Sunday, November 4 Conference

Day 1

 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration open

Empire Foyer

 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Quick lunch available for purchase at 8 Block Addendum on 3rd Floor
 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Empire B

 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 

Keynote Presentation: Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD, MACP, Professor in Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine 
The Power of the Patient Narrative

1.00 CME/CNE

Empire B

This session will focus on the importance of engaging the patient narrative during health care encounters with a special focus on health professions education. Dr. Skeff is a renowned medical educator with a passion for improving how clinicians understand and share patient stories, especially during clinical encounters.

 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Improving Diagnosis by Improving Education: A New Interprofessional Consensus Curriculum

0.75 CME/CNE

Empire B


  • Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
  • Gene Elizabeth Harkless, DNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, CNL, FAANP, University of New Hampshire
  • Andrew Olson, MD, FACP, FAAP, University of Minnesota Medical School

This session will present the Interprofessional Consensus Curriculum, the work of a Macy-funded international collaboration to improve diagnostic performance through education.  The progress of the project to date, and competencies necessary for health professionals to be modern diagnosticians will be presented.

 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Current Performance Improvement (PI) Strategies: The SIDM/IHI Collaborative

1.50 CME/CNE

Empire B


  • Doug Salvador, MD, MPH, Baystate Health


  • Peter Barish, MD, UCSF
  • Prashant Mahajan, MD MPH MBA, University of Michigan
  • Hetal Patel, PMP, LSS BB, MedStar Health
  • Michael Perry, MD, Nationwide, Children's Hospital
  • Melanie Powell, MD, MPH, MedStar Health
  • Katie Raffel, MD, UCSF
  • Jack Rubenstein, MD, Northwell
  • Saul Weingart, MD, MPP, PhD, Tufts University
  • Jay Wong, MD, Northwell
  • Omar Yaghi, MD, MPH, Tufts University

The field of diagnostic error is in the early days of translating research into interventions shown to be effective in clinical settings. In this session, 6 pilot sites involved in the SIDM/IHI collaborative share their experience developing and testing interventions aimed at reducing harm from diagnostic error. The QI teams will discuss lessons learned and results obtained over a 9-month testing period.

 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Poster Session, Part 1: Research and Clinical Vignettes

1.50 CME/CNE

Empire D

Posters submitted in the Research and Clinical Vignette categories will be available for viewing.

 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Empire C

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