PROS Conference

January 29–30, 2015 | Washington, DC | Register ►

Understanding the patient perspective on surgical outcomes and experiences.

This one and a half day conference will include presentations by world-renowned quality-of-life researchers, surgeons involved in PRO measurement, patient advocates, payers, device industry representatives and regulators. Each panel will be followed by a discussion period that will engage stakeholders in thought-provoking dialogue. The meeting will conclude with a Mentoring Luncheon for faculty and trainees (surgical residents and junior quality of life researchers) to solidify the establishment of cross-disciplinary training relationships.

Learning Objectives

  • To develop strategies for making surgical PRO research data more accessible and interpretable to clinicians, patients and payers to improve the quality of healthcare
  • To discuss and develop consensus around methodological issues related to PRO measurement in surgery including newer psychometric methods such as Rasch Measurement Theory and Item-Response Theory
  • To formulate a research agenda for PRO measurement in surgery and identify strategies and mechanisms to study issues deemed most important and timely
  • To foster relationships between surgeons (represented by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) and the quality of life research community—represented by the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)


20 F Street NW Conference Center
20 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-6701


December 1, 2014: Early-registration discount ends
Deadline for 100% refund (less $25 processing fee)
December 29, 2014: Hotel discount ends
January 16, 2015: Advance registration closes
Deadline for 50% refund (less $25 processing fee)


Register online

To register by phone, call ASPS Member Services at 800-766-4955


On or Before
MD $400 $500
(PhD, MPH, MS, etc.)
$325 $425
Resident/Fellow $250 $300


The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Group rate: $199 per night*
Group rate deadline: Monday, December 29, 2014
Group rate code: The Plastic Surgery Foundation
Reservations: 866-233-4642

*Group rate is for single or double occupancy. An additional nightly charge of $20 per person for every third or fourth person. Taxes and additional fees may apply. Deposit and cancellation penalties may apply, so please ask for these details when making your reservations. This rate is also being offered up to three days prior to and three days following the meeting based on availability.

Local Transportation

The Liaison Capital Hill is located approx. 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and approx. 30 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Taxis at Reagan Washington National Airport are available and will cost approximately $15–20 each way. Taxis at Washington Dulles International Airport are available and will cost approximately $75-$80 one-way.