The call for abstracts for the 8th EBHC International Conference is open!

The scientific board will welcome abstracts concerning:

Evidence Generation

Experiences or methodologies to increase value and reduce waste of health research according to REWARD recommendations areas

  • Increase relevance of research
    • Involving clinicians and patients to define priority of primary research
    • Designing research with reference to systematic reviews of existing evidence
    • Real world evidence (pragmatic trials, big data)
  • Improve research design, conduct and analysis
    • Taking adequate steps to reduce biases
    • Improving replication of preliminary research results
  • Guarantee an efficient research regulation and delivery
    • Appropriate regulation of research
    • Efficient delivery of research
    • Good re-use of data
  • Provide accessible, full research reports
    • Reducing publication and reporting biases
    • Reporting studies with disappointing results
    • Using guidelines for research reporting
  • Produce unbiased and usable research reports
    • Description of trial interventions
    • Reducing outcome reporting bias
    • Interpreting research in the context of systematic relevant evidence

    Evidence Synthesis

    Methodologic challenges of systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), health technology assessment (HTA) reports

    • Methods for conducting evidence synthesis
      • Involvement of stakeholders
      • Including different kinds of evidence
      • Searching and information retrieval
      • Assessing methodological quality of primary studies
      • Statistical issues
      • Updating strategies of evidence syntheses
    • Improving conduction and reporting of evidence synthesis
    • Assessment tools for evidence synthesis
    • Local adapting of CPGs and HTA reports
    • Creation, publication and updating of synthesis in the digital age
    • Consumer and patient involvement in evidence synthesis
    • Managing conflicts of interest in evidence synthesis

    Evidence Translation

    Experiences or methodologies to integrate best evidence in healthcare decisions and communication

    • Priority setting for evidence translation
    • Research design to evaluate effect of dissemination and implementation strategies
    • Quality improvement methods and performance measurements
    • Building capacity for dissemination and implementation
    • Reducing overuse and underuse in healthcare
    • Changing professional behaviours
    • Evidence-based policymaking: from laws/guidance to practice impact
    • Tools for consumers to promote evidence literacy and shared decision - making: patients decision aids, social media, evidence-based journalism
    • Advocating for evidence

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