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Thank you for your interest. The program is expected to start at 9.00am, Wednesday 24 May and to conclude 5.15pm Thursday 25 May 2017. There will be 3 workshops taking place from 1.30pm to 5pm on Tuesday 23 May, prior to the main conference. Keep up to date with the 1st Australasian Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference by signing up to receive our regular Conference e-newsletters.

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The Conference is expected to include presentations during Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May on:

- Team, communication and culture
- Patient engagement in diagnostic error
- Role of the nurse in diagnosis
- National Standards
- Human Factors and diagnostic error
- The effect of diagnostic error in clinicians and patients
- Language of diagnosis
- Teaching clinical reasoning
- How IT can be used to improve diagnosis
- Radiology and Pathology. The importance of Diagnostic Collaboration
- Engaging your Medical Administration and diagnostic error
- Cognitive biases, how doctors think and debiasing techniques
- Exploring diagnostic error through communication
- Identifying the diagnostic traps in your field – creating a top 5 list
- Case presentations
- Panel discussions

The Workshops on Tuesday 23 May will include:

- An Introductory Course to Diagnostic Error
- Addressing Diagnostic error in the clinical setting
-"They got it wrong!" How patients and health professionals can make a difference through collaboration to obtain a positive outcome

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Top rated educational program with world renowned speakers – learn about new research, findings in the sector and increase your knowledge to develop new work practices
  • Network with key people working in diagnostic error in Australasia and the world – keeping you informed of who’s who, find out about potential opportunities, form important collaborations

Learning Objectives

  • Awareness of extent and importance of diagnostic error
  • Make diagnosis safer by identifying priorities in patient engagement, research, education,
    clinical care
  • Find solutions to diagnostic error through dialogue and interdisciplinary exchange at the conference
  • Explore the role of team work and culture in reducing diagnostic error