Key Note Speakers Confirmed

Otis Brawley - Chief Medical & Scientific Officer & Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society
Talk Title - Overdiagnosis: Pathologic Profiling!!!

Virginia Moyer - American Board of Pediatrics
Talk Title - The Not-So-Well Child: Overdiagnosis in Pediatrics

Alan Schwarz - The New York Times
Talk Title - Rising ADHD Diagnosis Rates: What Does The Data Mean?

Laura Esserman - Director UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Talk Title - Screening alters the distribution of the types of tumors detected: Lessons and Insights from Natural history of breast cancer.

Hyeong Sik Ahn - Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine Korea University
Talk Title - Korea Thyroid Cancer Epidemic and Afterwards

Cynthia Pearson - Executive Director National Womens health Network
Talk Title - Overdiagnosis and women’s health: challenges and opportunities

Ned Calonge - The Colorado Trust
Talk Title - The challenge of communicating overdiagnosis

John Brodersen - Associate Professor University of Copenhagen
Talk Title - What are the harmful consequences of overdiagnosis in medical screening?

Ina Kopp - Director of the German Association of the Scientific Medical Societies´ Institute of Medical Knowledge-Management
Talk Title - Can Clinical Guidelines Protect from Overuse?

Steve Woloshin - The Dartmouth Institute
Lisa Schwartz - The Dartmouth Institute
Talk Title - Low R[egulation]: Allowing disease awareness campaigns to fuel overdiagnosis?

Ray Moynihan - Author, journalist and senior research fellow, Bond University
Talk Title - Preventing Overdiagnosis - Where to from here?

PODC2015 Timings

This year’s conference opens at 09:00 on Tuesday September 1st and will close at 15:00 on Thursday September 3rd. Full programme to be released soon.

Pre-registration will be available in the lobby area of the Hyatt Regency, Bethesda from 18:00 – 22:00 on Monday August 31st.

Please note The National Institutes of Health, like all Federal Government facilities, has instituted security measures to ensure the safety of employees, guests and facilities. All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Centre which opens at 06:00.The security personnel at the NIH Gateway Center have been notified about the large number of conference attendees, but this process may still take time. Please plan extra time into your schedule for this process.

You will be asked to show one form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of your visit. Visitor passes must be prominently displayed at all times while on the NIH campus.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to safety and security at the NIH, including information about pedestrian entrances, parking and general campus access, is available HERE. More details information regarding the security measures can be found HERE.


Transportation to National Institutes of Health

Shuttle Bus Service
A complimentary Shuttle Bus will run between the Hyatt Hotel and NIH Visitor Gateway Center for two hours each morning (7 am to 9 am) and each evening (5 pm to 7 pm) of the conference. You may board this Shuttle in the front driveway of the hotel and in the driveway near the NIH Visitor Gateway center.

Metro from the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel to NIH Natcher Building
Take the Red line Metro (the Hotel Staff can direct you to the Metro): you will be starting at the Bethesda station and exiting at the Medical Center Station. When you arrive at the Metro station, there are instructions on the fare card machines or you can get assistance on how to obtain a Metro fare card from the Station Attendee. The cost will be about $2 US each way. If you decide to take several trips from the Hotel to NIH Natcher Building or wish to travel elsewhere in the area, you may consider purchasing a Day Pass Metro card (unlimited trips on the Metro Trains).

Taxi Cab from Hotel and NIH Natcher Building
Estimated cost is about $8 US depending on the traffic. Taxis can be procured by the hotel staff.

Walking to NIH Natcher from the Hyatt Hotel
To walk to the NIH Natcher Center, exit from the main Hotel entrance on Wisconsin Ave/355 and make a left to head north. Turn left at the Medical Center Metro station and proceed to the NIH Gateway Center. The walk is approximately one mile.

PODC2015 Medical and Health Science Student Registration

50 reduced rate places have been made available for Medical and Health Science students.

These places can be booked at a fee of £95 ($143) on a first come first served basis. You will be asked to confirm your student status during registration, please add your current role, organisation and student number if appropriate.

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