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Announcing the ANZA-SIDM Improving Diagnosis Conference taking place virtually from 18 -19 November 2021.

Previously known as the Australasian Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference, we are delighted to announce that this year's conference will be hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Affiliate of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (ANZA-SIDM).

ANZA-SIDM will bring together diverse multidisciplinary groups including researchers, patients, physicians, surgeons, radiologists, paramedics, linguists, psychologists, medical administrators and others, all dedicated to the subject of make diagnosis safer.

This year’s theme is: Embracing Challenges and Change

Abstracts Now Open

The abstract guidelines and template are provided below. You must ensure that you follow the guidelines and use the template in order for your abstract to be submitted for review.

Submission Deadline: 22 August 2021 11:59PM AEST

Registration Open

Registering for ANZA-SIDM 2021 gives you access to sessions, workshops, posters, oral abstracts and more, available during and after the conference. Register now to secure your early bird rate for the conference.

Registration Categories:
All prices are shown in AUD

Early Bird
Medical Professionals $330 $350
Trainees, Nurses, PhD Students, Patients/Consumers $220 $250

Day Registration:
All prices are shown in AUD

Medical Professionals $200
Trainees, Nurses, PhD Students, Patients/Consumers $150

A/Prof Carmel Crock OAM
ANZA-SIDM Chair & Conference Convenor

In 2020 we formed the Australian and New Zealand Affiliate of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (ANZA-SIDM) and renamed our conference the Improving Diagnosis Conference, reflecting our mission to reduce diagnostic error and to learn from and promote accurate and timely diagnosis.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Embracing challenges and change”. The pandemic has brought immense challenges to our society, including to providing healthcare. The inherent complexity of and uncertainty involved in the diagnostic process have been laid bare.

In this conference, some of Australia and New Zealand’s key thinkers and researchers will share their insights into improving diagnosis. The conference will foster lively debate, with panel discussions, workshops and presentations of latest research in the field of diagnostic quality and safety. Alongside latest research, there will be a focus on education and clinical reasoning, practice improvements, and communication and culture to improve diagnosis.

We look forward to welcoming you to ANZA-SIDM 2021.

A/Prof Carmel Crock OAM
Convenor, ANZA-SIDM 2021

ANZA-SIDM Conference Secretariat
P: +61 2 8204 0770

Key Deadlines
  • Abstracts open: Early July
  • Abstracts close: Sunday 22 August 2021
  • Registration open: Early July
  • Early bird registration deadline: Sunday 26 September 2021
  • Standard registration deadline: Wednesday 4 November 2021
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