Patient safety and reduced error in medical diagnosis — these are the goals of the Diagnostic Error in Medicine (DEM) Conference. The sixth meeting of this international event, held in Chicago, welcomes health professionals across all disciplines to engage and collaborate in meaningful dialogue.
Diagnostic errors (missed, delayed, incorrect diagnoses) account for significant harm but are underemphasized and understudied. The DEM Conference is dedicated to Define, Measure and Improve diagnostic errors, with an exciting line-up of speakers and educational programming. The DEM Conference is the only event dedicated solely to the problem of diagnostic error, bringing together stakeholders with a shared goal of improving patient safety.