SMDM 2018 Board of Trustees Election is Now Open
Voting closes on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.
The 2018 SMDM Board of Trustees election is now open. All SMDM members in good standing as of June 1, 2018 are eligible to vote. Instructions for voting along with candidate biographies were e-mailed to all SMDM members in good standing. Reminder voting e-mails will be sent to all members who have not voted throughout July and August until the voting deadline. If you have any questions regarding voting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, SMDM members are electing a President-Elect, Vice President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer Elect and 3 Trustees, one of whom will be designated as an International Trustee.
The process for electing the International Trustee is as follows:
Among the nominees for the three Trustee positions, the Nominations Committee has selected two candidates who are eligible for the International Trustee position: Esther de Bekker-Grob and Kine Pedersen.
Among the nominees who are eligible for the International Trustee position, the nominee with the most votes will be elected to that position.
Of the remaining nominees, the two nominees with the most votes will be elected as Trustees of the Board.
2018 SMDM Slate of Officer & Trustee Candidates
President-Elect (3 year term; 1 to be elected)
Michael Kattan, PhD
Lisa Prosser, PhD
Vice President-Elect (2 year term; 1 to be elected)
Elisabeth Fenwick, PhD, MSc
Mary Politi, PhD
Secretary-Treasurer Elect (3 year term; 1 to be elected)
Ava John-Baptiste, PhD
Marieke de Vries, PhD
Trustees (3-year term; 3 to be elected)
Fernando Alarid-Escudero, PhD
Esther de Bekker-Grob, PhD (International Trustee Nominee)
Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH (Nominated by Petition)
Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Hoch, PhD
Kine Pedersen, PhD (International Trustee Nominee)
Victoria Shaffer, PhD
An important benefit of your membership in SMDM is the privilege to vote for leaders to represent YOUR Society. Your participation helps to build and enhance the Society now and into the future. Results will be announced via e-mail to the membership the following week after voting closes.
"The most benefits I get from the membership are getting informed of up-to-date information on health decision making as well as resources and tools for professionals in this area."continue »
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.