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The Joanna Briggs Institute takes centre stage in South Africa

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) recently co-hosted the highly successful Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. The Summit was the premiere event in evidence-based policy and was attended by over 1,300 people from 75 countries. 

The Summit was the first time that the world’s leading organisations in evidence-based health care collaborated to create the event. The theme of the Global Evidence Summit was ‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aimed to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges. 

JBI collaborated with Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network and International Society for Evidence to deliver a scientific program with world-class plenary speakers such as Trish Greenhalgh and contributors such as Jeremy Grimshaw, Gordan Guyatt, Per Olav Vandvik and our very own staff. 

The four-day program focused on highlighting and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice in order to target resources to what works, thereby offering the most cost effective health interventions. On offer were 199 oral sessions, 84 workshops, 38 special sessions, 11 satellite events and 553 scientific posters.

JBI staff, alumni and its international network of collaborating entities contributed to the high calibre scientific program as speakers and facilitators at plenary sessions, workshops and oral presentations.

JBI is the international research and development centre within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective health care practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.

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