Monday, October 21, 2013: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Key Ballroom 3-4 (Hilton Baltimore)

Following up on last year’s meeting of this group, we will discuss progress in our efforts to build a community of global health policy researchers within SMDM that includes researchers from middle- and low-income countries. Our current initiatives include enhancing the SMDM Global Health website to create better opportunities for collaboration and communication (through SMDM Connect), and raising funds for meeting travel scholarships and mentorship initiatives for individuals from middle and lower-income countries. We welcome participation from all who are interested in this field, and look forward to your input on how we can expand on these initiatives with your help.


SMDM Committees and Interest Groups will be holding meetings during breakfast and lunch. Please see the schedule below. A mission statement or agenda for these groups may be found under each daily tab during the appropriate time slot.

All interested attendees are encouraged to join a committee or interest group during these times.   

Groups meeting during lunch, lunch is not provided. We ask that participants use the first 1/2 hour of the break to have their lunch for which the hotel offers many options, then join the group for the last hour of the break for discussions.

Bruce R. Schackman, PhD