Seminar on Overdiagnosis / Too Much Medicine

Presented by the SLMA 26th March from 12 - 2 PM SLMA Auditorium

The program

Overdiagnosis – Too much medicine

Overdiagnosis 2019

Overdiagnosis occurs when a diagnosis is “correct” according to current professional standards but the diagnosis or associated treatment is unlikely to benefit the person and will not cause symptoms or death. More broadly overdiagnosis refers to the related problems of overmedicalisation and subsequent overtreatment, diagnosis creep, shifting thresholds, and disease mongering, all processes helping to reclassify healthy people with mild problems or at low risk as sick.

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The biggest technology failures of 2018

The biggest technology failures of 2018 – MIT Technology Review

It was the year that technology—and the people who create it—seemingly could do no right, and did much that was wrong. “2018 can’t end soon enough.” From gene-edited babies to guaranteed-fatal brain uploads, it was a bumper year for technology misfires and misuses - MIT Technology Review ...

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People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.


"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates Microsoft

Essential Resources – FREE

The best, free and essential resources for evidence based practice

Essential Resources – PAID

The best, paid and essential resources for evidence based practice

Modern Medicine’s remarkable personalities

Archie Cochrane

Archibald Leman Cochrane CBE (12 January 1909 – 18 June 1988) was a Scottish doctor noted for his book Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflections on Health Services.[1] This book advocated the use of randomized control trials to make medicine more effective and efficient.[2] His advocacy

David Sacket

He is known as one of the fathers of Evidence-Based Medicine. He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology in Canada at McMaster University, and the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.[3] He is well known for his textbooks Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine. One of his more famous quotes is:

John Ioannidis

Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. Ioannidis’s 2005 paper “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”[9] has been the most downloaded technical