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Activity description

166074 - Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

University of Sydney (Discipline of General Practice)

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

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Learning outcomes

  1. GPs will be able to describe the concept and scope of the problem of overdiagnosis, as well as potential solutions.
  2. GPs will be able to list conditions known to be susceptible to overdiagnosis, as defined by the evidence-base.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Children and young people health
  • Men's health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women's health
  • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
  • General practice research

Partnering organisations

ACGP, RACP, CHF, APA, ARA, Cochrane Australia, ANZMUS, PHAA, Cochrane MSK, Cancer Council Australia, AEA

Activity sponsor

World Health Organisation

Session summary


Thursday 5 Dec 2019 12:00am - Saturday 7 Dec 2019 12:00am


Abercrombie Building, The University of Sydneye


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Thomas Dakin
T: 02 9351 8926