Next week Foundation staff, board members, medical editors and special guests will gather on Cape Cod for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation’s Annual Summer Medical Editors meeting.
This year, we are honored to have Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer at the American Cancer Society, as our keynote speaker. Otis will be discussing his recently published book, “How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks about Being Sick in America.” A number of our medical editors will present on their shared decision making research in areas such as primary care practice, breast cancer, and components of decision support tools and web-based decision aids. We’ll also be debuting our newest Shared Decision-Making® program, “Help for Anxiety: Treatments that Work.” In addition, guests will get an inside look at the development of our Maternity Care Shared Decision Making Initiative.
We will be tweeting live July 30-31 during the meeting from @IMDFoundation using the hashtag #sdm12, and we hope you will follow along.
Next week stay tuned for a blog post and Storify with meeting highlights. Select conference presentations, as well as a video of Otis’ presentation, will be made available after the meeting.