Global Evidence Summit 2017

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13-16 September 2017 |

Cochrane is joining with four other leading organizations – the Guidelines International Network, Campbell Collaboration, the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute - to hold the first Global Evidence Summit (GES) in Cape Town, South Africa from 13-16 September 2017.

The theme of the GES, ‘Using Evidence. Improving Lives’, will highlight and promote evidence-informed approaches to health and social research, policy and development.

The full schedule and sign-up will launch Friday 18 August, giving delegates the opportunity to build their personalized calendar for the event. Delegates will also be given the opportunity to sign-up to the satellite events happening before and after the main programme. All sessions have been reviewed and selected by the GES Scientific Committee to further the main themes of the event and to continue the discussions covered in the plenary sessions. To sign-up to sessions, all you need to do is login to your account and select the ‘schedule and sign-ups’ option in the left hand menu. Scroll through each day and choose the sessions you want to attend.

GES has so far attracted over 1200 delegates from 67 countries. The Summit will provide a fantastic opportunity to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges. Below is a map showing the global reach of delegates:

Global reach of GES delegates

There are a number social events that delegates can book onto during the event. Including the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. You can also book one of the half-day, full-day, or multi-day leisure tours of Cape Town and the region. It may also be worth considering to buy an iVenture Pass that offers discounts and free entry to lots of Cape Town’s top attractions! Cochrane has also organized a walking tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town to raise money for the Anne Anderson Award Fund. You will be able to register and donate to this from the 18 August.

We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town!

Find out more at
Twitter: @GESummit, #GESummit17

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