Preventing Overmedicalization by listening and sharing.
Overmedicalization and Quaternary Prevention
Lecce (Italy) – September 28th – 30th 2017
I am pleased to invite you to the International Conference organized by the Italian Network of Scientific Associations affiliated with WONCA.
During the last decades, scientist medicine made impressive strides. Developing imaging and diagnostic techniques, drug therapies, new surgery and interventional techniques made cures remarkably improved. At the same time, they led diseases once considered as incurable to healing. Nevertheless, there are negative effects arising not only from inappropriate intervention, adverse reactions and collateral effects but also from the consequences of practising some of the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. One of the most significant examples is over-diagnosis in mass screening tests. Although, when severe conditions occur, early diagnosis allows less invasive and better treatment, there is still a share of patients who are diagnosed with and treated for those conditions who would have never shown any symptoms or health-threatening consequences. How to be aware of the phenomenon and properly inform the patients?
Marc Jamouille (creator of the definition of Quaternary Prevention),
Anna Stavdal (President of WONCA Europe),
Maria del Rosario Perez (coordinator of WHO Global Initiative on Radiation Safety in Health Care Settings),
Roberto Satolli (doctor and medical journalist)
are some of the welcomed guests of the Conference, that will be held from 29th to 30th September.
Moreover, on 28th September the National Giotto Movement workshop will take place.
President of Italian Network
of Scientific Associations
Affiliated with WONCA
For more information and registration procedure please visit the
following website: http://www.coordinamentowoncaitalia.it/
Closing on 31st August
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: ITALIAN AND ENGLISH
Simultaneous translation will be provided