The international Preventing Overdiagnosis scientific conference aims to: be a platform for research dissemination on the problem of overdiagnosis and potential solutions; encourage development and evaluation of strategies to communicate about overdiagnosis; encourage the development of a community of clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and citizen advocates coalescing around the problem of overdiagnosis.
Relevance to General Practice
GPs will be able to describe the concept and scope of the problem of overdiagnosis, as well as potential solutions.
GPs will be able to list conditions known to be susceptible to overdiagnosis, as defined by the evidence-base.
GPs will be able to apply their new knowledge of overdiagnosis, including its potential to harm, to critically appraise their practice with a view to patient sa
GPs will be able synthesise their new knowledge of overdiagnosis with their practice and understanding of the health system. They will be able to identify and a
GPs will be able to apply their new knowledge of overdiagnosis to ensure that diagnoses are evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient.