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 lparsonson@cochrane.org


Workshop on Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review
Date: 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
Date: 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

Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
Date: 26 June English Webinar (check in your time zone)
Diagnostic tests are an integral part of modern health care. Just like other interventions, they should be properly evaluated before they are recommended for wider use. The quality of diagnostic tests can be referred to as “diagnostic test accuracy”. Like other interventions, diagnostic tests are investigated in studies (diagnostic accuracy studies) and likewise, these studies can be summarized in systematic reviews. This webinar provides an introduction to systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy and refers to the recently updated version of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy. This webinar will be held in English. Free! Everyone welcome! Speaker: Mariska Leeflang, PhD, Assoc. Prof. - Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam. Register here 

Mastering Evidence-Based Medicine: Exploring Symptom Relief with Cochrane Library
Date: 27 June (Check in your time zone)
This webinar is primarily targeted to clinicians who may refer to the Cochrane Library in search of evidence-based interventions. It will help the audience to appreciate the methodology used to develop a Cochrane systematic review and explain how they can be applied in clinical practice. Register here. 

Risk of Bias 2 Workshop
Date: 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
Date: 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.

Global Evidence Summit
Date: 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
Date: 30 September, Edinburgh, Scotland
The biggest academic-led conference on clinical trials methodology. More information and website.


Systematic Review course by Cochrane Belgium
Date: 9 - 11 October at Leuven, Belgium
Cochrane Belgium is pleased to announce that registration is open for our 3-day course on Cochrane Systematic Reviews of Interventions. This course will teach you all about the different steps to take in order to perform a high-quality, methodologically sound and reliable literature overview. This hands-on course consists of plenary sessions and workshops. Participants get hands-on experience with all review steps. There is ample time to discuss individual problems of ongoing (Cochrane) review projects with the instructors. Learn more and register here

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

Virtual GRADE Guideline Development Workshop
Date: 30 October - 1 November 11:00 EDT (view in your timezone)
This fully online workshop will take place over three days: October 30 - November 1, 2024, beginning each day at 11am Eastern Daylight Time and features a special focus on GRADE for prognosis and risk prediction models. Additional pre-workshop courses on Systematic Reviews and Guideline Fundamentals for Panel Members and Organization Staff will be held the day prior, Tuesday, October 29, from 5-8pm EDT. Additional access to INGUIDE Level 1 and 2 certification available. Register here 


Introduction to Systematic Reviews in Health (Interactive live course held over two mornings on Zoom)
Date: 5 November 2024 and 12 November 2024 09:00 – 13:00 (view in your timezone)
This live online course is delivered by Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC).
It is for anyone planning or currently doing a systematic review, or anyone curious about how reviews are done and what makes them systematic.  More Information and to book

GRADE for interventions
Date: 22 November online
We will focus on the GRADE approach for interventions. The course consists of plenary lectures on how to assess the certainty of evidence and how to formulate a recommendation based on an evidence profile. Participants get hands-on experience using small-sized workshops. There will be ample room for questions. This course is organized by the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Cebam) in collaboration with Cochrane Belgium, WOREL and Domus Medica. Learn more and register here



The Tenth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
Date: 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

GIN 2025 Conference
16-19 September 2025, Geneva, Switzerland 

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

6 June 2024