About DEM2019

Thank you for attending DEM2019!

The Diagnostic Error in Medicine 12th Annual International Conference took place in Washington, D.C., November 10–13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The theme was Shaping Policy, Improving Practice, and offered cutting-edge topics for learning and discussion.

Who Should Attend?

Discover your community at DEM2019. Meet patients, physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives, risk managers, laboratory scientists, policymakers, medical students, residents, fellows, researchers, and leaders from around the world who are passionate about improving diagnosis and shaping a safer healthcare system for everyone.

Hear from the Experts

DEM2019 speakers are leaders in the field, ranging from expert patient advocates, to those transforming medical education and research in diagnosis, to clinicians innovating and creating systems for better diagnosis.

Network with Your Peers

Learn alongside your peers at education workshops, hear from industry experts at panels, and network with other attendees!

Saturday & Sunday Pre-Conference Events

The Diagnostic Researcher Workshop was a free, half-day event on Saturday, November 9 (registration required) to train SIDM’s research community on Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) strategies with the ultimate goal of catalyzing increased numbers of high quality PCOR and CER diagnosis research proposals.

A Patient Summit took place on Sunday, November 10 (registration required) and examined how refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients can lead to better diagnosis. The Summit will also highlight disparities and the role that age, race, ethnicity, and gender play in missed and delayed diagnosis. For the first time, the Patient Summit offered CME/CNE credit. Fees applied for those seeking CME/CNE.

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DEM2019 is a self-accredited Patients Included Meeting. The conference is committed to upholding the values of Patients Included by incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they are neither excluded nor exploited.

Supporter Opportunities

Join SIDM at DEM2019 as we bring together all of those working to address one of the most important safety issues in medicine. Learn more about DEM2019 supporter opportunities.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
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