Abstract Submission
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Abstract Submission is Now Closed. Submitters will be notified of the outcome in March

Submission Types

Scientific Abstracts Scientific Abstracts should report the results of original research related to diagnostic error in medicine and must contain quantitative or qualitative data.Each abstract should be 400 words or less, have a descriptive title, and the following 4 sections: background, methods, results and conclusion; may include 1 table or figure.
Applied Innovations Applied innovations should describe innovative programs addressing diagnostic error in medicine that have been piloted or implemented. These abstracts should include information that allows session attendees to evaluate the replicability of such programs at their institutions. This category is intended for descriptive abstracts and more rigorous evaluations of programs can be submitted in the Scientific Abstract category. Any type of innovation are acceptable, including those related to practice management, educational programs, use of health information technology, etc. Each abstract should be 400 words or less, have a descriptive title, and the following 4 sections: statement of problem, description of the intervention or program, findings to date, and lessons learned; may include 1 table or figure.
Clinical Vignette
Clinical Vignettes should be cases or scenarios that highlight actual or potential diagnostic errors and have educational value for a wider audience. They should also include a brief discussion of the relevant scientific literature. Each vignette should be 300 words or less, have a descriptive title, and the following 3 sections: learning objectives, case information, and discussion; may include 1 table or figure. These are to be presented as a poster

Presentation Types

Authors should state a preference for one of the following, and address the abstract to one of the submission types above.

Oral Presentations 12 minutes
presentation time and
3 minutes question
Oral presentations may be scientific abstract or applied innovations (see further explanations below) Where possible, presentations with a similar theme will be grouped together 
Poster Presentations Permanently
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Posters can present research in progress, case studies, divisional projects or clinical topics. A poster viewing session will take place for delegates to discuss the posters with their authors