Advances in Evidence Synthesis: special issue

Group of stakeholders

The abstracts that were originally submitted for presentation at the Cochrane Colloquium that was planned to take place in Toronto, Canada, on 4-7 October 2020 are now available in a special Supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

In May 2020, as a result of the continuing spread and impact of COVID-19, Cochrane’s Governing Board and Cochrane Canada agreed to cancel the Toronto Colloquium. Despite the cancellation, the review process for the submitted abstracts continued, and this Supplement includes accepted abstracts of research that would have been presented as oral or poster presentations.

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Topics of abstracts include:

  • Priority setting
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Knowledge translation
  • Global health and equity
  • Evidence advocacy
  • Innovative solutions for evidence production
  • Living meta-analysis
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Health policy
  • Health technology assessment
  • Guideline development
  • Research waste
  • Conflict of interest and research integrity
  • Education and training
  • Searching and information retrieval
  • Investigating different types of bias
  • Statistical methods
  • Synthesis of other designs data
  • Overviews of other types of evidence synthesis
  • Rapid reviews
  • Qualitative evidence synthesis
  • Network meta-analysis
  • Diagnostic test accuracy review methods
  • Systematic reviews of interviews
  • Other topics 

We would like to gratefully thank our Scientific Committee, Reviewers, and all those who submitted an abstract. 

October 1, 2020