University of St Andrews

Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis

Evidence Based Early Diagnosis Conference 2024

Exploring new diagnostics – big promise, big challenge

Medicine is being revolutionised by a set of new diagnostic technologies which bring together advanced laboratory science, enhanced imaging capabilities, genetic predictions and artificial intelligence. These technologies offer earlier diagnosis to save lives through world-leading innovation. But do they work? Is it always good to be diagnosed early? Do we know enough about the risks, diseases, and genes these tests offer to find? How do we get useful technology to patients – and protect people from poorly performing or clumsily introduced tests?

It’s complicated – and important.

Are you a health or technology professional working in these areas, early career researcher, policymaker, innovator or regulator, interested in this area?

Then come to EBED24, a three day active exploration of these issues being held in St Andrews May 29-31 2024

Cohosted by the Universities of St Andrews and Oxford and the British Medical Journal this event promises to be the start of a movement aimed at harnessing the new diagnostics in a way which works for people, industry and health services.


The conference is being held on the 29th, 30th & 31st May 2024.


North Haugh, University of St. Andrews, KY16 9TF