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Strategy to 2020: what's in store for 2015

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 8 January 2015 - 4:16pm

Mark Wilson is Cochrane's CEO, and has been working with the collaboration in this role since 2012. In this post, he provides an overview of recent Cochrane Steering Group decisions, and how they will affect Cochrane's plans for 2015.

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Strategy to 2020: what's in store for 2015

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 8 January 2015 - 4:16pm

Mark Wilson is Cochrane's CEO, and has been working with the collaboration in this role since 2012. In this post, he provides an overview of recent Cochrane Steering Group decisions, and how they will affect Cochrane's plans for 2015.

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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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News from the Cochrane Child Health Field

www.cochrane.org - 6 January 2015 - 3:13am

The Cochrane Child Health Field is pleased to announce that Denise Thomson, long-time Field Co-ordinator, has accepted a new full-time position with the Alberta unit of Canada’s national Strategies for Patient-Oriented Research initiative. This is an exciting opportunity for Denise and we wish her very well in her new role. Denise will not be leaving the Child Health Field entirely, however; she has been appointed as a Field Director, joining Drs. Ricardo Fernandes (Portugal), Lisa Hartling (Canada), and Katrina Williams (Australia).

External link for more information:  http://childhealth.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lisa Hartling Email address:  hartling@ualberta.ca

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Ida Wedel-Heinen joins the team as User Experience Analyst

IMS Team news - 5 January 2015 - 3:57pm

5 January 2015

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

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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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GRADE Workshop: Grading Evidence and Recommendations - Freiburg, Germany

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 December 2014 - 10:13am

Basic course for authors of clinical guidelines, HTA reports or systematic reviews

Workshop language is German.

Objectives:

- To understand the basic principles of GRADE methodology, to understand the steps of critical appraisal of evidence and the impact of quality of evidence on the strength of the recommendation.
- To acquire a basic knowledge of the GRADE software (GRADEpro).
- To create an evidence profile for a therapeutic intervention based on a systematic review.

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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Systematic Reviews in Medicine (in German) - Freiburg, Germany

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 December 2014 - 10:11am

Basic course in evidence-based medicine

This course is an introduction for users of systematic reviews, as well as for participants who are considering writing a review themselves and want to get more information about the process.

Participants gain insight into the background of systematic reviews and their role in evidence-based medicine. In addition, they learn to evaluate studies and reviews critically in guided group work.

Content: Hands-on tutorial on The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and Review Manager review production software, and more.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.de/workshops Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 5 March 2015 - 1:00pm - 7 March 2015 - 1:00pm (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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