Please Consider Donating to SMDM

SMDM appreciates contributions at all levels. Your generous donation will be used directly towards the fund of your choice.

Annual Giving:



Support for SMDM's Goals

Goal: Support from 100% of SMDM members
$11,935 raised as of December 31, 2019.

Your gift will be used to support the programs and services SMDM undertakes to further our goals of promoting medical decision making principles to new audiences and throughout the world. Programs include training for researchers, clinicians and decision makers, mentoring and networking opportunities for our members and outreach on continents seeking knowledge of and training in medical decision making principles. 

Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Fund

Goal: $6,000
$3,000 raised as of December 31, 2019.

The Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Fund recognizes and supports young decision makers for outstanding presentations of research at an SMDM meeting. In 2019, your gifts supported 10 winners at the 41st Annual Meeting in Portland. Learn more about early career awards.

SMDM Dependent Care Fund

Goal: $5,000
$1,775 raised as of December 31, 2019.

The SMDM Dependent Care Fund supports meeting attendees who need assistance with child, elder, or partner care ("dependent care") in order to fully attend SMDM meetings. In 2019, your gifts supported 3 attendees at the 41st Annual Meeting in Portland. Donations received would support meeting attendees at future SMDM European Conferences and Annual Meetings.

Dedication Donation

You can make your donation in honor of or in memory of anyone. The SMDM would be happy to alert the person, or the family of the person, to whom you wish to dedicate your SMDM donation.

A Gift with Lasting Impact

A growing number of generous individuals are choosing to support their favorite causes by making a gift to charity in their wills and trusts. You can make a gift to the Society for Medical Decision Making of a set dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what is left after taking care of your loved ones. Bequests to the Society are entirely free from federal estate tax and there is no limit on the amount you can leave to the Society or any other charitable organization through your estate.

While attorneys are responsible for the legal aspects of estate planning, we are pleased to provide the following sample bequest language as a courtesy to our members:

I bequeath to the
Society for Medical Decision Making
750 Route 202, Suite 200
Bridgewater, NJ  08807 USA

the sum of $____ (or "___%" or "the rest, residue and remainder of my estate") to further the field of medical decision making (or "to support the Lee B. Lusted Student Prize" or "to support the annual meeting").

For more information about making a gift through your estate, to create an endowment to support SMDM in perpetuity, or to notify SMDM of an estate gift, please contact the SMDM Office at (908) 359-1184, send an e-mail to, or write to the Society for Medical Decision Making at the following address:

Society for Medical Decision Making
750 Route 202, Suite 200
Bridgewater, NJ  08807 USA
Tax ID number: 31-0992960

Thank you for considering creating a legacy through your support for the Society for Medical Decision Making!

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.

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