2018 Call for Officers and Trustees

Deadline for Officer and Trustee Nominations is February 23, 2018, 5:00 PM ET

The Nominations Committee of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) is soliciting nominations for the positions of:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President–Elect
  • Secretary-Treasurer Elect
  • 3 Trustees (including an International Trustee)

We invite SMDM members to submit the names of members whom you believe would serve the Society well. Self-nominations are encouraged. The Nominations Committee will consider all submitted names. At least 2 nominees will be selected for each position. Upon approval of the slate by the Board of Trustees, the list of nominees will be sent to all SMDM members. Additional nominees then will be accepted by petition, as described by the Society’s regulations.



Inclusion of information about the nominee’s past service to SMDM or other professional groups is helpful to the Nominations Committee’s deliberations. All nominations will remain confidential among the Nominations Committee until a slate is chosen.

Overview of the Selection Process: All nominations are submitted to the Nominations Committee for review. The Committee discusses nominees and then ranks all names, anonymously. Scores are tallied and the mean and median are reported back to the Committee. The Committee reviews the ranked lists to ensure there is representation across a variety of criteria, including: gender, discipline or domain, and MD vs. non-MD. Adjustments may occur at this stage as the Committee works to develop a balanced slate. The Past President, beginning at the top of the ranked list, contacts nominees asking them to run.

Nominations Committee Membership: There are five members of the Committee: the immediate Past President, the past Past President, and three members in good standing who are elected at the Annual Business Meeting each October. Members of the Committee cannot be nominated to run for a position. 

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the nomination or election process.

Angie Fagerlin, PhD
SMDM Nominations Committee Chair and Past President 

2018 Nominations Committee:
Angie Fagerlin, PhD - Chair
Mark Helfand, MD, MPH
Beate Jahn, PhD
Olga Kostopoulou, PhD
Gillian D. Sanders-Schmidler, PhD


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