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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2015

September 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2015

Call for Abstracts closing March 31st – Submit Here

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

Register Now!

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 HERE 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


September 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am EDT
September 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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