Diagnostic Medicine – from stethoscope to artificial intelligence

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Date(s) - 19 Sep 2019
All Day

Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh


Making the right diagnosis as early as possible in the course of a patient’s illness is fundamental to the practice of high quality clinical medicine.

Two hundred years ago, the invention of the stethoscope heralded a new era in diagnostics. Since that time a large number of diagnostic technologies have been introduced and diagnostic reasoning has become a science in itself.

The future guarantees more technology, such as artificial or augmented intelligence, but it seems certain that human input will remain vital. Despite recent advances, diagnosis is often still challenging and rates of late and missed diagnosis remain significant.

This day long symposium brings speakers from around the world together to consider the lessons of the past, challenges of the present and promises of the future of clinical diagnostic medicine.

For the full programme and to book your place, please click here.