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Square Peg, Round Hole

As the seventh Evidence Live conference approaches I find my time is taken up with thoughts of  ‘which room should be allocate for which talk, how to display a landscape poster on a portrait poster board (the boards are portrait), is there enough catering and what is the coffee runs out’.  The curse of an internal conference organiser is that of getting too involved in the detail and overlooking the content.   Every year I tell myself  to be more immersed and this year I actually am.
So what will be will be, abstracts are accepted, rooms are booked and the procesco is on ice. Lets take a look at the programme.

This year we will focus on how dissemination of evidence can be radically improved; how evidence can be translated more efficiently into practice; how innovation with high quality evidence can drive substantial change.

Global leading speakers who actively disseminate and translate evidence to drive innovation and a better public understanding health research will inform and inspire you to continue improving local and global healthcare systems. Focusing on the three main pillars of dissemination, translation and innovation Evidence Live 2018 aims to create unique initiatives that will enhance your ability to communicate, translate and exchange information to make a real difference.

Tara Lamont – Deputy Director NIHR Dissemination Centre opens with  – Ways of making evidence used and useful in a world of information overload

New for 2018 featuring Aseem Malhotra, Emily Sena, Peter Wilmshurst & Trish Groves
15:45 Monday June 18th Question Time where serious questions on integrity across Clinical, Animal and Academic research will be discussed.

DRINKS RECEPTION – Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.  Networking opportunity.

Margaret McCartney100% safe, 100% bull – why are the public still being misled? is joined by Andy Oxman & Tracey Brown in a session focused on Science & Informing the Public followed later with a session from journalists/patients Shelley Jofre (BBC), Jet Schouten (AVROTROS), Kath Sansom (Independant) & Deb Cohen (BMJ) who will give an insight into Finding the Truth through Medical Journalism.

CONFERENCE DINNER – Somerville College, University of Oxford.  More opportunity to network and start potential collaborations.

On Wednesday morning our very own Ben Goldacre, defender of the faith is billed alongside Peter Davidson Director of the NIHR Dissemination Centre and  Lisa Schwartz & Steve Woloshin from the Dartmouth Institute for Communicating Healthcare Findings to Inform All.  A session that will cover the most effective ways to exchange information across difference receiver groups.

Closing with Dissemination of Cochrane Reviews. David Tovey in conversation with Fiona Godlee, addressing the main objective Maximising research Impact to improve healthcare

There is so much more than this across the 2.5 days.  Please take a look at the programme for details on workshops and seminars also taking place. Parallel session talk titles will be available soon.  Registration OPEN with day rate options available. Hope to see you in June.


2017 Highlights