Fees and Policies
Registration will open in August 2017. A link to the regsitration website will be provided on this page at that time. In the meantime, please view meeting registration rates and policies below.
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership with Meeting Registration
SMDM members qualify for discounted meeting rates. Become a member of SMDM or renew your membership by selecting the Annual Meeting + Membership package and your membership will be honored through December 31, 2018.
**Please note: Trainees, Emeritus, Low-Middle Income Country, and First Time Non-North American attendees may qualify to receive special rates below. The office will verify registrants are qualified for these categories.
*All fees listed are in US Dollars.
Conference registration fees cover the two and a half day general conference from October 23 - 25, 2017 as well as the Sunday, October 22 evening Welcome Reception.
Early Bird Deadline is 5 PM ET, Monday, October 2, 2017.
**Please note all rates are in US Dollars.
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Short Course Fees
Meeting Registration is not required to attend a short course; however, short course only registration will not grant you access to any other portion of the Annual Meeting.
Cancellation / Substitution Policy
We all have unforeseen emergencies that may occur. Whenever possible we encourage you to send a colleague as a substitution. If you are having a colleague attend in your place please notify the office by October 18, 2017 so we can make the proper adjustments. Please send your colleague's name and contact information to the office at fax (908) 450-1119 OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, if the substitute colleague is not a member, the non-member fee will apply.
We will accept notification of cancellations up until Monday, October 2, 2017. (3 weeks out) All requests must be in writing, faxed to (908) 450-1119 OR email to email@example.com. Cancellations received on or prior to Monday, October 2, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee, after the conclusion of the meeting. No refunds will be given after Monday, October 2, 2017. Reimbursement will be issued in the form that payment was received. Please allow 4 weeks for reimbursements to be processed.
In the unlikely event that SMDM shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. SMDM shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SMDM's Annual Meeting, and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SMDM's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.
While these programs are designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered, the views, opinions and recommendations expressed are those of the authors and speakers, not the Association. By producing publications and sponsorship of this event, the Association does not guarantee the accuracy of the information disseminated and is not engaged in rendering professional advice; if such advice is desired, you should seek the services of a competent professional.
Consent to Receive Communications from SMDM
Registering for and attending this event constitutes consent for the Society for Medical Decision Making to communicate with you via fax, e-mail, mail, text messaging, instant messaging, social media and to make you aware of its products and services.
It is the undeviating policy of SMDM to comply strictly with the letter and spirit of all Federal, State, and applicable international trade regulations and antitrust laws. Any activities of SMDM or SMDM-related actions of its officers, Executive Committee Members, or members that violate these regulations and laws are detrimental to the interests of SMDM and are unequivocally contrary to SMDM policy.
Intellectual Property Rights
All content on the SMDM web site, such as presentations, algorithms, program code, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of the Speaker or its suppliers and is not to be used for personal gain, publication, and cannot be used without referencing the Speaker and the source of the information. As property of the Speaker or its suppliers, it also cannot be used by others to obtain a patent or claim royalties.
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.