The December 2017 Newsletter is now available, under the Newsletter tab. Read about how Ugandan kids and parents learn critical thinking, decision aids, EBM teaching to undergrads, decision aids, GRADE Adolopment, and more.
Also note the June 2018 EBM Course at McMaster’s is now open for registration.
The International Society for Evidence Based Healthcare
in association with
Gulf Medical University
International Conference on Evidence Based Healthcare
1 – 3 November 2018, Ajman – United Arab Emirates
The call for abstracts opens on January 5 and closes on March 1, 2017. Don’t miss out on the EBHC event of the year, in dazzling Cape Town! The conference, on September 13-16, is a collaboration between five global EBHC groups: ISEHC, Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration, the Joanna Briggs Institute, and Guidelines International Network (G-I-N).
The theme ‘Using Evidence. Improving Lives’ will promote evidence-informed approaches to health policy & development #GESummit17
For more info: http://www.globalevidencesummit.org/
Membership of the Society and the newsletter are currently free.
In future years we will look at different levels of membership, but always aim to keep costs as low as possible.
The 7th International Conference for EBHC teachers and developers was held during October 28-31 in beautiful Taormina, Sicily. This year’s conference aimed to promote an evidence-based approach to healthcare to increase value and reduce waste. With 7 keynote lectures, 9 workshops and theme groups, 41 oral presentations, and 12 posters, the Conference highlighted the key role of Evidence-based Health Care to address five outstanding challenges for the sustainability of health services:
- Variation in utilization of health care services that cannot be explained by variation in patient illness or patient preferences
- Patient harm from overdiagnosis and overtreatment
- Inequity from underuse of high value health services by certain social groups
- Failure to prevent diseases
- Waste, anything that does not add value to the outcome for patients
The conference had an extensive scientific programme including keynote addresses from Trisha Greenhalgh, Sir Muir Gray, Paul Glasziou, Per Vandvik, Rod Jackson, Brian Alper, and Nino Cartabellotta. Workshops were held on statistics, decision aids, better value healthcare, MAGIC, GATE, and implementation theory. Theme groups were held on evidence-based research, patient engagement, and the Chain network. As always, the Sicilian setting with sun (and rain!), sea and exquisite cuisine added to the success of the conference.
Save the date for the next conference: 8th EBHC International Conference. Taormina, 25th – 28th October 2017.
The first joint conference of the International Society for Evidence Based Health Care (ISEHC) and the International Shared Decision Making (ISDM) group, in Sydney, Australia, is off to a smashing start. Over 300 delegates from more than 25 countries are attending. Follow the conference via Twitter #ISDMISEHC, and via co-chair Lyndal Trevena’s blog at the BMJ:
February 27 is the deadline to submit your abstract to the fourth ISEHC conference, taking place July 19-22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. This year, the conference will be a joint conference with the International Shared Decision Making group, bringing evidence-based practice and shared decision-making together. The two fields are closely related and have much to contribute to each other and to better care with patients. This year’s conference promises to be as much a success as the previous ones, with prominent keynote speakers such as Victor Montori, Alexandra Barratt and Sharon Strauss. Come and join like-minded colleagues, make your own contribution, and enjoy the many pleasures of Sydney!
We look forward to seeing you there. Go to www.isdm-isehc2015.org for more info.
If you want to improve your knowledge and skills related to evidence-based practice, and teaching EBP, this workshop is for you. The 22nd Annual McMaster Evidence Based Clinical Practice Workshop will be held June 8-12, 2015 at McMaster University, the birthplace of evidence-based medicine (EBM), in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This popular workshop, sponsored by the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, is led by world-renowned clinical epidemiologists and EBM practitioners from McMaster University and abroad. To get the early-bird discount, register before December 31, 2014.