Upcoming events

Upcoming events

A round-up of upcoming Cochrane-related events and conferences

Whether you're a healthcare professional, researcher, or simply interested in evidence-based healthcare, this listing of events, both in-person and virtual, offers a diverse array of opportunities to engage with the latest developments in evidence synthesis in health. From webinars and symposiums to workshops and seminars, join us in fostering evidence-based healthcare on a global scale

If you would like to list your event here, please contact support@cochrane.org



New Frontiers in Search: A user-based discussion of search from AI prompt engineering to search PIDs
22 May, 10am ET
The world of literature search in evolving quickly, as AI models, like ChatGPT and Gemini, emerge as possibly better resources than traditional databases like Web of Science and Scopus. What is prompt engineering and how is it different than what we are all used to? How do publishers ensure their content is finable in this new environment? What is the role of the research librarian? How can we help researchers understand the best way to find reliable answers? In this Best Practice webinar, HighWire teams up once again with Access Innovations, experts in the use of AI and ML to make content findable, to bring you answers to all of these questions and more! 
Check in your time zone and register in advance.

Introduction to Cochrane Methodology
27-31 May, Sweden
Cochrane Sweden is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a 1-week course on Cochrane Methodology from 27-31 May 2024, on campus Monday to Friday. The course is primarily aimed at Ph.D. students and researchers from the fields of medicine, health science or epidemiology but is open to join for everyone interested in creating or understanding systematic reviews. More information and registration here.

World MS DAY - Global Recognition of MS Drugs: from Evidence-synthesis to Action
30 May
Presented by Cochrane MS and Rare Disease of the CNS with the participation of MS International Federation. Discover the journey to the inclusion of rituximab, glatiramer acetate, and cladribine on the WHO Essential Medicines List, now reshaping access to MS treatments worldwide. Speakers will explore the fundamental role of robust evidence in achieving this milestone and share insights into the application process. Check in your time zone and register in advance. 


World Conference on Research Integrity
2-5 June, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC), Greece
More information and registration here

Cochrane Iberoamerica Network Meeting
 5-7 June, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registration and details are to be released shortly, please hold the date. 

What Works: Climate Solutions Summit
9-12 June, Berlin, Germany
'Synthesizing evidence for effective and equitable climate solutions' Cochrane is an official partner. More information.

What Works: Climate Solutions Summit - Evidence Accelerator
13-14 June, Berlin, Germany
Free, state-of-the-art training in evidence synthesis methodologies from leading international experts. Project submissions required in advance. More information. 

Forum: Opportunities, Limitations and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Evidence Synthesis in Health Care
14 June  09:30-17:30, then a get-together 17:30-19:30 Haus zur Lieben Hand (Löwenstraße 16, 79098 Freiburg, Germany)
€85 (for students with certificate of enrolment: 50 €) The 3rd Methods-Forum in 2024 is dedicated to a highly relevant topic that is playing an increasingly important role in the field of evidence synthesis: Opportunities, Limitations, and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Evidence Synthesis in Health Care. More information, program and to register

Living Guidelines – The process, benefits and challenges of maintaining high currency recommendations in clinical care
20 June 10:00am UTC+1 (view in your own timezone)
This webinar will focus on the appropriateness of living guideline, advances in living guideline methods, their successful application to critical areas of care, and challenges in keeping a recommendation ‘living’. To register, click here

Workshop on Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review
 25-27 June, Penang, Malaysia 
This workshop on Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review is for individuals that are in the process of or are considering authoring a Cochrane systematic review. It is most suited to authors who already have a registered title, but authors who have not yet identified a title will also benefit from the course and will be given assistance to develop a title. Further information & registration 

The Nottingham Systematic Review Course
25 -28 June, Nottingham
This course is aimed at enabling participants to become proficient in developing and undertaking a Cochrane-style systematic review of interventions. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic reviewing is required.
The course utilises a combination of lectures, small group discussions, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials, with hands on practical work at computer stations using RevMan and Endnote software. Review Manager (RevMan) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews. More information and to book your place on the course click here

Risk of Bias 2 Workshop
28 June, Penang, Malaysia 
This workshop is for Cochrane authors and others embarking on systematic reviews, who might like to know more about this new tool since many systematic reviews have been published using this tool. Further information & registration 


Evidence-Based Research Conference
9 September, satellite meeting to the Global Evidence Summit, Prague, Czech Republic.
The theme for this year’s conference is Bridging Silos. Keynote speakers and panels will address EBR Across Disciplines and EBR Moving Beyond the Global North. Abstract submissions open until 3 June.  More information.

September, Global Evidence Summit
10-13 September Prague, Czech Republic.
Four global leaders in evidence synthesis and evidence-based practice, Cochrane, JBI, Guidelines International Network, and The Campbell Collaboration, invite you to join the eagerly anticipated 2nd Global Evidence Summit. These organizations are forgoing their annual conferences in 2024, and uniting once again to provide an event with a unique opportunity to exchange ideas about how best to produce, summarise and disseminate evidence to inform policy and practice, and use that evidence to improve people’s lives across the world. More information and website. 

International Clinical Trials and Methodology Conference
30 September, Edinburgh, Scotland
The biggest academic-led conference on clinical trials methodology. More information and website.


RehabEvolution - Technological Innovation in Neurorehabilitation
25-26 October, Bologna
This Italian language conference will be attended by Cochrane Rehabilitation. More information. 




The Tenth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
3-5 September 2025, Swissôtel, Chicago
The Congress, organized by JAMA, The BMJ, and METRICS, will feature 3 days of presentations of new and original research.Our aim is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication and to further the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research. Abstracts due 31 January 2025. For more information go to peerreviewcongress.org or contact: jama-peer@jamanetwork.org

If you would like to list your event here, please contact support@cochrane.org 

17 May 2024