2017 Australasian Cochrane Symposium: Melbourne, Australia

Every two years Cochrane Australia hosts a symposium for those involved with producing and using evidence to inform practice and policy in health. The meeting provides opportunities to hear about developments affecting the broader evidence synthesis community in Australia as well as what’s new in Cochrane. This year we will be joined by Dr David Tovey, editor in chief of the Cochrane Library and Cochrane’s deputy CEO.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘Towards living evidence’. Task automation, machine learning, data linkage and citizen science are just some examples of how the production and dissemination of evidence is being transformed. Whether for systematic reviews or guidelines, we now have tools, systems and structures to help us attain the goal of having continually updated evidence to inform decision-making. Leading researchers, policy makers and research funders will share their insights on what living evidence means for them.

The symposium is aimed broadly at those involved in preparing evidence syntheses (systematic reviews, guidelines, etc.), as well as those interested in the use and communication of evidence to inform policy and practice. On the program page you’ll find details of the various sessions on offer. The symposium is always an engaging event, designed to bring together the evidence synthesis community in Australia in an informal environment with plenty of opportunity to learn and network.

For more info on the program click here

To register, click here