Next week Foundation staff, board members, medical editors and special guests will gather on Cape Cod for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation's Annual Summer Medical Editors meeting. We’ll be debuting our newest Shared Decision-Making® program, “Help for Anxiety: Treatments that Work.” In addition, guests will get an inside look at the development of our Maternity Care Shared Decision Making Initiative. We will be tweeting live July 30-31 during the meeting from @IMDFoundation using the hashtag #sdm12, and we hope you will follow along.
As many of our colleagues are spread across the country, our summer meeting is an opportunity for the many individuals who work on behalf of the Foundation to gather and reflect on what everyone has accomplished in the previous year and to get energized about upcoming projects. We were honored to have Otis Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society, as well as the author of “How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks about Being Sick in America” as our keynote speaker this year. In addition to our keynote presentation, we had a stellar lineup of interactive and thought provoking sessions on Foundation-supported projects from staff, medical editors and esteemed guests.
Many people suffer with anxiety, but a number of effective treatment options are available. To ensure people with anxiety understand their options, and to help them decide which is best for them, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Help for Anxiety: Treatments That Work.
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