Barcelona September 20-22 2016

Registration Open

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.

Abstracts Open

You can now submit an abstract for an oral presentation, poster, workshop or seminar at the 2016 conference. Abstracts will be accepted for topics related to overdiagnosis and we encourage abstracts from researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, industry, or representatives from patient or citizen groups working in health care.

Several broad themes related to overdiagnosis have been developed by the scientific committee. While there is no restriction to these themes, abstracts are being encouraged in these areas:
• Widening disease definitions that cause overdiagnosis
• Genomics and the potential for overdiagnosis
• Economic consequences of overdiagnosis
• Ageing: overdiagnosis, dediagnosis and deprescribing
• Cultural and existential drivers of overdiagnosis
• Interventions to mitigate harms of overdiagnosis

You can submit an abstract by clicking here.

Innovations to the conference program

Incorporating feedback from many participants from around the world, the 2016 conference scientific program will offer several innovations, aimed to enhance the experience for people new to the conference and the overdiagnosis topic, and those with more experience in the field.

For example, the 2016 conference in Barcelona will include a number of lively plenary debates about controversial and timely issues, involving voices from across the healthcare landscape. There will be parallel sessions designated as ideal for those new to the field, and those with more experience. 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. In 2016, involvement of patients and citizen representatives will take a higher priority. And there will be plenty of time for exploring and enjoying the fabulous city of Barcelona.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be another inspiring meeting

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