Geting Better With Evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Getting Better With Evidence

This one day conference is a unique opportunity to hear from experts in evidence-based medicine. The subject of the conference is using evidence to increase equity in health care and address over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

It is jointly hosted by the by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, the British Medical Journal, the University of Auckland and the Health Quality & Safety Commission and will bring internationally acclaimed EBMLive to New Zealand for the first time.

EBMLive is a platform encouraging debate on the current status and future direction of evidence-based medicine and features practical skills and advice from world-leading speakers.

With a focus on the needs of a New Zealand audience, the conference will explore:

  • gathering and disseminating better evidence
  • translating evidence into action, including increasing equity and reducing over-diagnosis and over-treatment
  • building solutions, the roles of big data, randomised control trials and real-world experience.


International and New Zealand expert clinicians, policy makers, scientists, researchers and consumer advocates will discuss putting evidence into practice. Attendees will be part of the discussion addressing the challenges currently being faced in health care.

Keynote speakers:                                                                           

  • Dr Fiona Godlee, BMJ Editor in Chief
  • Prof Papaarangi Reid, Head of Department of Māori Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • Catherine Marshall, Co-Chair Cochrane Governing Board and New Zealand consumer advocate
  • Dr Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (UK) and practising GP
  • Prof Matthew Parsons, Medical and Health Sciences University of Auckland and Chair, Gerontology Nursing, Waikato DHB
  • Dr Ray Moynihan, award winning Australian journalist, researcher and author
  • Assoc Prof Cindy Farquhar, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland
  • Assoc Prof Dr Sue Crengle, public and Māori health specialist and researcher, University of Otago
  • Assoc Prof Dr Rachel Parke, University of Auckland School of Nursing and Nurse Senior Research Fellow, Cardiothoracic and Vascular ICU, Auckland City Hospital.


Early Bird Registration closes 1 November 2019.

Find more information, here.

To register click here.

Getting Better With Evidence