Cochrane Canada Symposium 2017

Apr 3,2017 | Consortium_staff Events / Conferences

Registration: Early by April 24, 2017
Date(s): May 11-12, 2017
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

This year’s Cochrane Canada Symposium is taking place in Hamilton, Ontario at McMaster University’s David Braley Health Sciences Centre. This year’s theme is Evidence and Impact: Engaging consumers, practitioners, researchers and policy-makers.

By the end of the symposium, participants will:

  • Be aware of, learn about, or apply the latest research and tools to produce high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence.
  • Learn about the latest strategies and innovations to ensure evidence can be used by people making healthcare decisions, including consumers, practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
  • Discuss opportunities to contribute to efforts to improve the impact of evidence on healthcare decision making.

Consumers, healthcare and public health practitioners, health program managers, health policy decision makers, systematic reviewers and other researchers, guideline developers, trainees, workplace wellness professionals and health research evidence end users are encouraged to attend.

In addition, Cochrane Canada will be hosting a two-day Systematic Review Training on May 9-10, 2017. Topics that will be covered include how to develop the systematic review question, search the literature, select studies, assess risk of bias, analyze the data, grade the evidence, interpret results and how to use RevMan (Review Manager software to write and analyze results).

Cochrane Canada will also be hosting a post-symposium workshop titled Bringing ‘Living Systematic Reviews’ to Life on May 13, 2017. In a series of interactive sessions, attendees will gain a practical understanding of review methods for living systematic reviews, processes and workloads, publication issues, and how technology can help. Attendees will hear from teams piloting living systematic reviews within and beyond Cochrane, and contribute to conversations about how living systematic review methods should move forward.

For more information and to register, visit the Cochrane Canada website.