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 evidence in health. Through activities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.
Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and our virtual #CochraneSantiago materials and discussion to their social media followers. They will be sharing content in 6 different languages (English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhalese, and Spanish) and across all your favorite social media platforms.
"I am a Neonatologist, currently teaching Medical Students in Uruguay. I feel that it is important for information to be evidence based to ensure quality in our decision making process .I enjoy sharing medical information on Twitter to help increase awareness and better our knowledge in medical science."
Ana Beatriz Pizarro
Andrés Felipe López Lopera
Auxiliadora Fraiz Padin
"I blend my background in network news and standup comedy to inform my health policy work. I write, speak, and facilitate the Festivus Airing of Grievances in healthcare. My favourite people to work with are those who want to break-fix the system, not serve the status quo."
David Alberto Santos Hernández
Languages: English and Spanish
Virtual #CochraneSantigao presentation - Using a challenge in Cochrane Crowd to involve medical students in evidence production
"I am a mom, and working at the School of Medicine, University of Valparaiso and for Cochrane Chile. I am interested in methods to evaluate complex service level interventions, such as Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and I am interested in quality guidelines for quasi-experimental study designs."
Juan Victor Ariel Franco
Languages: English, French, and Spanish
"I am a family physician, Associate Professor and Director of the Cochrane Associate Centre - Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano and Contact Editor for Cochrane Urology. I am interested in compared effectiveness research and patient-centered care, including shared decision making."
"I am a nurse and a senior student in the Master of Epidemiology at the National University of San Marcos. I work in the Unit of Analysis and Generation of Evidence in Public Health (UNAGESP) of the National Institute of Health of Peru, develop systematic reviews, health technology evaluations and clinical practice guides informed in evidence for the Ministry of Health. UNAGESP is a Cochrane Collaborating Centre and as part of it, we transfer knowledge for the development of guidelines to professional clinical experts in different healthcare institutions, in this way we disseminate the evidence and insert methodologies that allow us to make better decisions at all levels."
Virtual #Cochrane Santiago Poster - Towards informed decisions in trusted evidence in Latin America: quality and risk of bias in systematic reviews about vaccines
"I’m a lecturer at University College Dublin in School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. I am a Cochrane author of reviews on legislative smoking bans and have expertise in public health and social epidemiology."
"I'm an academic medical librarian specializing in public health. I think we should teach critical appraisal of published systematic reviews before we teach people how to write new ones. I think journals publishing evidence synthesis should have information specialists review the quality and reporting of searches before publication. I think that automation is going to eat the lunch of everyone using artisanal methods, but I don't know if that's a good thing. I tweet about evidence synthesis, dissemination and implementation, and medical librarianship. I'm not affiliated with Cochrane."
"Currently, I'm an Assistant Psychologist working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. I'm supervised by two clinical neuro-psychologists and support the delivery of evidence-based psychological interventions and the development of cognitive strategies with service users. I deliver neuropsychological assessments where appropriate and deliver group therapy sessions - a Psychological adjustment/cognitive skills group session and a mindfulness-based session. I work closely with the MDT to formulate rehabilitation goals and conduct goal attainment scaling analysis. I also analyse behaviours and work with the Support Team to manage/support behaviours. The role is fulfilling and injected with creativity to provide holistic support to people affected by brain injuries! (And encompasses more than the short description!)"
“I'm a PhD student at McMaster University, specializing in Health Research Methodology. My research is on the methodology and evaluation of patient and caregiver partnership in the development of evidence syntheses and clinical practice guidelines, with a focus on a series called the BMJ-MAGIC Rapid Recommendations. I collaborate with several groups on projects related to stakeholder engagement, including the Cochrane Consumers Network, Cochrane Living Evidence Network, Multiple Stakeholder Engagement (MuSE) GRADE Working Group, and Guideline International Network (GIN) PUBLIC. I'm passionate about evidence synthesis and guideline development methodology, multidisciplinary collaboration, integrated knowledge translation, as well as health communication and literacy.”
Magda Gabriela Palmero Hinojosa
Other: Gestiólogos en Salud
"I am a medical specialist in the quality of clinical care. my relationship with Cochrane is with one of my professor Dr. Carlos Cuello, who is in Cochrane, in the years of training in the specialty as a resident doctor gave us the subject of evidence-based medicine in which we conducted a systematic review. I have a podcast called Gestiólogos in which I create and disseminate valuable content on issues of leadership, management, entrepreneurship, quality in Health within a framework of evidence-based medicine. interviewing experts from health professionals."
