HEOM events

PROMS Conference Sheffield 2016
Thursday 9 June

PROMS Conference 2016

Advances in Patient Reported Outcomes Research and their application to decision making.

The 2016 UK Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) research conference took place on 9 June in Sheffield (#PROMsconf2016). Over 120 participants took part, attending 24 parallel sessions and one poster session of which over 40 posters were displayed. The afternoon was chaired by Professor Ray Fitzpatrick focused on three plenaries with invited speakers and nominated discussants:

- Computerized adaptive testing. Professor Tim Croudace, Dundee (discussant; Dr Chris Gibbons, Cambridge);

- Feedback on PROMs to healthcare providers. Associate Professor Joanne Greenhalgh (discussant: Prof John Browne, Cork);

- Wellbeing. Professor John Brazier, Sheffield (discussant: Colin Green, Exeter).


The conference was co-hosted by Professor John Brazier, Sheffield; Elizabeth Gibbons, Oxford; Professor Jose M Valderas, Exeter; and Dr Georgina Jones, Sheffield. Further administrative support was provided by Jenny Dunn, Theme Manager and Samantha-Jane Pye. Support was granted by NIHR CLAHRCs Peninsula, Yorkshire and Humber, Oxford, and East of England and endorsed by ISOQOL.

Feedback informally and formally was positive; the content relevant and interesting and there was considerable enthusiasm for a similar event in 2017. 


The abstracts have now been published in the special supplement “Proceedings of Patient Reported Outcome Measure’s (PROMs) Conference Sheffield 2016: advances in patient reported outcomes research”. The full content of the supplement can be found at https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/articles/supplements/volume-14-supplement-1