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2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting - Athens, Greece

www.cochrane.org - 23 March 2015 - 2:46am

Event: 2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 3-8 May 2015

Location: Electra Palace Hotel, Athens, Greece

Website: https://athens2015.cochrane.org/

The 2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting will take place in Athens in May 2015, hosted by Roberto D’Amico (Director of the Italian Cochrane Centre) and Marialena Trivella (Head of the local organising committee).

External link for more information:  https://athens2015.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Cochrane appoints Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

www.cochrane.org - 20 March 2015 - 4:15pm

Cochrane is delighted to introduce our new Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, Kathelene Weiss. Kathelene joins the Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD), working for Cochrane four days a week. She will be based in Switzerland, and starts work 7 April.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Methods Innovation Fund announces funding of new projects

www.cochrane.org - 18 March 2015 - 4:44am

The Methods Innovation Fund is pleased to announce the successful projects for Cochrane’s second three-year Methods Innovation Fund programme. The Methods Application and Review Standards Advisory Committee sifted topic suggestions received from across Cochrane to a final set of 16 priority methodological topics. We then invited competitive applications for funds from Methods Groups or topic experts. We received 15 applications; all of these underwent assessment and independent peer review, resulting in seven successful projects within the allocated funds of £375,000.

External link for more information:  http://methods.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jackie Chandler Email address:  jchandler@cochrane.org

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Farah Kashem joins the team as Web Application Developer

IMS Team news - 17 March 2015 - 5:16pm

The Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Web Application Developer, Farah Kashem. Farah will be working for Cochrane full-time, and is based out of the East Coast of the United States and Canada, dividing her time between the two.

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

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Systematic Reviews Course Part II: ‘Conducting a Cochrane Systematic Review’ - Leuven, Belgium

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 January 2015 - 4:59pm

The Belgian Branch of the Dutch Cochrane Centre organizes a two-day course on practical aspects related to the conduct of Cochrane systematic reviews. Using both plenary and practical sessions, participants learn how to perform a Cochrane systematic review. Topics include: doing the searches, assessing risk of 

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 4 March 2015 - 9:00am - 5 March 2015 - 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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Critical Appraisal Skills Programme - Train the Trainer Event - Oxford, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 6 January 2015 - 5:51pm
CASP aims to spread critical appraisal skills training to as many people as possible. External link for more information:  http://www.casp-uk.net/ Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 23 March 2015 - 9:00am - 26 March 2015 - 5:00pm (Europe/London) Location:  Kellogg College, Oxford UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sally Crowe Email address:  sally@crowe-associates.co.uk

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Introduction to writing a Cochrane review - Sydney, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:26am

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/introduction-writing-cochrane-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 2 December 2015 (All day) - 4 December 2015 (All day) (Australia/Sydney) Location:  Westmead, Sydney - Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Review completion workshop - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:24am

Review completion workshops are designed to provide dedicated time and support to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the ACC for a week to work on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/review-completion-workshop-mel... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 9 November 2015 (All day) - 13 November 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

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Introduction to systematic reviews of interventions - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:22am

The course will take a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a systematic review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention, from a simple drug treatment to a complex public health or health systems intervention.

External link for more information:  http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/shortcourses/systema... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 3 August 2015 (All day) - 4 August 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Introduction to writing a Cochrane review - Gold Coast, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:20am

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/introduction-writing-cochrane-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 24 June 2015 (All day) - 26 June 2015 (All day) (Australia/Brisbane) Location:  Gold Coast, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Review completion workshop - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:18am

Review completion workshops are designed to provide dedicated time and support to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the ACC for a week to work on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/review-completion-workshop-mel... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 25 May 2015 (All day) - 29 May 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

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Review completion workshop - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:17am

Review completion workshops are designed to provide dedicated time and support to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the ACC for a week to work on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/review-completion-workshop-mel... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 25 May 2015 (All day) - 29 May 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@monash.edu

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Introduction to writing a Cochrane Review - Adelaide, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:16am

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/introduction-writing-cochrane-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 13 May 2015 (All day) - 15 May 2015 (All day) (Australia/Adelaide) Location:  Adelaide, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Introduction to writing a Cochrane Review - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:13am

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/introduction-writing-cochrane-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 11 March 2015 (All day) - 13 March 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:11am

The course will take a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a systematic review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention, from a simple drug treatment to a complex public health or health systems intervention.

External link for more information:  http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/shortcourses/systema... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 23 February 2015 (All day) - 24 February 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Cochrane Canada Policy Webinar Series - Jan-Mar 2015

All Cochrane Workshops - 18 December 2014 - 3:21pm

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Keep an eye out for:

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/cochrane-canada-live-webinars Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Alicia Marshall Email address:  alimarshall@ohri.ca

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Systematic Literature Searching: Introductory and Advanced Courses - Freiburg, Germany

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 December 2014 - 10:16am

The introductory course offers introductions to evidence-based medicine, the basics of literature search, literature management, and The Cochrane Collaboration and its databases as well as hands-on tutorials on searching MEDLINE in Pubmed and in The Cochrane Library.

Day 2: Advanced Course

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.de/workshops Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 26 March 2015 - 8:30am - 27 March 2015 - 6:00pm (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Hermann-Herder-Str. 11, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jasmin Gauch Email address:  gauch@cochrane.de

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Advanced GRADE Workshop: Grading Evidence and Recommendation - Freiburg, Germany

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 December 2014 - 10:15am

For health care professionals who use the GRADE system or health care professionals who have already attended the basic GRADE workshop.

Course language is German.

Prerequisites:
- To understand publications in English.
- Basic knowledge of critical appraisal of clinical trials.
- Personal laptop to work with the GRADEpro software.
- Experience in applying the GRADE system.

Objectives:

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.de/workshops Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 26 March 2015 - 8:30am - 27 March 2015 - 1:00pm (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Albertstr. 23b, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jasmin Gauch Email address:  gauch@cochrane.de

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