2011 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health
Friday, October 28, 2011
670 Albany Street, first floor auditorium
Boston University Medical Campus
8:30 a.m. continental breakfast
9 a.m. to noon, lecture and panel discussion
Free and open to the public
Over the past several decades, enthusiasm for early diagnosis has grown, engaging many physicians in a systematic search for abnormalities in people who are well. While most consider only the potential benefits, in this talk Dr. Welch exposes the often-ignored harm: over-diagnosis.
The William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health is named in honor of William J. Bicknell, chair emeritus and professor of international health at Boston University School of Public Health and professor of sociomedical sciences and community medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.