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  • Decisions from the Cochrane Governing Board meeting - Cape Town, September 2017
    Dear Community colleagues and members, Your Governing Board met in Cape Town, South Africa, on 10-12 September. We are writing to you at this early stage with information about some of our key decisions. More information will be available in due course (as will the full open access minutes) but if you have any questions about these decisions,…
    September 13 2017
  • Living systematic review series published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
    Hot off the press and hot on the tail of the publication of Cochrane’s first living systematic reviews on the Cochrane Library, the LSR Network is pleased to announce that it has published a series of four articles in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, along with a commentary by Alex Sutton. Here’s a brief overview of…
    September 12 2017
  • The first ever Global Evidence Summit is welcoming 1400 people from at least 67 countries
    A very warm welcome to Cape Town! We look forward to welcoming more than 1400 people from at least 67 countries to the first ever Global Evidence Summit. The Global Evidence Summit will be the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna…
    September 11 2017
  • Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
    Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by the Cochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For…
    September 8 2017
  • LSR
    Cochrane has always envisaged a world where Cochrane Reviews would be updated as soon as new relevant evidence became available. Now, with a new approach to review production and clever application of technology, Cochrane is trialling a way to do just that. Anneliese Synnot of Project Transform’s living systematic review (LSR) team, in…
    September 8 2017
  • http://heart.cochrane.org/
    The Chicago Satellite of the Cochrane Heart Group will close in September 2017. The Satellite launched in 2013 with a mission to 1) support existing US-based authors to prepare and update their Cochrane reviews; 2) train and support a cadre of new review authors in the methods of the Cochrane Collaboration in collaboration with the US Cochrane to…
    September 8 2017
  • Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group Priority Setting Report
    The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group at the University of Oxford in the UK is one of the oldest groups working on Cochrane Reviews. It has produced dozens of these during the last two decades and, in 2016, it embarked on a project to identify the top priorities for future research into tobacco control.  The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group's…
    September 6 2017
  • How to survive a Cochrane Colloquium
    Nancy Owens is Senior Communications Manager with Cochrane’s Central Executive team, and Rome 1999 was her first Cochrane organizational conference. Cape Town 2017 is her fifteenth! Is the Global Evidence Summit (GES) your first big conference? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect? Fear not! We’ve…
    September 6 2017
  • Project Transform – Making high-quality evidence synthesis quicker and easier.
    A little over three years ago, the Cochrane Steering Group gave a green light to the ambitious Project Transform as part of Cochrane’s Game Changer strategic initiative. The team proposed to harness technology and Cochrane’s worldwide network of contributors for more efficient review production (see this two minute video). To understand the…
    September 5 2017
  • Ensuring Cochrane Reviews remain trusted, and trustworthy, evidence in an era of fake news
    When it comes to health decisions, we want them to be informed by trustworthy, rigorous and reliable evidence. The current gold standard in providing this evidence are Cochrane Reviews, but with false and sensationalized information surrounding us how do we ensure that they remain trustworthy, efficient and sustainable? Here to explore this issue…
    September 1 2017
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