General Events

General Events


Lown leadership has spoken at numerous meetings and events organized by groups in the US and internationally. If you’re interested in having a member of the Institute speak at your event, please email


Past Events

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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2014

September 15-17, 2014, Oxford UK

Organized by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

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AFT Healthcare Divisional Meeting

July 11, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

Organized by AFT Healthcare

Shannon Brownlee, SVP, Lown Institute spoke to approximately 250 nurses and health professionals at the AFT Healthcare Divisional meeting, which is part of the American Federation of Teachers biennial convention.

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2014 Summer Institute for Informed

Patient Choice

June 25-27, 2014, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA

Organized by The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Shannon Brownlee, SVP, Lown Institute, presented Overtreatment: Implications for individuals and systems on June 26th.


University Hospital of North Norway  Leadership conference

May 21, 2014, Tromsø, Norway

Organized by the University Hospital of North Norway

Conference topic: Overtreatment

Shannon Brownlee, SVP, Lown Institute & Vikas Saini, President, Lown Institute, featured speakers.

View videos of Shannon Brownlee’s and Vikas Saini’s talks from the event on the Lown YouTube channel.


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1st International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence

April 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Organized by idcsalud

Shannon Brownlee, SVP, Lown Institute, featured speaker

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Healing Health Care: Curing the System of Overuse, Underuse, and Misuse

March 18, 2014, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, USA

Organized by The Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and its parent organization, Connecticut Health Advancement and Research Trust. Event details available here.

Shannon Brownlee, SVP, Lown Institute, featured keynote

View a video from the event on the Lown YouTube channel.

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Medical Behavior in a Commercial World: Who’s Responsible?

June 6-7, 2013, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

Organized by PharmedOut

Shannon Brownlee, SVP, Lown Institute moderated a panel discussion on how medical journals can help ensure that research is genuine, presented accurately, and actually produced by a paper’s authors