The Evolution and Impact of ePROs in Clinical Trials

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Thursday, May 04, 2023

This webinar will examine the importance of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) and how working at pace with methodological rigour led to the development of the Symptom Burden QuestionnaireTM (SBQTM), a new ePRO measure which includes 16 symptoms scales, each measuring a different symptom. The featured speakers will also talk about the feasibility trial of non-pharmacological interventions as part of the Therapies for Long COVID (TLC) study.

To avoid increasing health disparities in clinical trials, underserved groups should be included through PRO-specific ethical guidelines for clinical research so that patient-reported outcomes are collected.

Register for this webinar to learn about the impact of ePROs through a unique ePRO measure that is tailored to individual patient needs.


Prof. Melanie Calvert, University of Birmingham

Prof. Melanie Calvert, Professor of Outcomes Methodology, University of Birmingham

Melanie Calvert, PhD, Professor of Outcomes Methodology at the University of Birmingham, has extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, trials methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, economic evaluation and epidemiology. Her primary research interests are outcomes research, including the use of composite outcomes and best practice for patient-reported outcome assessment in clinical trials and routine practice.

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Dr. Sarah Hughes, Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr. Sarah Hughes, Research Fellow, Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR), Institute of Applied Health Research

Sarah Hughes is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR), Institute of Applied Health Research. Her research interests focus on the development and validation of patient-reported outcomes and their implementation within the evolving landscapes of health and social care. She has methodological expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, evidence syntheses and psychometrics.

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Dr. Christel McMullan, Institute of Applied Health Research

Dr. Christel McMullan, Qualitative Research Fellow, Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR), Institute of Applied Health Research

Christel McMullan is a Qualitative Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her main interests lie in electronic patient-reported outcomes and using qualitative research to explore and understand patients’ experiences of disease and trial processes. She is currently leading/working on a range of projects around using electronic patient-reported outcomes measures (ePROMs).

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Chris Frost, Aparito

Chris Frost, Chief Operations Officer, Aparito

Chris Frost is the Chief Operations Officer at Aparito and is responsible for delivering Aparito’s objectives and the continuous evolution of their flagship product, Atom5TM. Chris has a passion for developing innovative digital outcome measures and as such has been responsible for the delivery of 1000+ eCOA tools and co-authored several papers during his time at Aparito.

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Who Should Attend?

Attendees from Biotech, Emerging Biopharma, CROs and Patient Advocacy organisations, curious about the impact of ePROs and working in:

  • RWE
  • Clinical Operations
  • Patient Engagement

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • The evolution of ePROs based on the work at University of Birmingham’s Centre for Patient Reported Outcome Research
  • How the Symptom Burden QuestionnaireTM for Long COVID system (SBQTM-LC) was developed at pace and configured via complex pathways in the Atom5TM clinical trial platform
  • The story behind which non-pharmacological interventions were designed and selected as part of the Therapies for Long COVID (TLC) feasibility study

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