Optional. In addition to indicating submission categories, please indicate whether you believe your abstract is suitable for one (and only one) of the following joint oral abstract sessions. This will neither increase nor decrease your chances for acceptance or the scheduling of an oral presentation. The mission of each society will help you determine whether your research would be appropriate for any of these sessions.
Joint SGIM-American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) Abstract Session
The mission of the Academy is to improve the quality of care by enhancing healthcare communication and collaborative relationships through education and applied research. Abstract submissions appropriate for consideration at the joint SGIM- AACH abstract session include observational and interventional studies pertaining to patient-physician communication, shared decision-making, health literacy, patient-centered care, relationship-centered care, the patient-physician relationship, and other healthcare communication strategies, including use of the Internet and intercultural communication strategies to improve quality of care. Studies incorporating innovative methods to teach medical interviewing and communication skills are also appropriate.
Contact Person: Neda Ratanawongsa, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joint SGIM- Society of Medical Decision Making (SMDM) Abstract Session
The Society of Medical Decision Making's mission is to improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic approaches to clinical decision-making and policy-formation in health care by providing a scholarly forum that connects and educates researchers, providers, policy-makers, and the public. The Society's diverse membership includes trainees to senior researchers as well as educators, clinicians, managers, and policy makers and has significant overlap with SGIM. Appropriate research topics are in the areas of Physician Cognition and Behavior, Judgement and Decision Making, Attitudes and Preferences, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Research that presents new methods or new applications of existing methods will be emphasized. See the society's homepage (www.smdm.org) for more information about SMDM
Contact Person: Maryilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH (email@example.com)