National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine & Public Health
The symposium intends to serve as a forum for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the public to discuss, debate and present evidence synthesis in all its breadth (systematic reviews, rapid reviews, qualitative systematic reviews, evidence gap-maps etc.) and application (in policy, practice and research). The symposium will feature workshops, plenary sessions, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations on various aspects of evidence synthesis.
The three key themes for #NSES2020 are:
- Learning Health Systems: Enabling decision making through rapid evidence synthesis
- Towards evidence-informed research
- Decolonising the evidence ecosystem
“The themes of NSES 2020 reflect the growing aspirations to make medicine and health systems decision making more evidence informed. We hope that the symposium provides a platform for vibrant discussions and capacity building to researchers, decision makers and young leaders in medicine and public health.” - Prof Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, George Institute for Global Health, India.
NSES2020 and COVID-19
The #NSES2020 Organising Committee has been closely monitoring developments around COVID-19 both nationally and internationally since 12th March 2020. As a host organisation, safety and health of all delegates is a prime concern for The George Institute for Global Health, India.
Considering such factors, and the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine & Public Health (#NSES2020) supposed to be held in between 4th-6th May 2020 is postponed until further notice.
The decision to postpone the event was made after a thorough review of all issues impacting #NSES2020, including the advisories from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. We believe that the decision to postpone #NSES2020 is essential for public health concerns but do understand that this is disappointing for many delegates and our other stakeholders.
We are grateful for the support shown and we hope to be back with a more engaging NSES soon. We would like to particularly thank our academic partners, Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative, Health Systems Global, Advanced Paediatric Centre (APC) and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
We will continue to keep you updated about future dates through our social media channels (Twitter & Facebook) and by e-mail (for about 80 people who have already filled registration forms!). Registration and abstract submission are hereby closed until a new date is declared.
Thank you and we hope to come back with a more engaging NSES soon. Stay Tuned!
17th March 2020
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