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Winding back the harms of too much medicine

Following successful conferences in Dartmouth in 2013, the University of Oxford in 2014 and the NIH in 2015, we are pleased to announce the 2016 international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will be held in Barcelona. Registration is now open, with a special early bird price of £385 which is inclusive of drinks reception/social on Wednesday evening.

Call for Abstracts Open – Accepted in English & Spanish

Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2016

You can now submit an abstract for an oral presentation, poster, workshop or seminar at the 2016 conference. Abstracts will be accepted for topics related to overdiagnosis and we encourage abstracts from researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, industry, or representatives from patient or citizen groups working in health care.

Several broad themes related to overdiagnosis have been developed by the scientific committee. There is no restriction to these themes, abstracts are encouraged in all aspects of Preventing Overdiagnosis:

  • Widening disease definitions that cause overdiagnosis
  • Genomics and the potential for overdiagnosis
  • Economic consequences of overdiagnosis
  • Ageing: overdiagnosis, dediagnosis and deprescribing
  • Cultural and existential drivers of overdiagnosis
  • Interventions to mitigate harms of overdiagnosis
  • Big data

You can submit an abstract in English or Spanish by clicking here. 

Format – Complete Abstract, max 400 words. Objective, Method, Results, Conclusions max 100 words each.

Keynote Speakers Announced

Cari Almazán - The Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality, ESP
William Black - The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA
Carol Brayne - Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK
Carl Heneghan - Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (NDPCHS), University of Oxford, UK
Salvador Peiró - Centre for Research in Health and Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, ESP
Chris Semsarian - Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, AUS
Nikola Biller-Andorno - Institute of Biomedical Ethics & History of Medicine, University of Zurich
Baruch Fischhoff - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Paul Glasziou - Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, AUS
Catherine Calderwood - Chief Medical officer for Scotland, UK

Conference partners:

Bond University
University of Oxford's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice
Consumer Reports
The Dartmouth Institute