Misdiagnosis accounts for one of today’s most harmful and least addressed patient safety issues. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is internationally renowned for their dedication to identifying the cognitive and systems-related causes of diagnostic error and finding solutions that improve diagnostic accuracy, efficiency and patient safety.
SIDM is hosting the annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine (DEM) International Conference in Boston on October 8-10, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Improving Diagnosis: It Takes a Team. The conference will explore ways to improve the diagnostic reliability with a specific focus on the importance of multi-disciplinary perspectives and teamwork.
The overall goal of the conference is for all attendees to leave with a clear vision of how they may improve diagnostic safety. As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) since 1997, LAMMICO is proud to provide CME for this year’s DEM conference.
Physicians, healthcare professionals, policymakers and patient advocates are invited to participate. Find out more about SIDM, and register to attend the DEM Conference at www.improvediagnosis.org. Register by August 14, 2017 to save!
We hope to see you in Boston, but in the meantime, know that our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community (MI), hosts an entire section of diagnostic risk mitigating e-learning. This suite of online coursework has become the cornerstone of our risk management continuing medical education program, as this singular issue tops the statistics for cause of medical malpractice claims. In fact, the current president of SIDM, Dr. Mark Graber, has contributed significantly to a wealth of other diagnostic error-combatting continuing education.
To review available diagnostic error courses from MI, click here. These courses are available free of charge to LAMMICO policyholders when they log in as a Member. Should you have questions about these CME courses, please contact your local Risk Management Representative.