Volume 25 | NOVEMBER 2020
International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) NEWS: NOVEMBER 2020
In this Issue:
  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2021 ISQOLS Virtual Conference, August 2021
  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2021 ISQOLS Best Dissertation Award
  • ISQOLS Certificate in Quality of Life Research: student highlight
  • ISQOLS Member News
  • QOL, Happiness, Well-being News
  • QOL, Happiness, Well-being Publications
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
ISQOLS 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
AUGUST 2021
International Society for Quality-of-life Studies (ISQOLS)

ISQOLS 2021 CONFERENCE
“Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World”
VIRTUAL EVENT
AUGUST 2021

Call for Abstracts Opens December 1st

Given the uncertainty of the current global pandemic, travel restrictions, and planning challenges the 2021 ISQOLS Annual Conference will be held virtually in August 2021 (specific dates to be announced). The ISQOLS 2021 Conference will offer a forum for discussion of the research findings concerning quality of life, well-being, and happiness, similar to all of our past, in-person conferences.
The theme of the Conference is “quality-of-life and adaptation in a virulent world”. The world has changed dramatically in the past year. How do we now examine quality-of-life, wellbeing, and happiness? What are the challenges and opportunities for well-being research and policy in the face of a global pandemic? What important work is being carried out to encourage personal, communal, environmental, and social resiliency in a Covid-19 world? We invite researchers, practitioners, students, professionals, faculty, retirees, experts and novices to participate and engage in this virtual event.
  • Paper abstract submissions will open December 1, 2020.
  • Please visit the conference website to access abstract submission site and for more details: https://isqols.org/2021Conference


ISQOLS MEMBERS: receive early info and registration discounts!
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
ISQOLS 2021 Best PhD Dissertation Award on Quality of Life, Well-being, and Happiness
The International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) calls for nominations for the “2021 ISQOLS Prize for the Best Dissertation on Quality-of-Life, Well-being, and Happiness.” The deadline for nominations is January 31st, 2021.

 To learn more, visit: https://isqols.org/dissertationaward

First prize:
  • $1,500 USD
  • One-year free membership to ISQOLS
  • One-year free access to the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life Studies
  • Free registration to the 19th ISQOLS conference that will be held virtually in August 2021
ISQOLS CERTIFICATION IN QUALITY-OF-LIFE RESEARCH: Related to Community Indicators Projects
Student Highlight
Congratulations to Małgorzata Szczepaniak on the completion of the ISQOLS Certification in Quality-of-Life Research: Related to Community Indicators Projects!
"This certificate program increased my knowledge particularly in the field of quality of life  measuring. Particularly it made me look broader on the different theoretical approaches when considering different quality of life dimensions."
Read Małgorzata Szczepaniak's full reflection and learn more about the certification program at isqols.org/certification
ISQOLS MEMBER NEWS
QUALITY-OF-LIFE, HAPPINESS, WELL-BEING NEWS
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Happier lives: exploring what matters
Can we teach people to live happier and more pro-social lives? Are there cost-effective and scalable interventions? And could the effects be sustained over time? Christian Krekel and colleagues have evaluated the impact of Exploring What Matters – a local community course that aims to promote mental wellbeing.
Authors: Christian Krekel, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Daisy Fancourt and Richard Layard


New report out from the Happiness Research Institute:

Wellbeing in the age of COVID-19
A study on subjective wellbeing, loneliness, worries, and behaviour in the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic

Wellbeing Adjusted Life Years 
A revolutionizing wellbeing metric for greater happiness returns on investment

QOL, HAPPINESS, WELL-BEING PUBLICATIONS
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