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The Society To Improve Diagnosis In Medicine (SIDM) unveils the full list of speakers for SIDM2022

ALPHARETTA, Ga., September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) today unveiled the final slate for SIDM2022, an annual national conference bringing together diverse, dynamic, and leading voices in the movement to improve medical diagnosis. The conference takes place October 16 – 18, 2022 in the beautiful city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Moderated by the CEO of SIDM, Jennie WardRobinsonPhD and Chairman of the Board, Robert TrowbridgeMD and chaired by SIDM Co-Chair Andrew Olsondoctor and Christina L. Cifra, MD, the conference promises to showcase ground-breaking research and will bring together patients and their families, as well as a roster of dynamic leaders, researchers and educators in diagnostic excellence. Guest speakers include:

Rachel HardmanPhD, MPHassociate professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Blue Cross Professor of Health and Racial Equity and Founding Director of the Anti-Racism Research Center for Health Equity.

Kedar MateMDPresident and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), President of the Lucian Leape Institute, and a faculty member of Weill Cornell Medical College.

André Tristerdoctor, Deputy Director of the Innovative Technology Solutions team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a physician-scientist with a passion for using technology to improve health care for all.

Aliya Courtney HinesMD, PhD, MS, FAAD, Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion , Wayne State University Medicine School , John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI.

Patients are at the heart of SIDM’s mission and this conference would not be complete without their important participation. Not only will a half-day Patient Summit be held on Sunday October 16, but the patient’s voice is inherently included in the program. Our patient speaker will be:

Jennifer AndrashkoMSW, LICSW, associate professor of social work; Affiliated faculty of the Center for Rural Behavioral Health, Minnesota State University, Mankato

The agenda will provide a platform for outstanding speakers to share their visions and research findings on the future of diagnostic excellence given their leadership and commitment to improving diagnostics in medicine. Educational and engaging sessions will be offered on the following topics: The Science of Misdiagnosis – From Study Design to Research Impact, Racism: The Role of Misdiagnosis in Inequalities in maternal health. Other speakers will address equity and workforce issues as a strategic response to decreasing backlogs and promoting resources towards diagnostic excellence in healthcare settings. Finally, participants will hear from leaders exploring the next decade of experimentation to examine the role of AI and related technology in improving equity. SIDM2022 will also offer opportunities for discovery, networking and mentoring.

Among the highlights of the conference will be the first edition of SIDM 1st The annual SIDM awards will take place on the evening of October 17, 2022. The awards will recognize pioneers, patients and emerging researchers who have made significant progress in improving diagnostic outcomes and reducing patient harm.

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About SIDM2022

SIDM2022 will bring together patients, doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals, researchers, institutional leaders, policy makers, educators, students and trainees to highlight and share recent innovations aimed at improving the diagnostic process. As a patient-inclusive event, SIDM2022 also illustrates how including patients and families as an essential part of the diagnostic team leads to better diagnostic outcomes. This year’s conference will be live and in person. SIDM is committed to ensuring the health and safety of participants and compliance with COVID guidelines is a top priority.

About SIDM

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate the harm caused by misdiagnosis. We work in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community and all interested stakeholders. SIDM is the only organization focused solely on the problem of misdiagnosis and improving the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis. In 2015, SIDM created the Coalition for Improved Diagnosis to increase awareness and actions that improve diagnosis. Coalition members represent hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and patients, as well as major healthcare organizations and government agencies involved in patient care. Together, we work to find solutions that improve the safety and quality of diagnostics, reduce harm, and ultimately ensure better health outcomes for patients.

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