TDR at Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town

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Come learn more about TDR at Booth 12 in the exhibit hall!

TDR will have a strong presence at the first Global Evidence Summit, being held in Cape Town, South Africa, 13-16 September. Four different sessions are scheduled, 16 participants from low- and middle-income countries have been supported to attend, and TDR will be at Booth 12 with information about knowledge management and research uptake activities.

The Summit has attracted 1300 registrations to the theme of ‘Using evidence. Improving lives.’ Five international organizations have joined together for the first time to bring together world leaders in evidence-based practice, policy, methodology, and advocacy: Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines-International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute. The event is being hosted by Cochrane South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council.

Priority setting for research

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 14:00 – 15:30
Location: Room 1.43

TDR’s Rob Terry will be chairing a session of experiences on priority setting for research.

Impact and evaluation of research: Perspectives from funders and users of research

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 14:00 to 15:30
Location: Ballroom West

The ESSENCE on Health Research initiative that is hosted at TDR is sponsoring a panel to share perspectives from various funding agencies, evidence users and other stakeholders on the impact of research investments.

A dialog with funders: What approaches and activities ensure research achieves its expected impact?

Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017, 14:00 to 15:30
Location: Ballroom West

This session will present various ways in which funders, including TDR, are ensuring impact in research investment.

Is research evidence actually used for policy?

Date: Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:30 to 14:00
Location: Room 2.44

TDR’s Rob Terry will chair this session of case studies of use of research evidence and the associated challenges in low- and middle-income countries.