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In memoriam: Monica Kjeldstrøm

24 October 2014 - 11:48am

Monica Kjeldstrøm
(1968-2014)

It is with great sadness that The Cochrane Collaboration announces the death of our colleague and friend, Monica Kjeldstrøm, on Sunday, 19 October 2014. Our thoughts and condolences are with Monica’s family, friends, and colleagues in Denmark and around the world.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Final results from 2014 elections to the Cochrane Steering Group

21 October 2014 - 12:04pm

Nine positions on the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG), including one Co-Chair, were eligible for election in 2014.

Representing Authors: Mona Nasser (UK) – re-elected for a second term from September 2014 – September 2017 (this result was also announced on 24 June 2014).

Representing Centre Directors: Alvaro Atallah (Brazil) – elected for his first term from September 2014 – September 2017.

Representing Centre Staff: Joerg Meerpohl (Germany) - elected for his first term from September 2014 - September 2017.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/community/organisation-administ... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Claire Allen Email address:  callen@cochrane.org

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India's Citizen News Service attends Hyderabad Colloquium, reports on Cochrane's work

21 October 2014 - 7:01am

Bobby Ramakant and Shobha Shukla of India's Citizen News Service were among the journalists invited to attend the 2014 Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad in September. Both entered fully into the Colloquium experience, participating in symposia and workshops, as well as attending a variety of sessions, conducting interviews with more than a dozen Colloquium delegates, and writing an extensive series of articles on topics relevant to the main theme of the 22nd Colloquium, 'Evidence-informed Public Health'.

External link for more information:  http://www.citizen-news.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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2014 Cochrane prize recipients

20 October 2014 - 2:27pm

Several prizes are awarded annually to Cochrane contributors. The 2014 recipients, awarded at the Hyderabad Colloquium, are as follows:

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarships-fu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Author Support Tool: Update on development and implementation

20 October 2014 - 12:53pm

In March 2014, Cochrane circulated a Request for Proposals inviting submissions for the development, installation, and support of a multifaceted technology platform to support Cochrane authors in producing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane IKMD Email address:  tech@cochrane.org

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Evidence-informed health care for Hungary: the Hungarian Cochrane Branch opens

20 October 2014 - 8:20am

Cochrane is delighted to announce the official opening of a new Cochrane branch in Hungary.

The establishment of the Hungarian branch, part of the Cochrane German Centre, will have its base at the University of Pécs.

The branch will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care by producing accurate, up-to-date Cochrane Reviews, as well as providing support and training to new Cochrane Review authors.

The Director of the Hungarian Branch is Professor Tamás Decsi who is a professor of paediatrics and Director of the Clinical Centre of the University of Pécs.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.de Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Join us for the October #cochraneauthor chat

20 October 2014 - 4:40am

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? Please join us for the October edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat, to be guest hosted by Cochrane's Senior Training Co-ordinator, Miranda Cumpston.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/training Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cindy Farquhar - Cochrane's new Co-Chair

15 October 2014 - 2:35pm

During the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cindy Farquhar was appointed as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Steering Group.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/contact/steering-group Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for bipolar research in the UK

15 October 2014 - 8:58am

A new UK-wide survey about bipolar has been launched by a partnership of mental health groups, supported by the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety, and Neurosis Group.

The survey gives individuals, families, clinicians and other professionals the opportunity to influence research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and care of bipolar.

The survey has been developed by the James Lind Alliance Bipolar Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) with partners including charities, research funders, clinicians and service users. 

External link for more information:  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/bipolar Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Timing of epidural is up to the mother - new Cochrane evidence

9 October 2014 - 12:04pm

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cpchrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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QMed - helping to build the next generation of evidence-based practitioners

25 September 2014 - 12:00am

Support our colleagues in India to inspire a new generation of evidence-based practitioners.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Steering Group decisions - highlights from Hyderabad, September 2014

21 September 2014 - 12:00am

The Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) made a number of key decisions at meetings in Hyderabad in September. These include major funding and resource commitments on projects that will directly support the work of Cochrane contributors over the next three years – notably more than £2 million dedicated to training, learning, and development activities, as well as major improvements underway for the technology infrastructure facilitating production of Cochrane Reviews.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Promoting evidence-informed journalism: bringing together journalists and researchers

17 September 2014 - 1:50pm

Hyderabad Colloquium
Wednesday 24 September 2014 - 12:30 to 14:30

Hyderabad International Convention Centre, MR G.02

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Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side effects, says new Cochrane Review

15 September 2014 - 11:42am

Media contact:

Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358

sciencenewsroom@wiley.com

Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0)7990 031904

pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Students 4 Best Evidence Wiki Week - 15-19 September

15 September 2014 - 10:44am

STUDENTS WE NEED YOU – join Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) and help update health evidence on Wikipedia!

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Cochrane Library Editor in Chief David Tovey hosts a special edition of the #cochraneauthor chat

28 August 2014 - 4:29pm

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? We were very pleased to recently hold a special edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat, guest hosted by Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library David Tovey.

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The EMBASE screening project: six months old and going strong

28 August 2014 - 3:17pm

The EMBASE screening project went live in February 2014 with a very small group of screeners just to make sure things were working well. After a couple of weeks of testing and tweaking, the full roll-out began with some key Cochrane communications. Within a matter of days more than 100 people signed up to become EMBASE screeners. As of August 2014, 563 people have signed up to the EMBASE screening project, and the team has collectively screened 65761 citations and identified 1944 RCTs.

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Students 4 Best Evidence announces Wiki Week, September 2014

28 August 2014 - 8:06am

From Monday 15th to Friday 19th September 2014, Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE, S4BE.org) are launching their S4BE Wikipedia Week and Edit-a-thon – prizes included! Following on from the exciting new joint initiative between Cochrane and Wikipedia, the UK Cochrane Centre (an S4BE partner) has encouraged S4BE to set up this event.

External link for more information:  http://www.students4bestevidence.net/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Counselling has limited benefit on young people drinking alcohol, new Cochrane Evidence indicates

25 August 2014 - 5:11am

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Announcing the establishment of US Cochrane West

25 August 2014 - 2:34am

Cochrane is delighted to announce the official opening of the West Coast branch of the US Cochrane Center (USCC).

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon has become the West Coast branch of the US Center of The Cochrane Collaboration.

US Cochrane West will promote evidence-based decision making in health care in the US. It will work in conjunction with its primary center at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by facilitating accurate, up-to-date Cochrane Reviews and providing support and training to new authors of Cochrane Reviews.

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