Cochrane joined forces with the Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and the Joanna Briggs Institute to host the first Global Evidence Summit (GES) in Cape Town, South Africa from 13-16 September 2017.
The event aimed to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing the world’s most serious health and social challenges. GES was attended by 1400 people from 77 countries and had an amazing jam-packed programme including five plenaries, 12 threaded sessions, 99 long oral sessions, 100 short oral sessions, and 559 posters. There were inspiring and experienced speakers representing all sectors including health education, and the environment. The highlights of the Summit were the discussions, sharing, and networking that continued beyond the sessions.