39th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts and Short Courses

The Society for Medical Decision Making is soliciting proposals for Oral and Poster Abstracts and Short Courses to be presented at the North American Annual Meeting being held Sunday, October 22, 2017 through Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA

The deadline to submit proposals for Oral and Poster Abstracts and Short Courses is Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM PDT. 

All submissions will be reviewed and notifications sent out in early August 2017.

Oral and Poster Abstracts

Oral Abstracts are offered in multiple concurrent sessions with up to 6 presentations per session. On average, 80 – 90 oral abstracts are presented at the meeting. Oral presentations are scheduled in 15-minute blocks and grouped in the categories listed on the guidelines page. The top rated oral abstracts will be presented following the Keynote Presentation.

Poster Sessions allow attendees to delve into and discuss the specifics of an abstract with the author in a one-on-one or small group setting. The Annual Meeting offers on average 240 total poster abstracts with approximately 60 posters presented at each session.

All accepted oral and poster abstracts will be published online in Medical Decision Making, SMDM’s peer-reviewed scientific journal.


Short Course Proposals

Short courses will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017 prior to the beginning of the Annual Meeting. SMDM offers a mix of full day and half day courses in the morning and afternoon.

Short courses offer a great opportunity to learn something new from leaders in the field, and can be geared to a fundamental, intermediate, or advanced level. Short course size is generally small, varying from 10-30 participants per course, depending on the materials being presented and hands-on work being conducted during the course.

SMDM is interested in short course submissions in all areas of medical decision making. SMDM encourages short course proposals in the areas of Decision Psychology and Shared Decision Making; Applied Health Economics; Health Services, Outcomes and Policy Research; Quantitative Methods and Theoretical Developments; Patient and Stakeholder Preferences and Engagement; and to support the Annual Meeting theme, Better Decisions Through Better Data Processes.