Call for Papers - the 7th National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Research Conference ‘PROMs Across the Lifespan’

All researchers, health care practitioners/clinicians and PhD students involved in Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) research are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. 

Call for papers: PROMs Across the Lifespan

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The theme of this year’s conference is "PROMs Across the Lifespan". We are particularly interested in submissions related to developing and evaluating patient outcome measures in different groups across the life course, ranging from early childhood to older people. We are also interested in specialised applications of PROMs across the life course, such as in palliative care or in people living with life limiting conditions.

Beyond our core theme, we welcome submissions on any topic that comes under the breadth of PROMs Research, including studies demonstrating patient and public involvement and methodological case studies or examples of when things don’t go to plan.

If you would like to make a submission to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, please visit our online submission platform Oxford Abstracts  

Abstract Submission Guidance

Abstracts reporting research should use the following headings: 

  • Background
  • Aim(s)
  • Method(s)
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Word limit: 300 words maximum, not including the headings. Note - please do not include tables/graphics/diagrams/symbols in your abstract.

Please submit abstracts online by 11:59pm on Tuesday 7 February 2023 

Selection criteria

The scientific panel will select papers on the following basis:

  • Only abstracts submitted before the deadline will be considered.
  • Work in progress and papers at an early stage of development will be welcome.
  • Reproduced papers and reports (especially those written for other audiences) and reproduced book chapters are likely to be rejected. 

Assessment process

We will operate a blind peer-review process for all abstracts in which reviewers will judge abstracts on the quality of the content.

  • Scientific significance and importance to the PROMs research field, and Applied Research Collaboration community.
  • The importance of the study in moving the science/field forward or having impact. Implications for the field in terms of practice/policy/theory/methodology are clearly stated.
  • Value to existing literature/evidence base.
  • Likelihood of generating extensive delegate interest
  • Creativity/originality/innovation: Represents a creative or innovative approach. Novel, and likely to provoke discussion. The submission has not been presented at a previous ARC conference

Allocation of oral and poster presentations

Allocation will be based on the quality of the abstract submitted. Very good abstracts are often recommended as posters simply due to the overall high quality of abstracts and the inherently limited spaces for oral presentation.


  • Accepted PhD student posters will be considered for the best PhD poster prize.
  • A prize will be awarded for the best oral presentation that best communicates their research to the public as judged by patient and public involvement collaborators. 
  • Oxford University Innovation Ltd has sponsored an award for best oral presentation and will present this prize during the closing remarks.

The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 11:59pm.

Abstracts submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

We expect to notify individuals of the outcome of the abstract decision process by early April 2023. Please note that presenters of abstracts are not automatically registered for the conference.

Thank you for considering submission to Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Research Conference 2023.

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