Cochrane Switzerland is at the first ever Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa

Cochrane Switzerland is at the first ever Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa

The first ever Global Evidence Summit (GES) is hosted by Cochrane South Africa and takes place in Cape Town from 13-16 September 2017.

Drs. Marie-Annick Le Pogam and Erik von Elm attend the GES and present collaborative work with the National Centre for Text Mining at the  University of Manchester, UK entitled: “Using the RobotAnalyst text-mining application to boost efficiency of literature screening: experience from a systematic review in health services research.” in an oral presentation and a workshop. Read the full abstract

Marie-Annick Le Pogam is a medical doctor with a master degree in public health. She has been working as a health services researcher and her main interests focus on the quantitative assessment of quality and safety, as well as methodology for assessing complex improvement strategies in health care. She is affiliated with the Cochrane Switzerland team and completing a PhD thesis at the University of Lausanne. Dr. Erik von Elm is Cochrane Switzerland’s co-director and a member of Cochrane’s Council. The GES aims to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges. Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this new event in evidence-based policy. It will replace this year’s Cochrane Colloquium. The theme of the Summit is ‘Using evidence. Improving lives.’ The conference will highlight and promote evidence-based approaches to policy and practice in order to target resources to what works, therefore offering the most cost effective health interventions.

Read the full Global Evidence Summit Welcome of Jimmy Volmink
Founding Director, Cochrane South Africa

The Global Evidence Summit website
The Global Evidence Summit programme