Publications 2018

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2018

1. Turner KA, Kwakkenbos L, Sanchez T, Carrier M-E, Mouthon L, Hudson M, Van den Ende C, Schouffoer A, Welling J, Sauvé M, Thombs BD*. The Association of sociodemographic and disease variables with hand function in systemic sclerosis.  Canadian Dermatology Association 93rd Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2018.

2. Harel D, Ishihara M, Levis B, Thombs BD. Optimal methods for shortening patient-reported outcome measures. 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics. Charleston, South Carolina, USA. January 2018.

Publications 2017

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2017

1. Kwakkenbos L. Novel approaches for pragmatic evaluations and dissemination of E-health interventions: the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network. 5th Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands. Feb 2017.

Publications 2016

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2016

1. Levis AW, Harel D, Kwakkenbos L, Thombs BD*. Using optimal test assembly methods for shortening patient-reported outcome measures: development and validation of the Cochin Hand Function Scale-6. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. May 2016.

Publications 2015

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2015

1.Kwakkenbos L, Thombs BD, Bartlett S, Hudson M, Mouthon L, Malcarne V, Sauve M, Khanna D, SPIN investigators. The PROMIS-29 in systemic sclerosis: associations with clinical characteristics. PHO Inaugural Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. May 2015.

2. Gholizadeh S, Mills SD, Fox RS, Jewett LR, Carrier ME, Kwakkenbos L, Gottesman K, Roesch SC, Thombs BD, Malcarne VL, SPIN Investigators. A Psychometric Analysis of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS-6) in Systemic Sclerosis: Preliminary results from the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort. American College of Rheumatology/Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. Nov 2015.

3.Bartlett SJ, Carrier ME, Correira H, Kwakkenbos L, Thombs BD, SPIN investigators. PROMIS-29 en français: coordinating translation efforts in Canada and France for a universal approach. PHO Inaugural Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. May 2015.

4. Kwakkenbos L, Thombs BD, Bartlett SJ, Carrier ME, Hudson M, Mouthon L, Malcarne V, Sauve M, Khanna D, SPIN investigators. The PROMIS-29 in Systemic Sclerosis: Associations with Clinical Characteristics in the Scleroderma Patient-Centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort. American College of Rheumatology/Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. Nov 2015.

Publications 2014

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2014

1. Jewett LR, Delisle VC, Mendelson C, Malcarne VL, Hudson M, Thombs BD. Visible differences from medical illness: body image concerns in scleroderma. In symposium (Malcarne VL, discussant): Overcoming barriers to developing, testing, and disseminating interventions for body image distress in a rare disease context: the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN). Appearance Matters 6, Bristol, UK, July 2014. 

2. Welling J, Thombs BD. Patient organizations in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN): Partner, expert and advocate. In symposium (Malcarne VL, discussant): Overcoming barriers to developing, testing, and disseminating interventions for body image distress in a rare disease context: the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN). Appearance Matters 6, Bristol, UK, July 2014. 

3. Williamson H, Malcarne VL. Delivering an online disease-specific body image intervention: examples from the SPIN Body Image Project. In symposium (Malcarne VL, discussant): Overcoming barriers to developing, testing, and disseminating interventions for body image distress in a rare disease context: the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN). Appearance Matters 6, Bristol, UK, July 2014. 

4. Kwakkenbos L, Thombs BD. Leveraging an innovative trial design for pragmatic evaluations of psychological interventions: the cohort multiple randomized controlled trial (cmRCT) design. In symposium (Malcarne VL, discussant): Overcoming barriers to developing, testing, and disseminating interventions for body image distress in a rare disease context: the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN). Appearance Matters 6, Bristol, UK, July 2014. 

5. Kwakkenbos L. Measurement considerations in cross-national studies: Translation and assessment of metric equivalencies. In symposium (Geenen R and Redmond A, Chairs). The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN): Meeting the challenges of research into a rare disease. European League Against Rheumatism Congress 2014, Paris, France, June 14, 2014. 

6. Mouthon L. Delivering an online disease-specific rehabilitation intervention: Examples from the SPIN Hand Project In symposium (Geenen R and Redmond A, Chairs). The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN): Meeting the challenges of research into a rare disease. European League Against Rheumatism Congress 2014, Paris, France, June 14, 2014. 

7. Thombs BD. Leveraging an innovative trial design for a rare disease context: The cohort multiple RCT (cmRCT) design. In symposium (Geenen R and Redmond A, Chairs). The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN): Meeting the challenges of research into a rare disease. European League Against Rheumatism Congress 2014, Paris, France, June 14, 2014. 

Publications 2013

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2013

1. Kwakkenbos L, Thombs BD. Novel approaches for evaluating psychological interventions: the cohort multiple randomized controlled trial (cmRCT) design. Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Quebec City, Canada. Jun 2013.

Publications 2012

PEER-REVIEWED ORAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2012

1. Thombs BD. The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network. 43rd Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology. Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. May 11, 2012.