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Patient Choice Seminar, Dartmouth, June 25 – July 2, 2008

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Patients make decisions about a matter that is very important to them, their health. New findings on the representation of information can improve decision making, and new tools, such as the Distribution Builder put these findings to work. It is a bright new era of informed patient choice. This coming summer, try to catch Dartmouth’s summer institute on the topic.

Interprofessional Education in Decision Support
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
June 25 – July 2, 2008

The Background Motivation for SIIPC 2008:
• Patient-centered care could be improved if the different members of multidisciplinary health care teams can work together in providing high-quality Decision Support /Patients’ Decision Aids (DS/PtDAs).
• Therefore, we need to develop, test, and implement effective, sustainable interprofessional training programs to teach DS/PtDAs as a clinical skill.
• To do this well, we need to build collaborative links between experts in DS / PtDAs and experts in inter-professional education.

The SIIPC 2008 Format:
Throughout the week, 12 Faculty & 70 selected Fellows will:
• Identify promising theories, methods, and outcomes evidence for designing educational programs for effective interprofessional training in the clinical practice of DS /PtDAs.
• Compare different models for implementing interprofessional clinical training programs in DS/PtDAs.
• Debate whether there’s a need to certify clinicians in the practice of DS/PtDAs, and, if so, identify the key principles for establishing a sustainable process for certification.
• Develop collaborative links among scientists who are prepared to investigate key basic and applied problems in the field of interprofessional education about the clinical practice of DS/DAs.
This discussion, debate, and exploration will take place in lectures, in small workgroups, and in interactive electronically-supported research “labs”.

Applying for a Summer Institute Fellowship
For application forms and information about the submission process, visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~cecs/cic/2008/index.html and click on “Applications”
The application deadline is January 15, 2008. Applicants’ submissions will be reviewed by the Planning Committee. Selected Fellows will be notified in April, 2008. Fellows will be provided with housing on the Dartmouth campus, some meals, and course materials.

Supported By:
The Center for Informed Choice at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.*

*Funding for this conference was made possible in part by 1R13HS017378-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.