Upcoming SBM/SMDM Crosstalk Webinar
The Society of Behavioral Medicine and SMDM are presenting a webinar entitled, "Perspectives on Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment from Across the Healthcare Continuum".
Research has revealed that certain commonly used medical interventions are not as beneficial as was previously assumed, or that the risks may outweigh the benefits for some people. As the related problems of overdiagnosis (diagnosis of a medical problem that would have not caused harm) and overtreatment (use of treatments that do not improve wellbeing or lengthen life) are increasingly recognized, understanding how to communicate newly recognized risks and uncertainties to patients is imperative. Scaling back (or even de-implementing) treatment is an unresolved challenge in a culture promoting more intervention(s). To foster a discussion about these issues, this webinar brings together experts in end of life decision making (palliative care), overdiagnosis in cardiovascular disease, and cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment to provide diverse perspectives from across the healthcare continuum. This webinar is presented by the Health Decision Making SIG and the SBM/SMDM Crosstalk Committee.
Daniel D. Matlock, MD, MPH
Andrew Foy, MD
Barnett Kramer, MD, MPH
SMDM members will be granted complimentary access to the webinar. When prompted, enter code SMDM during the registration process.
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