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Diagnostic Error in Medicine 8th International Conference

To all in the Washington/Baltimore/northern Virginia area (and elsewhere if you care to travel!):

The patient committee of the Society for Improved Diagnosis in Medicine would like to invite you to our second annual Patient Summit on Diagnosis.

The summit is part of the pre-conference program of the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference and takes place from 1-5:30 pm, Sat. Sept 26, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.

Admission is free. Speakers and panelists include three SPM members:

  • Leana Wen – the inspiring Baltimore Health Commissioner
  • Peggy Zuckerman – SPM board member
  • Helen Haskell – MAME founder .

The Jefferson Center of St. Paul, MN, will lead deliberations on developing national patient-directed strategies to help reduce diagnostic error.

Students, researchers, professionals and patients are all welcome. Register at

Thanks so much! We hope to see you at the patient summit!


All the best,

Helen Haskell, Chair, SIDM patient committee

Peggy Zuckerman, DEM planning committee



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