Welcome to Preventing Overdiagnosis 2019

The December conference in Sydney, Australia will include a number of lively plenary debates about controversial and timely issues, involving high-profile players from across the healthcare landscape.

There will be parallel and panel sessions covering themes such as Genomics, Commercial Determinants of Health, and Overdiagnosis and the Media.

 

Registration Open

 

Early Bird Registration at £415 will stay open until July 31st 2019 unless sold out beforehand. Medical & Health Science Student rate and Patient/Charity Group rate will remain open until December 5th 2019. Please note there are limited numbers at this registration rate.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the 2019 Sydney conference. You are welcome to submit an abstract relating to one of the conference themes, or about any topic related to overdiagnosis and its prevention. We accept abstracts for presentations, posters, seminars and workshops.

This year’s themes are:

· Commercial Drivers of Overdiagnosis / Commercial Determinants of Health
· Genomics / Precision Medicine / AI
· Overdiagnosis and the Media
· Addressing Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Musculoskeletal Conditions
· Screening and Overdiagnosis in the Asia Pacific Region

 

Presenter information can be found HERE

PODC 2019 has staggered deadlines for abstract submissions

The first submission deadline is February 28th. All abstracts in the system will be reviewed by up to three members of the scientific programme committee, and notification of the result of that review sent by email to the corresponding author before March 14th.

Submit by March 31st for a decision by April 15th.

Submit by April 30th for a decision by May15th.

Extended Deadline May 8th.

 

Watch this space and follow us on twitter @PreventingODx #PODC2019 for programme updates and other news.

PREVENT OVERDIAGNOSIS IN HEALTH CARE AND OVERMEDICALISATION OF SOCIETY

STATEMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 5 (C): ADVANCING PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE WHO EUROPEAN REGION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A statement from several major health organisations

http://www.woncaeurope.org/content/68th-session-who-regional-committee-europe

 

Copenhagen Statement

 

The international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference was held in Copenhagen in August 2018 with delegates from over 30 countries.

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.

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

“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