SIDM will host its 1st Annual SIDM Awards Dinner and Fundraiser during the SIDM2022 annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. This awards event will recognize and celebrate health care professionals, patient advocates, and other prominent leaders in the field for their exceptional advancement and commitment to diagnostic safety, quality, and technology.
In addition to presenting the annual Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award, SIDM will debut two new award categories: the Award of Excellence in Patient and Family Engagement and the Emerging Leader (“Rising Star”) Award.
Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has established the annual Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award to be presented to a person, group, or organization that has made important contributions to the reduction of diagnostic error.
The award recognizes either a total body of work (“lifetime achievement”) or a significant contribution in the field. The nominee can have had influence in the fields of education, research, practice improvement, patient engagement, and/or policy.
The award was named in honor of Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP, the founder of the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series and SIDM. Mark served as the SIDM President from 2011 through 2018, and his contributions constitute the foundations of our field and the focus on diagnostic quality and safety. Mark received the first Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award at the 2018 Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference in recognition of his many achievements and his impact on the field of diagnostic quality and safety.
Award of Excellence in Patient and Family Engagement
Using their lived experience, this individual has championed patient and family engagement to improve the field of diagnostic quality.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Emerging Leader (“Rising Star”) Award
This award is given to an early career medical professional who has demonstrated a consistently high level of professional achievement in Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Engagement. This individual has demonstrated strong leadership and shown potential for significant impact to the field through their work.