Networking During Meetings
SMDM Meetings and Conferences offer a variety of opportunities for delegates to network and socialize. While every meeting and conference is unique, opportunities often include the following:
The SMDM Social Event
A highlight of every meeting and conference, the social event is an event you will remember. The evening provides a mental break from the scientific sessions by providing a great atmosphere to interact with fellow SMDMers in a social and fun environment.
New Member and First Time Attendee Reception
This gathering provides opportunities for new members and first time attendees to meet each other and SMDM leaders. Our goal is to help new members and first time conference attendees get the most out of their experience with SMDM.
Dining Out in Groups with Experts in MDM
Enjoy an evening of stimulating discussion with your peers and experts in Medical Decision Making while experiencing the local scene! Choose from a range of discussion topics and nearby restaurants.
This is a wonderful opportunity for trainees (graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows) attending SMDM meetings and conferences to meet and talk informally with each other and with senior members of the Society. The luncheon is held on the first day of the meeting so that networking can continue over the course of the meeting.
Become a Member
SMDM members contribute critically to health policy research in the areas of evidence-based medicine, cost effective health care, patient decision making and public health. SMDM helps you to be more than just a face in the crowd. The connections you make through SMDM can help you build a network of long-term contacts to help you throughout your career.
Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH
"SMDM is the professional home to what I consider the top scientists in the field and the scientific meetings always inspire me. I also consider SMDM membership an indicator of exposure to rigorous methods and cutting edge science when reviewing resumes."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.