I'm off to the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Oxford, UK. It starts on Monday. It's the first time I'll be at a large gathering of people who are all interested or active in the area of overdiagnosis / less is more medicine / appropriateness in health care / prudent medicine / minimally-disruptive medicine or whatever you call it!
I'll get to meet and hear talks from a few important people in this movement, including Drs Margaret McCartney, Iona Heath (who I had the pleasure of meeting in Vancouver when she spoke here), Fiona Godlee, and Paul Glasziou. I believe representatives from the QMA will also be there to talk about their Action Plan for overdiagnosis.
Without exception those presenting are passionate thinkers; I'll meet many like-minded individuals, learn about all kinds of remarkable efforts, and do my best to share the highlights here.
See you there!