At CEBaP, we are committed to publish articles and reports on our projects. We also give presentations and create posters for international conferences.
This year, CEBaP employees took part in two major methodology conferences: this year’s Guidelines International Network Conference (GIN 2015) focused on engaging all stakeholders, while the Cochrane Colloquium 2015 centred on information overload. We presented a range of posters at both conferences. CEBaP was also represented at the annual European Resuscitation Council conference, where we gave a presentation on the methodology applied when reviewing European resuscitation guidelines.
We also gave presentations at the Asia Pacific First Aid Conference in Hong Kong and the Red Cross Red Crescent Workshop on Solutions to Accessing, Sharing and Using Research & Evidence in Geneva. Furthermore, we held an online webinar on more effective strategies for systematic literature reviews for IFRC employees and employees and volunteers from Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.
In addition, we gave presentations to volunteers about developing evidence-based first aid guidelines at a study day on first aid in the southern hemisphere and at a training day for first aiders. We gave a presentation on how CEBaP operates to (post-) doctoral students and professors from KU Leuven’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Lastly, we organised our annual interactive course on Evidence-Based Practice to teach Belgian Red Cross-Flanders employees how to critically process information and to promote the basics of Evidence-Based Practice. During this course, we also detailed the different steps of a CEBaP project, and the role of Evidence-Based Practice within Belgian Red Cross-Flanders.
This year, EBMPracticeNet, a consortium of Belgian organisations for which Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is a high priority, published its mission statement 'Vision on the development, distribution and implementation of multidisciplinary evidence-based information for delivering high-quality health care'. The statement is the result of intensive cooperation between Belgian organisations that embrace EBM, including Belgian Red Cross-Flanders and CEBaP.