Special Sessions are symposia taking place within the Global Evidence Summit programme that do not fit the workshop or abstract criteria. These sessions will use stakeholder engagement to share new concepts relevant to the Summit themes, use that further the event goals, foster interaction, and the development of partnerships with external organizations.
Dates and times of the special sessions will be announced when the full schedule and sign-up is launched on the 18 August 2017.
More details about each special session will be added soon.
Threaded special sessions
Threaded special sessions will continue the key topic and discussions from the related planary.
Plenary 1: EVIDENCE FOR AFRICA: How evidence is changing communities across one continent
Evidence for social and economic policy
This session will share African experiences of different channels through which different types of evidence are being used for better social and economic policies and practice.
Evidence to action: start with the action
This session considers examples of how the Effective Health Care Consortium have tried to do this, and lessons learnt from these attempts.
Engaging stakeholders in evidence-based decision making
This session will demonstrate initiatives and networks for health policies across low- and middle-income countries.
Plenary 2: BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS: Digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem
From evidence production to synthesis
From evidence synthesis to dissemination point of care
Implementation, improved care, and back again
Plenary 3: EVIDENCE FOR EMERGING CRISES: How international collaboration and innovation can solve global humanitarian crises, such as Ebola
Evidence Aid on humanitarian crises
Refugee crisis in health and society
Plenary 4: EVIDENCE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD: The evidence, ethos and pathos. How scientists can engage, and influence the public, press and politicians
Separating fact from fiction – enhancing critical thinking to equip the next generation for the post truth society
To showcase teaching and learning approaches to prepare the next generation to function in a post-truth society – to make decisions informed by best evidence and not based on beliefs and practices of some.
Telling good stories: A workshop in the art of persuasion
Post truth world in health: engaging stakeholders to use evidence to inform decisions
Invited special sessions
These special sessions have been coordinated by the Scientific Committee.
|Global evidence, local needs: Lessons from practical philosophy about using different knowledge|
|World Health Organization systematic reviews of complex interventions|
|Diverse data (Big data, evidence synthesis, and personalized medicine)|
|Living systematic reviews and recommendations|
|Involving people in society and health care|
|Increasing value and reducing waste in research - towards an evidence-based research approach|
|Shared decision-making, EBM, and guidelines - "Guidelines meet shared decision making. Happy ever after?"|
|Rapid reviews to strengthen health policy and systems|
|Implementation and translation frameworks in low- and middle-income countries, international collaboration|
|Rapid needs appraisal to inform outbreak response research|
|What can evidence-based education and health care learn from each other?|
|Global funding for evidence and research|
|Scientific journals and evidence: What does the future hold?|
|Evidence and gap maps|
Accepted special sessions
These sessions were submitted as abstracts and accepted by Scientific Committee.
|Overcoming barriers to implementing an evidence-based approach in the humanitarian sector|
|Research synthesis priorities and guideline development: linking evidence synthesis production to evidence needs|
|Impact and evaluation of research: research funders perspectives|
|Rigorous and relevant systematic reviews: lessons learned from mixed methods approaches in international development|
|A panoramic view of rapid reviews – uses and perspectives from global collaborations and networks|
|Mapping the evidence: different approaches to evidence mapping across disciplines|
|Addressing the global health workforce shortfall by 2030– the need for intersectoral research evidence|
|Evidence synthesis for health policy and systems: approaches, challenges, and stakeholder engagement|
|Global ageing – defining the evidence agenda. Towards 2020, the WHO decade of Healthy Ageing: a Cochrane – Campbell response|
|How can the impacts of dissemination bias in qualitative research be detected in the context of qualitative evidence syntheses? Identifying new approaches|
|Introducing Cochrane Global Mental Health – improving the impact of Cochrane Mental Health in low- and middle-income countries.|
|New approaches to enhance evidence use through continued technical support and collaboration with policy makers and senior officials|