Further extension to abstract and workshop submission date

This year’s theme is ‘Rapid-Learning Health Systems,’ an approach to improve people’s experiences and health outcomes while keeping costs manageable and health care stakeholders engaged.

Dear Community Colleagues,
 
As a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, we wanted to update you with important news and information regarding Cochrane’s 27th annual Colloquium in Toronto, 4-7th October, 2020.
 
We know that many members of Cochrane and its stakeholders are currently responding to, and involved in science research and innovations that are critical to mitigating the effects of this pandemic during this extraordinary time of challenge. As a result, the deadline for ALL submissions of abstracts and workshops has been extended for an additional two weeks, to Monday 6th April 2020.
 
As governments around the world tighten further restrictions on travel, entry into their countries and the numbers allowed to gather socially in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Cochrane Canada and the Local Organizing Committee of the 2020 Cochrane Colloquium are continuing to monitor this rapidly changing global health situation. We know that it may be difficult to make plans at this time and currently our plans to hold the Colloquium in-person remain unchanged. However, we recognize that we are facing uncertain weeks and months ahead, and so we commit to you that a decision will be made and communicated as to whether the Toronto Colloquium will physically take place or move to become a fully virtual scientific event by Friday, June 5, 2020.
 
Cochrane is a formidable global community of supporters and members, and now, more than ever, our values of connection, community and collaboration hold us together.
 
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to Cochrane’s Colloquium and we will be in contact again soon with our future plans.
 
With our best wishes,
Cochrane Canada and the Toronto Colloquium Organizing Committee
 
Read more about Cochrane’s response to COVID-19 here

REMINDER: When submitting an abstract, we would like to ask you for a self-evaluation regarding your eligibility for the Thomas C Chalmers Award.
An accepted poster or oral presentation is eligible for the Award if: it addresses a methodological issue related to systematic reviews; and it is presented by an early-career investigator

Thursday, March 5, 2020
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