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ESMI in Cape Town. From L to R: Jo Thompson Coon, Ken Stein, Ruth Garside,  Michael Nunns, Morwenna Rogers, Liz Shaw, Noreen Orr and Linda Long

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Penguins at Boulders Beach

ESMI land in Cape Town for the Global Evidence Summit

ESMI had a large presence at the recent Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. The Global Evidence Summit was the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines-International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute had joined forces. Over 1400 delegates from 77 countries attended.

ESMI colleagues who attended included Jo Thompson Coon, Noreen Orr, Morwenna Rogers and Ken Stein from the Evidence Synthesis Team, Michael Nunns and Liz Shaw from the HSDR Evidence Synthesis Centre, and Linda Long from PenTAG and the Exeter Cochrane Cardiac Rehabilitation Reviews Group. They were joined by collaborating colleagues Ruth Garside from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and Darren Moore from the Graduate School of Education.

Over the five days, ESMI members led and contributed to several methods workshops and presented on various topics including stakeholder engagement, improving mental health for children with long term health conditions, searching for implementation research, patient and public involvement in systematic reviews and health technology assessment.

Fortunately, space in the Summit timetable allowed for a day of sightseeing…and the penguins at Boulders Beach did not disappoint.

To read more about the reflections from the Summit: take a look at the blogs from the Evidence Synthesis Team and the Exeter Cardiac Group.