Overdiagnosis : How to assess? How to prevent? Symposium & Workshop 22 March 2019



Overdiagnosis: Symposium & Workshop

Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of diseases detected in their earliest form is a growing public health concern. This workshop gathers multidisciplinary experts and Swiss stakeholders to address key issues around overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and aims at identifying ways to prevent these harms. Evidence and challenges about overdiagnosis and overtreatment will be assessed and critically reviewed, with active exchanges among participants on vignette presentations of cancer and cardiovascular diseases affected by these issues.

How to assess and how to prevent overdiagnosis?
Auditoire Auguste Tissot, CHUV, Lausanne, 22 March 2019


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13:00-13:30   Welcome & Registration
Dr PD MER Jean-Luc Bulliard, Unisanté, Lausanne
Prof. Arnaud Chiolero, BIHAM, Bern University, Bern

Symposium : How to assess overdiagnosis and overtreatment?

13:40-13:45   Introduction
Dr PD MER Jean-Luc Bulliard, Unisanté, Lausanne

13:45-14:25   Key notes speaker
Estimating overdiagnosis in cancer screening: overcoming challenges, avoiding mistakes
Prof. Ruth Etzioni, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA

Short presentations : case study
14:25-14:40   Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of cancer : where do we stand ? What evidence in Switzerland?
Dr PD MER Jean-Luc Bulliard, Unisanté, Lausanne

14:40-14:55   About true and false pulmonary emboli
Prof. Drahomir Aujesky, Insel Spital, Bern

14:55-15:15   Coffee break & Networking

Workshop : How to prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment?

15:15-15:30   Introduction and instructions for the group work
Prof. Arnaud Chiolero, BIHAM, Bern

15:30-15:45   How to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment in daily clinical practice?
Prof. Nicolas Rodondi, BIHAM, Bern

15:45-16:15   Group work : “How to implement interventions to prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment?”
moderated by group leaders

15:15-17:00   Plenary : “Which research agenda? Which policy?”
With short presentations by each group leaders of the interventions proposed
Prof. Jacques Cornuz and Prof. Murielle Bochud, Unisanté, Lausanne, moderators

17:00 END of Program


Dr PD MER Jean-Luc Bulliard | Head of Research Sector
Scientific Director of the Vaud (RVT) and Neuchâtel-Jura (RNJT) Cancer Registries
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté) | University of Lausanne | Lausanne

Prof. Arnaud Chiolero | Deputy Director
Professor of Public Health and Primary Care
Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM) | University of Bern | Bern

Date et heure
Vendredi, 22 Mars, 2019 - 13:00
Auditoire Auguste Tissot, CHUV, Lausanne

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