The 18th Biennial European Conference of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) was held in Berlin, Germany and included contributions by CHDS faculty, researchers, and trainees. CHDS faculty Uwe Siebert served as one of the conference co-chairs. The conference was attended by more than 250 participants from over 30 countries and focused on “Linking Research to Evidence-Based Action for Patients, Providers and Policy Decision Makers.”
Participation at the conference included:
- Siebert co-led a short course on target trial emulation and causal inference in medical decision making and he chaired the plenary symposium on assessing the tradeoff between efficiency and equity in health technology assessment.
- CHDS faculty Ankur Pandya presented a poster on a cost-effectiveness framework to evaluate shared decision-making with an application to statin initiation decisions.
- CHDS faculty Davene Wright presented a poster on leveraging spillover effects following obesity-related health shocks and associated opportunities for practice and policy.
- Wright also served as a panelist on building and sustaining strong research collaborations and co-chaired a separate panel with CHDS faculty Joseph Pliskin on diagnostic and treatment decisions.
- CHDS post-doctoral fellow Allison Portnoy presented in the top-rated modeling abstracts session on the cost-effectiveness of primary HPV triage approaches among vaccinated women in Norway.
- CHDS research scientist Emily Burger chaired a session on health service evaluations.
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