Preventing Overdiagnosis 2015

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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2015

Call for Abstracts closing March 31st 

The 2015 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference is hosted by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. David Henry, IHPME faculty, is a member of the organizing committee for this conference.

Overdiagnosis 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

Otis Brawley – Chief Medical & Scientific Officer & Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society
Alan Schwartz – The Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor & Chairman, Pediatrics
Laura Esserman   – Director UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Hyeong Sik Ahn   – Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine Korea University
Cynthia Pearson   – Executive Director National Womens health Network
Ray Moynihan  – Author, journalist and senior research fellow, Bond University, Australia
Fiona Godlee  – Editor in Chief The BMJ

This years conference will focus on the driving factors of overdiagnosis, its consequences, and strategies for preventing or mitigating those consequences.

Please see Preventing overdiagnosis: the myth, the music, and the medical meeting the latest article from Ray Moynihan published in the BMJ March 18th 2015

Register to submit an abstract, deadline – Midnight March 31st 2015.

Presentation formats available are poster, oral, workshop and seminar.

Categories are –

  • Description of the problem (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Analytics, forces that drive overdiagnosis
  • Interventions to limit or address overdiagnosis

Conference registration is open with an early bird ticket price of £355.

For a lighthearted view highlighting a number of the issues around this important problem take a look at A Bridge Over Diagnosis – a parody of the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. James McCormack.

With best wishes
Conference Planning Committee

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