42nd Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts and Short Courses: Deadline: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The deadline to submit proposals for oral and poster abstracts and short courses is Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT.

The Society for Medical Decision Making is soliciting proposals for Oral and Poster Abstracts and Short Courses to be presented at the North American Annual Meeting being held Sunday, October 18, 2020 through Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

All submissions will be reviewed and notifications sent out in late July 2020.

Oral and Poster Abstracts

Oral Abstracts are offered in multiple concurrent sessions with up to 6 presentations per session. On average, 80 – 90 oral abstracts are presented at the meeting. Oral presentations are scheduled in 15-minute blocks and grouped in the categories listed on the guidelines page.

Poster Sessions allow attendees to delve into and discuss the specifics of an abstract with the author in a one-on-one or small group setting. The Annual Meeting offers on average 240 total poster abstracts with approximately 60 posters presented at each session.

All accepted oral and poster abstracts will be published online in Medical Decision Making, SMDM’s peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Patients may be in attendance and may appear as presenters at the 42nd Annual Meeting. Additionally, SMDM is a multidisciplinary society and welcomes attendees such as policymakers. Please do your best to write about and present your work in a way that is understandable to an audience of peers and other experts.



Short Course Proposals

Short courses will be held Sunday, October 18, 2020 prior to the beginning of the Annual Meeting. SMDM offers a mix of full day and half day courses in the morning and afternoon.

Short courses offer a great opportunity to learn something new from leaders in the field, and can be geared to a fundamental, intermediate, or advanced level. Short course size is generally small, varying from 10-30 participants per course, depending on the materials being presented and hands-on work being conducted during the course.

SMDM is interested in short course submissions in all areas of medical decision making. SMDM encourages short course proposals in the areas of Decision Psychology and Shared Decision Making; Applied Health Economics; Health Services, Outcomes and Policy Research; Quantitative Methods and Theoretical Developments; Patient and Stakeholder Preferences and Engagement; Stated Preference Methods; and to support the Annual Meeting theme, Relationships in Medical Decision Making.



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