The much-anticipated International Shared Decision Making (ISDM) conference will once again bring together thought leaders and newcomers in the field of shared decision decision making. Researchers, patients, providers and policy makers will for the first time head south of the equator to Lima, Peru for the seventh ISDM conference June 16-19, 2013.
The central theme of this meeting “Globalizing SDM: Pacientes @ the centre of healthcare” has two implications. First, it suggests thinking about shared decision making more broadly, as an integral component of patient-centered care and second, it highlights the need to address health disparities so each and every person has the opportunity to be at the center of their health care. Over the course of the conference, participants will hear from experts about the various aspects of making shared decision making a global reality. These include basic science, theories and concepts, development of SDM products, implementation and sustainability, measurement and assessment, and evaluation and impact.
We are proud to have three representatives from the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation presenting their expertise as it relates to medical decision-making trends, implementation of decision support interventions and medical malpractice. In addition, a number of our shared decision making demonstration sites will be presenting their journey to truly patient-centered care.
We look forward to participating in meaningful conversations with fellow ISDM 2013 participants about how to advance shared decision making globally.
To learn more about this premiere shared decision making conference, visit the ISDM 2013 website.