Call for Abstracts--New Deadline March 15!

Abstract Guidelines

for Oral and Poster Presentations

All abstracts submitted should report original, previously unpublished work. Although abstracts may reflect work previously presented elsewhere, the work should not be published prior to the abstract submission date. There is no limit on the total number of abstracts submitted per individual presenter or research group. However, if one author submits more than one abstract using the same data set, the abstracts’ focus and outcomes of interests should be substantially different. By submitting their work, authors automatically approve publication of their accepted abstracts in the journal Diagnosis. If the work reported in the abstract is published between abstract submission and the conference presentation data, it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that presenting the abstract and publication of the abstract in Diagnosis complies with all copyright policies of the manuscript’s publisher.

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. Abstracts must be submitted by March 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


Conference Dates
July 2-4, 2023

Call for Abstracts
Open Now
New Deadline March 15, 2023

Conference Registration
Opens March 2023



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 further descriptions below). Where possible, presentations with a similar theme or focus will be grouped together.


Poster Presentations

Posters may present scientific, education, or practice improvement work. We also accept clinical vignettes. A poster-viewing session will take place for conference participants to discuss the posters with the author.

*The committee will select abstracts for presentation in either format. Submitting authors must be willing to present their work in the format assigned.

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. While all submissions are welcomed, we especially encourage studies that are well-designed and have robust scientific methodology. Each abstract should be 400 words or less, have a descriptive title, and have the following 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.


Practice Improvement
Clinical Vignette

*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
  • The abstract should be written in English.
  • Specify all abbreviations in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, thereafter abbreviation only should be used.
  • 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