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As we all confront the COVID-19 crisis, we want to keep everyone focused on preventing infections and saving lives. In light of the situation, we have decided to cancel the much anticipated 2020 DMT Conference webinar that was scheduled for May. We will be planning for upcoming educational sessions as webinars when we are able. So please stay tuned to our website and social media pages for updates on our 2021 conference. Facebook: Twitter:

Diagnostic Management Team (DMT)

I am excited to announce the Diagnostic Management Team Webinar. The 2020 webinar will be held soon. The focus of the conference is putting the concepts of a Diagnostic Management (DMT) into everyday practice.

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 attending this webinar will not only have enough information to initiate an effective DMT, but will also meet individuals who encountered barriers in DMT development and overcame them.

Previous conferences have focused on the introduction of DMTs, obstacles in the implementation of these teams, and distinctions between a DMT and a case conference. The actual approach of putting the above pieces together will be discussed in “How to Initiate and Maintain a DMT in Your Institution”. This three-hour streaming session (over several days) will include a brief introduction concentrating on the selection of cases, working through the case, and presentation of the findings at a DMT, followed by workshops in the areas of toxicology, liver disease, microbiology and coagulation. Your participation is encouraged as workshops are critical to both physicians leading/creating their teams and the laboratory personnel providing the clinical data.

We will also feature the introduction of DMTs for anemia and autoimmunity with workshops planned for future conferences.

New presentations for the 2020 webinar are “Obstacles to DMT Formation: An Overview”, “Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the DMT”, “Identifying DMT Leaders” and “Optimizing Connectivity between DMT Users and DMT Experts”. The conference will also address the critical need for expert consultations in laboratory test selection and result interpretation; and the hurdles of billing for DMT report generation.

The meeting will close with a discussion moderated by Robert McGonnagle, Editor of CAP Today.

The complete agenda, features, webinars, instructions for poster submissions, and pricing (which has not increased) will be added to the website in the near future. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter for website updates and presenter information.

“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.” - Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D.

UTMB Pathology


DMT Conference is a product of the UTMB Galveston Department of Pathology. We wish to acknowledge the media assistance of CAP TODAY in conjunction with our conference..

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2020 Presenters
Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Chris Zahner
Bob McGonnagle
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Pathology, Chairman
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Pathology
CAP TODAY Publisher - College of American Pathologists
Heather Stevenson-Lerner, MD, PhD
Rajkumar Rajendran, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)cm
Julie Soder, MS, MLS (ASCP)cmm
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Clinical Laboratory Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Heather Stevenson-Lerner, MD, PhD
J. Eddie Salazar, PhD, MLS(ASCP)cm
CEO of Alpha Healthcare/Alpha Laboratories
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Clinical Laboratory Sciences,Program Director, Doctorate in CLS