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GESI launches Stakeholder Engagement in Environmental Evidence Synthesis Webinar Series

07 May-2019
We are excited to launch our webinar series on “Stakeholder Engagement in Environmental Evidence Synthesis” starting May 2019 till February 2020.   Overview of the webinar series: Stakeholder Engagement is an integral part of all systematic reviews to some degree. However, there has been a little discussion of this important process in systematic review guidance to date, particularly in the field of environmental management and conservation. This series discusses various aspects of engaging with stakeholders: describing the ranges of methods available, outlining experiences from various systematic review experts, and discussing issues relating to conflict, the benefits of training, eng...

Upcoming GESI Webinar May 2019

07 May-2019
We are excited to invite you to join our upcoming webinar. Title: A framework for stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews and maps in environmental management Presenter: Dr. Neal Haddaway Date: May 7,2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. Beirut Time/ 12:00 p.m. GMT Description: This is the first webinar session in the current series on ‘Stakeholder Engagement in Environmental Evidence Synthesis”. The involvement of stakeholders in environmental projects has been recognized as critical for ensuring their success and equally for the syntheses of evidence of what works, where, and for whom, providing key benefits and challenges. This presentation will introduce a framework for stakeholder engag...

April Webinar: Registration Open

10 Apr-2019
Title: Cochrane International Mobility: an Erasmus-like initiative with no age or geographic limits Presenter:  Matteo Bruschettini Date: April 10, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. Beirut Time // 1:00 p.m. Swedish Time Description: In 2017 Cochrane Sweden started the Cochrane International Mobility Programme to promote training periods at Cochrane Centre’s in other countries.  Learn all about the ongoing developments of this initiative, how to get involved, the updated list of Cochrane hubs, the dissemination on social media, and practical aspects of CIM from the Cocrane Sweden team.  Registration Link:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/51546602341538049...

Workshop on Qualitative Evidence Synthesis, AUB

04 Mar-2019
On February 20 & 21st, 2019, GESI Secretariat organized a workshop on Systematic Reviews of qualitative research, Qualitative Evidence Synthesis (QES). This workshop was presented by Dr. Simon Lewin from the  and Dr. Ruth Garside.  The 2-day workhsop provided participants with an introduction to methods for qualitative evidence synthesis and to applying the GRADE- CERQual approach. The 25 participants were researchers, research assistants, coordinators, lecturers and consultants who worked either in qualitative research or in systematic reviews.  This workshop was successful in bringing these two teams together to discuss common challenges and exchange experience.    We look forward ...

January Webinars : Registration Open

22 Jan-2019
How much health evidence is there in the world? Can we keep up? by Dr. Gabriel Rada Date: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 Time: 3:00 p.m. GMT// 5 p.m. Beirut Time Register on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2920298880726848259 Brief Summary: Thirty-five years ago, Archie Cochrane reproached the medical profession for not having managed to organize a “critical summary, by specialty or subspecialty, adapted periodically, of all relevant randomized controlled trials. In this presentation, Dr. Gabriel Rada will provide some data about how much health evidence there is, how fast it is being produced, in addition to the implications of information overload, and some examples of poss...

January Webinars: Registration Open

15 Jan-2019
The Inherent Value-Laden Nature of Evidence by Dr. Stuart Nicholls    Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019  Time: 3:00 p.m. GMT // 5:00 p.m. Beirut Time Register on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3696349580373654529  Brief Summary: While the processes of distilling evidence have much to applaud—particularly progress to improve the systematic nature of evidence collection and appraisal —they also raise important epistemological questions pertaining to the construction of evidence, and the incorporation of values. In this presentation, Dr. Nicholls discusses the inherent value-laden nature of evidence creation and synthesis using examples from the literature. ...
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