Cafe Scientifique: Choosing Wisely: Why More Medical Tests Are Not Always Better
While medical testing is often a useful tool for diagnosis, it is sometimes harmful and can expose patients to invasive further testing, unnecessary treatment and unwarranted stress. Research efforts are being made in collaboration with Choosing Wisely Manitoba to ensure that testing provides consistent benefit to patients. Join our experts to learn about the issues related to unnecessary treatment while they discuss their roles in examining this problem to encourage optimal, personalized medical care for the public.
Dr. Eric Bohm,
Professor, Surgery, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Director, Health Systems Performance, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation; Hip & Knee Reconstruction Surgeon, Concordia Joint Replacement Group, Concordia Hospital and Co-Sponsor, Choosing Wisely Manitoba
Dr. Roger Süss
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Family Physician, Northern Connection Medical Centre.
Dr. Alex Singer
Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Family Physician, Family Medical Centre, Inpatient Family Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital and Director, Manitoba Primary Care Research Network
Dr. Michelle Driedger
Professor, Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; former Canada Research Chair in Environment and Health Risk Communication
September 13, 2018 at 7 PM
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