ABSTRACTS CAN BE SUBMITTED ONLY THROUGH THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM, BY THE 28TH FEBRUARY 2023.

The scientific board will welcome abstracts concerning:

Evidence generation

Experiences or methodologies to increase value, reduce waste and ensure the integrity of research according to REWARD recommendations areas. Methods and tools to generate evidence that reflects new needs highlighted in a pandemic era.

  • Increase research relevance

    • Involving clinicians, patients and policy-makers to define priority and design primary research
    • Justifying and designing research with reference to systematic reviews of existing evidence
    • Designing studies to extract real world evidence (pragmatic trials, big data)
  • Improve research design, conduct and analysis

    • The platform trials design
    • Taking adequate steps to reduce biases
    • Improving replication of preliminary research results
  • Guarantee an efficient research regulation and delivery

    • Regulating  research efficiently and effectively
    • Conducting research efficiently
    • Re-using and repurposing data
    • Open science and research integrity
  • Provide accessible, full research reports

    • Reducing publication bias
    • Reporting studies with disappointing results
    • Using guidelines for research reporting
  • Produce unbiased and usable research reports

    • Describing study interventions
    • Reducing outcome reporting bias
    • Interpreting research in the context of existing evidence
    • Improve researchers’ rewards and recognitions
    • Renewing research recognitions and rewards system


Evidence synthesis

Methodologic challenges of systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), health technology assessment (HTA) reports
Methods and tools to address the need for up-to-date evidence in the post-pandemic era.

  • Answering to the time-sensitive needs of the health decision-makers, ensuring methodological rigor: the rapid review challenge
  • Methods for conducting evidence synthesis
  • Using artificial intelligence and machine learning in searching, retrieving, and assessing the evidence
  • Improving conduct and reporting of evidence syntheses
  • Living Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Assessment tools for evidence synthesis
  • Creation, publication and updating of synthesis in the digital age
  • Consumer and patient involvement in evidence synthesis
  • Assessing and managing conflicts of interest in evidence synthesis


Evidence translation

Experiences or methodologies to integrate the best evidence in healthcare decisions and communication.
Methods and tools to implement recommendations in the real world and to promote knowledge translation after the pandemic era.

  • Priority setting for evidence translation
  • Local adaptation of clinical practice guidelines
  • Using machine learning and artificial intelligence in evidence translation
  • Dissemination and implementation of care pathways, including use of digital tools
  • Designing research to evaluate the effect of dissemination and implementation strategies
  • Quality improvement methods and performance measurements
  • Building capacity for evidence dissemination and implementation
  • Reducing overuse and underuse in healthcare
  • Changing professional behaviours
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Advocating for evidence
  • Patient and public involvement in health and social care


Evidence teaching and communication

Experiences, insights or methodologies to communicate evidence to patients and the public and to teach EBHC to students and healthcare professionals.
Methods and tools to promote evidence literacy and knowledge communication after the pandemic era.

  • Methods and tools for teaching EBHC
    • Teaching EBHC before and after the pandemic: opportunities and barriers
    • Distance EBP teaching/learning
  • Strategies to contrast the spread of fake news in the pandemic era
  • Experiences in using the new ISEHC website of EBHC resources
  • Strategies for small group learning and for large group sessions
  • Strategies for understanding and presenting results and applicability
  • Ways of communicating key EBHC concepts
  • Tools to promote evidence literacy and shared decision-making: patient decision aids, social media, evidence-based journalism
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ABSTRACT MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND HAVE NOT APPEARED IN FULL PRINT BEFORE THE CONFERENCE.

Abstract shouldbe no longer than 5.000 characters, cannot include tables and figures and should be structured with the following subheadings:

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Limits
  • Conclusions