2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference Registration / Call for Abstracts Open!

Deadline for Abstract Submissions March 31st 2016. 

Themes Cover:

  • Widening disease definitions that cause overdiagnosis
  • Genomics, unlimited potential for overdiagnosis?
  • Economic consequences of overdiagnosis
  • Ageing:  overdiagnosis, dediagnosis and deprescribing
  • Cultural and existential drivers of overdiagnosis
  • Interventions to mitigate harms of overdiagnosis

Keynote Speakers Confirmed:

Cari Almazán – The Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality, ESP
William Black – The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA
Carol Brayne – Institute of public Health, University of Cambridge, UK
Carl Heneghan – Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (NDPCHS), University of Oxford, UK
Salvador Peiró – Centre for Research in Health and Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, ESP
Chris Semsarian – Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, AUS
Nikola Biller-Andorno – Institute of Biomedical Ethics & History of Medicine, University of Zurich, CH
Baruch Fischhoff – Carnegie Mellon University, USA

2016 will also see 2 panel sessions intended to encourage debate and discuss solutions. ‘How should we define disease thresholds and who should define them?’ Chaired by Paul Glasziou and ‘Will big data save us?’ Chaired by David Henry.

Early bird tickets are available at £385 which is inclusive of drinks reception/social on Wednesday evening.

Preventing Overdiagnosis 2016 is hosted by
Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS), Barcelona, Spain

Conference Planning Committee

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