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SMDM Conference


Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)'s annual North American meeting starts on Sunday, 10/23 in Vancouver.  Here is a list of presentations and discussions by our CEVR investigators:


Recommendations of the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine
Monday, 10/24 5:30-7:00pm
Peter Neumann, ScD, Gillian D. Sanders, PhD, Anirban Basu, PhD, David Feeny, PhD, Murray Krahn, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Karen M. Kuntz, ScD, David O. Meltzer MD, PhD, Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS, Lisa A. Prosser, MS, PhD, Joshua A. Salomon, PhD, and Thomas Trikalinos, MD, PhD



How often do cost-effectiveness analyses incorporate patient-level heterogenety?  A review of the literature
Tuesday, 10/25 7:00-8:30 am (Session III)
Tara Lavelle, PhD

The development, calibration, and validation of the US population health microsimulation model
Tuesday, 10/25 7:00-8:30 am (Session III)
Natalia Olchanski, MS, SB


Oral Abstract
Using conjoint analysis to identify factors that influence vaccine acceptance
Tuesday, 10/25 10:30 am - noon
Tara Lavelle, PhD

2nd Panel on Cost-Effectiveness for Health and Medicine


The 2nd Panel on Cost-Effectiveness for Health and Medicine will host a one-day conference highlighting their findings and recommendations. The conference will be held December 7th in Washington, DC. Click Here for registration information.


The agenda for the 2nd Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine's conference is available here


Interview with

- interviewed Paige Lin, PhD to discuss her recent paper, "Medicare Expenditures of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias or Mild Cognitive Impairment Prior to and Following Diagnosis", published online in JAGS. To read the full interview, click here.

CEA Registry Update


CEA Registry update: The database now contains 5,000 studies and over 13,000 standardized cost-effectiveness ratios.