2022.

View On-Demand recordings until January 30

Questions? Please email

NEW:  Post-Conference Workshops - Extend your conference experience with a workshop (or two or three)

Wednesday, October 21,  9 -10  am CST - Cross-Cultural Use of PROMIS - Instructor: Helen Correia, LIC

Thursday, October 22, 9 -10 am CST - Introduction to IRT, CATs, and PROMIS -  Instructor: Richard Gershon, PhD

Friday, October 23, 9-10 am CST - Implementation of  PROMIS in Clinical Practice  - Instructor: Michelle Langer, PhD

Sign up for workshops with your conference registration. No additional fee for conference registrants.
If you are already registered, please email to add workshops.
Click the tab at the bottom of this page to learn more. 

NEW:  Sign up to be a  Mentor or Mentee

Bingham posterIt's an opportunity for new attendees, trainees, junior faculty, and others to meet virtually to get advice from established PHO members.

Mentees will be matched with mentors based  on common research and/or clinical interests. Career development issues, pathways to success in using PROMIS, advice and insight about professional development, or how to become more active in the PHO may be topics Mentors and Mentees may wish to discuss.

Sign up with your registration. Click the tab at the bottom of this page to learn more. 


"In the end, 'networking' is simply the adult version of making friends
and helping others," according to Dorie Clark, business strategist.

Roundtables - Learn. Share. Engage.  
Sign up on your registration.

Sunday, 12 - 1 pm CST

Monday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm CST

Tuesday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm CST

Click the tab at bottom of this page to see Roundtable topics scheduled for each day.

Meet the 2021 Scholarship Winners!

Now in its third year, the PHO's competitive program awards scholarships to trainees to participate in the Annual International Conference. The scholarship program is funded by generous donations from members. 

Click the tab at the bottom of this page to learn about the seven scholarship recipients and their research. 


Using PROMIS in the Exam Room
Plenary 1  - Sunday, October 17  (9:30 - 11 am CST)

Learn how using PROMIS in the exam room is improving communication with patients, enhancing practice efficiency, and improving patient outcomes from medical specialists in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedices, cardiology, and pediatric hematology.

Judy Baumhauer

Judy Baumhauer, MD, MPH
University of Rochester

C. Standaert

Christopher  Standaert, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Harry Kim, MD
Texas Scottish RiteHospital

Benjamin Steinberg

Benjamin Steinberg, MD, MHS,  FACC, FHRS
University of Utah

Karin Fijnvandraat, MD, PhD
Amsterdam University  Medical Centers

Measuring Change  in Individuals
Plenary  2  -  Monday, October 18  (1:30 - 2:30 pm CST)

This plenary will examine individual-level change in patient-reported outcomes from baseline to a single follow-up.  Issues to be discussed include indices for assessing statistically significant change, significance level and likely change, and meaningful individual change.

Maria Edelen
Maria Orlando Edelen, MA, PhD

Brigham and Women's  Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Ron Hays
Ron Hays, PhD
University of California Los Angeles

PROMIS Use in Clinical Settings
Plenary 3  - Tuesday, October 19  (10 - 11 am CST)

Clinical pathways create a consistent workflow for care delivery. Learn how these specialists are using PROMIS in clinical pathways to monitor and improve patient outcomes as pathways reduce unnecessary variation in patient care and improve the cost effectiveness of clinical services.

Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH

Patricia  Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, Moderator
Northwestern University

Saniya BhusariSaniya Bhusari, BDS, MsHI, MHA
University of Utah

F PeradoFrank Penedo, PhD
University  of Miami

Jin-Shei LaiJin-Shei Lai, PhD, OTR/L
Northwestern University


Maria Orlando Edelen, MA, PhD

Associate Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience (PROVE) Center
Brigham & Women's Hospital Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Senior Behavioral / Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Medical Director, UPMC Patient Reported Outcomes
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Save the Dates for PHO

8th PROMIS International Conference 2022

Prague bridges
October 23-24, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic

(following the ISOQOL Conference)

9th PROMIS International Conference 2023

Banff, AB Canada