Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has established the annual Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award to be presented to a person, group, or organization that has made important contributions to the reduction of diagnostic error.

The award recognizes either a total body of work (“lifetime achievement”) or a significant contribution in the field. The nominee can have had influence in the fields of education, research, practice improvement, patient engagement, and/or policy.

The award was named in honor of Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP, the founder of the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series and SIDM. Mark served as the SIDM President from 2011 through 2018, and his contributions constitute the foundations of our field and the focus on diagnostic quality and safety. Mark has committed his professional life to improving diagnosis worldwide. He is a pioneer who has had a ground-breaking impact on patient safety. Mark recognized the significance of diagnostic error, the most harmful and most overlooked threat to patient safety, and is credited with putting diagnostic error on the patient safety map. Mark received the first Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award at the 2018 Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference in recognition of his many achievements and his impact on the field of diagnostic quality and safety.

The award will be presented in November at this year’s Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference (DEM). A narrative about the work and the award will be placed on the SIDM website, sent out as a press release, and published in the SIDM newsletter. The awardee will have their expenses paid to attend DEM, including travel, lodging, and registration.

Nomination deadline: August 15, 2019

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Nominations Closed

Submissions for the Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award are now closed.