Some of the Keynote Speakers for 2017

Dr Rita Redberg

Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and the respected editor of one of the world’s leading medical journals, JAMA Internal Medicine, which features the ground-breaking series, Less is More.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/rita.redberg


Dr Vinay Prasad

brilliant and engaging, Dr Prasad is the author of the recently published "Ending Medical Reversal” and Assistant Professor at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.

http://www.vinayakkprasad.com/


Dr Vikas Saini

A cardiologist with a background in philosophy, Dr Saini is President of the Lown Institute, a major driver of the Right Care Alliance, and key author of a recent Lancet series on overuse.

https://lowninstitute.org/staff/vikas-saini/


Fran Visco

Celebrated advocate with an international reputation, Fran Visco is president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition in the United States, and is a former member of the US President's Cancer Panel.

http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about-nbcc/leadership/frances-m-visco.html


Dr Barry Kramer

Leading global authority on overdiagnosis in cancer, Dr Kramer is Director of Cancer Prevention at the US National Cancer Institute – and has an infectious sense of humour.

https://prevention.cancer.gov/about-dcp/staff-search/barry-kramer-md-mph


André Picard

Writing for Canada’s Globe and Mail, André Picard is one of the world’s most influential health reporters, and a much sought-after public speaker.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/authors/andre-picard


Dr. France Légaré, B. Sc. Arch, MD, MSc, PhD, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. France Légaré. Professor at the Université Laval, France is a leading global authority on Shared-Decision Making.

http://decision.chaire.fmed.ulaval.ca/index.php?id=81&L=2


Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017: Towards Responsible Global Solutions

Our aim is to facilitate a movement toward responsible global solutions for preventing overdiagnosis and overuse.

Preventing Overdiagnosis covers how physicians, researchers and patients can implement solutions to the problems of overdiagnosis and overuse in the healthcare system using evidence available and that currently being generated. Delegates learn how to avoid waste, use best practice when communicating and engaging with patients and the public, and achieve a better understanding of the benefits of shared decision making within the constraints of modern practice.

POD conferences to continue working towards making our health systems safe sustainable and successful well into the future.

We are very pleased to announce the following sessions and Keynote Speakers for 2017:

Moving from evidence to Action
Dr Barnett Kramer - NIH, Prof Stacy Carter - University of Sydney & Normand Laberge - QMA

Engaging with Citizens, Patients and the Public
Fran Visco - NBCC, Richard Morley - PPI & Carolyn Canfield - Independent Citizen/Patient

Communicating about Overdiagnosis
France Légaré, Laval University - André Picard, Health Reporter & Rita Redberg, UCSF/JAMA

Overuse, Overmedicalisation & Overdiagnosis
Wendy Levinson, Choosing Wisely Canada - Vinay Prasad, OHSU & Vikas Saini, Lown Institute


Thank you to all who participated in Preventing Overdiagnosis 2016, please feel free to browse content on the 2016 conference webpages.

We hope you have enjoyed previous PODs and will join us in Quebec City to continue working towards making our health systems safe sustainable and successful well into the future.

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