Towards safer diagnosis – A team effort

When: 24-25th May, 2017
Where: Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia

It is thought that about 1 in 10 diagnoses made by doctors is incorrect. The Institute of Medicine 2016 report, ‘Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare ‘, concludes that “It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.”

Improving diagnosis is a patient safety imperative that requires a team effort.  In this conference, researchers, clinicians, cognitive psychologists, medical educators and patients will come together to explore this rapidly expanding, often puzzling and exciting field of patient safety.

This conference will bring together world and local leaders in diagnostic error, the safety sciences, health IT, medical indemnity providers and clinicians passionate about making diagnosis more accurate, timely and safe. The patient voice will be a focus of attention.  The language of diagnosis will be explored and the contribution that medical culture makes to diagnostic error (both in the positive and negative) will be examined.

Attendees will come away with the latest research and innovation in the field, as well as practical tools to use at the bedside and in clinical teaching to make diagnosis safer.


For more information please visit the conference website here.

EMER is an adverse event and near-miss reporting system that is on-line, anonymous and confidential. It is a means of supporting improvement in safety and quality in emergency medicine by understanding how the risk of harm to patients can be minimised or prevented.

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