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Webinars by COVID-END


Interested in learning from COVID-END partners and affiliates from around the world? Our webinars in this series will feature insights into the work of COVID-END to better support COVID-19 decision-making, how to find and use the best evidence that is already out there, and selected partner activities, which span the full gamut of COVID-19 issues, from public-health measures and clinical management to health-system arrangements and economic and social responses. It also covers the full spectrum of contexts where the pandemic response is playing out, including low-, middle- and high-income countries.

Upcoming webinars

Evidence synthesis communities in low-income and middle-income countries and the COVID-19 response
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Date: 27 January, 2021. 10am EST
This webinar will provide an overview of the (1) conceptual and practical challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to evidence synthesis organisations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). This is based on a recently published Lancet commentary by COVID-END partners from LMICs. It will also briefly introduce the strengths that enabled evidence synthesis organisations from LMICs to respond to demands for COVID-19 evidence in their contexts. This is based on collective learning and information-sharing among evidence synthesis organisations from LMICs and will inform a formal validation of experiences.
Presenters: Ms. Amena El-Harakeh and Dr Bey-Marrié Schmidt

Past webinars

An introduction to COVID-END resources
Date: 2 December, 2020. 10am EST
COVID-END offers a wide range of resources for those supporting decision-making about COVID-19 to help them find and use the best available evidence, as well as for those preparing evidence syntheses related to COVID-19. This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available for decision-makers and researchers.
Presenters: John Lavis
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Scanning the horizon for COVID-19-related priorities: Insights from COVID-END’s global horizon scanning panel
Date: 4 November. 10-11 am ET
This webinar will introduce participants to COVID-END’s global horizon scanning panel and share the priority topics identified by the panel from its most recent meeting on Oct 28th. COVID-END’s horizon scanning lead, Heather Bullock, will also discuss the inputs created to aid panel discussions and the process the team uses to produce them, as well as how insights are shared back with panel members and the research synthesis community.
Presenters: Heather Bullock
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The Living hub of COVID-19 knowledge hubs: A promising collaborative platform to organize knowledge and reduce duplication
Date: 14 October, 2020. 9am EDT / 2pm BST
The Living hub of COVID-19 knowledge hubs is an innovative tool that was jointly created by the Africa Center for Evidence (ACE) and the McMaster Health Forum, as part of their collaboration in the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support decision-making (COVID-END). This webinar will share how the Living Hub was originally created, implemented, and will conclude giving a few remarks on the future of the knowledge world in the COVID-19 era.
Presenters: Promise Nduku & Cristián Mansilla
Hosts: COVID-END and Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative

CanCOVID Speaker Series: COVID-END evidence synthesis
Date: 15 September, 2020
This webinar shared insights on best practices and how we can move from a sprint to a marathon in the evidence response to COVID-19.
Presenters: John Lavis and Jeremy Grimshaw, COVID-END co-chairs
Host: CanCOVID
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Top Ten insights into how COVID-END can help you prepare evidence syntheses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 16 June, 2020
This webinar shared insights about the tools and resources available to support the production of rapid syntheses and other similar products in support of the COVID-19 response, drawing from their work as part of 1) COVID-END, 2) the Ontario Evidence Synthesis Network for COVID-19, and 3) a CIHR grant to develop a rapid synthesis service for the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence in Ontario.
Presenters: John Lavis, Michael Wilson, Heather Bullock
Hosts: McMaster Health Forum 
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