The QMA tackles overdiagnosis, a major issue for the health care system.
MONTREAL, March 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday, April 2, the
Québec Medical Association (QMA) will hold Quebec's first symposium on
overdiagnosis. Several participants from the health care system
(clinicians, medical association representatives, professionals,
patient advocacy groups) will meet to discuss the impact of
overdiagnosis and overtreatment in the health care system to establish
an action plan to deal with this phenomenon.
Two renowned speakers, Dr. Iona Heath, a leading figure in the international movement addressing the issue of
overdiagnosis and overtreatment, as well as Dr. Anthony B. Miller, Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the
University of Toronto, will speak at this event.
The Choosing Wisely Campaign
At 5 p.m., the QMA will launch the campaign Choisir avec soin, the francophone component of Choosing Wisely Canada, which aims to help doctors and patients discuss and exchange
information about medical tests, treatments and procedures that are not
necessary and together choose wisely and effectively to ensure the best
quality of care.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Symposium: from 8:30 to 5 p.m.
Launch of Choose Wisely: 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal
Symposium about overdiagnosis and the launch of Choisir avec soin
About the Québec Medical Association
The Québec Medical Association is made up of close to 10,000 general
practitioners, specialists, residents and medical students. Its mission
is to bring together members of the Québec medical community in a
context that promotes reflection and action in the best interests of
the health of Quebecers.
SOURCE: Quebec Medical Association
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