October 6, 2018

Xcenda Experts Develop PRO Education and Training at ISOQOL

Xcenda is proud to contribute insights to the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 25th Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland from 24-27 October 2018. Xcenda’s Senior Director and Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Thought Leader, Somali Misra Burgess, PhD, has been a member of ISOQOL’s Industry Education Task Force and has played an active role in developing the course outline and content for the course titled “Introduction to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for the Pharma/Biotech Industry.” This course will be taught at ISOQOL’s upcoming annual conference in Dublin, Ireland on October 24th, 2018.

ISOQOL's Industry Education Task Force

Championing Education, Training, and Solutions in Patient-Centered Outcomes

Xcenda is committed to educating and training researchers and scientists in the field of patient-centered outcomes, as well as developing and executing strategic client solutions with the patient outcome in mind. Learn more how Xcenda, the Value Experts, can deliver appropriate PRO-related solutions to meet your research needs. 

Connect with Xcenda PRO Experts at ISOQOL 2018

Join us in Dublin, Ireland for the  ISOQOL 25th Annual Conference.
We're also proud to present the following poster.

Poster Xcenda Co-authors
Atopic Dermatitis: Development of a Literature-Based Conceptual Model and Review of Patient-,Observer- and Clinician-Reported Outcome Measures
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Cynthiya Ruban, Somali Misra Burgess





ISOQOL Education Course

Patient and doctor

Wednesday, October 24 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM IST | Presented by Somali Misra Burgess, PhD

Introduction to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for the Pharma/Biotech Industry

Patient and doctor
PCOR is crucial to successful product development in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. PCOR scientists seeking to pursue a career aligned with this industry should understand the product development process, the product lifecycle, the scientific communication process and interactions with key industry stakeholders – both internal and external (i.e. regulators and payers). This one-day, intensive and interactive educational course offers a curriculum that will provide an introduction to the application of PCOR research specific to the pharma/biotech industry.  It will provide attendees with the opportunity to make informed decisions and advance their career with fundamental knowledge of the pharma/biotech industry.  Case studies will engage participants and give them a chance to test their new knowledge.
Patient and doctor

2018 Speaker Highlights

Somali Misra Burgess, PhD

Somali Misra Burgess, is a Senior Director and our Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) thought leader. As a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research’s (ISOQOL’s) Industry Education Task Force, she plays a significant and active role in developing the course outline and content. 

Dr. Burgess draws from her almost 17 years of consulting experience and 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience to provide clients with the appropriate PRO-related solutions. She also has extensive experience in developing and demonstrating value arguments for new and existing products/indications, PRO evaluations, questionnaire development and validation, endpoint development, patient-centric research, and regulatory strategies and submissions. In her current role at Xcenda, Dr. Burgess works with a team of skilled PRO and health outcomes researchers to provide strategic and tactical support to our clients to meet their research needs.