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


Introduction to systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA)
Date: 27 February 10:00 - 17:00 (check the event in your timezone)
Free webinar with in-person option hosted by Cochrane India. View the agenda and register here

20th GRADE Workshop: focus on hazard ratios and time-to-event outcomes
Date: 28 February - 1 March 2024, Denver, Colorado, USA
This online workshop will take place at the Magnolia Hotel Downtown Denver in Denver, Colorado, USA over three days: February 28-March 1, 2024. Additional pre-workshop courses on Systematic Reviews and Guideline Fundamentals for Panel Members and Organization Staff will be held the morning of the first day. Participants will learn how to develop focused clinical questions, rate the certainty of evidence using the GRADE approach, and formulate clear and actionable recommendations within a guideline. A special topics session on working with hazard ratios and time-to-event outcomes will round out the three-day course. The workshop is a combination of large-group didactic sessions and small-group hands-on experiential learning. 15% discount available using code EARLYBIRD at checkout through January 9th. 15% discounts also available to groups of 2 or more and to students and research fellows at any time. Contact mail@evidencefoundation.org for group and student discount code. Register at www.gradeconf.org

Cochrane Qualitative Methodological Limitations Tool (CAMELOT)
Date: 29 February 2024 12:00 – 1:00 UTC (check the event in your timezone)
In this webinar we will introduce the Cochrane Qualitative Methodological limitations Tool (CAMELOT). We will discuss how it was developed and go through a short example of how it can be applied. More information and to register click here


Cochrane's 2024 International Women’s Day Event 
Date: 8 March 10:00 - 11:00 EST (view in your time zone)
The 2024 IWD event is being organized and hosted by Cochrane's talented Cochrane US Mentees. This marks the third cohort through the Cochrane Mentoring program and the third IWD event. Hailing from 21 different countries, participants range from students to early career professionals, all poised for a bright future within Cochrane. Free registration - open to everyone!

Missing Nordic Trials: how can we avoid research waste, and meet ethical standards?
Date: March 15th - 10 AM (CET)
Hosted by Cochrane Norway, the Cochrane People, Health Systems, and Public Health Thematic Group, Cochrane Sweden, Cochrane Denmark, and others. More information and Zoom link

The problems with systematic reviews: updates on a living systematic review
Date: 21 March 14:00pm – 15:00pm UTC (check the event in your timezone)
This webinar will present an overview of the living systematic review of the problems with systematic reviews (www.systematicreviewlution.com) including its aim, methods and findings. Recent observations about the current update to the review will also be discussed. The underlying reasons that are likely contributing to the problems identified will be discussed as well as potential solutions and recommendations. More information and to register, click here


Danish EBM Network Symposium
Date: April 8, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presentations will cover GRADE for translation of evidence, knowledge translation, and inclusion in clinical trials vs clinical practice. There will be lots of time for networking. Participation in the symposium is free of charge with an optional dinner afterwards.
Full program and registration 

A joint meeting of Cochrane Skin and the European Dermato-Epidemiology Network (EDEN)
Date: 22-24 April 2024, Paris
The final program will be available in December 2023 to give you a full overview of the planned sessions and presentations. You will have the opportunity to share your research and findings by submitting abstracts for oral presentations. The abstract submission website will be accessible from 1 December 2023, and the submission deadline is set for 15 March 2024. More information here

Developing a title proposal for a Cochrane review
Date: 25-26 April 2024 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This one and a half day workshop is designed to help potential authors develop a Title Proposal for a new Cochrane review. The workshop guide potential authors on how to select a topic for a Cochrane review and how to convert this into a Title Proposal that is suitable for submission to the Cochrane Central Editorial Service. More information and registration here.


Integrating the findings of a QES with the findings of a Systematic Review of Effectiveness
Date: 16 May 2024 13:00 UTC+1 (view in your timezone)
In this webinar Katy will illustrate a wide range of different options for integrating QES and intervention evidence, drawing on real integration examples. Through these examples Katy will illustrate the diversity of integration methods and tools and critically examine their strengths and limitations. More information and to register, click here

Introduction to Cochrane Methodology
Date: 27-31 May 2024
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 Conference on Research Integrity
Date: 2-5 June 2024, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC), Greece
More information and registration here

What Works: Climate Solutions Summit
Date: 9-12 June 2024, Berlin
'Synthesizing evidence for effective and equitable climate solutions' Cochrane is an official partner. Abstracts open until Jan 31 2023

Living Guidelines – The process, benefits and challenges of maintaining high currency recommendations in clinical care
Date: 20 June 2024 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
Date: 25-27 June 2024, 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 2024, 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
Date: 28 June 2024, 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 


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

Global Evidence Summit
Date: 10-13 September with satellite Meetings on 9 September 2024
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. 


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

23 February 2024