Abstracts information

Submission is closed

The call for abstracts closed on the 15 March 2017. 

The Summit is intended as an inter-sectoral and multi-disciplinary event exchanging ideas about how we best generate, summarize and communicate evidence to inform policy and practice. We anticipate input from a multitude of perspectives including education, social policy and practice, criminal justice, environment, gender, health, health systems and clinical care and practice. 

Submissions were invited in the following categories:

  • Evidence production: Abstracts concerning primary research production
    • Priority setting for primary research to meet global priorities
    • Global health, equity, social and economic policy and practice
    • Real world evidence (pragmatic trials, big data)
    • Improving conduct and reporting of primary research (including teaching and learning)
    • Consumer and patient involvement in primary research
    • Funding primary research
  • Evidence synthesis: Abstracts concerning different forms of research synthesis: overviews, scoping reviews, systematic reviews, etc.
    • Priority setting for syntheses to meet global priorities
    • Global health, equity, social and economic policy and practice
    • Methods for conducting syntheses (including different evidence, searching and information retrieval, statistics, assessing methodological quality)
    • Improving conduct and reporting of syntheses (including teaching and learning)
    • Synthesis creation, publication and updating in the digital age
    • Consumer and patient involvement in syntheses
    • Funding syntheses
  • Evidence tools: Abstracts concerning guidelines and other knowledge translation methods and tools
    • Priority setting for evidence tools to meet local and global priorities
    • Evidence literacy, social media, science journalism
    • Evidence tools for consumers and to promote shared decision making
    • Evidence tools for policy makers and civil society
    • Case studies of models for successful engagement with policy and practice
    • Guideline development, adaptation, assessment and updating
    • Health technology assessment
  • Evidence implementation and evaluation: Abstracts concerning getting evidence into policy and practice
    • Priority setting for implementation to meet local and global priorities
    • Enhancing the implementability of evidence tools
    • Design and evaluation of dissemination and implementation programmes
    • Quality improvement methods and performance measures
    • Building capacity for dissemination and implementation
    • Measuring policy and practice impact
    • Advocating for evidence

Acceptance and notification of abstracts

Acceptance of abstracts into the conference programme will be determined by the relevance, originality, clarity and scientific quality of the submitted work by the abstract committee. At the time of submission you will be asked to indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation, however, the final decision on the type of presentation offered is made by the Abstract Sub-Committee. We aim to notify authors of acceptance or rejection of their submission by 15 May.


All presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register and attend the conference. The organizers reserve the right to withdraw abstracts if presenters have not registered for the Global Evidence Summit by 1 July.

Abstracts Sub-Committee

The Abstracts Sub-Committee Co-Chairs are Solange Durao and Patricia Mc Inerney. They can be contacted at abstracts@globalevidencesummit.org.