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Abstract Guidelines

for Oral and Poster Presentations

All abstracts should report original, previously unpublished work. Although abstracts may reflect work previously presented elsewhere, the work should not be published prior to the conference dates. Work currently under peer review with an anticipated publication date after October 20, 2022, may be submitted. There is no limit on the total number of abstracts submitted by each presenter. However, if one author submits more than one abstract about the same data set, the abstracts should be substantially different. By submitting their work, authors automatically approve publication of their accepted abstracts in the journal Diagnosis

For your presentation to be considered, abstract guidelines must be followed as closely as possible.
Please ensure that the presenting author completes the abstract submission.

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Conference Dates
October 16-18, 2022

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Opens June 2022

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Abstract Formats

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will consist of approximately 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.  Oral presentations may include work with scientific, education, or practice improvement themes (see explanations below). Where possible, presentations with a similar theme or focus will be grouped together.


Poster Presentations

New in 2022, submissions from patients/families regarding their experience with the diagnostic process will be accepted.  All other posters may present scientific, education, or practice improvement work. We also accept clinical vignettes. A poster-viewing session will take place for delegates to discuss the posters with their authors.

*In balancing the program, the committee may require authors to present their work in an alternate format than specified in the submission
(e.g. as a poster rather than an oral presentation).  All submitters will be notified of their acceptance status to SIDM2022 in July 2022.

Submit an Abstract

Choose a Submission Theme ↓

Should report the results of original research related to diagnostic error in medicine and must contain quantitative or qualitative data. Each abstract should be 400 words or less, have a descriptive title, and the following four (4) sections:

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

May include one (1) table or figure. If a table or figure is included, the abstract narrative must be reduced to 350 words.

Clinical Vignette
Practice Improvement
*NEW* Patient & Family Engagement

*when submitting, please ensure you are doing so within the correct theme of your choosing. Submission links are specific to each theme.

When Submitting Abstracts

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by the presenting author through the appropriate online submission site (linked above).

By submitting an abstract all authors agree to release the license to the conference organizers and give permission to publish the abstract in the conference handbook, website, application, etc., and in so doing certify that the abstract is original work.

Preparation Guidelines for all Presentations
  • Specify all abbreviations in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, thereafter abbreviation only should be used.
  • Abstract should be written in English.
  • Check abstract thoroughly for spelling and grammar (will not be amended by conference secretariat).
  • Do not include references in your abstract submission. However, if selected, references should be included in your final oral presentation and/or poster.
  • Do not include a header or footer.

Note: If your abstract does not conform to the guidelines, including if it is over the word limit, it may be returned to the submitting author to revise or be rejected.

All Submissions must include
Review Process and Selection Criteria