2005: Diagnosis, Screening and Patient Oriented Research / Insight and Decision in Medicine
In spring 2005, IQWiG decided to host its own symposium once a year in order to enable a direct exchange of ideas regarding new or controversial issues in evidence-based medicine and to involve a broader professional public in Germany. The results of the discussions will be incorporated in the IQWiG methods and will thus have an impact on how studies will be evaluated in the future. The first event of this type, the IQWiG Autumn Symposium 2005, was held on the 18th and 19th of November in Cologne.
Together with IQWiG employees, about 170 national and international health scientists discussed selected aspects of medicine. Epidemiologists and statisticians were represented as well as specialists from other medical fields. The presenters were largely members of IQWiG’s Scientific Advisory Board, who before the beginning of the symposium held a Board meeting in Cologne for the first time.