Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Join me at the 2012 Diagnostic Error in Medicine: 5th International Conference

I hope to see you at the 5th international conference on Diagnostic Error in Medicine (DEM) – 2012.

The conference is brought to you by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This year, I'll be speaking on a panel where we will be discussing the role of social media in reducing diagnostic errors in medicine. It should be a very interesting conversation given what is happening these days in the rapidly evolving world of social media. Patients and health care professionals are having conversations on social media. How can these digital tools enable the health care team to reach the correct diagnosis? How does social media contribute to diagnostic errors?

The conference will be in Baltimore on November 12 - 14, 2012. For more information, visit the conference page here.

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) was founded with the goals of making diagnosis timely, accurate, cost-conscious, reliable and safe. The Diagnostic Error in Medicine meetings make up the primary forum for advancing this agenda by promoting discussion, highlighting research advances, and bringing together all of the stakeholders interested in this issue. The theme of this year’s meeting “What Can I Do?” emphasizes the diversity of this stakeholder group. By bringing together all of these interests, we hope to spark new interests, new collaborations, and new projects that will lead to safer and more cost effective diagnosis.

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