K4 Dr Marica Ferri

How to support evidence-based interventions for addiction-related problems, from the point of view of an evidence broker organisation?

Dr Marica Ferri

Sunday, October 11th, 2020  |  12:00 pm EST

 

Abstract

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction belongs to the European Union, and it exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. Today it offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies. It also helps professionals and practitioners working in the field pinpoint best practice and new areas of research.

We promote knowledge exchange among professionals by disseminating synthesis of evidence and examples of best practices, including training on the main topics related to the drugs phenomena.

With the present intervention, I would like to engage the audience in a dialogue to explore what are the most urgent questions nurses in the Drugs related problems may have and that have not yet found a satisfactory answer by scientific results. How can a supranational evidence broker organisation foster discussion, knowledge sharing and implementation of best practices?

The recent COVID19 epidemics and the related emergency has brought new problems and opportunities, what are the emergent practices that have been put in place by front-liners? Which ones are worth maintaining?

 

Biography

Marica Ferri, MSc, PhD

Marica Ferri is an Epidemiologist with interest in Evidence-based Medicine and Public Health. After having Coordinated the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group, she moved to work in the field of Guidelines development and implementation in the area of stroke first interventions and management, low back pain, tonsillectomy appropriateness and thromboembolism.

In 2009 she joined the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction where she leads the Support to Practice Sector. As such, she promotes professionals’ training, dissemination of evidence-based practices examples and implementation of quality assurance for intervention’ systems and services.

She is responsible for the Scientific Program of the EMCDDA yearly Summer School.

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