15th Biennial European Meeting
Special Focus on Clinical Decision Making in the Era of Personalized Medicine
The Society for Medical Decision Making, the faculty of medicine of the Antwerp University, the Brussels Knowledge Center and the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine are honored to host the forthcoming biennial SMDM-Europe conference in Antwerp, June 2014.
The venue is a superb old monastery, where posters are set up and coffee and meals will be served in a century old ward of infectious diseases. The social event will be held in a historical store house in the harbor, in front of the eye-catching new museum. Moreover, Belgium is the heart of Europe, and in that position it has borrowed the best of all qualities of countries: cuisine, oenology, culture. After intellectual highlights during the day, these values will be available at night.
The special focus will be: “clinical decision making in the era of personalized medicine’’. Clinical decision making got a great boast in the seventies, with the famous publications by Pauker and Kassirer. After a few decades of relative silence, interest in this discipline is again rising, especially in personalized medicine, shared decision making and undergraduate training. The threshold concept they conceived has been proven a cornerstone in clinical practice. Apart from the special focus, the broad field of medical decision making will be addressed in symposia, workshops, pre-conference courses, presentations and poster sessions.
The organizers want to continue the trend of increasing quality of European MDM congresses, and hope you will join us in Antwerp.
Elzenveld Hotel and Congress Center
Lange Gasthuisstraat 45
B - 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
GPS: 51.21367, 4.40505
The Elzenveld Hotel and Congress Center, located in a peaceful location in the heart of Antwerp, is the meeting venue. This historic building was once a hospital and monastery and has been restored and converted into a hotel with modern conference facilities.
MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.