39th Annual North American Meeting
Better Decisions Through Better Data Processes
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Incremental gains in science are often made by standing on the shoulders of giants. Now that scientific advancement is increasingly dependent on complex data systems (the present-day giant), robust procedures are necessary to ensure that insights from data are not obscured from future scientists and real-time users. The Society for Medical Decision Making has a long history of developing methodologies which take advantage of complex data structures to enhance medical decision making and advance policy formation. The 2017 Annual Meeting will explore themes to ensure the credibility and usability of our Society’s efforts and to promote our vision of an integrated approach to health care decision making, through wise use and thoughtful communication of data.
Meeting Co-Chairs: Kenneth Smith, MD, MS, FACP and Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Scientific Review Committee Co-Chairs: Victoria Shaffer, PhD and Feng Xie, MSc, PhD
Lee B. Lusted Student Abstract Co-Chairs: Eva Enns, MS, PhD and Sze-chuan Suen, MS, PhD
Short Course Committee Co-Chairs: Hawre Jalal, PhD, MD and David Whitehurst, PhD, MSc
Awards Committee Chair: John Wong, MD
Career Development Committee Co-Chairs: Ava John-Baptiste, PhD, Austin Nam, PhD Student and Tara Lavelle, PhD
Women in SMDM Chair: Angie Fagerlin, PhD
Social Media Chair: Sarah Munro, PhD
International Networking Reception Chair: Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD
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.