41st Annual North American Meeting
Many Views on Value
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
Call for Abstracts and Short Courses opens March 2019.
Hotel reservations open March 2019.
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
Scientific Review Co-Chairs: Aubri Hoffman, PhD and Mark Harrison, MSc, PhD
Short Course Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Hoch, PhD and Aaron Scherer, 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.