Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Social Sciences

Conferences, Presentations, and Workshops

  • Workshop: NIH Toolbox iPAD App Training - Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

    The NIH Toolbox Training Workshop is a one day, intensive workshop that took place on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. Participants were instructed on how to administer the NIH Toolbox measures using the NIH Toolbox app.

    Please visit the registration page for more information.  

  • Workshop: PROMIS Training - Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

    The Introduction to PROMIS, IRT, and CAT training was presented by the HealthMeasures team at Northwestern University  on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. Sessions provided participants with an introduction to iterm response theory (IRT), Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), and how to access and administer PROMIS measures. 

    Please visit the registration page for more information. 

  • June 1 - 2, 2016
    The inaugural user workshop for HealthMeasures systems (PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, NIH Toolbox® & ASCQ-Me) was held June 1-2, near O'Hare International Airport.  
  • November 3, 2015
    Beth Hahn presented at Boston University Medical-Health Literacy Research Conference: "Examining potential for increasing the role of health literacy in PCORI funded programs" Nov.3, 2015
  • October 24, 2015
    Beth Hahn presented at ISOQOL, “Quality of Life following Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury” Symposium 5 Oct. 24, 2015
  • October 23, 2015
    Beth Hahn, presented at ISOQOL on "Computer-based Measurement of Health Literacy, Functional Literacy, Cognitive Abilities and Patient-Reported Outcomes Among English-speaking Adults with Functional Limitations Due to Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury"  Friday, October 23, 2015
  • October 20, 2015
    David Cella, Karon Cook, & David Victorson presenting ISOQOL workshop: How to Conceive, Develop, Conduct and Evaluate a Bookmarking Workshop for Identifying Clinically Meaningful Levels of PROs.  Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm-4:00
  • June 10, 2015
    Judith Moskowitz presented "Cultivating Positive Emotion to Cope with Life Stress: Empirical evidence for mind-body effects” for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on June 10, 2015
  • June 1, 2015
    David Victorson presented "Contemplating Contemplative Practices for Health, Wellbeing and Human Flourishing Amidst Chronic Disease and Life-Threatening Illness” at the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Lurie Children’s Hospital on Monday, June 1, 2015
  • May 18, 2015

    David Victorson presented “Predictors of Quality of Life in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer: The Role of Treatment Decision Making Satisfaction, Neuroticism, and Sexual Functioning.”  at the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

  • April 22-25, 2015

    Betina Yanez presented "Predictors of Psychological Outcomes in a Longitudinal Study of Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors" at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, April 22-25, 2015 San Antonio, TX.
  • April 2014

    Nan Rothrock presented "State of the Science of patient reported outcome measurement: An introduction to PROMIS" at the Lumbar Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, April 2015 in Chicago. 

  • July 14, 2014

    David Victorson presented "Select Proceedings from an NIH Workshop on Innovative Study Designs, Methods for Developing,Testing, Implementing Behavioral Interventions to Improve Health" at Robert H. Lurie Cancer Control & Survivorship Program Meeting, July 14th 2014

  • April 25, 2014

    David Victorson presented on mindfulness meditation and young adult cancer survivors at the 7th Annual OMG Young Adult Cancer Summit in Las Vegas, NV. April 26, 2014

  • February 14, 2014

    Sofia Garcia, PhD presented on "Survivor Net:Developing a breast cancer survivorship care plan template" at American Psychosocial Oncology Society in Tampa, Florida

  • February 13, 2013

    Betina Yanez, PhD, presented  “Patient-provider discussions about fertility preservation among young adults diagnosed with cancer”  at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference, February 13 – 15th 2014