The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine, Public Health & Social Development

10/04/2019 - 16:00 to 12/04/2019 - 16:00
Event location: 

New Delhi, India


The George Institute for Global Health and Campbell Collaboration are organising the ‘National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine, Public Health and Social Development’ on April 10-12, 2019 at New Delhi, India. The Symposium will provide a forum to learn and discuss evidence syntheses across diverse fields of medicine, public health, and social development.

There is a growing interest in India, among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on using evidence synthesis inform evidence-making decisions.   Learning across different disciplines of medicine, public health and social development (including but not limited to education, nutrition, social welfare, crime, and justice ) are also essential in the Sustainable Development Goal era.

The science of evidence syntheses has also rapidly evolved in the last decade and now inculcates a host of methodologies like systematic reviews, rapid reviews and evidence gap-maps with an increasing focus on knowledge translation in the larger scheme of things. Systematic reviews are a rigorous evidence syntheses product that comprehensively captures all relevant evidence but their robust conduct is resource intensive. Rapid reviews, on the other hand, are more tactical in nature to support evidence-informed policy and systems decision-making within the pragmatic constraints of resources. Newer methodologies like evidence gap maps present the spectrum of evidence available on a given topic thus identifying gaps in research and prevent research waste.

This symposium will bring practitioners, policymakers and researchers to share and learn the various evidence synthesis methods and its applications across medicine, public health and social development.

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Key topics

1) Evidence synthesis methods and processes

  1. Systematic reviews, meta-analysis,
  2. Rapid Reviews, Rapid Evidence Assessments
  3. Network meta-analysis
  4. Evidence gap-maps
  5. Synthesis of economic evaluation studies
  6. Clinical Practice Guidelines
  7. Equity considerations in evidence synthesis
  8. Health technology assessments

2) Evidence synthesis and decision-making

  1. Universal Health Coverage,
  2. Capacity building for evidence synthesis
  3. Stakeholder involvement in evidence synthesis
  4. Knowledge translation & evidence syntheses

Breakout sessions

This is a tentative list and final schedule will be available shortly

  • Use of evidence syntheses in social development
  • Effectiveness of transport sector interventions: Evidence and Gap Map
  • Adolescent well-being and child protection
  • Clinical practice guidelines in India
  • Rapid evidence syntheses for health systems and policy decision making

Call for abstracts

We are inviting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Topics can include medical, public health and social and economic development. All forms of evidence synthesis research such as reviews, maps, and so on- are welcome on clinical, public health topics as well as all developmentally-oriented topics such as education, child rights, climate change, crime and justice, urban and infrastructure development, rural and agricultural development, social work, and financial services. We also welcome methodological and knowledge translation work related to evidence syntheses.

Abstract Submission is now closed.

Follow and engage with the Symposium on social media

The Symposium is a time to come together and discuss ideas. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #NSES2019 on Twitter. Follow @GeorgeinstIN and @campbellreviews.

Registration is now closed