36th Annual North American Meeting

Medical Decision Making Among Diverse Populations: Advancing Practice, Policy, and Science

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October 18 - October 22, 2014

Miami, FL

Interest Group and Committee Meeting Schedule

Building upon our successful first Asia-Pacific SMDM Singapore meeting, our increased activity to global and international health, the growing interest of our members in cross-cultural research in decision making, and our location in the culturally diverse and vibrant city of Miami, Florida, the theme of the 2014 meeting is Medical Decision Making Among Diverse Populations: Advancing Practice, Policy and Science.  In addition to oral abstract and poster sessions for the presentation of original research, special thematic sessions will address issues pertaining to decision making in populations diverse in age, race, ethnicity, as well as region of the world.  Special symposia, invited speakers, and debates will address how clinical practice, health policy, and research methods compare across populations, affect health equity, and reveal differences in values and preferences of diverse groups.  Attendees will gain an broad perspective on clinical practice, health policy, and decision science as it pertains to diverse populations.

Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH and Margaret Byrne, PhD

Important Dates:

Monday, February 24, 2014:  Abstract Submission Opens
Friday, May 16, 2014:            Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, July 25, 2014:            Abstract Acceptance Confirmed
Monday, July 28, 2014:         Registration Opens

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014:         Hotel Reservations, Deadline for Group Rate
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014:         Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014:         Cancellation Deadline
SMDM Annual Meeting Dates
Saturday, October 18, 2014:      SMDM Dinner Symposium
Sunday, October 19, 2014:        SMDM Short Courses
Monday, October 20, 2014:       SMDM Annual Meeting - Day One
Tuesday, October 21, 2014:      SMDM Annual Meeting - Day Two
Wednesday, October 22, 2014: SMDM Annual Meeting - Day Three



SMDM is proud to announce that the 2014 Annual North American Meeting is a Patients Included Conference.

At a Patients Included Conference, patients are welcome and are involved as participants and speakers.


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