I am delighted to invite you to the 3rd annual diagnostic management team meeting. The 2019 meeting will be held in Galveston, Texas, at the Galveston Island Convention center on March 5 – 6. The focus of the upcoming meeting are the barriers that exist for the rapid and significant growth of diagnostic management teams to reduce medical error and optimize laboratory test use.
These barriers include communication and conductivity limitations, insufficient payment for consultation services by the DMT, an inadequate number of individuals able to lead a DMT, and the cultural barriers that prevent established laboratory directors from becoming DMT leaders.
We will feature 3 diagnostic management teams – microbiology, hematopathology, and platelet refractoriness. There are a number of other presentations, most noteworthy will be a presentation by a member of the public who is aware of the benefit of experts to other physicians. We will discuss with the audience how little patients know about not having expert input on their cases.
Poster presentations will be a part of the meeting. The meeting will close with a live webinar hosted by Roche diagnostics and moderated by Robert McGonnagle, editor of CAP today.
“The bottom line is that if you or a loved one is seriously ill with an unknown diagnosis, you want an expert in the field with current knowledge directing your diagnostic evaluation in real-time and explaining it all to you.” - Mike Laposata
Diagnostic Management Team (DMT) consultation services have been endorsed by the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, in September, 2015, as a mechanism to reduce diagnostic error in the United States. This is a quantum leap forward for our patients and providers alike.
Those emerging from this one and a half day conference should have enough information to initiate an effective diagnostic management team, and will have had the opportunity to meet individuals who have faced barriers in DMT development and overcome them.
Do you have an idea for a DMT poster? Poster presentations by graduate students, residents, fellows, and lab personnel are being solicited.
This includes but not limited to, an information exchange and collaboration among researchers, clinical staff (including nursing, scheduling), information services, and lab staff regarding Diagnostic Management Teams. Presentations of completed research, as well as preliminary findings of work in progress are encouraged. If you have a poster in an area not mentioned, please select other in the submission form.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED to February 22nd, 2019
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If you require disability related accommodations for this event, please contact Sherrill Hebert 409-292-3681 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.
The conference is being held in the Galveston Island Convention Center, which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Average temperatures in early March are about low 57°F and high 68°F. There are a number of family-oriented attractions in the area, as well as many historic homes, buildings, and museums open to the public.
With regard to your lodging needs, there are three hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Galveston Island Convention Center and each are within walking distance from the Convention Center. Click here for the DMT rate at the Hilton of $129 per night. Cut off date for room booking is February 6,2019
Free parking is available for each hotel as well as the Convention Center. The Hilton and the San Luis offer valet parking.
All rooms at the Hilton offer a full or partial view of the ocean. The Hilton app also allows guests to check-in to their room remotely and access their room by using their phone.
Other Galveston hotel information can be found Galveston Hotels.
Houston has two major airports. The first is George Bush Intercontinental (airport code IAH) which is approximately 75 miles north of Galveston. The most convenient airport is William P. Hobby Airport (airport code HOU) as it is located south of downtown Houston and is approximately 56 miles from “the Island”. Please refer to the Houston airport page button, for detailed information on carriers that serve these airports.
Galveston Limousine Service offers shuttle service from both Houston airports. Their website button below, provides the daily schedules, fares, and allows you to make your reservation on-line. If you would prefer a rental car, nationally respected rental car companies are located at both airports.
Private taxis from either Houston airport are available, but are prohibitively expensive. Uber, Getme and Lyft are available with ride. New Uber and Lyft riders get a ride credit. GetMe promo code: galvisland for 20% off your first GetMe ride!
Getting around Galveston Island - from the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Pathology, Chairman
University of Michigan -Pathology, Emeritus Professor, Informatics Informatics
Senior Director, Medical Affairs at Cepheid
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Clinical Laboratory Science
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Chief Resident, Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Pathology
CAP TODAY Publisher - College of American Pathologists
Harvard Medical School, Boston - Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Editor-in-Chief, DARK Daily
Chief Medical Officer of Aurora Diagnostics
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Administrative Director for the Laboratory Services
The conference is being held in the Galveston Island Convention Center.
5600 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551
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