An international scientific conference called Preventing Overdiagnosis will take place on Sept. 10-12 at Dartmouth, hosted by The Dartmouth Institute.
An international scientific conference called Preventing Overdiagnosis will take place on Sept. 10-12, 2013 at Dartmouth, hosted by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and 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.
Overdiagnosis happens when people get a diagnosis they don’t need. It can happen when people without symptoms are diagnosed and then treated for a disease that won’t actually cause them any symptoms, and it can happen for people whose symptoms or life experiences are given a diagnostic label which will bring them more harm than good.
Over two and a half days the conference will move through three broad questions…
What is overdiagnosis?
What do we know about overdiagnosis?
What can we do about overdiagnosis?
The tentive schedule for the conference (per Preventing Overdiagnosis.net)
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.