I am excited to invite you to the 4th Annual Diagnostic Management Team Conference. The 2020 meeting will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, Texas. on March 9-11. 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 1 ½ day conference 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 session 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 conference 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.
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, 2020
The conference is being held in the Galveston Island Convention Center.
5600 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551
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