2014 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference – early bird registration open, abstract submission open

The 2014 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will be hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford UK, September 15-17, 2014. Abstract submission and early bird registration are now open, with limited places available. Sign up below to receive updates about the conference.

Over 320 scientists, clinicians, policy makers and consumer advocates attended the 2013 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, hosted by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, in partnership with one of the world’s most respected medical journals, the BMJ, the leading New-York based consumer organisation Consumer Reports, and Bond University.

We are excited to announce the following confirmed keynote speakers for the 2014 conference at Oxford:

Jack Wennberg – pioneer and leading researcher of unwarranted variation in the healthcare industry. Founder of the Dartmouth Institute of Health Care Policy and Research at Dartmouth Medical School, United States. Author of Tracking Medicine; a book which connects the problem of unwarranted variation to over- “and mis”-diagnosis.

Linn Getz – MD, Professor, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Alex Barratt – Professor of Epidemiology, University of Sydney, School of Public Health, Australia.

Margaret McCartney – GP in Glasgow, Scotland,  and writer for a range of media, newspapers and journals including the British Medical Journal, and BBC Radio 4′s Inside Health. Author of The Patient Paradox – why sexed up medicine is bad for your health.

Sir John Burn – former head of the Institute of Human Genetics,  current Genetics Lead for the National Institute of Health Research and medical director of a new start-up planning to produce hand-held DNA testing devices.

Iona Heath – former president Royal College of General Practitioners, London, England.

Barry Kramer – National Cancer Institute, United States (Panel chair)

Fiona Godlee – Editor-in-chief BMJ (chair)