The Golden Bridge: Communication and Patient Safety

International Society of Communication Science and Medicine Conference
Montecatini Terme, Italy, 15-16 June 2015

The ISCOME 2015 conference aims to accomplish two main objectives: (1) Knowledge integration and (2) knowledge generation. On the first track, the invited scholars will calibrate their interdisciplinary perspectives on medical error, and generate first draft outlines of joint publications on the intersections between their disciplines. Numerous collaborative papers will be initiated on this track, identifying how the disciplines can together inform areas of medical practice in which human error is common, particularly diagnosis, team conflict interactions, and handoffs. The second track of the meeting will entail the generation of new knowledge and empirical evidence to the field and put the interdisciplinary aspects into action. Participants will work together to shed a new interdisciplinary perspective on their existing data, and generate grant proposals that contribute new evidence to the field. These two tracks, knowledge integration and knowledge generation, will be initiated in Florence and continued in ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations.

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