Dear Colleagues,

we are delighted to invite you to the 7th International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers hosted by GIMBE Foundation. Built on 6 previous highly successful meetings, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with worldwide EBHC teachers and developers in the wonderful frame of Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea.

Meet EBHC colleagues and friends from around the world in a 3-day program that will include renowned keynote speakers, oral abstract presentations, poster displays, surveys with televoter, and productive small group sessions to encourage discussion and the development of new ideas. You will try an intense intellectual exchange in a relaxed and informal atmosphere on the beautiful island of Sicily, renowned for its never-ending sun, friendly people, rich history, colorful culture and tasty food.

The focus of the Conference Evidence for Sustainability of Health Care: increasing value, reducing waste aims to promote an evidence-based approach to sustainability of health services, where evidence should inform all health care decisions at every level (patients, health care professionals and policy-makers) and cuts-based programs to contain costs should be replaced by an evidence-informed strategy to reduce waste and increase value of health care.

Whether you are an EBHC expert or a novice, university professor or teacher of your colleagues, boardroom policy-maker or frontline decision-maker, if you are involved in teaching or developing Evidence-Based Health Care, we look forward to seeing you in Sicily 2015.

We promise you will be delighted.

Nino Cartabellotta
GIMBE Foundation (Italy)
Conference Chair

Paul Glasziou
Bond University (Australia)
Chair of the Scientific Board

on behalf the Scientific Board

Keynote Speakers

Paul Glasziou
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice
Bond University

Muir Gray
Better Value Healthcare
United Kingdom

Trisha Greenhalgh
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Rod Jackson
School of Population Health
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

Per Vandvik
Institute of Health and Society
University of Oslo

Brian Alper
EBSCO Health

Nino Cartabellotta
GIMBE Foundation