Better Evidence, Better Decisions, Better Environment: Summarising the first international CEE conference!

NEWS | 2016-09-22

The First International CEE Conference took place in August at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm. Close to 100 participants from 15 countries gathered amongst the fascinating exhibits and beautiful architecture to share experiences about evidence synthesis in environmental management.

EviEM Secretariat presenting our work. Photo: Neal Haddaway and Karolin Andersson.

We were honoured to hear keynote presentations from Hans Bruyninckx (EEA), Andrew Pullin (Bangor University, CEE), Sandy Oliver (EPPI-Centre) and Anna Jöborn (Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management).

Along with fascinating talks, the attendees of the conference were treated to a special buffet and tour at the beautiful City Hall, and a dinner and tour of the Nobel Museum, two of Stockholm’s highlights.

Thematic sessions included discussions about the importance of thoughtful stakeholder engagement in systematic reviews and maps, the need for critical appraisal of systematic reviews themselves, different approaches to rapidly reviewing evidence, and the use of qualitative and mixed methods in systematic reviews.

Poster session. Photo: Neal Haddaway

After three days of networking and sharing ideas, everyone was left energised and full of exciting new thoughts. To get the perspective of two students at the conference, read this blog post by Emma J McIntosh and Glenn Althor! And don’t miss to check out our Storify for the conference here!

The CEE centre leaders gathered during the conference. Photo: Neal Haddaway.

Now the countdown to the next CEE conference begins!