September 27, 2022

Matters 22
A virtual one-day summit for the literature review community

Evidence Matters 2022

Evidence Matters is a virtual one-day summit that brings the literature review community together from different industries to learn, engage, and solve ever-pressing evidence-based research challenges. We celebrate the criticality of evidence-based research in generating trusted and actionable science that benefits all of humankind. We seek to connect with industry leaders, share best practices, and create new possibilities and experiences for professionals and our employees, to enable and support greater levels of innovation across the entire literature review lifecycle.

Keynote Speaker

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Devi Sridhar

Chair & Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh

Devi Sridhar is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh where she holds a Personal Chair in Global Public Health. She is the Founding Director of the Global Health Governance Programme and holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

Recipient of a Rhodes scholarship, Devi holds an MPhil and a DPhil from Oxford University as well as a B.S. from the University of Miami’s Honors Medical Program. Prior to her appointment at Edinburgh, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University and an Associate Professor in Global Health Politics and Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University.

Devi is the author of four books, including ”Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?” (OUP, 2017) and “The Battle against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance and the World Bank” (OUP, 2007). She has published her work in Nature, Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal.


11:00 – 11:10am EST

Opening Remarks
Peter O’Blenis, Chief Executive Officer, Evidence Partners

11:15 – 11:50am EST

Keynote Address
Devi Sridhar, Chair & Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh

Noon – 12:50pm EST

Industry Best Practices Track Breakouts

Medical Devices
Digital Transformation of Regulatory Submissions: Literature Reviews and More

In this session, moderated by Dr. Bassil Akra – will examine how organizations are re-engineering critical regulatory processes and incorporating change management to support the introduction of digital solutions, such as literature review automation platforms like DistillerSR.

How to Apply AI and Machine Learning Technologies to Health Economics and Outcomes Research

This session will provide an overview of the current landscape of technology and machine-learning applications, as well as HTA requirements on systematic reviews to support global HTA submissions.

Public Sector

Using Literature Reviews During a Pandemic to Inform Health Policy Guidelines

This session examines how different governments, NGOs, and academic institutions approached literature reviews at the height of the pandemic. Lessons learned and what should and could be done differently will be discussed.


Mistakes Are Not an Option: Literature Reviews and Pharmacovigilance

This best practice session will examine automated approaches to literature review management that can streamline and ensure the accuracy of literature triage for pharmacovigilance.

2:00 – 2:50pm EST

Innovation Track Breakouts

Professional Services

DistillerSR Reporting

Product Showcase – Supporting Living Reviews with the PRISMA 2020 Flow Diagram

Joanna Lansche

Product Owner in Software Development, DistillerSR

Data Reuse

Product Showcase – Data Reuse using CuratorCR

Mike Gilbert

Product Manager, DistillerSR

Data Visualization

Vardhini Ganesh

Associate Bioinformatician, Immunology – Vaccine, Sanofi