Systematic evidence and the COVID-19 stress test: pass or fail?

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 09:30am-10:45am.

You would think a time when we needed to be able to “follow the science” would have been systematic evidence’s shining hour. Yet we’ve seen it called things like “Evidence-Based Medicine's nemesis”, and people arguing the approach is now obsolete and needs re-defining. From the pre-existing systematic review base that guided initial decisions about travel restrictions, masks, and school closure, to systematic and living systematic reviews on the run, and the influence of systematic review proponents and our evidence interpretation norms  – What’s gone wrong? What’s gone right? And what now?

Speaker

Hilda Bastian 

Writer and meta-researcher


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Moderator

Catherine Marshall

Co-chair of Cochrane's Governing Board



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