Global Evidence Summit 2017: Call for abstracts extended to 15 March

Global Evidence Summit 2017: Call for abstracts open

Your chance to be part of the first ever Global Evidence Summit begins now…

Call for abstracts extended to 15 March

Opportunities to present special sessions, workshops, oral presentations, and poster abstracts open on 5 January 2017. This is your chance to be part of the Global Evidence Summit (GES) and we look forward to receiving abstracts around the theme: Using evidence, Improving lives.

This year, Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health, is joining with four other leading organizations – the Guidelines International Network, The Campbell Collaboration, the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and the Joanna Briggs Institute - to hold the first ‘Global Evidence Summit’ (GES) in Cape Town, South Africa from 13-16 September 2017.

The theme of the GES, ‘Using Evidence. Improving Lives’, will highlight and promote evidence-informed approaches to health and social research, policy and development.

The summit will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing low- and middle-income countries - a key reason why the GES will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is expected to attract up to 2000 delegates and will bring together many parts of the evidence community to promote evidence-informed decision-making worldwide.

Details on all the key dates are available on the Global Evidence Summit website.

Find out more at
Twitter: @GESummit, #GESummit17

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Press contacts:

Michelle Galloway
Cochrane South Africa 

Jo Anthony
Senior Media and Communications Manager, Cochrane 
M +44(0) 7582 726 634 or

Wednesday, February 1, 2017