Interest Groups

Interest Groups are formed by Members of the Society who wish to network with medical decision researchers with similar research interests. Groups schedule in-person meetings during SMDM meetings and use SMDM Connect for online discussions, information sharing, and networking throughout the year. Each group chooses a Leader or co-Leaders who organize and lead in-person meetings.

SMDM has Interest Groups in the following areas:

• Clinical Research Integrity
• Decision Psychology
• Diagnostic Errors
• Discrete Event Simulation
• Ethics Research
• Global Health
• Implementation Science and Knowledge Transfer
• Infectious Disease Modeling
• Lifestyle & Well-Being
• Medical Informatics
• Methods Development in Health Economic Evaluation
• Operations Research
• Pediatrics
• Shared Decision Making
• Teaching MDM

SMDM Members can view full descriptions of each group by logging into SMDM Connect and selecting Interest Groups under the Groups dropdown menu. Interest Groups are open to Members by clicking the green join+ button.

Interested in Forming a New Interest Group?

Any individual SMDM member or group of SMDM members that share a common interest in line with SMDM’s mission and wish to establish a new SMDM Interest Group should contact the Interest Group Chair to indicate their intent, address preliminary questions, and prepare an application.
The application consists of:
• Rationale, objective and description of the proposed IG
• Goal for first IG meeting
• Proposed IG Leader(s)
• Potential IG members [list 5 to show that there will be enough support to get the group started]

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