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Maximising the impact of systematic reviews in health policy-making: methods and challenges

Topic category Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location
Date: 
Friday 21 October 2011 - 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Duncan Chambers (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Duncan
Last name: 
Chambers
Affiliation and Country: 
CRD, University of York, United Kingdom
First name: 
Paul
Last name: 
Wilson
Affiliation and Country: 
CRD, University of York, United Kingdom
First name: 
Claire
Last name: 
Glenton
Affiliation and Country: 
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Norway
First name: 
Sarah
Last name: 
Rosenbaum
Affiliation and Country: 
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Norway
First name: 
John
Last name: 
Lavis
Affiliation and Country: 
McMaster University, Canada
First name: 
Paul
Last name: 
Garner
Affiliation and Country: 
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Lakshmi
Last name: 
Murthy
Affiliation and Country: 
UK Cochrane Centre, United Kingdom
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors and others interested in communicating review evidence to policy-makers
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives: To outline some current approaches to making systematic review evidence more accessible to healthcare policy-makers; discuss their advantages and limitations; and consider possible ways forward for (a) further methodological development and (b) evaluation of their use and usefulness.

Description: Contributors will briefly describe a number of systematic review-based products and services aimed at facilitating use of review evidence by policy-makers, including different ways of adding value to reviews and challenges encountered in developing, marketing and maintaining the service. The main part of the workshop will be devoted to discussion of methods for summarising and translating systematic review findings into formats that best meet the needs of policy makers. We hope to enable participants to identify opportunities for learning from best practice and for possible collaborative research and development. Following the workshop, participants should be better able to use systematic reviews to support evidence-informed policy-making using existing resources or independently.

The workshop will be delivered by a mixture of short presentations and plenary or small group discussions.