Apply Today for the 2018 Annual Meeting Patient Scholarship - Deadline: June 29, 2018

The application deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. 

This year, patient scholarships will be available for patients (including caregivers) to attend SMDM's 40th Annual North American Meeting in Montreal, QC, Canada from October 14 - 17, 2018. 

Patient scholarships cover economy travel to and from Montreal, three nights’ hotel stay (or more nights if required due to travel needs), registration at the meeting and funds to cover meals (called a per diem). These costs will be paid in advance. Travel will be booked through a travel agent by the Society. During the conference, there will be places and opportunities to rest.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of people involved in planning the meeting, including two Patient Partner meeting co-chairs.

Scholarships will be awarded based on applicants’ demonstrated interest in medical decision making research, willingness and ability to disseminate what they learned to their community or communities, and representation across age, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographical location.

Information about the Patient Scholarship can be found on the front page of the application. Click the blue "Patient Scholarship Application" button below to learn more and to complete the scholarship application. Please note that patients must complete an application in order to be considered for the patient scholarship and that submission of an application does not automatically guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.

Scholarship determinations will be made in mid-August 2018 and all applicants will be notified of their scholarship status via the e-mail address submitted with the scholarship application.


SMDM is pleased to announce that the 40th Annual Meeting is certified as a Patients Included Meeting. Visit the meeting website to learn more about the certification program.


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