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PLENARY SESSIONS

Opening session: Global collaborations and health alliances

Wednesday 19 Oct 11, 15:00-16:00h

Chairs
Jordi Pardo, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Spain
Ghada Bawazeer, King Saud University, Yemen

Globalization brings new challenges as well as new opportunities. We will explore how different collaborations and health alliances deal with the numerous challenges and opportunities and investigate the possibilities of new interactions.

Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Jonathan Craig, Co-Chair of the Cochrane Collaboration
Sergio Muñoz, Presidente de LatinCLEN
Ignacio Marín, Presidente de la REDIBAM-GPC


Joint Plenary Session (with the VI Int. Conference on Patient Safety): Interventions to reduce adverse events impact on health care (I)

Wednesday 19 Oct 11, 16:00-17:30h

Chairs
Carmen Moya, Agencia de Calidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud, MSPSI, Spain
Gerard Urrútia, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Spain

This session aims to highlight the highly relevant work on patient safety. Challenges will be presented and contributions made from Cochrane and more general Evidence-based healthcare perspectives will be highlighted as well as directions for future developments.

Adverse events in nursing homes and patient-assisted centres (EARCAS)
Carlos Aibar, MSPSI-Hospital Clínico Lozano Blesa, Spain

Methodological challenges for patient safety
Jeremy Grimshaw, EPOC Group, Canada

National system of adverse events notification (SINAPS)
Paula Vallejo, Fundación Avedis Donabedian, Spain

Applying the GRADE approach to reduce adverse outcomes
Gordon Guyatt, Applicability and Recommendation Cochrane Methods Group, Canada

 

Joint Plenary Session (with the VI Int. Conference on Patient Safety): Interventions to reduce adverse events impact on health care (II)

Thursday 20 Oct 11, 09:00-10:30h

Chairs
Yolanda Agra, Agencia de Calidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud, MSPSI, Spain Amanda Burls, Department of Primary Health Care-Oxford University, UK

As the former one, this session also aims to highlight the highly relevant work on patient safety. Challenges will be presented and contributions made from Cochrane, and more general Evidence-based health care, perspectives will be highlighted as well as directions for future developments.

Integration of a safety program based on controlling health care related infeccions in Spanish ICUs
Mercedes Palomar, Technical Committee of SEMICYUC, Spain

How to incorporate non-randomized studies in Cochrane Reviews of patient safety
George Wells, Non-randomized Studies Cochrane Methods Group, Canada

Handwashing in Primary Health Care. Collaborative project WHO-MSPSI
Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO Patient Safety Programme, Switzerland

Knowledge translation in patient safety
Ivan Solà, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Spain


Plenary session: Using evidence to improve health systems

Friday 21 Oct 11, 09:00-10:30h

Chairs
Zulma Ortiz, UNICEF, Argentina
Karla Soares-Weiser, Enhanced Reviews Ltd., Israel

Research evidence on system-level interventions for health will be presented. While the methods and approaches to produce and implement clinical guidelines are well established, the development of the actual recommendations poses several conceptual and methodological challenges.

What types of evidence are needed to inform decisions about health systems?
Andy Haines

Developing evidence-informed guidance on health systems: the challenges of complexity and context
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch

Using  evidence to inform decision making on health systems in LMICs: what evidence do policymakers need?
Harriet Nabudere

The value of Cochrane Reviews in developing health system guidance
Tomás Pantoja


Plenary session: Implementing the evidence into the system

Friday 21 Oct 11, 14:00-15:30h

Chairs
Vivian Welch, Campbell & Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Canada
Pablo Alonso-Coello, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Spain

There are several multifaceted barriers to implementing evidence-based practice: they can be methodological (i.e. how evidence is presented), organizational (i.e. how the system is oriented to implement evidence), or socio-cultural.

How GRADE could help to implement the evidence
Holger Schünemann

NICE Clinical Guidelines: new challenges and how Cochrane can help           
Fergus Macbeth

Using the evidence to inform practice
Francisco Kovacs

Using evidence for low and middle income countries
Susan Munabi-Babigumira

 

Plenary session: The challenges of reviewing science in the XXI century

Saturday 22 Oct 11, 09:00-10:30h

Chairs
Sophie Hill, Consumer and Communication Cochrane Review Group, Australia Graziella Filipini, Multiple Sclerosis Cochrane Review Group, Italy

Systematic reviews are critical for advancing knowledge from what is currently known and practiced. However, methods of reviewing are constantly evolving. There is a requirement to improve our understanding as methods develop and also to consider and explore alternative sources of evidence. Are we ready for reviewing the science of the XXI century?

Geometry of the evidence: retrospective and prospective agenda-wide views of research
John Ioannidis, Stanford University

New quality standards for Cochrane reviews
Julian Higgins, Cochrane Methods Board. Rachelle Churchill, Co-eds Executive.

Patient centered prioritization of research
Sally Crowe, James Lind Alliance

Incorporating economic perspectives into Cochrane reviews
Dawn Craig, Economic Methods Group

 

Plenary session: Designing a sustainable evidence-based health care in times of crisis

Saturday 22 Oct 11, 15:45-17:00h

Chairs
Mark Petticrew, UK
Isabelle Boutron, France

There is a continuous threat of social crises, economic downturns, or natural disasters. Any talk about the future seems to lead to the ongoing concerns for health systems in the world. Are we ready to deal with this perspective of crisis more or less permanent? Is research designed and prepared to survive in health care systems in crisis? Different perspectives from economists to politicians and researchers will provide some insight into how evidence could be obtained and used to help sustain a health care system in a crisis context.

Reflections and experiences from politics
Rafael Bengoa, Health Minister, Basque Country Government. Spain

Comparative effectiveness research
Kay Dickersin, Director, US Cochrane Center

Economics and health
Vicente Ortún, Dean, Faculty of Economic Science and Business. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

 

Closing session

Saturday 22 Oct 11, 17:00-17:45h

Jeremy Grimshaw, Co-Chair of the Cochrane Collaboration.
Xavier Bonfill, Director of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre.
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Thomas C. Chalmers Award
PAHO - Cochrane Award “Strengthening health systems in the Americas”