Mario Enrique Díaz Barrera and Alexandra
"We are a page that every week includes flash cards about the four great topics of medicine (Medicine, Surgery, Gynecoobstetrics and pediatrics) that aims to reach students and health personnel in a didactic and easy way, our posts contain quick information about definition, risk factors, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment with updated information from the up to date platform and national guides. One of our goals is to incorporate levels of evidence According GRADE in our flash cards that is one of the reasons why one of the administrators of the page will be attending this event."
"Somos una página que comparte contenido de la mejor calidad en el área de fisioterapia, los mejores tratamientos, pruebas, test, y beneficios de esta en cualquiera que sea el padecimiento a tratar con la finalidad de mantener actualizado a los fisioterapeutas de México y que pueda aplicarlo rápidamente a la clínica"
"I am a physiotherapist, teacher, and web editor. For several years, I have been teaching evidence-based practice to physiotherapy students, doctoral students of all disciplinary backgrounds, and the general public. I greatly appreciate the work of the Cochrane collaboration and I contribute to the writing of the monthly letter for French-speaking physiotherapists. Since 2012, I have been blogging about hyperhidrosis. I disseminate all factual information on this pathology to the general public. I also speak on the main French-speaking forum on this pathology and the French-speaking Facebook group. Since 2014, I have also been blogging for residents of my city on various health topics. I rely as often as possible on Cochrane Reviews. It would also be a pleasure to continue to collaborate to raise awareness of the Cochrane collaboration among the general public, and more practically, the importance of evidence-based medicine."
"I'm psychologist with a PhD in Medicine. My main interest is sharing evidence in psychotherapy. I've published a Cochrane Review about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults with ADHD. I usually share information about this topic in Spanish through the social media."
Virtual #CochraneSantiago Poster - Living OVerview of the Evidence (L·OVE): a sensitive tool to search for evidence
"I have a background in pharmacy with experience in the synthesis of clinical and economic evidence. I am currently a member of the Cochrane and Campbell economics methods group and has been involved in putting together online learning module and handbook for including economic evidence into systematic reviews."
Languages: English and Spanish
"I am a Gynaecologic Oncologist - Assistance Professor from Universidad de Chile Hospital Clinico San Borja Arriaran. I am a member of the Board of Directors SOCHOG (Chilean national Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) which is a Cochrane membership helping with online tasks."
"I am a a post-doctoral fellow, employed at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands, with a special focus on epidemiology and nephrology. Apart from being previously employed by the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre for almost three years, I have been involved in the Cochrane community by collaborating with several Cochrane groups. My main interests are: systematic review methodology, guidelines, and population-based (registry) research. The content I share on social media ranges relates almost exclusively to anything academic or professional related, including interesting papers, views on professional matters, and content of conference presentations."
"I have experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and currently hold the position of Assistant Editor for Social Media at the Journal of Child Health Care. I joined the Musculoskeletal Oral Skin and Sensory Network as Network Support Fellow in 2019."
"I a physician who likes to share evidence based medicine . love to make a difference."
"I am the Knowledge Broker at Cochrane UK, where I create content to share on our social media platforms. I edit and write for our blog, Evidently Cochrane, and work with my colleague Selena and with others in Cochrane on Knowledge Translation activities."
"I'm General Surgeon. I believe strongly that healthcare should be on the best available evidence. I'm interested in Minimal Invasive, Urology, and transplants."
"As an active contributor to Cochrane I have many healthcare-related conversations on Twitter ranging from clinical trial design, PPI, the value of patient perspectives in priority setting and the design of healthcare services. My personal experience as a patient and carer, alongside my work with healthcare bodies and Cochrane, underpins my motivation to contribute to more timely reviews of evidence and better communication of research and its findings."
Languages: Spanish and English
"I am a dentist, I work as a teacher in a health research and studies centre at the public health school. I am not a blogger however I make a lot of use of my social networks as a means to share information with my students and people who work in health and the general public. Is the first time that my country goes and I would like to share this experience. I enjoy to share information of health and education."
Languages: Russian and English
Facebook: Проектирование и оценка в социальной сфере
"I am a psychologist (practitioner & researcher) with basic medical training and bits and pieces of self-teaching in evidence-based approach in medical field (e.g. I have completed "Clinical Trials" on Coursera). I am also a member of the Russian Association of Specialists in Evaluation of Programs and Policies. Recently I have become a Cochrane volunteer, having participated in the "Rapid" study."
"I am a pharmacist working with health judicialization in Brasil, I am finishing my masters in health tecnologybassessment and I work with evidence based medicine. I share news about evidence based medicine, and results of systematic reviews."
Languages: Spanish and English