Quality of Life Office Workshops 

1.     Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice


This one-day workshop will use the International Society for Quality of Life Research Users’ Guide as a framework. Specifically, Professor Snyder will go step-by-step through the process of implementing a PRO assessment intervention in practice covering nine topics: starting with determining the goals for the PROs; reviewing the decisions regarding population, timing, and measures; describing how to report and act on the PRO data collected; and finally discussing approaches for evaluating the intervention. Lectures will be supplemented with examples and group work.


On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

1.       Identify the considerations involved in implementing PROs in clinical practice

2.       Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different options for addressing the considerations

3.       Apply available resources to aid in designing a PRO implementation strategy


  Professor Claire Snyder

  President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)

  When: 9:30am - 5:30pm (AEST) Thursday 30  November 2017
  Where: New Law school Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown

  Register your expression of interest here


2. I2. Interpreting Quality of Life and other Patient-Reported Outcomes

Quality of Life (QOL) and other patient-reported outcomes (PROs) provide information about the impact of disease and treatment on the patient.

QOL/PROs should be interpreted in the context of other trial outcomes to provide a comprehensive assessment of treatment benefits and harms. Statistical significance alone is not a sufficient means of interpreting changes in PRO scores in a way that is clinically meaningful.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to interpret QOl PROs in a clinically meanigful way
  • Current approaches to determining the smallest difference in a PRO that matters

Click here to sign-in and access the webinar recording.


  Presenter: Prof Madeleine King

  Cancer Australia Chair in Cancer Quality of Life (QOL)

  Director of the QOL Office,

  Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG),

School of   Psychology, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia


This workshop was held in April 2017, however you can still access the recording here.