2nd Annual SIDM Awards Dinner & Fundraiser (Pre-registration required; additional fee required)

Tuesday, October 10

SIDM will host its 2nd Annual SIDM Awards Dinner and Fundraiser during the SIDM2023 annual conference in Cleveland, OH, USA. 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 present the Award of Excellence in Patient and Family Engagement and the Emerging Leader (“Rising Star”) Award.

Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award

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.


Awards Host

  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Andrew Olson is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he practices hospital medicine and pediatrics. He serves as the founding Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Olson presently serves as the Director of Medical Education Research and Innovation in the Medical Education Outcomes Center, focusing on linking education with clinical and workforce outcomes. Dr. Olson's academic work focuses on the nature and development of clinical reasoning  as well as methods to measure and decrease diagnostic error.