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Professional Society

Membership & Affiliations

We at FACITtrans view professional memberships as an integral part of sharing knowledge within our many communities. We are a proud member and active contributor to the following leading professional organizations:

ISOQOL:
International Society for Quality of Life Research

 

Member for more than 20 years, and a proud financial sponsor. 

 

Our Executive Director, Benjamin Arnold, served as ISOQOL’s Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation - Special Interest Group (TCA-SIG) Co-Chair from 2016 to 2018, is currently a member of the TCA-SIG Steering Committee and the Ibero America SIG.

 

Our Director of Translations, Emily Parks-Vernizzi, currently serves as ISOQOL’s TCA-SIG Co-Chair for a two-year term from 2021 to 2023 (https://www.isoqol.org/sigs/)

We regularly attend ISOQOL Annual Conferences and meetings in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America where we consistently present posters, presentations, and workshops related to translation and cultural adaptation of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) measures.  

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ISPOR:

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Member for more than 20 years, and we are active participants in the Chicago Regional Chapter (CRC).

Founding member of the ISPOR Task Force for Translation and Cultural Adaptation, which established “Principles of Good Practice for the Translation and Cultural Adaptation Process for Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO)” (Wild, 2005).

A number of our team members are building the ISPOR Clinical Outcomes Assessment Task Force with other recognized professionals in the field.

We regularly present posters, present at panel discussions and attend ISPOR’s Annual Conferences and meetings in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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ATA:

American Translators Association

Member for more than 20 years

Our team regularly presents at conferences, publishes articles, presents posters, and attends meetings.

PHO:

PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) and Health Measures Conferences

We proudly support the PHO, whose mission is to improve health outcomes by developing, maintaining, improving, and encouraging the application of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in research and clinical practice.

At the PHO’s Annual conferences, we regularly present posters, presentations, and facilitate roundtable discussions related to translation and cultural adaptation of PROMIS measures.

We also contribute financially on a yearly basis so that the PHO can hold its Annual Conferences where scientists present and exchange PROMIS-related research information and learnings.

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Women's Shelter

Women's Shelter:

Each year we gladly contribute to this organization that provides vital services and support to women in need.