Evidence Live

Evidence Live 2017

Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 June 2017

Blavatnik School of Government, Walton Street


Evidence Live is a partnership between The BMJ and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

This meeting combines debate on the latest issues with education and practical skills development; a community coming together for a conference and evidence-based workshops where international thinkers share ideas to improve healthcare. We seek answers to the question: how can we transform healthcare for the better?

Early Bird registration is now open for Evidence Live 2017 at £355 (fee includes all meeting materials, refreshments and gala dinner). Limited Medical and Health Science Student rates also available at £155.

Developing, Disseminating & Implementing Better Evidence for Better Healthcare

EvidenceLive 2017 21st to 22nd June 2017

Abstracts are currently being accepted for oral and poster presentations, as well as workshops and seminars. You may submit your abstract or workshop under the following themes:


Two  days of talks, presentations and debate on the

EBM 2.0 Manifesto

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Evidence Live 2017 is a smaller symposium across two days focusing on EBM Manifesto 2.0: Better Evidence for Better Healthcare. The conference is offering a platform for you to orchestrate change in national and global health care systems, by sharing your contribution and ideas for better evidence for better healthcare.

There are huge shortcomings in the way that evidence-based medicine operates today: poor quality research; withheld evidence; piecemeal dissemination; a failure to respect patients’ priorities; and more. There is also a long history of people and organisations trying to fix these problems. We want to collate a clear set of achievable goals and a strong overview of which strategies work best to help deliver change better, and faster.

The first draft was written by members of the Evidence Live team and is an extension of the critique and solutions that were first reported in The BMJ article, “Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis25 and the editorial,  “How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it.” 26

This is a practical, living document, and we expect it to change, with your input. But we are sharing this work at the earliest possible moment, following the principle of “release early, and release often!”. Our first draft sets out some of the key problems facing medicine today, and the changes we think are necessary. But for every one of these areas, we have five questions for you:

Fixing EBM is a vast project that is led, and will be led, by huge numbers of disparate groups around the globe. We hope to focus global attention on the most effective tools and strategies we can use to deliver that change, so that we can all work together.

We will gather your feedback and ideas in as many ways as we can: through online dissemination that allows your comments to be captured, and through small group and round-table discussions in various venues around the world over the next six months. A final version of the manifesto will be published in The BMJ, and the development of an action plan will be main the focus of discussion at Evidence Live 2017. 

Stunning venue designed to promote open discussion, interaction and collaboration


The Blavatnik School of Government was developed by internationally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron. After becoming operational at the end of 2015, the building was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Cambridge in May 2016.

On the lower ground floor, two horseshoe-shaped lecture theatres are designed to facilitate interaction among participants, and are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities.

The stunning open forum, around which teaching spaces are located, ensures natural light reaches into lecture theatres and provides a wonderful space for exhibitions, presentations and impromptu discussions.

Keep up to date with programme announcements and release of keynote speakers at http://evidencelive.org/