The following is a list of upcoming meetings and conferences. SMDM meetings provide a highly interactive forum for discussion of novel research based on decision and behavior theory and analytical models applied to health related decisions. Presentations or original research, keynote talks, special symposia and short courses offer attendees the opportunity to explore diverse topics in medical decision making.

SMDM Virtual Course: Discrete Event Simulation in R to support healthcare decision making

February 23 - February 23, 2023
Registration fee (Members): 280 USD
Registration fee (non-Members): 425 USD

About this course
This course covers all basic choices and methods required for developing and analyzing discrete event simulations (DES): The practical steps involved in modeling, different types of evidence that can be used, alternative approaches for handling competing events, and how to reflect different types of patient variation.
A single case study will be used in all exercises, extending a simple DES into a comprehensive model, including probabilistic analysis. R will be used and ready-to-use scripts will be provided. Exercise answers will be provided and participants will leave with a running DES model.

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18th Biennial European Conference

Berlin, Germany
May 21 - May 23, 2023

Linking Research to Evidence-Based Action for Patients, Providers and Policy Decision Makers 

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45th Annual North American Meeting

Philadelphia, PA
October 22 - October 25, 2023

Innovation in Decision Making: Thinking To Tools 

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Heather Taffet Gold, PhD
Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

"While my research is more methodological, I fully appreciate the exposure to clinical applications I get at SMDM."

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MDM Journal

MDM Journal

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.

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