Call for abstracts for Workshop ‘Unraveling the Clinical Process’ in Goettingen

Monday, September 11th, 2017

We would like to invite you to the 2018 Workshop on Clinical Decision Making, organized by the University of Goettingen together with the COGITA research network, May 17th -18th. The theme of the workshop is “Unraveling the Clinical Process”.

The workshop brings together practitioners and researchers from medicine and psychology who are interested in the psychological processes underlying clinical reasoning and decision making. This includes research on the role of intuition and gut feelings in decision making, the interplay of deliberate and intuitive processes in diagnostic reasoning, the impact of causal reasoning on treatment planning, and many more exciting topics.

The Clinical Decision Making workshop has been a yearly event for more than 10 years. It is organized by researchers on clinical decision making at various European universities. The COGITA European network of GPs, some hospital specialists, nurses, psychologists and a linguistic specialist was established in 2008. It aims to stimulate and coordinate studies about the role of gut feelings in the diagnostic reasoning process and have yearly meetings. (

On May 17th, Thursday, the CDM-workshop and the COGITA group will have separate meetings. Thursday late afternoon and Friday May 18th we will have a joint conference. Invited and confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Nancy Kim from Northeastern University, Boston USA, ( ) and Professor Wolfgang Gaissmaier from Konstanz University, Germany ( ).

You are invited to present your research on Thursday 17th or Friday 18th. Presentations on empirical findings, systematic reviews of findings, theoretical ideas, and methodological issues are welcome. Presentations are planned to be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. If you are interested to present, please submit an abstract (150-200 words) by email to The deadline for submissions is Friday February 25th. Submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee of the workshop. Notifications will be sent out by March 1st.

You are welcome to join the workshop at any time without giving a presentation.

Goettingen is located in the center of Germany. The city is easy to reach by the German High-Speed trains. There are excellent connections to Hannover Airport and Frankfurt (see the workshop’s website for more information on travel and accommodation (

The workshop is sponsored by the European Association for Decision Making (EADM) and the University of Goettingen. There is no fee for participants, but we ask for a contribution of €30 for the joint workshop dinner on Thursday night (which covers food and drink).

We are looking forward to welcome you at Goettingen!

Johannes Hauswaldt (Department of Primary Care, University Medical Center Goettingen) and York Hagmayer (Institute of Psychology, University of Goettingen).

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