Upcoming Events


Every month we host a free seminar with a presenter who is a leader in the field of shared decision-making or patient-centred care research.  View our confirmed speakers here.


ISDMS 2024

Coproduction: Harnessing the power of partnerships

Lausanne, Switzerland

7 – 10 July 2024

Coproduction: Harnessing the power of partnerships

Registrations open

*ISDMS members can save up to 100CHF on registration fees.*


Past Conferences

Date Location Chair Website
19-22 June, 2022
Kolding, Denmark
Karina Dahl Steffensen
7-10 July, 2019
Québec city, Canada
France Légaré
2-5 July, 2017
Lyon, France
Nora Moumjid
19-22 July, 2015
Sydney, Australia
Lyndal Trevena
Lima, Peru
Victor Montori
Maastricht, Netherlands
Trudy van der Weijden
14-17 June, 2009
Boston, US
Michael Barry, Al Mulley
Freiburg, Germany
Martin Härter
14-16 June, 2005
Ottawa, Canada
Annette O’Connor
2-4 September, 2003
Swansea, UK
Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards
1-13 July, 2001
Oxford, UK
Angela Coulter

Societies and conferences with overlapping interests

Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)

To improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic approaches to clinical decision making and policy-formation in healthcare by providing a scholarly forum that connects and educates researchers, providers, policy-makers, and the public.



To create a health care system where all patients, healthcare professionals, trainees and researchers feel valued, are treated equitably with respect, compassion, understanding, and are actively engaged in healthcare processes and decisions.



To promote healthcare communication between patients, relatives and healthcare practitioners that is effective, patient-centred and evidence-based.



Jointly hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford and The BMJ, Evidence Live offers a platform that encourages debate on the current status and future directions of Evidence-Based Medicine. This annual conference provides a line-up of world leading speakers whose remit is to stimulate, provoke, entertain, and inspire.


Preventing Overdiagnosis (POD) conference

To develop strategies to sustain international scientific conferences on preventing overdiagnosis.


GIN Guidelines International Network

Our mission is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration in guideline development, adaptation and implementation.


ISEHC International Society for evidence-based healthcare

To develop, and encourage research in, the appropriate usage of evidence in health care decision making and to promote and provide professional and public education in the field.


Right Care Conference


Cochrane Collaboration

To make healthcare decisions better.


Global Implementation Network

To promote and establish coherent and collaborative approaches to implementation practice, science, and policy.


Minimally Disruptive Medicine

Minimally disruptive medicine (MDM) seeks to advance patient goals for health, health care, and life, using effective care programs designed and implemented in a manner that respects the capacity of patients and caregivers and minimizes the burden of treatment – the healthcare footprint – the care program imposes on their lives.



CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.


Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care

Mission: IPFCC advances the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centred care. In partnership with patients, families, and health care professionals, IPFCC seeks to integrate these concepts into all aspects of health care.

IPFCC accomplishes its mission through education, consultation, and technical assistance; materials development and information dissemination; research; and strategic partnerships.

Vision: We at IPFCC envision a profound change in the way health care is provided to individuals and their families. In every encounter, health and human service professionals will seek to build on the strengths of patients and families, enhancing their confidence and competence. The health care delivery system will recognize and encourage patient and family strengths, choice, and independence.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

PCORI was established to fund research that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions about the healthcare choices they face every day, guided by those who will use that information.


BMJ International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Mission: To support the movement for healthcare improvement.


  • Improve outcomes for patients and communities
  • Provide practical ideas that can be implemented in the workplace
  • Build coalitions to inspire understanding between healthcare organizations
  • Promote research into quality and safety improvement
  • Foster effective innovation
  • Gather the evidence needed to support local improvement
  • Connect healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide
  • Translate concern about the quality and safety of care into effective action

National Institute for Health Research INVOLVE


International Network for Patient-Centered Care

The “International Network for Patient-Centered Care“ (PCC NET) aims to facilitate and promote professional exchange, networking, and discussion on the topic of patient-centered care between researchers, educators, health care professionals, and patients. The PCC NET serves as a basis for the development of joint, international research projects and collaborations.