Diagnostic Management Team Conference 2019, Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort, Tuesday, 05. March 2019

We are delighted to invite you to the 3rd annual diagnostic management team meeting. The 2019 meeting will be held in Galveston, Texas, at the Galveston Island Convention center on March 5 – 6. The focus of the upcoming meeting is the barriers that exist for the rapid and significant growth of diagnostic management teams to reduce medical error and optimize laboratory test use.  These barriers include communication and conductivity limitations, insufficient payment for consultation services by the DMT, an inadequate number of individuals able to lead a DMT, and the cultural barriers that prevent established laboratory directors from becoming DMT leaders.
We will feature 3 diagnostic management teams – microbiology, hematopathology, and platelet refractoriness. There are a number of other presentations, most noteworthy will be a presentation by a member of the public who is aware of the benefit of experts to other physicians. We will discuss with the audience how little patients know about not having expert input on their cases.
Poster presentations will be a part of the meeting. The meeting will close with a live webinar hosted by Roche diagnostics and moderated by Robert McGonnagle, editor of CAP today.
“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.
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.
Is there a preferred hotel?
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. Click here for the DMT rate at the Hilton of $129 per night. Cut off date for room booking is February 6,2019
Free parking is available for each hotel as well as the Convention Center. The Hilton and the San Luis offer valet parking.
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.
Other Galveston hotel information can be found Galveston Hotels.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Galveston Limousine Service offers shuttle service from both Houston airports. Their website 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. Uber, Getme and Lyft are available. New Uber and Lyft riders get a ride credit. GetMe promo code: galvisland for 20% off your first GetMe ride!
 What are my airport options for getting to and from the event?
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”. 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you require disability related accommodations for this event, please contact Sherrill Hebert 409-292-3681 or by email: info@ minimum of two weeks prior to the event so that we can accommodate your request.
 What's the refund policy?
Conference Cancellation Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason, they may substitute, by arrangement with the DMT Conference, someone else from the same institution.
Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply:
Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.
Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. Please note: No refunds will be given after February 4, 2019.
Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.
Registrations cancelled as a result of a poster not being accepted will be refunded 80% of the registrations fees. The remaining 20% of the fee contributes to administration costs incurred.
Student registrations are not refundable if a poster is not accepted.
All cancellations or requests for transfer must be sent in writing via e-mail or regular mail (USPS) to the conference registrar, info@dmtconference.com. Telephone requests for cancellations will not be honored without a follow-up letter or email. Please email cancellations, if possible, and expect confirmation within two days. If necessary to cancel by USPS, please allow sufficient time for a response. In the event that printed poster was ordered and the participant is unable to attend, the printing charges may be applied.  USPS Refund requests should be sent to:

UTMB-Department of Pathology
Attn: Kristin Socias
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 7755-0609
Important note for failed visa applications (International registrants)
Notification must be received by us in writing (email) not later than February 4, 2019 for refunds to be eligible. Cancellations received after this cut-off time will not be eligible for refund.  Refunds will be made in the following ways:

For payments received by credit or debit cards, the same credit/debit card will be refunded.
Payments by check will receive a check.

Emergency, Illness, or Weather preventing attendance. Refunds may be granted if, a registrant is unable to attend the conference due to a family death, illness, or other extraordinary circumstance.  In such a circumstance, the DMT Conference must be contacted by letter or e-mail. Refunds will still be subject to the administration costs.
Please note: No refunds will be issued after February 4, 2019
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may print your ticket or use your emailed copy to sign-in at the door.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is transferable. Please contact us at: info@dmtconference.com
 Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, please refer to transfering your ticket.

Tuesday, 05. March 2019, Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort, Diagnostic Management Team Conference 2019

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