Media Advisory - 350 specialists from 21 countries concerned about the pernicious effects of overdiagnosis to meet in Quebec City

The 5th edition of the international conference Preventing Overdiagnosis will be hosted by the QMA

MONTREAL, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Medical Association (QMA), in collaboration with its partners, the Canadian Medical Association, Université Laval and Choosing Wisely Canada, will host 350 delegates from 21 countries, who are also concerned about the pernicious effects of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, in Quebec City, from August 17 to 19. They are meeting as part of the 5th edition of Preventing Overdiagnosis, an international conference on overdiagnosis.

Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, will deliver the conference's opening remarks on Thursday, August 17, at 8:30 am, at the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Presentations on many types of overdiagnosis

There will be more than 120 presentations on the many forms of overdiagnosis and its corollaries, overtreatment and overmedicalization : screening mammograms, prenatal ultrasounds, end-of-life treatment, and polypharmacy, among others.

See the programming for the event.



August 17-19, 2017


Quebec City Convention Centre

1000, René-Lévesque Est, Quebec City G1R 5T8


Preventing Overdiagnosis, 5th international conference on overdiagnosis


About the Québec Medical Association

The Québec Medical Association comprises nearly 10,500 general practitioners, specialists, residents and medical students. Its mission is to bring together members of the Quebec medical community in a context that promotes reflection and action in the best interest of the health of Quebecers.


SOURCE Québec Medical Association

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