Call for Abstracts

Armstrong Institute Diagnostic Excellence Summit 2019 (April 10, 2019)

The Center for Diagnostic Excellence is seeking abstracts from faculty and staff members who would like to make oral presentations for its Fourth Annual Diagnostic Excellence Summit. Each presentation will be 15 minutes - 10 minutes for the abstract presentation and five minutes for questions.

Begin a submission to the following:

CLINICAL | CLINICAL VIGNETTES
New Submissions Closed

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:

Discussion:

This may include 1 table or figure.

EDUCATION | EDUCATION ABSTRACTS
New Submissions Closed

Education Abstracts should describe educational programs, evaluation of educational programs, learner assessments, or other aspects of improving diagnosis through health professions education. Studies formally addressing pedagogy, assessment, and development of expertise are also invited. While all submissions are welcomed, we especially encourage descriptions of programs that have robust assessment and evaluation methodology. Further, submissions should address challenges to generalizability of the work as well as integration into existing educational structures. Abstracts should be 400 words or less, have a descriptive title, and follow the outline below:

Purpose/Problem:

Description of program, assessment, or study:

Outcomes:

Discussion:

Significance of findings:

This may include 1 table or figure.

INNOVATIONS | PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT ABSTRACTS
New Submissions Closed

Practice Improvement Abstracts should describe programs, strategies, tools, or solutions to improve communication or information flow, and/or process performance for clinical providers and patients to reduce harm associated with diagnostic error in diverse delivery systems. Ideally, these should be solutions that can be quickly implemented in routine practice. Programs addressing diagnostic error in medicine that have been piloted or implemented are encouraged. 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 as well as programs with more rigorous evaluations. Solutions may be related to but not limited to practice management, patient engagement, and/or use of health information technology. 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:

Lessons learned:

This may include 1 table or figure.

SCIENTIFIC | SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS
New Submissions Closed

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:

Conclusion:

This may include 1 table or figure.