Program Overview, Benefits, Objectives

Program Benefits
The Summer Institute offers a mix of opportunities for group discussion and larger speaking engagements from local, national and international experts in the field of shared decision making. Participants not only hear from leaders in the field but from patient and family advisors who can give context to the role of the patient during the decision making process. The Institute also offers ample opportunity for networking with other participants, fellows, speakers and staff.

Who Should Participate
All those interested in patient-centered care and shared decision making. Past participants include:
• Leaders (both clinical and administrative) in health services settings
• Patients, patient advocates and patient advocacy organizations
• Health care providers at all levels including health coaches, education and risk management specialists
• Health policy-makers and legislators
• Researchers in knowledge translation, organization leadership, sociology, translational research and other related disciplines/areas
• Insurers, health care plan providers

Past Institutes
2012:  Measuring Shared Decision Making in Practice
Co-directors: Dale Collins Vidal, MD, MS and Karen Sepucha, PhD

2011:  Implementation and Evaluation of Patient Decision Support Strategies
Co-Directors: Dale Collins Vidal, MD, MS and Glyn Elwyn, BA, MB, FRCGP, PhD

2010:  Implementing Patients’ Decision Support/Patients’ Decision Aids: An International Perspective on Policy and Practice Issues
Co-Directors: Hilary Lewellyn-Thomas and Annette O’Connor, RN, PhD

2009: Complexity in Patients’ Decision Support/Patients’ Decision Aids
Co-Directors: Hilary Lewellyn-Thomas and Annette O’Connor, RN, PhD

2008: Inter-professional Education for the Inter-professional Provision of Patients’ Decision Support
Co-Directors: Hilary Lewellyn-Thomas and Annette O’Connor, RN, PhD

2007:  Scientific Priorities in Patients’ Decision Making: Probabilistic Uncertainty & Values Clarification/Preference Elicitation
Co-Directors: Hilary Lewellyn-Thomas and Annette O’Connor, RN, PhD

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