The University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute is hosting an international convention on health care research based on scientific evidence, on 21-23 October 2013.
Some 300 delegates from 30 countries are expected to attend, including heath care researchers, reviewers, guideline developers, clinicians, educators and policy makers.
The convention will cover critical health care matters, including the inclusion of scientific health care evidence in policy, optimising patient outcomes through best practice and engaging the public in evidence-based health care.
More than 60 delegates will present, including:
- Professor G Antes (Germany) – Increasing the use of high quality evidence in the political process
- Professor G Maddern (Australia) – Surgical trials and tribulations
- W Mibin (China) – Nurse-led telephone verses conventional follow-up for patients with cancer: a systematic review
- R Konno (Japan) – First JBI model concerning the Best Evidence Project in Japan: palliative care for people with Dementia
- L Garza-Gongora (USA) – The effect of vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control and body mass index in the obese, vitamin D deficient adult with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review
- A Tsiami (UK) – A systematic review of the effectiveness of polyunsaturated fatty acids in reducing the clinical symptoms of paediatric bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
The Joanna Briggs Institute, an international non-for-profit organisation specialising in evidence-based health care, is the research and development arm of the University of Adelaide’s School of Translational Science.
The Institute, with collaborating centres in more than 70 countries, promotes and supports the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of scientific evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective health care practices to assist in the improvement of health care outcomes globally.