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Thursday 23rd June

Disentangling the Problems of Too Much and Too Little Medicine

Nicola Lindson-Hawley – The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group at 20: ensuring our evidence is relevant.

Benjamin Djulbegovic – Reducing overtreatment by optimizing sequence of diagnostic tests ordering.

Anke Heida – Efficacy of a web-based monitoring program for teenagers with IBD.

Bridget Abell – An examination of the characteristics, recommendations, and quality of published guidances for exercise and physical activity in cardiac rehabilitation.

Kate Thomson – Reducing uncertainty in clinical diagnostic genetic testing.

Maria Congedo – Slow Medicine: the Italian approach to appropriateness cannot be through a law.

Equipping Future Teachers, Developers and Leaders of Evidence-Based Healthcare

Guylene Theriault – EBMPICO: a web-based tool for teaching all 4 steps of EBM.

David Allen – Impact of a community based EBM workshop on participants’ clinical practice and teaching of EBM.

Martin Downes – Development of the Appraisal tool for Cross-Sectional Studies (AXIS)

Lauren Maggio – Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM): a descriptive analysis of medical student whole-task EBM assignments.

Gavin Stewart – Identifying Cochrane citation classics.

Translating Evidence into Better Quality Health Services

Dr Laila J. Badran – The first pioneer two studies which created the basic evidences behind the need for the reform of the Jordanian Governmental Drug Quality Control Laboratory: lessons from the past.

Ulrich Siering – When are tailored interventions for guideline implementation successful? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Amanda Blatch-Jones – Nurturing the lifecycle of research.

Hyacinth Faune – Roles and impact of nurses in promoting medication adherence of patients under the TB-Dos program in District V, Manila.

Paul Brand – Achieving adherence: the art of shared decision making, and more.

Jane Lloyd – A systematic review of evidence-based strategies for developing health literate organisation.

Disentangling the Problems of Too Much and Too Little Medicine / Future Leaders

Amrita Bose – Can an online, consultant-led advice service accurately diagnose oral cancer? Implications for streamlining the two-week wait referrals pathway.

Charles Badu-Boateng – Evolution of European Society of Cardiology guidelines since 2000: a systematic appraisal.

Azadeh Aletaha – Global collaborative networks on RCTs on diabetes mellitus. Published in impact factor medical journals between 2004-2014.

Dan Mayer & Joseph Wayne – Using Team Based Learning to teach critical evaluation of research studies and clinical practice guidelines.

Improving the Quality of Research Evidence

Catherine Meads – Systematic reviews in obstetric and gynaecological topics in lesbians and bisexual women .

Kathryn Wareham – Improving the quality of veterinary randomised controlled trials.

Jamilla Hussain – Missing data in palliative care randomised controlled trials: beyond statistical palliation.

Chris Del-Mar – Quantifying common adverse effects of a drug used for any indication from RCTs: the example of amoxicillin.

Anna Noel-Storr – Cochrane Crowd: the role of citizen science in evidence synthesis.

Transforming Communication of Evidence for Better Health

Nicola Di Girolamo – Association between titles of healthcare articles and inclusion in the Altmetric Top 100.

Neil Pakenham-Walsh – Improving the availability and use of reliable healthcare information for health professionals, citizens, policymakers and researchers.

Dr Caroline De BrĂșn – The librarian will see you now: the role of information professionals in shared decision-making.

David Nunan – The evidence of effects page: refinement of a tool for optimising evidence-based informed treatment decisions in clinical practice (The EEPIC-1 study)

2017 Highlights