Upcoming events

A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences

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Early Career Professionals - Upcoming activities
If you are interested in attending any Early Career Professional events, please see their most up-to-date event schedule here.

June

Cochrane Governing Board Meeting
Date
: 22 June 2022

The future of evidence synthesis in Cochrane webinar
Date:
23 June 2022
Learn more and ask questions in this interactive webinar. More information and registration.

The Nottingham Systematic Review Course - Nottingham, UK
Date:
28 June 2022 to 1 July 2022
This course, organised by the University of Nottingham, 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.
No prior knowledge is required, though to maximise your learning, you are asked to have considered the topic (PICO) of your own review prior to the course.

What will you learn?

  • Identify and Clarify your Review Questions
  • Understand and Develop Search Strategies
  • Manage the Results of Systematic Searches
  • Extract Data and Assess the Risk of Bias of Included Studies
  • Understand and carry out the Syntheses of Data Extracted, Apply the Methodology
  • Conduct Reviews Independently.

For general enquiries, please email MS-NSRC@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk. For course content enquiries, please email jun.xia@nottingham.ac.uk External link for further information & registration

July

Interpreting results of network meta-analyses: the GRADE minimally contextualized approach
Date:
July 5, 2022,  16:00 UTC
Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor McMaster University, co-chair GRADE working group, co-convenor Cochrane GRADEing methods group. Sign up here

Online Journal Club – What Makes a Good Rapid Review?
Date:
1 July 2022 to 1 March 2023
Rapid evidence reviews have emerged as a key form of evidence synthesis in the COVID-19 response, but they have limitations. McMaster University are organising a series of 90-minute sessions for healthcare consumers (patients, carers and the public) to learn how to recognise good health evidence.

Registration

Cochrane Council Meeting
Date
: 6 July 2022

The future of evidence synthesis in Cochrane webinar
Date:
7 July 2022
Learn more and ask questions in this interactive webinar. More information and registration.

Cochrane Governing Board Meeting
Date
: 13 July 2022

Prognosis Research in Healthcare: Concepts, Methods and Impact: (online workshop)
Date:
13 July 2022 to 15 July 2022 External link for further information and registration
This online course, organised by Keele University, is designed to introduce the key components and uses of prognosis research to health professionals and researchers, including:

  • a framework of four different prognosis research questions: overall prognosis, prognostic factors, prognostic models, and stratified medicine
  • key principles of study design and methods
  • interpretation of statistical results about prognosis
  • the use of prognosis research evidence at multiple stages on the translational pathway toward improving patient outcome
  • the limitations of current prognosis research, and how the field can be improved

The future of evidence synthesis in Cochrane webinar
Date:
21 July 2022
Learn more and ask questions in this interactive webinar. More information and registration.

August

The future of evidence synthesis in Cochrane webinar
Date:
4 August 2022
Learn more and ask questions in this interactive webinar. More information and registration.

Cochrane Governing Board Meeting
Date:
16 August 2022

The future of evidence synthesis in Cochrane webinar
Date:
18 August 2022
Learn more and ask questions in this interactive webinar. More information and registration.

September

The future of evidence synthesis in Cochrane webinar
Date:
1 September 2022
Learn more and ask questions in this interactive webinar. More information and registration.

Writing a review protocol - good practice and common errors
Date
: September 1, 2022,  14:00 UTC
Nuala Livingstone, Associate Editor, Cochrane Evidence Production and Methods Directorate. Sign up here.

Introduction to preparing a Systematic Review (In-person course: Odense, Denmark)
Date
: 5 September 2022
This 1-day PhD course, organised by Cochrane Denmark, introduces participants to the core aspects of preparing a systematic review, including Cochrane reviews.
The overall aim is that participants upon attending the course will be able to identify the key elements of the process of preparing a systematic review, such as formulation of a review question, searching for- and selecting studies, assessing risk of bias, performing meta-analysis and grading the certainty of the evidence.
The course is mainly aimed at PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine at SDU but is also open for others to join.
External link to further information & registration A 4-day course is also available as an extension to this course.

Interpreting results of network meta-analyses: the GRADE minimally contextualized approach
Date:
July 5, 2022,  16:00 UTC
Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor McMaster University, co-chair GRADE working group, co-convenor Cochrane GRADEing methods group. Sign up here.

International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
Date
: 8-10 September 2022
Enhancing the quality and credibility of science. In person and online, register here

Updated GRADE guidance for imprecision rating using a minimally contextualized approach
Date
: September 13, 2022,  13:00 UTC
Dr. Linan Zeng, Guideline methodologist, McMaster University and West China Second University Hospital. Sign up here.

Cochrane Council Meeting
Date
: 14 September 2022

Cochrane Skin Annual Meeting
Date: 15 and 16 September 2022
More information here

Cochrane Governing Board Meeting
Date
: 21 September 2022

Searching clinical trials registers: guide for systematic reviewers
Date
: September 21, 2022,   08:00 UTC
Kylie Hunter, Senior Evidence Analyst & PhD candidate, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney Associate Convenor, Cochrane Prospective Meta-Analysis Methods Group.
Dr Anna Lene Seidler, Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney Co-Convenor, Cochrane Prospective Meta-Analysis Methods Group. Sign up here.

GIN Conference - Toronto, Canada,
Date:
21-24 September
More information here

October

Course on Cochrane reviews and other systematic reviews of medical interventions (In-person course: Odense, Denmark)
Date
: 3 October 2022 to 6 October 2022
This 4-day PhD course, organised by Cochrane Denmark, is an expansion to the 1-day introductory course to preparing a Systematic Review. Participants will be able to develop high quality, methodologically sound systematic review protocols of healthcare interventions after attending this course. External link for further information & registration

Cochrane Systematic Review course (In-person course: Leuven, Belgium)
Date:
11-13 October 2022
This 3-day course, organized by Cochrane Belgium, teaches participants the different steps to take in order to perform a high-quality, methodologically sound and reliable (Cochrane) systematic review. More information and registration.

Cochrane Governing Board Meeting
Date:
12 October 2022

What Works Global Summit 2022: Recovery and resilience in crisis
Date:
18-20 October 2022
Submit an abstract for the What Works Global Summit (WWGS 2022). The conference is for people who are interested in impact evaluations and evidence synthesis. The organisers, Campbell UK & Ireland and the Campbell Collaboration, encourage authors to think about relevance to themes such as role of partnerships and engagement in evaluation, equity and  diversity, and knowledge translation and exchange. The deadline for submissions is 27 June.

Webinar: Equity, diversity and inclusion in Cochrane and Campbell systematic reviews, presented by Dr Vivian Welch
Date:
2 – 3pm, 27th October
To register, go to the ESI Training and Webinars

 

November

Cochrane Council Meeting
Date
:9 November 2022

Cochrane Governing Board Meeting
Date
: 16 November 2022

Cochrane Connects - 90-minute Community Catch Up
Date:
 22 November 2022
Location: Online
Hosted by: Cochrane
These meetings will be an opportunity to connect with the Community and will include important strategic updates, as well as information from the Council or other Groups constituents. The agenda for these meetings will be finalized closer to each meeting.

Cochrane South Africa National Symposium
Date:
22 - 23 November 2022 Save the date!

October 14, 2021