Schedule of Events


There is no fee to attend the pre-conference sessions; however, registration is required.

 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | No additional fee, but registration is required

Patient Summit


  • Helen Haskell, MA, Mothers Against Medical Error
  • Carmel Crock, MBBS, FACEM, BLitt, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


  • Maya Dusenbery,
  • Peggy Zuckerman, MSEd, Patient Advocate

The 2018 Patient Summit is intended to highlight some of the pervasive problems that patients face in getting an accurate and timely diagnosis, and to showcase innovative work being done by patients to improve diagnosis. The summit aims to foster discussion among patients and health care providers as to steps patients can take to make the diagnostic process more accurate and responsive to patients.

 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | No additional fee, but registration is required

Research Forum


  • Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH, MS, University of California, San Diego
  • Ashley Meyer, PhD, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Laura Zwaan, PhD, Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam, Erasmus MC
This is an interactive discussion highlighting current and planned diagnostic safety projects from our SIDM fellows.
Society to Improve
Diagnosis in Medicine
1501 Hinman Ave, #7B
Evanston, Il 60201