Tuesday, October 20, 2015: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom D (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)

Despite increasing interest in patient-clinician shared decision making (SDM), the actual use of SDM techniques in usual care remains suboptimal.  Decision aids and similar decision-making tools hold promise to improve SDM around health care decisions, yet recent articles and editorials point out that these tools are frequently underutilized in clinical practice, and decision aids that are used do not always have strong methodologic input and testing before dissemination.  The goal of this symposium is to discuss examples of implementing decision aids into real-world settings, including implications for researchers, decision aid developers, clinicians, and policy makers.


Angela Fagerlin, PhD
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System & University of Michigan
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)

Angie Fagerlin, PhD, trained as a cognitive psychologist and is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan where she Co-Directs the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine. She is also a research scientist at the VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research. Her research focuses on testing risk communication strategies and on the development and testing of decision aids. She has published well over 100 articles and has been funded by NIH, NCI, NSF, the VA, PCORI and the European Union.

William Lawrence, MD, MS
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Senior Program Officer, Communication and Dissemination Research
Center for Outcomes and Evidence


Karen R. Sepucha, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Health Decision Sciences Center

Daniel Matlock, MD, MPH
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Dawn Stacey, RN, PhD, CON (C)
University of Ottawa
Full professor

Matthew Handley, MD
Group Health Cooperative
Medical Director, Quality and Informatics Group