EBM Live - Cancelled

Mon, July 06, 2020 - Wed, July 08, 2020

After close monitoring of the coronavirus pandemic and taking into consideration the well being of our delegates and speakers, the EBMLive organising committee have taken the decision to cancel the conference due to take place in Toronto July 2020.

They are working on strategies for an alternative EBMLive event and will update you as soon as possible. In the meantime EBMLive will review all submitted abstracts and publish a supplement in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal.  All accepted abstracts will be taken over to EBMLive in Oxford July 2021. All 2020 registered delegates will be offered a full refund or transfer of the registration to an alternative event. Thank you for your patience. The EBMLive 2020 organising committee.

For more information on the event cancellation, please click here.

Submit Your Workshop, Oral and Poster Abstracts

Designed to encourage debate of current status and future directions of evidence for better healthcare EBMLive 2020 is accepting abstracts covering the following themes:

  • Using real-world data to improve practice
  • Patient involvement and collaboration in producing evidence
  • Teaching, developing and fostering future teachers, developers and leaders of evidence-based medicine
  • Translating Knowledge for better-quality health services

The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2020. Accepted submissions will be published in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine journal. 

Submit Abstract here.


Save the Date!
EBMLive 2020 is coming to Toronto for the first time on July 6-8, 2020.

The challenges facing the evidence-based medicine (EBM) movement are well documented. Patients are being let down by serious flaws in the creation, dissemination, and implementation of medical research. Too many research studies are poorly designed or executed. Too much of the resulting research evidence is withheld or disseminated only piecemeal. As the volume of clinical research activity has grown, the quality of evidence has often worsened, which has compromised medicine’s ability to provide affordable, effective, high-value care for patients.
EBMLive is an annual conference hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford and the British Medical Journal, and is designed to encourage debate of current status and future directions of research evidence for better healthcare. This three-day conference focuses on three core themes outlined in the EBM Manifesto.  EBMLive is an open invitation to contribute to and join a movement towards better evidence by providing a roadmap for how to achieve the listed priorities and to share the lessons from achievements already made.  

  • Patient Involvement and Collaboration
  • Real-World Data to Improve Practice
  • Communication of Evidence

All fees charged in GBP. Please see CAD exchange rate. 

  • Early Bird (available until April 1, 2020): £445.00 (approx. $725 CAD)
  • Medical & Health Science Students: £155.00 (approx. $265 CAD)
  • Patient/Charity Groups: £155.00 (approx $265 CAD)

Featured Speakers

  • Maureen Smith 

Cochrane Consumer Executive Co-Chair; Board Member, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders 

  • Vincent Dumez 

Co-Lead, Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public & Public Codirector, Direction collaboration et partenariat patient (DCPP)

  • Carolyn Thomas 

Author, A Woman's Guide to Living With Heart Disease & Owner, Heart Sisters (blog)

Visit their website for a full list of speakers and the conference programme. 

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay St. 
Toronto, ON  M5G 0A4 

Register here