“Squidgy” Guidelines: What are they and what can we do about them?

“Squidgy” Guidelines: What are they and what can we do about them? (http://www.cebm.net/squidgy-guidelines-can/)

Ever try to catch a jellyfish? Or squeeze a squid in your hand? Or wrestle with an octopus?  You can’t deny that these squishy, and malleable invertebrates share one important characteristic:  They have no spine.

#PODC2016 has raised the bar for research

“The Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference held in Barcelona last month gathered over 400 participants from across the world. Many voices were heard since plurality was represented in the presence of patient representatives, health care professionals, researchers, and journalists among others.”

Read More:

http://www.cebm.net/podc2016-raised-bar-research/

Preventing overdiagnosis – from Barcelona to Seoul

https://community.cochrane.org/news/preventing-overdiagnosis-from-barcelona-to-seoul

Dr Ray Moynihan is Senior Research Fellow at Bond University and co-chair of the scientific committee for the international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference taking place in Barcelona in September 2016. In this blog post he invites you to Barcelona, and explores the growing interest within Cochrane in tackling the problem of too much medicine – being addressed in an increasing number of initiatives worldwide.

 

Who Draws the Line Between Health and Illness? A Look Ahead to the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference – Jack O’Sullivan

http://bit.ly/1O9XTz7

Navjoyt Ladher: Preventing Overdiagnosis 2015—winding back the harms of too much medicine

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2015/09/01/navjoyt-ladher-preventing-overdiagnosis-2015-winding-back-the-harms-of-too-much-medicine/

“Don’t just do something, Stand there!”: Highlights from PODC 2015

http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2015/09/09/dont-just-do-something-stand-there-highlights-from-podc-2015/#more-20780

QUEBEC 2017 – 17th to 19th August 2017 Towards Responsible Global Solutions

Preventing Overdiagnosis is pleased to announce the 2017 international conference will be delivered in both French and English.
Hosted by the Quebec Medical Association (QMA) at the City Convention Centre this will be the first bi-lingual conference on Overuse and Too Much Medicine.
Simultaneous translation will be available for all main plenary sessions on the conference schedule.

Abstracts are being accepted in French and English and we will add a French speaking thread to run through the whole three day programme.

Registration is OPEN with reduced fees on offer for all medical & health science students and citizen-patient participants.

The 2017 conference programme will be a mix plenaries, debates, parallel sessions and posters showcasing some of the best research on Overuse and Too Much Medicine currently taking place across the globe.

We very much hope you are able to join us.

Please refer to more web pages for details on Quebec City, accommodation and travel.


Elevator Pitches
3 minute quick fire “elevator pitches” will take place on each day of the conference.  Elevator pitches can be accompanied by 1 slide.
Oral Presentations
Oral presentations are allocated 15 minutes (10 + 5) and will be categorised theme. Where time allows there will be a brief group discussion at the end of the completed session.
Poster Presentations
Posters will need to be on display across all three days of the conference with opportunities to present to the delegation during the conference.
Poster board space is 2m (200cm) tall by 1m (100cm) wide – the recommended size is A0 (33.1” x 46.8”). Format is portrait.
Seminars
90 minutes generally be led by 2-4 people.  Aimed to encourage discussion on a certain topic after a 20 min introduction from the facilitator who also acts as a chair to keep the discussion focused on the original topic.
Workshops
90 minutes generally be led by 2-4 people. Workshops should have set aims and outcomes for the attendees.

 

Venue and Accommodation Information

 

The growing problem of Overdiagnosis

http://www.cebm.net/growing-problem-overdiagnosis/

Conference Program Outline Launched

More information here

DSM-V and problems of overdiagnosis

Dr Allen Frances’ (chair of DSM-4) blogs about DSM-V and problems of overdiagnosis:   to read more click here