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The Conference included presentations during Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May on:

- Team, communication and culture
- Patient engagement in diagnostic error
- Role of the nurse in diagnosis
- National standards
- Human Factors and diagnostic error
- The effect of diagnostic error in clinicians and patients
- Language of diagnosis
- Teaching clinical reasoning
- How IT can be used to improve diagnosis
- Radiology and pathology: the importance of diagnostic collaboration
- Engaging your Medical Administration and diagnostic error
- Cognitive biases, how doctors think and debiasing techniques
- Exploring diagnostic error through communication
- Identifying the diagnostic traps in your field – creating a top 5 list
- Case presentations
- Panel discussions

Learning Objectives

  • Awareness of extent and importance of diagnostic error
  • Make diagnosis safer by identifying priorities in patient engagement, research, education,
    clinical care
  • Find solutions to diagnostic error through dialogue and interdisciplinary exchange at the conference
  • Explore the role of team work and culture in reducing diagnostic error
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Diagnosis in Medicine
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Evanston, Il 60201