[Rasch] Workshop opportunities at the International Conference on Outcomes Measurement (ICOM)

Kate Langley klangl2 at uic.edu
Tue Jul 8 23:57:14 EST 2008

THINKING OF REGISTERING FOR ICOM?  Check out the current workshop
opportunities at the International Conference on Outcomes

Hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the NIH Office of
Behavioral Social Science Research (OBSSR), and the University of Illinois
at Chicago, ICOM will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on September
11-13, 2008.  We are currently accepting late-breaking research and poster
submissions through July 25th.  Please visit www.icom-2008.org and view
the Call for Papers page for more information and to submit an abstract

In addition to an exciting program, featuring top psychometricians and
behavioral health researchers from around the world, ICOM is hosting
several workshop sessions before and after the main conference.
Registration for these opportunities will remain open until August 7th.

***Sign up for the Introduction to Rasch Measurement workshop held on
September 9th and 10th, taught by Everett Smith, PhD and Richard Smith,
PhD.  You will learn more about the theory and applications of Rasch
measurement.  Registration includes two texts and a year’s subscription to
the Journal of Applied Measurement.  Special registration rates are
available for students.

***Join us for the Introduction to PROMIS, Item Response Theory,
Computerized Adaptive Testing, and Using Assessment Center Software for
Clinical Research pre-session workshop held on September 10th.  Taught by
Nan Rothrock, PhD and Richard Gershon, PhD, this workshop will provide a
basic understanding of Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computerized
Adaptive Testing (CAT) and their application in the Patient Reported
Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS), an NIH-Roadmap Initiative

***Take part in the Introduction to RUMM 2020 workshop following the main
conference.  This half-day workshop, lead by David Andrich, PhD and held
on Saturday afternoon, will offer participants the opportunity to learn
about RUMM 2020 computer software program, which can be used for analyzing
data according to the Rasch Unidimensional Measurement Models.

***NEW WORKSHOP***: Mark Wilson, PhD will be leading a post-session
workshop on Explanatory Item Response Models Using ConQuest in the
afternoon on September 13th.  This half-day session will provide an
introduction to the theories, applications, and software.

ICOM is also offering a free workshop opportunity for NIH-employees on
September 10th.  Please visit the website at www.icom-2008.org for more
details on this session.  If you have already registered for ICOM and
would like to add a workshop, contact Kate Langley, ICOM Coordinator at
klangl2 at uic.edu.  Find even more information on our conference program,
special rates on hotel accommodations, and our featured speakers at the

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