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
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