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  • The 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, to be held in Edinburgh 16-18 September, has now been officially granted ‘Patients Included’ status, appearing on the official list of ‘Patients Included’ accredited conferences.
    The 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, to be held in Edinburgh 16-18 September, has now been officially granted ‘Patients Included’ status, appearing on the official list of ‘Patients Included’ accredited conferences. The Patients Included conference charter provides conference organisers with ‘a means of demonstrating that their events are...
    17 January 2018
  • Calling all Citizen Scientists! Join the CitSciMed Blitz!
    Got a burning passion for health? Ready to make a difference? We’ve got you covered.Join Cochrane Crowd, our partner platforms Mark2Cure and Stall Catchers and our collective global volunteer network for the CitSciMed Blitz. Together we can speed up medical research and make a difference.Cochrane Crowd is Cochrane’s new citizen science platform....
    15 January 2018
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 8 with Jullian Elliott
    EPISODE 8: JULIAN ELLIOTTLead for Evidence Systems at Cochrane & Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash UniversityRay’s guest this week is Julian Elliott - the well-travelled Australian doctor, researcher and big picture thinker who aims to use new technology to radically improve...
    20 December 2017
  • Covidence continues improvements to streamline Cochrane Reviews
    Covidence is one of Cochrane’s recommended tools to support you in some of the most labour-intensive stages of your systematic review, saving up to 35% of researcher time. Covidence allows your team to upload search results, screen abstracts and full text, complete data collection, conduct risk of bias assessment, resolve disagreements and export...
    19 December 2017
  • NNew collaborative website launched by UoM Cochrane Review Groups
    A new website has been launched to highlight the work and impact of the three Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) hosted by the University of Manchester (UoM).Cochrane is an international organisation that produces high quality evidence summaries to inform decisions about health and health care interventions. CRGs support Cochrane’s primary function:...
    18 December 2017
  • Website for the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium is now live
    The website for the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, taking place in Edinburgh from 16-18 September 2018, is now live.The Colloquium is Cochrane’s annual health conference, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-based health care.  It will be a Patients...
    11 December 2017
  • Dominican Republic will now have free access to Cochrane Reviews
    We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Public Health (Vice-ministry of Quality Guarantee) of the Government of the Dominican Republic has subscribed to the Biblioteca Cochrane Plus. This national subscription will provide free open access to all Dominican citizens, approximately ten million people.Cochrane Reviews provide reliable and...
    7 December 2017
  • a new centre for evidence-based decision making in health care
    Cochrane’s Iberoamerican Network is delighted to announce the formation of a new Cochrane Centre to enhance health decision-making in Chile.The Chilean Cochrane Centre is the result of an exciting collaboration between five institutions:Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile;Centro Evidencia UC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,...
    7 December 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 7 with Sarah Moss
    EPISODE 7: SARAH MOSSAcclaimed British novelistHailed as one of the best British novelists writing today, Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly...
    6 December 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 6 with Prathap Tharyan
    Psychiatrist and would-be international DJ Prathap Tharyan joins Ray from his home in India this week to explore a fascinating fraction of his work, life, and philosophy.Prathap’s wide-ranging agenda reflects a decidedly down-to-earth and original take on understanding and improving the human condition. Be it tending to victims of the Boxing Day...
    27 November 2017
  • Many people after having a stroke have difficulty moving, thinking, and sensing. This often results in problems with everyday activities such as writing, walking, and driving. Virtual reality and interactive video gaming therapy involves using computer-based programs designed to simulate real-life objects and events. This may have some advantages...
    23 November 2017
  • New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth...
    21 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 5 with Paul Glasziou
    Episode 5: Professor Paul Glasziou
    Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Bond University, Robina, Queensland, Australia;
    and part-time General PractitionerPaul Glasziou (aka The Surfing Professor) joins Ray this week to share insights from his stellar career as both a family doctor in Brisbane and a global evidence guru at Oxford and...
    17 November 2017
  • Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh: Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibition opportunities
    The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK. Cochrane’s annual Colloquia are truly international events, attracting up to 1300 delegates from across the world. It’s a great opportunity for delegates and organizations attending...
    14 November 2017
  • Cochrane Germany Foundation officially established
    On October 26 2017, the independent and non-profit Cochrane Germany Foundation (Cochrane Deutschland Stiftung, CDS) was officially established with an office in Freiburg. The German Federal Ministry of Health will support the foundation with an amount of up to one Million Euro annually to ensure that the activities of Cochrane Germany can continue...
    14 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 4 with Jimmy Volmink
    EPISODE 4: PROFESSOR JIMMY VOLMINK
    Professor of Epidemiology, Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa & Founding Director of Cochrane South AfricaProfessor Jimmy Volmink joins Ray to trace an extraordinary personal and professional journey that defied the odds. From his childhood with little...
    13 November 2017
  • The World Health Organization's latest breastfeeding guideline, Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, has been published. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion, and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing...
    7 November 2017
  • Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
    Cochrane Austria, Cochrane Russia, and Cochrane Sweden joined forces to deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice...
    6 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 3 with Lisa Bero
    Lisa Bero, a former Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, says public will increasingly demand less wining and dining, more independence from health professionals  Global authority on research integrity and industry bias in science Professor Lisa Bero has called for greater recognition of industry influence in science, following last week’s...
    3 November 2017
  • Leading US psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances today warns of the increasing dangers of over-medicalisation and overdiagnosis in Australia and around the world, saying ‘people are way too frightened of disease, and way too little frightened of the treatments for disease.’Described as one of world's most prominent psychiatrists, Dr Allen Frances recently...
    26 October 2017

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