From the Field: Call for Abstracts

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is seeking submissions for high-quality posters and oral abstracts that contribute to and advance the field of diagnostic quality for DEM2019.

Join us in the Nation's Capitol for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)'s 12th International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference (DEM2019). We will come together to showcase developments in the field of diagnostic quality and safety, and focus on the unique role of public policy in driving advances in research, quality improvement, and medical education.

This year's theme is: Shaping Policy, Improving Practice.

The DEM2019 Program Planning Committee seeks submissions for scientific, education, clinical vignette, or practice improvement abstract proposals. The deadline to submit abstracts is June 14, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Abstract submissions should contribute to and advance the field of diagnostic quality and be relevant to SIDM's Strategic Priorities. DEM2019 is a self-accredited Patients Included conference especially interested in innovative, patient-centered abstracts that are co-developed and delivered with patients and family members.

DEM2019 brings together physicians, patients, nurses, healthcare professionals, researchers, institutional leaders, policymakers, educators, students, and residents to highlight and share recent innovations to improve the diagnostic process.

Oral presenters will be chosen and notified by the review committee from the pool of abstract submissions by late August. All accepted presenters will be required to register for DEM2019. To review the abstract submission guidelines, visit our webpage. For any additional questions about submissions, contact SIDM at