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Call for Abstracts

We  are accepting Abstracts for Workshops, Orals & Posters
EBM Live 2020 Conference Themes

Using real-world data to improve practice
The rapid advancement in technology – particularly artificial intelligence and machine learning – along with the increasing availability of data, has led to calls for ‘Big Data’ approaches to be implemented in healthcare. What is the evidence that ‘big data’ can lead to improved outcomes? What are the risks to widespread adoption?

Abstracts and workshops are sought that focus on:

  • Artificial Intelligence in healthcare – risks, shortfalls and methods for improvement
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to help make healthcare delivery more patient-centered
  • Potential biases using Artificial Intelligence which may distort the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of research
  • Problems around scientific integrity and conflicts of interest in using Artificial Intelligence, and how to reduce them
  • Challenges and methods to improve the development of evidence use of big data

Patient involvement and collaboration in producing evidence
While healthcare delivery is becoming more patient centered, the role of patients in the production and implementation of evidence is also evolving. How patients are meaningfully engaged at the outset of evidence generation is important for the long-term delivery of sustainable and affordable healthcare.

Abstracts and workshops are sought that focus on:

  • Involving patients in identifying what questions should be the focus of research
  • Patient engagement in the planning, administration and leadership of research
  • Ensuring adequate representation of marginalized populations in patient-oriented research
  • How to put patients at the centre of the consultation while practicing evidence-based medicine
  • Supporting patients to participate in research – practical tips and suggestions (around reimbursement, ensuring accessibility, supporting people to make substantive contributions)

Communication of evidence for better health
The integration of evidence with patient values and preferences is critical for improving and informing the public, the media and policy makers to make better choices in the delivery and discussion of healthcare.

Abstracts and workshops are sought that include:

  • How to inform patients about the current evidence to aid decision making
  • Demonstrate new innovative ways that evidence can be used with patients to share decision making
  • Seek to integrate more patient and public values in making informed decisions
  • Improvements to the landscape of medical reporting for informing the public
  • How evidence can be disseminated better for key stakeholders, including policy makers

Teaching, developing and fostering future teachers, developers and leaders of evidence-based medicine
It is critical to support the next generation of teachers, developers and leaders of evidence-based health care in disseminating the true values of evidence-based medicine.

Abstracts and workshops are sought that include:

  • Inform the teaching and/or training in evidence based methods
  • Using new technologies to reach a global audience in disseminating evidence based medicine.
  • Tools and methods that reflect, demonstrate or support future leaders in evidence based healthcare
  • Mentorship and improving the evidence-base for medical education

Translating Knowledge for better-quality health services
Improvements in healthcare are largely based on use of robust evidence. However, the implementation of evidence remains a challenge for health care providers given the deficiencies in the evidence-base, the ageing population and the need to reduce costs whilst adding value. Commissioning health services based on evidence remains a priority for affordable health-care that does not waste unnecessary resources.

Abstract and workshops are sought that include:

  • Consider the science behind the implementation of evidence in practice
  • Recognize the facilitators and barriers to implementation as well as how they might be utilized or overcome
  • Discuss the challenges and methods to improve the development of evidence based clinical policy
  • Facilitate improved access to the highest quality evidence for translation into quality of patient care

Please submit HERE Deadline March 1st 2020
Accepted submissions will be published in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine journal. A copy of the license to publish which requires a signature from the corresponding author can be downloaded HERE and when you make a submission.

2020 Registration

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July 6 - 8 2020