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Using systematic reviews to inform policymaking: the experience of Evidence-Informed Policy networks (EVIPNet) in the Americas

Topic category Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location
Fecha: 
Sábado 22 Octubre 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Tomas Pantoja (Contact this person)
Facilitators
NombreApellidoAffiliation and Country
Nombre: 
Tomas
Apellido: 
Pantoja
Affiliation and Country: 
EPOC group/Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Nombre: 
Gabriel
Apellido: 
Rada
Affiliation and Country: 
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Nombre: 
Blanca
Apellido: 
Peñaloza
Affiliation and Country: 
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Nombre: 
Marcelo
Apellido: 
García-Dieguez
Affiliation and Country: 
Universidad Nacional del Sur – IIE Academia de Medicina, Argentina
Nombre: 
Edgardo
Apellido: 
Abalos
Affiliation and Country: 
Centro Rosarino Estudios Perinatales, Rosario, Argentina
Other contributors
NombreApellidoAffiliation and Country
Nombre: 
Evelina
Apellido: 
Chapman
Affiliation and Country: 
PAHO/WHO EVIPNet Americas Secreta
Nombre: 
Luis Gabriel
Apellido: 
Cuervo
Affiliation and Country: 
PAHO/WHO RPC
Nombre: 
Juan Manuel
Apellido: 
Lozano
Affiliation and Country: 
Florida International University
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors, consumers and policymakers
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 discuss how systematic reviews are currently used in policymaking processes and how their impact could be improved.

Description:The workshop will first give a brief overview of the EVIPNet Americas’ experience in incorporating research evidence – systematic reviews – in the policymaking processes of different countries in the Americas. Then it will move into an interactive session on issues particularly relevant to the way how reviews could be incorporated in those processes including: the relevance of the issues addressed by Cochrane reviews; the usefulness of plain language summaries for a policymaking audience; the use of review-derived products (e.g. structured summaries, policy briefs) in policymaking; how to build capacity among managers and policymakers to make systematic reviews more useful; how to make reviews more informative and relevant. Participants will be organized in small groups in order to focus the discussion in 1 or 2 of these issues with the help of a facilitator. Discussions will build initially on the experience of facilitators in the policymaking processes of different countries in the Americas but will be opened to participants’ experiences in other jurisdictions. The reflections of each group will then be discussed in a plenary with the large group.