Global Evidence Summit 2017

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13-16 September 2017 |

Cochrane, together with four other leading organizations in the production and dissemination of evidence for decision making in the global health, social, and economic policy and practice sectors will hold the first Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.

Next year, Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health, is joining with four other leading organizations – the Guidelines International Network, The Campbell Collaboration, the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and the 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 policy and development, offering the most cost-effective interventions.

The summit will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing low- and middle-income countries - a reason why the GES is to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is expected to attract up to 2000 delegates and will bring together many parts of the evidence community to promote evidence-informed decision-making worldwide.

Details on the key dates can be found on the Global Evidence Summit website.

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