Pre-Summit Workshops

A list of some of the workshops on the programme at What Works Global Summit 2016 on 24th and 25th September:

The Future of Research Synthesis
Alis Oancea, University of Oxford,  James Thomas, UCL Institute of Education,  Elizabeth Nye, University of Oxford,  G.J. Melendez-Torres, University of Warwick,  Steve Higgins, Durham University, UK

CANCELLED: Towards evidence-based philanthropy?
Caroline Fiennes, Giving Evidence, UK

How do we know what works? Principles of evidence synthesis for implementation and impact
Julia Littell, Brynmawr College, USA

Choosing an appropriate review product to answer “What Works?”
Andrew Booth, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Louise Preston, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, and Duncan Chambers, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, UK

Assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses: a new version of the GRADE-CERQual approach
Heather Munthe-Kaas, FHI, Norway

How to perform and report a meta-analysis
Michael Borenstein, Biostat100, USA

Defining the Assumptions of the Theory of Change: A Workshop for Policy Makers and Programme Managers
Thomas de Hoop, American Institutes of Research, USA

Evidence-informed commissioning of public services: why, what, when and how?
Alison Turner, Head of Evidence Analysis, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, and Sian Jones, Head of Evidence and Effectiveness, Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative, UK

Incorporating active implementation frameworks into the work of intermediary organisations: Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland as stimulus for learning.
Claire Burns, Head of Evidence and Policy Implementation CELCIS, University of Strathclyde, UK

Introduction to Social Media and Blogging
André Tomlin, National Elf Service  and Minervation Ltd , and Douglas Badenoch National Elf Service and Minervation Ltd., UK

Using Smartphone Apps for Knowledge Translation
Reza Assadi, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Standing up for science: media workshop
Workshop organized by Sense about Science, speakers to be confirmed