The four organisations partnering to deliver the Global Evidence Summit 2021 - JBI, Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration and Guidelines International Network - are delighted that the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation will host the Summit in Prague, October 2021.
The Centre is a leading national umbrella institution for evidence-based healthcare and guideline development, inclusive of a JBI Centre of Excellence, a Cochrane Centre (Czech Republic), a Guidelines International Network member and the Masaryk University GRADE Centre.
The Centre was selected after a competitive application process that saw organisations from around the world contest to host the Global Evidence Summit in 2021. Prof Andrea Pokorná, Deputy Director of the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation, is delighted that the Centre will host the Summit in 2021:
“Winning the bid to host is a great achievement that will influence the provision of healthcare in Central Europe, particularly in the Czech Republic. I am very proud that Masaryk University and its Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation will be host to the Global Evidence Summit 2021.”
The Summit will be held at O2 Universum, the brand new Multifunctional Cultural and Congress Centre in beautiful historic Prague, and is easily accessible from every city quarter. Prague is home to one of the most complete ensembles of Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture in Europe.
Director of the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation, Dr Miloslav Klugar, said that by partnering to deliver the Global Evidence Summit the four organising partners send a message that cooperation and knowledge sharing must be embraced to improve health and the quality of life for people globally.
Deputy Director, Dr Jitka Klugarová, added, “We are very proud that the Global Evidence Summit 2021 will take place in the Czech Republic. It is an amazing opportunity for global stakeholders in healthcare, research, social justice and education to participate in a global discussion about evidence-based practice”.
The GES is a quadrennial event that brings together some of the world’s leading organisations in evidence-based practice in a shared mission to provide a platform to discuss critical issues across different sectors, including health, education, social justice, the environment and climate change. The GES is intended as a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural event to exchange ideas about how we best produce, summarise and disseminate evidence to inform policy and practice, and using that evidence to improve people’s lives across the world.
Together with the host, the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation, JBI, Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration, and Guidelines International Network intend the second Global Evidence Summit to build on the successes of the 2017 Summit in Cape Town to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the world’s most serious health and social challenges.