Towards
Living Evidence


2017 AUSTRALASIAN
COCHRANE SYMPOSIUM


22–23 November 2017
Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne

Towards
Living Evidence


2017 AUSTRALASIAN
COCHRANE SYMPOSIUM


22–23 November 2017
Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne

Today we have access to various tools, systems and structures that promise to provide us with continually updated evidence to inform decision-making. At this year’s symposium, hear from leading researchers, policy makers and research funders as they share their insights on what living evidence means for them.

A special session with well-known print and broadcast journalists will explore the current state of health reporting and the ways researchers can work together with the media to promote the use of evidence in people’s every-day health decisions.

Program

Program, plenary sessions, workshops and papers

Speakers

Learn about the speakers at this year’s Symposium

Registration

Register here for the event

Contact

Enquiries and further information

About the Australasian Cochrane Symposium 2017

Every two years Cochrane Australia hosts a symposium for those involved with producing and using evidence to inform practice and policy in health. The meeting provides opportunities to hear about developments affecting the broader evidence synthesis community in Australia as well as what’s new in Cochrane. This year we will be joined by Dr David Tovey, editor in chief of the Cochrane Library and Cochrane’s deputy CEO.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘Towards living evidence’. Task automation, machine learning, data linkage and citizen science are just some examples of how the production and dissemination of evidence is being transformed. Whether for systematic reviews or guidelines, we now have tools, systems and structures to help us attain the goal of having continually updated evidence to inform decision-making. Leading researchers, policy makers and research funders will share their insights on what living evidence means for them.

The symposium is aimed broadly at those involved in preparing evidence syntheses (systematic reviews, guidelines, etc.), as well as those interested in the use and communication of evidence to inform policy and practice. On the program page you’ll find details of the various sessions on offer. The symposium is always an engaging event, designed to bring together the evidence synthesis community in Australia in an informal environment with plenty of opportunity to learn and network.

Venue 

The symposium will be held at the Monash University Law Chambers in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD at 555 Lonsdale Street.

Monash University Law Chambers

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

Accommodation

The Ibis on Little Bourke is a short walk from our venue. Mantra has also three hotels in the Monash Law Chambers area – City Central, Little Bourke and Peppers Docklands .

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

Getting there

The Monash Law Chambers are centrally located at the western end of the CBD, less than a 10-minute walk from Southern Cross Station and the SkyBus terminal. For public transport information visit PTV Journey Planner.  For information on parking visit MULC Parking.

Melbourne Parkview Hotel

What's on

If you’re keen to take in the sights or enjoy some culinary or cultural adventures during the Symposium week, Time Out Melbourne and That’s Melbourne are just the places to find ideas and information about what’s on in and around the city.

Questions? Drop us a line below or contact us on +61 3 9903 0366.

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About Cochrane Australia

Cochrane is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation. We work together to make the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful and accessible for individuals, organisations and governments around the world. Cochrane produces trusted health information in the form of systematic reviews (published in the Cochrane Library) that are free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.

Cochrane Australia supports contributors to Cochrane around the country, primarily by providing education and learning opportunities. We also undertake research, consultancy, advocate for evidence-informed health policies and practices, and foster local engagement with the global Cochrane network.

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