We are in the process of organising a series of expert lectures on cutting edge issues facing shared decision making.
This series is being led by Professor Glyn Elwyn and will initially be open to all, but will become limited to those who are registered with the Society in the future.

The seminars will be held online via Zoom and they will be recorded.


Past and upcoming seminars

# Date Link Host(s) Title Recording
1. December 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 pm UTC
Karina Dahl Steffensen, Vejle-Lillebaelt University Hospital of Southern Denmark
Shared Decision Making : how we do it in Scandinavia
19. January 2022, 9:00 - 10:00 am UTC
Marie Anne Durand, University of Lausanne & Kirsten McCaffery, University of Sydney
Health literacy, shared decision making and health inequalities – what do we know and what can we do better?
2. February 2022, 3:00 - 4:00 pm UTC
Kristen Pecanac, UW-Madison School of Nursing
It’s in the Details: Identifying Communication Strategies that Promote Shared Decision Making in Acute Care
2. March 2022, 2:30 - 3:30 pm UTC
Pål Gulbrandsen/Jennifer Gerwing University of Oslo
6. April 2022
Paulina Bravo / Lilisbeth Perestelo-Perez
The Latin SDM Network

The dates are in UTC (Universal Time Coordinated). If you need to know when they start in your timezone use a calculator like https://savvytime.com/converter/utc

Seminar Recordings

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

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