About the JBI Colloquium

The Belgian Inter-university Collaboration for Evidence-based Practice (BICEP), a JBI Centre of Excellence, is delighted to be hosting in collaboration with the Belgian Cochrane Center (CEBAM), the 10th Biennial Joanna Briggs Colloquium in Antwerp, Belgium, 2-4 May 2018.

With increasing demands for improved patient outcomes, greater accountability and enhanced patient safety, clinicians are driven to embrace and integrate knowledge into health care practice.

A range of different frameworks and models have been developed and applied for implementing Evidence-based Practice, involving interaction between the context, researchers and end users to propose pathways to closing the gap between research knowledge and its application to treatment options, policy and practice.

Is the success of operationalizing these frameworks in the real world the result of dedicated practitioners, does it rely on the right people, right place, and right time mantra, or does the success of implementing EBP only occur when preparedness meets opportunity? Brought to you by global experts in evidence based practice and implementation, this premier event will gather internationally renowned speakers and leaders in the fields of knowledge translation, and implementation science and practice in an endeavour to respond to these important questions.

The three-day conference provides a unique platform to exchange ideas and showcase experiences and lessons learned for implementing Evidence-based Practice in a manner that contributes to effective policy, practice, and programs. It is a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded researchers, policymakers, practitioners, community, and organisational leaders from around the world.

The topics of interest include: Knowledge Translation, and how Evidence is used at the point of care; Clinical decision making; Evidence-based Practice and the roles of government and of the patient; Quality Improvement, Research and Education.

Who should attend?

This conference is intended to be multi-disciplinary and attract delegates from a variety of fields with diverse perspectives on implementation at local, regional, and global levels.

We invite anyone with an interest in implementation science and practice, or in knowledge translation, dissemination and exchange, to join us in discussing, debating, and creating solutions for the way we approach implementation and evaluation in real-world settings.


In case of any questions or concerns regarding the JBI Colloquium 2018,
please check our FAQ page or send us an email (jbi-colloquium@kuleuven.be)


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