KHERG Member Wins ISOQOL Student Oral Presentation Award

Congratulations to Sumaya Dano, MSc candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, for receiving the 2019 Student Oral Presentation Award, Student and New Investigator Awards.


Every year the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) recognizes the best overall oral and poster presentations at the Annual Conference made by full-time students and investigators in the early stages of their career. The ISOQUOL is a global community of researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advance health related quality of life research.


Sumaya is an MSc candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. Under Dr. Istvan Mucsi’s supervision, she works on validating patient reported outcome measures in patients with end-stage kidney disease. Her work responds to patient-centered research priorities established by researchers and patients with chronic kidney disease, which includes improving communication with healthcare providers and better managing the psychosocial impact of chronic kidney disease.


“This was my first time presenting at the International Society for Quality of Life Research conference,” Sumaya says. “I was very excited to share my research and learn from researchers working on health-related quality of life research all over the world. “I am honoured to receive the Student Oral Presentation award and I am looking forward to presenting my findings at future conferences.”

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