2017 Benjamin Highman Lecture & Reception
Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2017 Benjamin Highman Lecturer
Michael Laposata M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
"Medical Errors: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S."
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Lecture: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Medical Education Building
2nd Floor Auditorium #2222
Sacramento, CA 95817
Dr. Michael Laposata is a national expert on laboratory quality, including test utilization and diagnostic error reduction, and is the editor of the 2016 text book “Clinical Diagnostic Tests: How to Avoid Errors in Ordering Tests and Interpreting Results” (Demos Press). He has achieved considerable acclaim for his innovative “diagnostic management teams” and narrative reports, leading to his recognition by the Institute of Quality in Laboratory Medicine of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005. Dr. Laposata is the recipient of 14 major teaching prizes, and has published more than 150 peer reviewed publications related to his research in fatty acid metabolism, and his clinical interests in coagulation and clinical quality.
• Identify processes to improve correct ordering of laboratory tests and correct interpretation of test results.
• Indicate causes of diagnostic errors and potential solutions.
• Describe option for changes to reduce diagnostic error.
ACCREDITATION: The University of California, Davis, Health, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CREDIT DESIGNATION: Physician Credit. The University of California, Davis Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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