MSPGH Seminar: 24th Aug 2016 – To screen or not to screen: is it possible to reconcile the individual and population perspectives on screening?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 24th August 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Rachid Salmi, Head, Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Development, University of Bordeaux, France

Individual and population perspectives on screening are perceived as opposing the interest of patients and the population. The former is based on the experience of patients with missed opportunities.  The latter addresses acceptability and possible negative impact, including for people without the disorder. Known possible obstacles to screening and the role of randomized trials and simulation in screening evaluation will be discussed. Reconciling both perspectives is possible, with an evidence-based medicine and policy perspective, by considering that hypotheses underlying the former are prerequisites for the latter.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Nora Li, Tel: 03 8344 9350.