How COVID-19 Is Changing the Evidence Landscape

Event Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Zoom Webinar (Free — Registration Required)

Around the world, governments, researchers, and health care providers are working under extreme pressure to develop and deliver effective, evidence-based approaches to prevent, detect, treat, and manage COVID-19. The need for swift action combined with the constantly changing information we have about the virus is altering the evidence landscape in many ways.

This webinar will explore whether COVID-19 has changed the evidence landscape paradigm, the type of evidence used to make decisions, the utility of rapid reviews to support critically important policy and clinical decisions, and the level of risk decision-makers are willing to tolerate. Speakers will also explore whether COVID 19 has changed how we look at evidence going forward.

Join CADTH CEO Suzanne McGurn as she moderates a candid discussion with leading experts, including:

  • Christopher McCabe, Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Health Economics
  • Anne Hayes, Director, Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Co-Chair of the Evidence Synthesis Network, and Member of the COVID-19 Advisory for Ontario Science Table
  • Nicole Mittmann, Chief Scientist and Vice-President, Evidence Standards, CADTH

To participate, please register (there is no cost). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

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Open Science: COVID-19 and Beyond

Event Date: Tuesday October 27, 2020
Location: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT (Webinar)

The landscape of scientific publishing has shifted during the pandemic. Many publishers have made research related to COVID-19 freely available, preprint servers have surged in popularity to share new results ahead of formal publication, journals have expedited their publication processes, and international collaborations have formed to compile the large volume of information being produced. This webinar will explore these changes in scholarly communication and discuss their implications for access to scientific research and evidence synthesis. Is the open science model here to stay? What are the consequences of bypassing or accelerating the peer review process? How can information specialists and researchers best search for evidence on COVID-19 given the speed of new research and changing publication models?

Speakers:

  • Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; Chair of Open Science Roadmap Advisory Committee
  • Margaret Sampson, Manager of Library Services at CHEO

To participate, please register (there is no cost). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

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