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.