[Rasch] Health Outcomes Measurement Conference

Anatoly Maslak anatoliy_maslak at mail.ru
Wed Jul 2 13:22:43 EST 2014


может обработать твои данные на эту конференцию?

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From: rsmith
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:16 AM
To: rasch at acer.edu.au
Subject: [Rasch] Health Outcomes Measurement Conference

Good Afternoon!

Now that AERA/NCME and IOMW are past, I noticed that AERA is scheduled to be 
in Chicago next April 16 to 20, 2015, for their annual meeting. Given this 
location and the historic role that Chicago has played in the development of 
outcome measurement, it might be a good opportunity to organize a health 
outcomes conference in Chicago around that time in spring 2015. Chicago is a 
very busy convention city and hotel rates for the three days prior to AERA 
are sky high due to the presence of the Health Information and Management 
Systems Society meeting just before AERA. Fortunately, right after AERA, 
there is less pressure on hotel costs, so the dates of April 21 and 22, 2015 
look like the best opportunity to organize a conference.

Some of you may remember the three International Outcome Measurement 
Conferences (IOMC) that we held in Chicago back in the 90's (1996, 1998, and 
2000). It would be a nice to revive that tradition again. JAM is willing to 
organize the conference. We have contacted a Michigan Ave. hotel with space 
to accommodate a meeting of about 50 people and would like to reserve that 
space, if there is sufficient interest. It is possible to expand into a 
second room if there is sufficient interest.  The cost of the meeting space 
would be modest, about $40 per person for the two days, without food.

I would like to think of this as a "state of the art" conference with the 
goal of publishing two issues of JAM from the presentations at conference. 
Presenters would have to agree to provide publication-ready copy at the time 
of the meeting, so begin peer review and publish the issues in late 2015. 
Recall that JAM is indexed in PUB MED and Index Medicus, so the 
presentations/articles would be widely available. I think it would be very 
fitting to reconvene IOMC in Chicago in recognition of the ground breaking 
work that began with Ben in Chicago and has grown world-wide since the 

Please feel free to share this e-mail with any interested colleagues and 
please share your thoughts with the members of the list serve. Volunteers, 
who would like to be part of an organizing committee and develop a call for 
papers, should contact me at editor at jampress.org.

Richard M. Smith, Editor
Journal of Applied Measurement
P.O. Box 1283
Maple Grove, MN  55311, USA
website:  www.jampress.org
phone: 763-268-2282
fax: 763-268-2782

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