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The PROMIS Training Workshop

Moving from PROMIS basics to advanced use in clinical and research settings

June 22-23, 2023  (Thursday-Friday)
Prentice Women's Hospital
Northwestern Medicine, Chicago

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The 2023 PROMIS Training Workshop offers an intensive learning experience on PROMIS and how to utilize the measures in clinical care and research.

  • Learn from the PROMIS experts
  • Get the training you need to take PROMIS to the next level at your institution.  Bring your team.
  • The workshop offers valuable training for both new and more experienced clinicians and researchers.
  • Get insight from experts to help you advance your skills in patient-reported outcomes.

Program Venue

The PROMIS Training Workshop will be held at Prentice Women's Hospital, 3rd floor, 250 E. Superior St., on the Northwestern University Medical Campus in downtown Chicago.

Thursday, June 22, 11:30 am - 6 pm
Friday, June 23, 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Hotel Rooms

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at a special rate at the all-suite Omni Chicago Hotel, 676 N. Michigan Avenue on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

The Omni is located just two blocks from the hospital and in the midst of restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Two Program Tracks - Choose Your Sessions
Track 1: Getting Started with PROMIS
Track 2: Using PROMIS in Clinical Care

Move between tracks to sessions that meet your needs.

Bring your team to maximize the training value.  Discounted fees for groups.

Student rates for medical students, residents, fellows, PhD students.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and networking reception.

Program Chairs

Jeff Houck    

Jeff Houck, PT, PhD    Jacob Lippa, MPH
Program Director             Senior Manager, Clinical
School of Physical           Data Analytics (Real
Therapy, George Fox       World Data), Freenome

Program Topics

  • PROMIS: Past and Present
  • Item Response Theory and CAT
  • Crosswalk Development
  • Measure Selection
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Securing Institutional Buy-in
  • Visualizing PROMIS Data
  • Scaling Implementation
  • Interpreting PROMIS Scores
  • IT Options for Implementing PROMIS
    Case Studies for Implementing PROMIS
    - Primary Care & Physical Therapy
    - Mental Health
    - Orthopaedics
    - Cancer

Registration Fees  (click here to register)

PHO Member                                            $495
PHO Student Member                           $395
Non-Member                                           $595
Non-Member Student                           $445
Group of 5 (same institution)           $2,225
Each additional person                         $445
(same institution)
Group of 5 Students                           $1,870
Each additional student                       $349

Meet the Expert Faculty

(click on names to learn more)

Sara Ahmed, PT, PhD
McGill University, Montreal

Susan Bartlett, PhD
McGill University, Montreal

Michael Bass, MS
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Judy Baumhauer, MD, MPH
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

David Cella, PhD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Steven Chang, MD
Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Amy Cizik, PhD, MPH
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Richard Gershon, PhD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Chris Gibbons, PhD
MD Anderson Center, Houston, TX

Maggie Horn, DPT, MPH, PhD
Duke University, Raleigh, NC

Ryan Jacobson, PT, DPT, PCS
George Fox University, Newburg, OR

Eric Makhni, MD, MBA
Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Madeleine Nicholson, MPH
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Nan Rothrock, PhD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Samantha Tam, MD
Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Xiaodan Tang, PhD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Who should attend?

The workshop has something for everyone interested in patient-reported outcomes -- from those getting started with PROMIS, to those looking for an in-depth understanding of the advantages of PROMIS, and those who want to expand use of PROMIS in clinical care and research.

It has been specially designed for clinicians, researchers and trainees, pharmaceutical industry partners, healthcare administrators, policy makers, and IT professionals.

Networking - Meet expert presenters and attendees who share your interests

What attendees have said

"Excellent examples of clinical innovations within clinical contexts and generalizable principles."

"Wonderful way to hear experiences from leaders in the field and profit from lessons learned."

"Expert speakers presenting on innovative and boundary-pushing topics."

"Provided excellent recommendations and guidelines."

"Great examples of what patients want to see and best use cases for PROs."