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Final results from 2014 elections to the Cochrane Steering Group

www.cochrane.org - 21 October 2014 - 11:04am

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

www.cochrane.org - 21 October 2014 - 6:01am

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

www.cochrane.org - 20 October 2014 - 1:27pm

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

The Anne Anderson Award is awarded to inspire and recognise women Cochrane contributors for their achievements. The 2014 recipient is Elizabeth Waters, of the Cochrane Public Health Group.

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

www.cochrane.org - 20 October 2014 - 11:53am

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

www.cochrane.org - 20 October 2014 - 7:20am

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

www.cochrane.org - 20 October 2014 - 3:40am

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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Review: The #CochraneTech Symposium, Hyderabad 2014

IMS Team news - 17 October 2014 - 4:33pm

October 17 2014


Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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Cindy Farquhar - Cochrane's new Co-Chair

www.cochrane.org - 15 October 2014 - 1:35pm

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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RA2 - The Methods Section of the Protocol - 11th December 2014 - Liverpool

All Cochrane Workshops - 15 October 2014 - 11:41am
 

RA2 is usually run on the day following RA1, so authors can choose to take the two days in succession or as stand-alone courses. This day is designed to help authors further develop their protocol, introducing them to searching for studies, study selection and data collection procedures, risk of bias, and analysis topics which require planning at the protocol stage.

External link for more information:  http://ukcc.cochrane.org/workshop-ra2-methods-section-p... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 11 December 2014 (All day) (Europe/London) Location:  Liverpool, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Carly Mole Email address:  carly.mole@cochrane.nhs.uk

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RA1 - Beginning a Systematic Review Protocol - 10th December 2014 - Liverpool

All Cochrane Workshops - 15 October 2014 - 11:35am
 

RA1 is targeted at authors who are at the very beginning of the review process and includes small group discussions around each authors review question. This workshop also incorporates an introduction to RevMan, and the appropriate procedures for working on a protocol using RevMan.

External link for more information:  http://ukcc.cochrane.org/workshop-ra1-beginning-systema... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 10 December 2014 (All day) (Europe/London) Location:  Liverpool, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Carly Mole Email address:  carly.mole@cochrane.nhs.uk

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

www.cochrane.org - 15 October 2014 - 7:58am

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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The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 10 October 2014 - 5:56am

Anne Littlewood has been the Trials Search Co-ordinator for the Cochrane Oral Health Group since June 2008 and is a member of the CRS User Support Team. She has an MPhil in Information Science from the Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked in information management since 1998.

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Update, December 2014: Cochrane re-brand initiative

www.cochrane.org - 10 October 2014 - 3:18am

As many of you will now be aware, this is Cochrane’s new logo. At the end of July the Steering Group overwhelmingly voted for the design which marries a subtle evolution of Cochrane’s existing logo with the use of a secondary colour in addition to our traditional dark blue.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/community/development-projects/... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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

www.cochrane.org - 9 October 2014 - 11:04am

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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Developing a Cochrane Systematic Review - Baltimore, MD, USA

All Cochrane Workshops - 8 October 2014 - 7:25pm

Dates: 14-16 January 2015

Location: Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

Details: This two and a half day workshop guides participants through the steps of developing a systematic review and includes presentations about Cochrane Collaboration methodology, hands-on practice using the Cochrane Collaboration's Review Manager (RevMan) software, and a statistics review session. It is limited to Cochrane contributors as well as ophthalmologists, optometrists, and vision researchers interested in registering a title with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group.

 

External link for more information:  http://eyes.cochrane.org/workshop-developing-cochrane-s... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 14 January 2015 (All day) - 16 January 2015 (All day) (America/New_York) Location:  Baltimore, MD, USA Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Eyes & Vision US Email address:  jhsph.uscevg@jhu.edu

Writing the protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review - Leuven, Belgium

All Cochrane Workshops - 7 October 2014 - 10:43am

Systematic Review Course Part I: Writing the protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review

The Belgian Branch of the Dutch Cochrane Centre organizes a one-day course on writing a protocol for Cochrane Systematic Reviews. This course is intended for health care professionals or researchers who:

-        have the intention to write a Cochrane systematic review, i.e. have a research question but did not contact any Review Group yet;

External link for more information:  http://www.cebam.be/nl/course/Paginas/Systematic-Review... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 20 November 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Gasthuisberg, 3000, Leuven, Belgium Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Trudy Bekkering Email address:  trudy.bekkering@cebam.be

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Standards for the conduct of new systematic reviews of interventions - Cairo, Egypt

All Cochrane Workshops - 5 October 2014 - 6:10pm

Overview: This course takes a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a new Cochrane Review to answer a question about the effects of an intervention. The course is built on the Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR).

External link for more information:  http://bit.ly/1tq4qvw Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 4 December 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm (Africa/Cairo) Location:  Training and Education Enhancement Center, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Ashraf Fawzy Nabhan Email address:  ashraf.nabhan@gmail.com

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

www.cochrane.org - 24 September 2014 - 11:00pm

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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#CochraneTech Editorial

IMS Team news - 21 September 2014 - 1:07pm

September 21 2014

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Steering Group decisions - highlights from Hyderabad, September 2014

www.cochrane.org - 20 September 2014 - 11:00pm

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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