On 16 and 17 June, the European Resuscitation Council organized the European Resuscitation Congress in Antwerp, focusing on the implementation of guidelines into practice. At this hybrid congress, the Global First Aid Reference Centre of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies hosted a live webinar titled 'Remote and hazardous: first aid adaptation in challenging contexts'.
CEBaP was invited to discuss the importance of context-specific guidelines in sub-Saharan Africa, including how the local context can be taken into account throughout the development process. The recording of this webinar is available here.
In September 2022, the German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology (DGTI) held its 55th annual meeting in Mannheim, Germany. CEBaP was invited to present the findings of our systematic review on the impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety.
From 15 to 18 September, CEBaP attended the scientific meeting of the European Hematology Association on the development of a research agenda for transfusion in Europe. Several presentations/posters on donor health and transfusion medicine, combined with group discussions to develop and strengthen future transfusion research in Europe, were the main ingredients for a successful meeting. CEBaP presented a poster on our scoping review and evidence maps of the currently available systematic reviews and evidence-based guidelines in the field of platelet transfusion.
Thursday October 20 marked the third World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day, a global initiative to raise awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision-making. The 2022 campaign focused on how partnerships within and across the global evidence ecosystem can aid to bring together research, policy and practice, and to fully realize the potential of evidence-based healthcare. CEBaP was a proud Evidence Ambassador and published a blog article about the Bridging the Gap project on the World EBHC Day website.
In November, the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Cebam) celebrated its 20th anniversary by organizing a full day of activities. CEBaP was invited to give a workshop on the implementation of an 'evidence ecosystem', a term used to emphasize the link between the different steps in the production, translation, and use of evidence. During this session, we explained each step of the ecosystem using a case example of Belgian Red Cross, describing the implementation of First aid for mental health problems.
In December, CEBaP hosted a workshop on Evidence-Based Practice within Belgian Red Cross. During this workshop, which is a continuation of our e-learning course, Belgian Red Cross employees learned more about Evidence-Based Practice and how it is put into practice in the organization. They even got to design a randomized controlled trial themselves!