35th Annual North American Meeting

Bench, Bedside and Beyond: Medical Decision Making and Public Policy

October 19 - October 23, 2013

Baltimore, MD

This year’s meeting theme is well-represented across the program, including four symposia, original research presentations, and short courses. One symposium will bring together analysts from agencies in the US and UK to discuss modeling methods used in government policy making and forecasting. In another session, experts in aging and decision psychology will discuss decision support for older adults. A third symposium will feature science and health journalists from both print and broadcast media, discussing strategies for disseminating research results to the press and the public. And in this year’s pre-meeting dinner symposium, researchers and oncology society leaders will discuss strategies for influencing clinical policy and practice in cancer care.

As always, the SMDM North American meeting will offer oral presentations and poster sessions for original research in medical decision making, a variety of half and full-day short courses, and opportunities for networking and career development. The keynote address will be given by David Eddy, MD, PhD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer Emeritus of Archimedes, Inc. and former professor at Stanford and Duke. Through these sessions, symposia and short courses, attendees will gain an understanding of a wide range of contemporary issues and research methods at the interface of medical decision making and public policy.

2013 ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE

Meeting Co-Chairs: Elena Elkin, PhD and Heather Tafftet Gold, PhD
Scientific Review Committee Co-Chairs: Eran Bendavid, MD, MS and Tanya Bentley, PhD
Short Course Co-Chairs: Stacey Sheridan, MD, MPH, James Stahl, MD, MPH and Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc
Lee Lusted Student Abstract Co-Chairs: John Wong, MD and Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, FACPM