17th Biennial European Conference Call for Abstracts, Short Courses and Workshops

The Society for Medical Decision Making is soliciting proposals for abstracts, short courses and workshops to be presented at the 17th Biennial European Conference being held 10 - 12 June 2018 in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The deadline to submit proposals for abstracts, short courses and workshops is Monday 5 February 2018 

All submissions will be reviewed and notifications sent out in late March 2018.


Oral Abstracts are offered in multiple concurrent sessions with up to 6 presentations per session. Oral presentations are scheduled in 15-minute blocks and grouped in the categories listed on the guidelines page. 

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.

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 on Sunday 10 June 2018 at Leiden University Medical Center. ESMDM 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 European Conference special focus, Personalized and Value-Based Healthcare.



Workshops are highly interactive sessions, with up to three short presentations, aimed at stimulating debate and discussion. Duration is 1.5 hours, with a maximum of 1 hour devoted to presentations. Workshops address issues in medical decision making for which the knowledge is scant, debate is widespread, or new insights have recently emerged.


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