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  • Launch of new Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare Field
    Today, a new Cochrane entity, which will focus on tackling medical excess, launches at the annual Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Sydney. Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare will advocate and promote the use of evidence to ensure a more sustainable approach to healthcare.

    The new Cochrane Field aims to become a hub that will foster,...
    7 December 2019
  • All content remains freely available on the Colloquium website and open to the entire Cochrane Community of members and supporters!
    All content remains freely available on the Colloquium website and open to everyone!Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. The unprecedented situation of civil unrest across...
    6 December 2019
  • Cochrane Library Editorial -Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare: evidence for action on too much medicine
    Medical excess threatens the health of individuals and the sustainability of health systems. The best available evidence demonstrates that reducing medical excess is very challenging and that there is a pressing need for more and broader work on how to move forward. A new editorial in the Cochrane Library examines these  issues and how the...
    6 December 2019
  • Cochrane seeks - Senior Human Resources Advisor
    Specifications: Permanent
    Salary: c£40,000
    Location: London Office based
    Application Closing Date: 5 January 2020 Midnight GMTThis role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR to make a difference in the field of health care research.  You will be part of a small team providing a high quality, responsive, efficient...
    6 December 2019
  • Cochrane seeks - Senior Contracts Specialist (Maternity Cover) Part-time (0.4 – 0.6 FTE, flexible working)
    Specifications: Part-time (0.4 – 0.6 FTE, flexible working pattern)
    Salary: £45,000 – 55,000 pro rata
    Location: Remote (1-2 days a month in the London Office)
    Application Closing Date: 5th January 2020 (Midnight GMT)This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced research contracts negotiator to share their knowledge and...
    6 December 2019
  • Cochrane China Network working groups meeting - November 2019
    Cochrane China Network working groups had an informal meeting included in the 13th China Health Technology Assessment Forum, hosted by Prof Yingyao Chen (from Fudan University) on 17th November.Eight Cochrane China Network working groups reported their work on Cochrane and some achievements in health technology assessment Cochrane. Prof Jianping...
    6 December 2019
  • Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library
    Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser became the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in June. Karla replaced Dr. David Tovey, who stepped down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.Learn more about Karla's story and her journey through Cochrane since 1995 in the video below;

    Karla Soares-Weiser was born...
    6 December 2019
  • Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago content!
    Welcome to Cochrane’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Friday's Content - Looking forward
    Today we look ahead to 2020, the ways to get involved in Cochrane, and what the...
    5 December 2019
  • There is no one place or office that is 'Cochrane'. Our global network of members and supporters work together to achieve our strategic goals and are usually affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups based on their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location.
    There is no one place or office that is 'Cochrane'. Our global network of members and supporters work together to achieve our strategic goals and are usually affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups based on their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location. This year’s virtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium embodies this global and...
    4 December 2019
  • Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in a BMJ opinion piece. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research and minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This commitment is reflected in our current Commercial Sponsorship Policy which not only requires interests to be declared, it also rules that some conflicts will prevent authors from
    Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in a BMJ opinion piece. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research and minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This commitment is...
    4 December 2019
  • Search by Population, Intervention, Comparison, or Outcome
    PICO searching with enriched metadata in Cochrane Library – a community discussion
    Cochrane invites Cochrane Library users to a webinar workshop on Cochrane PICO search – Cochrane’s new BETA discovery tool for finding reviews on the Cochrane Library. In the webinar workshop, we will offer a brief introduction to PICO search BETA and then...
    4 December 2019
  • Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke.
    Cochrane author, and joint Co-ordinating editor, Alex Pollock, of Glasgow Caledonian University has seen her ground-breaking work in co-producing a Cochrane review included in a new UK’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE publication. Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a...
    3 December 2019
  • Join us December 3 to increase awareness of diverse abilities, promote inclusion for those with disabilities, and highlight Cochrane evidence around this subject
    Join us December 3 to increase awareness of diverse abilities, promote inclusion for those with disabilities, and highlight Cochrane evidence around this subject.The United Nations recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) each year on December 3. This day increases awareness of diverse abilities and promotes inclusion for...
    3 December 2019
  • The Cochrane Library is now available in the Dominican Republic providing high quality, trusted health information for health decision makers.  The new Cochrane affiliate will be located at the Ministry of Health in Santo Domingo and will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care through dissemination of Cochrane evidence and...
    29 November 2019
  • Almost all Cochrane Reviews use a systematic methodology in which the rules for including a study are clearly defined in advance, the researchers try to find and include all such studies and seek an estimate of the size of the effect of an intervention or the accuracy of a diagnostic test. However, some researchers wish to look more at why and how...
    28 November 2019
  • Podcast: Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis
    Psoriasis is a common skin problem and there are several Cochrane Reviews of various ways to treat it. These were added to in July 2019 with the publication of a new review on the potential benefits of lifestyle changes. We asked Professor Ching-Chi Chi from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan Taiwan to tell us what they found.Psoriasis is...
    28 November 2019
  • More information on how you can take part!
    It’s only a few days away - Virtual #CochraneSantiagoNext week is our first Virtual Colloquium and we are delighted to showcase the fabulous work of hundreds of Cochrane contributors.We look forward to welcoming you Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December and here’s more information on how you can take part and hopefully answer some of your...
    27 November 2019
  • Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. It accounts for approximately 2% of all cancers and is still considered incurable. For people with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), who are unsuitable for a procedure where damaged blood cells are replaced with healthy ones (stem-cell transplant), treatment is usually a multiple drug combination...
    26 November 2019
  • Virtual #CochraneSantiago
    Cochrane’s first virtual Colloquium is happening 2-6 December, 2019. Cochrane’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of...
    25 November 2019
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact...
    22 November 2019

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