Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference, 2014 Registration, Abstracts OPEN

ANNOUNCEMENT

OD LOGO 2014Preventing Overdiagnosis 2014 Conference

September 15-17, 2014
Oxford, UK

The Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will take place on 15-17 September 2014 in the UK in partnership with one of the world’s most respected medical journals, the BMJ. A limited number of places are available at the current fee of £345.00. Abstract submission will close on March 14, 2014, and you can find details on how to submit abstracts and how to register at the home page: www.preventingoverdiagnosis.net

The following keynote speakers are confirmed:

Jack Wennberg – pioneer and leading researcher of unwarranted variation in the healthcare industry. Founder of the Dartmouth Institute of Health Care Policy and Research at Dartmouth Medical School, United States and author of Tracking Medicine; a book which connects the problem of unwarranted variation to over-and mis-diagnosis.

Linn Getz – Professor in bio-psycho-social medicine and senior researcher at the General Practice Research Unit, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Alex Barratt – Professor of Epidemiology, University of Sydney, School of Public Health, Australia.

Margaret McCartney – GP in Glasgow, Scotland, and writer for a range of media, newspapers and journals including the British Medical Journal, and BBC Radio 4′s Inside Health.

Sir John Burn – former head of the Institute of Human Genetics, current Genetics Lead for the National Institute of Health Research and medical director of a new start-up planning to produce hand-held DNA testing devices.

Iona Heath – former president Royal College of General Practitioners, London, England.

Barry Kramer – National Cancer Institute, United States (Panel chair)

Fiona Godlee – Editor-in-chief BMJ (chair)

You may also be interested in the on-going BMJ Too Much Medicine series on expanding disease definitions and the risk of overdiagnosis.

Dementia http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5125
Thyroid cancer http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4706
Chronic kidney disease http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4298
Pulmonary embolism http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f3368
ADHD
http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6172

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