38th Annual North American Meeting
From Uncertainty to Action
Westin Bayshore Hotel
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4 Canada
As Ellen Peters wrote, "uncertainty abounds" in health care decisions. From decision models to decision aids and prediction tools, incorporating and communicating uncertain information is key to transparent, informed decision-making for individuals, clinicians, and policy makers. For over 30 years, SMDM members have sought to improve decision-making while accounting for uncertainty about the magnitude and severity of benefits and risks, the strength of current evidence, and how to weigh risks and benefits from the perspectives of the individual, health system, and society. The 38th annual SMDM meeting offers researchers, clinicians, and provincial, state, and national health authorities the opportunity to exchange insights, tools, and new challenges in moving from uncertainty to action.
Meeting Co-Chairs: Mark Helfand, MD, MPH and Nick Bansback, PhD
Scientific Review Commitee Co-Chairs: Laura Scherer, PhD and Feng Xie, MSc, PhD
Short Course Committee Co-Chairs: Elisabeth Fenwick, PhD, MSc and David Whitehurst, PhD, MSc
Awards Commitee Chair: John Wong, MD
Lee B. Lusted Student Abstract Co-Chairs: Ankur Pandya, PhD and Eva Enns, MS
Career Development Committee Co-Chairs: Ava John-Baptiste, PhD and Fernando Alarid-Escudero, MSc
Women in SMDM Chair: Angie Fagerlin, PhD
Social Media Chair: Sarah Munro, PhD
International Networking Reception Chair: Anne Stiggelbout, PhD
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.