Winding back the harms of too much medicine
Following successful conferences in Dartmouth in 2013, the University of Oxford in 2014 and the NIH in 2015, we are pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, to be held in Barcelona. Abstracts accepted in English & Spanish - until April 15. Innovations to the conference program Incorporating feedback from many participants from … Read More....
This year we have had 30% increase on abstract submissions for the Barcelona conference, September 20-22. The abstracts are currently being reviewed, and decisions should be made available in May to all those who submitted. Thanks to all who submitted an abstract.
Following successful conferences in Dartmouth in 2013, the University of Oxford in 2014 and the NIH in 2015, we are pleased to announce the 2016 international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will be held in Barcelona. Registration is now open, with a special early bird price of £385 which is inclusive of drinks reception/social on Wednesday evening.
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 Baruch Fischhoff - Carnegie Mellon University, USA Paul Glasziou - Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, AUS Catherine Calderwood - Chief Medical officer for Scotland, UK
Incorporating feedback from many participants from around the world, the 2016 conference program will offer several innovations, all aimed to enhance the experience for people new to the conference and the overdiagnosis topic, and those with more experience in the field. A new form of session will be introduced, with a focus on the practical reality for clinicians struggling with overdiagnosis in their daily work – designed to share intelligence, tips and skills.
Professor David Le Couteur, University of Sydney in Australia; Dr Anna Renom Guiteras Geriatrician and Researcher in geriatric pharmacotherapy from the University Hospital Parc de Salut Mar in Barcelona Spain; Professor Tim Lambert, Director Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia; Professor. Dr. Mirko Petrovic, senior clinical researcher in geriatric pharmacotherapy, Universiteit Gent in Belgium.
This session is designed for doctors to share their tips and intelligence about how they practically deal with the problem of overdiagnosis with older people. It will feature practicing clinicians describing their approaches to undiagnosis and deprescribing in polymedicated older people and those with mental health disorders. Professor David Le Couteur’s recent paper on pre-dementia, was published as part of the overdiagnosis series in The BMJ.
The 2016 conference in Barcelona will also include a new plenary debate, featuring internationally respected Professor Paul Glasziou, Laragh Gollogly from the WHO, and Mónica Cavagna from the influential Spanish consumer group OCU, who will debate the controversial topic: Drawing the line between Health and Disease: who and how to define disease?
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be another inspiring meeting