Educational Modules consist of presentations and bibliographies on key topics in medical decision making.
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The SMDM Education Committee has made available the following recorded sessions from past meetings that we hope will aid you in your career pursuits.
Sessions from the 42nd Annual North American Meeting
Virtual Meeting - October 2020
Sessions available include all of the keynote sessions focused on Covid-19, which began with a special address from Harvey Fineberg of the Moore Foundation, followed by panel discussion presentations of three Covid-19 decision making initiatives. In addition to the keynote sessions and panel discusions are 8 symposia.
To view any of the keynote sessions click here.
- How many experts can you fit in a decision aid?: The challenges of diverse contributors in a decision-making tool
- Lessons to Serve a Growing Purpose of Economic Evaluation in the U.S. in the 2020s
- Networks to Improve Medical Decision Making
- Theories of Medical Decision Making
- Including the Perspectives of Patients in Value Assessments
- Building and maintaining researcher-participant relationships in a virtual world: The case of electronic consent
- Partnering to Co-Produce Care Plans
- Intergenerational Decision Making: The Role of Family Relationships in Medical Decision Making
For your convenience, all symposia recording have been grouped together on a single webpage for on-demand viewing. To view any of the symposia listed above click here.
Sessions from the 41st Annual North American Meeting
Portland, OR – October 19 -23, 2019
Sessions available include the keynote session by Paul Slovic, PhD, the Lee B. Lusted Student Candidates' Oral Elevator Pitch Presentations, three symposia presentations and a public speaking workshop presented by the Career Development Committee.
- Keynote: The More Who Die, the Less We Care: Confronting the Deadly Arithmetic of Compassion - Paul Slovic, PhD
- Lee B. Lusted Student Candidates' Oral Elevator Pitch Presentations
- SMDM Career Development Committee Public Speaking Workshop
- Symposium: A Case Study on Many Views on Value - Aortic Valve Replacement
- Symposium: A Smorgasbord of Medical Decision Making Tools; Different Perceptions of Value
- Symposium: Value for Whom? Choice and Consequences of Perspective in Economic Evaluations
For your convenience, all recorded sessions from the 41st Annual Meeting have been grouped together on a single webpage for on-demand viewing. To view any of the sessions listed above click here.
Sessions from the 40th Annual North American Meeting
Montreal, QC, Canada - October 13 - 17, 2018
The following two symposia from this meeting are available for on-demand viewing:
- Surrogates and Caregivers in Decision Making Across the Lifespan Symposium - View Video Recording
- Decision Making About Pain Across the Lifespan Symposium - View Video Recording - View Video Recording
The SMDM Networking committee is pleased to announce an SMDM sponsored webinar entitled, ‘Dissemination and Implementation: Tips for Successful Grant Applications.’ Speakers share their expertise and provide pointers on everything from developing dissemination and implementation research to completing the dissemination and implementation sections of your next grant application.
The SMDM Networking committee is pleased to announce an SMDM sponsored webinar entitled, 'Maximizing your PCORI grant application.' SMDM members, all of who have received PCORI funding, and a PCORI representative share their expertise and provide pointers on applying to PCORI.
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