41st Annual North American Meeting
Many Views on Value
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
All health care decisions aim to optimize value; however, value is an elusive construct. First, “value” is both a noun and a verb, and it can relate to deeply held beliefs or a mathematical ratio of benefits and costs. The theme “Many Views on Value” rests on the idea that value is a function of the lens through which one sees the world. Inherent in this is an assumption that different stakeholders are necessary to understand the true value of any health care intervention. Members of SMDM are the academic leaders in understanding multiple stakeholder perspectives and in calculating value. The 2019 Annual Meeting aims to unite the robust behavioral science on perspectives with the rigorous analytical science of value.
Meeting Co-Chairs: Karen Eden, PhD, Carmen Lewis, MD, MPH and Daniel Matlock, MD
Stakeholder Engagement Co-Chairs: Beverly Canin, Stakeholder Co-Chair, Karen Eden, PhD, and Carmen Lewis, MD, PhD
Scientific Review Co-Chairs: Aubri Hoffman, PhD and Mark Harrison, MSc, PhD
Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Co-Chairs: Sze-chuan Suen, PhD, Aubri Hoffman, PhD and Emmanuel Fulgence Drabo, PhD
Short Course Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Hoch, PhD and Aaron Scherer, PhD
Awards Committee Chair: Karen Sepucha, PhD
Career Development Committee Co-Chairs: Tara Lavelle, PhD and Channing Tate, MPH
Social Media Chair: Davene Wright, 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.