I've been speaking about lab consultations and diagnostic management teams for many years. Now I'm pleased to announce the first formal meeting explaining what they are and how to implement them. This inaugural Diagnostic Management Team Conference will have historical significance as we change the way we, as laboratory leaders and pathologists, assist healthcare providers on diagnostic test selection and results interpretation.
The National Academy of Medicine report from 2015, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, endorsed the formation of diagnostic management teams to address the major problem of diagnostic error that affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals every year.
Take a look at the program and the meeting website (www.dmtconference.com), imagine your new capabilities, and join us on February 7 and 8, 2017 in Galveston, Texas at the Galveston Island Convention Center overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Conference attendees will enjoy a special rate at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort.
Now is the time to establish the true value of the laboratory and the crucial work we all do for patients.
Please join me.
Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Chairman, Department of Pathology