We are working on an exciting Diagnostic Management Team Conference for February 6-7, 2018. “The bottom line is that if you or a loved one is seriously ill with an unknown diagnosis, you want an expert in the field with current knowledge directing your diagnostic evaluation in real-time and explaining it all to you.” - Mike Laposata
Diagnostic Management Team (DMT) consultation services have been endorsed by the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, in September, 2015, as a mechanism to reduce diagnostic error in the United States. This is a quantum leap forward for our patients and providers alike.
In this first ever conference on the diagnostic management team, the activities associated with these teams will be described and the function of one particular diagnostic management team will be illustrated in a mock session. Individuals who have addressed each one of the barriers listed above are speaking at the conference. Those emerging from this one and a half day conference should have enough information to initiate an effective diagnostic management team, and will have had the opportunity to meet individuals who have faced barriers in DMT development and overcome them.
We have added a special feature to the meeting which will occur on the second day. There are many practices which provide real time, patient specific expert driven advice on laboratory test selection and result interpretation. If you are attending the meeting and have a practice which meets these three specific criteria (real time, patient specific, expert driven), and would like to deliver a 5 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions, we have an opportunity for you to do that. Please complete the form that identifies you and provides a 5-10 sentence description of your DMT activity. We will be able to accommodate only about 10 presentations. Download the form here and email it firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you require disability related accommodations for this event, please contact Sherrill Hebert 409-292-3681 or by email: email@example.com a minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.
The conference is being held in the Galveston Island Convention Center, which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Average temperatures in early February are about low 52°F and high 64°F. There are a number of family-oriented attractions in the area, as well as many historic homes, buildings, and museums open to the public.
With regard to your lodging needs, there are three hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Galveston Island Convention Center and each are within walking distance from the Convention Center.
Free parking is available for each hotel as well as the Convention Center. The Hilton offers valet parking for a $15 fee and the San Luis offers valet parking for a $19 fee.
All rooms at the Hilton offer a full or partial view of the ocean. The Hilton app also allows guests to check-in to their room remotely and access their room by using their phone.
Houston has two major airports. The first is George Bush Intercontinental (airport code IAH) which is approximately 75 miles north of Galveston. The most convenient airport is William P. Hobby Airport (airport code HOU) as it is located south of downtown Houston and is approximately 56 miles from “the Island”. Please refer to the Houston airport page button, for detailed information on carriers that serve these airports.
Galveston Limousine Service offers shuttle service from both Houston airports. Their website button below, provides the daily schedules, fares, and allows you to make your reservation on-line. If you would prefer a rental car, nationally respected rental car companies are located at both airports.
Private taxis from either Houston airport are available, but are prohibitively expensive. Uber, Getme and Lyft are available.
The conference is being held in the Galveston Island Convention Center.
5600 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551
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