We are looking forward to welcoming you to Calgary for Preventing Overdiagnosis 2022

This 4 day conference is a forum for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, patients and the public to explore the issue of overdiagnosis – how patients can be harmed and resources wasted by diagnoses that turn people into patients unnecessarily, and strategies to mitigate the consequences. Examples of overdiagnosis include the detection of cancers not destined to progress, expanding the boundaries of diagnoses without evidence of improved outcomes, or medicalizing ordinary life experiences.

A major goal of the conference is to establish and advance the research agenda in overdiagnosis. PODC provides a venue for investigators at all stages of their careers to learn about the latest advances in preventing overdiagnosis, and discussing how they can be best applied to patients in and outside of the clinical setting with some of the world leaders on the topic.

Registration Options
Preventing Overdiagnosis £445
Medical and Health Science Students (includes PhD) £165
Patient/Consumer, Retired and Charity Groups £165
Residents of Low to Middle Income Countries £165
Virtual Attendance £165 – Full access to conference app and live streamed plenary and keynote talks
Virtual Attendance Concession Rate (Students, Patients/consumers, Retired, LMIC) £95
In Person Day Rate £145

Copenhagen Statement

The following statement was adopted by the participants at the end of the 6th Annual Conference held in Copenhagen on August 20– 22 2018.

On behalf of the Preventing Overdiagnosis Board, Scientific Committee and Local Organising Committee we want to thank you for attending the 6th Annual Conference held in Copenhagen on August 20– 22 2018.

The following statement was adopted by the participants at the end of the conference:

This conference regrets the fact that the draft Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care 2018 (From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals) makes no reference to the public health and clinical challenges of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. These challenges include direct harms to patients and citizens, misallocation of resources, and, over the longer term, they threaten the sustainability of universal healthcare systems and so undermine global health. Sustainable health systems must explicitly manage the twin problems of underuse and overuse.

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http://www.who.int/primary-health/conference-phc/DRAFT-Declaration–9-April-2018.pdf

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