Last week the Association of Health Care Journalists held their Health Journalism 2012 conference in Atlanta, GA. Each year the conference seeks to provide context and clarity around health care issues that have taken center stage thanks to advances in medicine, political activity and public interest. So it's no surprise that shared decision making was a hot topic at this year’s conference. Dr. Michael J. Barry, president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, was a member of the panel A reporter’s guide to medical decision making.
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. We’ll 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.