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Evidence Live Fringe Events

Tuesday June 21st
Evening Talk – An Agenda for Evidence CHAIR – Jeffrey Aronson  
Carl Heneghan – What can EBM do for Healthcare

Carl Heneghan is Director, The Centre for Evidence-Based medicine.  His work includes investigating the evidence base for drug and device regulation, advising governments on the regulatory and evidence requirements for devices and drugs, as well undertaking a number of evidence-based projects in the public interest.
Peter Gotzche – Evidence during drug development
Peter C. Gøtzsche is a Danish physician, medical researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. He co-founded, and has written numerous reviews within the Cochrane collaboration.
Robin Ferner – Evidence of Adverse Drug Reactions
Robin Ferner is a consultant physician at City Hospital Birmingham, Honorary Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Birmingham,  and Director of the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions. He is now old, and works part-time. His research interests include harms from medicines and their prevention
Limited space available please REGISTER

Pre-Conference Registration –  Radcliffe Primary Care Building  from 16:00

Wednesday June 22nd

EvidenceLive 2016 Preview – Lecture Theatre 2, Andrew Wiles Building 09:45
Networking for Future Leaders in EBM –  Meeting Room 1, The Gibson Building 18:15
Drinks Reception – St Lukes Chapel/Radcliffe Primary Care Building atrium 18:30

Thursday June 23rd

Breakfast Session  – Promoting Critical Thinking about Treatment Claims
08:00 Andrew Wiles Building Lecture Theatre 3
Andy Oxman, Iain Chalmers, Douglas Badenoch, Paul Glasziou
We are all bombarded with claims about the effects of treatments and health policies. To assess these claims, people need to be able to understand and apply basic concepts that are essential for assessing the reliability of such claims. This breakfast session will focus on learning resources to help people to learn how to do this and to make informed healthcare choices. We will discuss a list of Key Concepts that people need to understand to make sense of claims about treatments; evaluation tools to measure people’s ability to assess treatment claims; the Informed Healthcare Choices project, which is developing and evaluating learning resources for primary school children in East Africa and aims to develop a series of resources; a database of learning resources (under development), and evaluations of these; a plain language glossary of research terms; the development of Testing Treatments interactive to incorporate this material; and the creation of a collaborative network to promote critical thinking about treatment claims.

Diary of a Tamiflu Research Parasite,  Tom Jefferson – Sommerville College Terrace Bar 18:15.
Limited space available please REGISTER
Conference Dinner – Sommerville College, Old Bar (drinks from 19:00) and Dining Hall (dinner served at 20:00). Please book early


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