1 December 2020

PROMs: Call for Papers

5th National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Research Conference (Virtual Event)

SCHARR Regent Court building and courtyard

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th June 2021 at The University of Sheffield

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All researchers, health care practitioners/clinicians and PhD students involved in PROMs research are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. This year, we welcome you to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 within the context of PROMs.

We invite papers on any topic that comes under the title of PROMs but particularly in the following areas:

  • Using PROMS with young people
  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Rare diseases
  • Methods – e.g. development, analysis and refinement
  • Social care
  • Well-being
  • Implementation
  • Failure as a learning opportunity
  • Other

If you are submitting a paper on a topic other than ‘failure as a learning opportunity’ we would welcome inclusion of this within your paper.

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

Abstract Submission Guidance

Abstracts reporting research should use the following headings:
Background, Aim(s), Method(s), Results, and 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 8th February 2021.

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 (https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/support/collaborating-in-applied-health-research.htm) 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 a best PhD poster prize.
A prize will be awarded to the best patient and public involvement team which have demonstrated excellence and/or innovation in involving the public.

Oxford University Innovation Ltd will sponsor an award for best oral paper; this will be in the form of a prize.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 8th February 2021 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 the end of March 2021. Please note that presenters of abstracts are not automatically registered for the conference.

Thank you for considering submission to Patient Reported Outcomes (PROMs) Research
Conference 2021 – Virtual Event.

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