Recommended Reading – The Circle

You can read Ray’s latest BMJ column – inspired by Dave Egger’s classic novel “The Circle” here

The BMJ column explores the critically acclaimed novel’s take on the future of medicine – and our obsession with measuring everything.

From the February BMJ column: “Leaving aside concern about government or corporate misuse of data, our obsession with quantification—unmodified by uncertainty and by clear awareness of limitations—carries its own tyranny. Our faith in medical numbers, sometimes little more than fabricated fictions arbitrarily interpreted, demands a reality check.”

Preventing Overdiagnosis – September 15-17, 2014, Oxford University

Ray opening 2013 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference

Ray helping to open the 2013 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference

Following the success of the 2013 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, held at Dartmouth College in the United States, the second Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will be held at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. You can read the 2013 conference statement, view videos of conference plenaries and see details of the 2014 conference, here