The inaugural Cochrane Convenes was an online event hosted by Cochrane, co-sponsored by WHO, and co-organised with COVID-END (COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making).

Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cochrane Convenes brought together leaders across the world in October 2021 to explore and then recommend the changes needed in evidence synthesis to prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies.

The event was organized into a series of closed thematic roundtables and a plenary session. It engaged a larger global community of evidence producers and users in discussion via social media and other parallel activities.

An action plan has been produced, which Cochrane will use to inform its own strategy and response to global health priorities, and to advocate for change within the wider evidence synthesis community.