SPARK specializes in the production of systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis products that respond to health policy and system priorities. SPARK also builds capacity to conduct systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis products at the individual, team, institutional, and system level.
SPARK's vision is to become the leading resource center for producing high quality evidence synthesis products on health policy and systems priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and beyond.
- SPARK Center recently celebrated its fourth anniversary during a ceremonial event attended by Deans, faculty members and researchers within and outside of AUB. Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw (University of Ottawa, Canada) also joined the event. For more information, please Click Here
- SPARK was among the top 10 influencers at the Global E vidence Summit 2017 in South Africa.
- SPARK has participated in the Global Evidence Summit (GESummit) 2017 in South Africa.
- SPARK Center was appointed as the General Secretariat of the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI). For more Information, (Click here).
Capacity Building Workshops:
Global Evidence Summit - Workshop On Capacity Building in Conducting Systematic Reviews - September 12-16, 2017
Systematic Review Methods Workshop, Beirut (In Collaboration with EviEM) (1-2 June, 2017)
Effective Communication of Health Evidence for Impactful Policy Decisions and Action (In Collaboration with K2P Center) (22-24 March, 2017)
WHO EMRO SUPPORT summary workshop: evidence for policy-makers - November 15-18, 2015
Participations in Conferences:
Expert Consultation on Fostering Institutional and Structural Capacity for Evidence Based Health Policy Making (29-30 November, 2017)
Global Evidence Summit 2017 (September 12-16, 2017)
Fifth Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) Europe Multi-country Meeting on Using Research Evidence for PolicyMaking (14-16 June, 2017)
4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (November 14-18, 2016)
The 24th Cochrane Colloquium (October 2016)
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