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University of Exeter Medical School

8th National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Research Conference

Event details

  • Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

  • Location: University of Exeter

  • Call for Abstracts by 5.00pm on 31 March 2024

Registration now open


PROMs UK 2024 will be focusing on PROMs in practice. There will be a chance for academics, clinicians and industry partners to showcase examples of how PROMs were implemented in clinical practice. We are inviting abstracts from anyone who have run studies implementing PROMs into clinical settings, who have experienced using PROMs in their clinical settings, and those who have designed systems to facilitate the use of PROMs.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘PROMs applications in clinical settings’. We are particularly interested in submissions related to developing and implementing patient outcome measures in clinical settings across conditions. We are particularly interested in different methods of implementation, overcoming barriers and lessons learned during these processes. We welcome submissions that describe clinical utility of PROMs and presentation of PROMs to clinicians and patients. 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, 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: 5.00pm on 15th March 2024

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 clinical community. The importance of the study in moving the science/field forward or having impact. Implications for the field in terms of practice/policy/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 for best oral presentation that best communicates their research to the public as judged by patient and public involvement collaborators.
  • An award for best oral presentation will be presented during the closing remarks.

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday 31 March 2024 at 5.00pm.

Abstracts submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

We expect to notify individuals of the outcome of the abstract decision process by the 5th of April. Please note that presenters of abstracts are not automatically registered for the conference. You will need to register by the 19th of April.

We have held a number of rooms on the university premises and if you require this accommodation you will need to book this by 22nd of April through the conference registration portal. Room rates (B&B) typically start from £85 per night .If you have any problems booking accommodation please contact Antoinette Davey at

Thank you for considering submission to 8th Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Research Conference 2024.

Key dates

Abstract submission closure: Sun 31 March
Abstract decisions: 5 April
Conference registration for presenters closes: 19 April
Accommodation closes: 22 April

Sponsors for the conference include Clarivate, InSpired Health Outcomes and Oxford University Innovations

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