Welcome to the 2017
National perspective of patient reported outcomes

Does patient experience matter?

MARCH 3-4, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, Foothills Campus, CalgaryAB

Health Sciences Centre-
The Libin Theatre 


On behalf of the organizing committee we hope to have the pleasure of having you attend the first national conference on the adoption and integration of real time patient related outcomes into clinical practice.

The scope of this meeting will include an environmental scan of the incredible amount of activity across Canada by national organizations including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), Canada Health Infoway, Canada Institute of Health Information and the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC).

The progress in Canada is amazing but the coordination of activities and sharing lessons learned with each other is one of the main objectives of this meeting.

We also have invited international guest speakers to  discuss  progress in Europe and the United States.

The organizing committee is excited about the prospects of this conference helping to change the landscape  of PROs in Canada and believe it will inspire collaboration across the country.

PROs included as part of everyday care also provides us with endless research possibilities.

We would be delighted to have you come and welcome your participation.

The participants will have the option of accessing a ski package to take advantage of the wonderful outdoor activities that Banff and Lake Louise provides at this time of year.




J. Gregory McKinnnon MD
Professor Depts. of Surgery and Oncology
University of Calgary
Tom Baker Cancer Center

Walley Temple MD
Surgical Oncologist
Professor of Surgery and Oncology
University of Calgary
Tom Baker Cancer Center

Four Points Sheraton WEST

8220 Bowridge Crescent NW, Calgary,

Features & Amenities

Dining at Avenue 16 Kitchen & Bar – Local craft beers with Four Points Best Brews® – Free coffee and bottled water – Free self-parking

24-hour business centre – Fast & free WiFi – 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space

Indoor pool with a two-story waterslide – 24-hour Fitness centre – Adrianna’s European Hair Salon – Peel Salon and Spa – Local attractions and things to do nearby

Seek solace and refuge at Peel Salon and Spa located in between majestic mountains and bustling downtown Calgary, this oasis is the place to indulge in some much-needed R&R. As the ultimate authority on relaxing transformation, Peel staff will take you on a journey to revitalize and rejuvenate your ethos. The pressure of the outside world will dissolve of your body and mind when you enjoy one of the many wellness treatments featured on the menu.


  1. To promote the adoption of point of care PROS into clinical practice across Canada.
  2. Identify progress in implementation of real time PROS in clinical practice in Canada and abroad.
  3. Identify the psychometric of PROS.
  4. Identify outcome of PROS in patient care.
  5. Identify current strategies and barriers in the implementation of PROS in Canada.
  6. Identify potential avenues for collaboration to enhance implementation of PROS in Canada.
  7. To discuss the resolution. PROS measuring patient experiences at the point of care has been shown to be an essential component in decision making and supporting patients through treatment.  Adoption of PROS will dramatically improve patient care, reduce and maximize resource utilization.
Target audience:  This symposium is aimed at a wide range of professional disciplines including oncology specialists, psychosocial researchers and practitioners


-Patient expectation of PRO’s
-PRO landscape in Canada and current outcomes

-Science of PRO’s
-Provincial and National strategies to implement PRO’s
-Barrier and resource implementation to implement PRO’s
-Discussion and support of resolution