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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, We hope this email finds you well and safe. We wanted to thank the co-chairs, presenters, roundtable participants, and attendees that joined us for the inaugural Cochrane Convenes. Yesterday’s open plenary session featured a diverse array of speakers offering keen insights and sharing recommendations from…
    October 15 2021
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief hosts an interactive webinar for the Cochrane Community. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from around the world. These…
    October 15 2021
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    Deadline extended--please test our template and provide feedback by the end of 2021! Making Cochrane evidence accessible and usable is a key aim of delivering Cochrane’s organizational mission, so communicating Cochrane evidence in plain language is becoming ever more important. It is also part of Cochrane’s mission to ensure that our evidence is…
    October 15 2021
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    Cochrane wants to welcome people, no matter who they are or where they live. The more varied perspectives we have, the better we can provide evidence to help inform health and healthcare decisions.   We have contributors, supporters and members from all over the world, but we know very little about our community and what is important to you. This…
    October 15 2021
  • Survey round-up
    A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month.        Feedback on Early Career Professional (ECP) Cochrane Groups' activities and eventsGeneral information: A brief survey to collect feedback about the events of our Cochrane ECP…
    October 15 2021
  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences For workshops and courses, please see the Training site listing.  To have your non-training event listed here or to let us know about a conference you are attending, please email Richard Devany at rdevany@cochrane.org  Early Career Professionals - Upcoming activities If you are interested…
    October 14 2021
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    Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of Cochrane Evidence Essentials modules in Russian Cochrane Evidence Essentials is an introduction to evidence-based medicine (EBM), clinical trials and Cochrane evidence. It was originally designed for healthcare consumers (patients, care givers, family members), policy makers, and members of the…
    October 12 2021
  • Cochrane Awards and Prizes - Nominations now open!
    Every year Cochrane recognizes members of its international Community with a range of Awards that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and those who have made a significant contribution to the organization. The winners of the 2021's Cochrane Awards will be announced…
    October 11 2021
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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleauges, You are invited to attend Cochrane's 2021 Annual General Meeting. As part of its legal constitution as a charity, Cochrane holds a public Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year. The AGM provides an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you about the…
    October 7 2021
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    Following a call for agenda items three weeks prior to the meeting, the agenda and papers for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on October 6 are now available to view online. The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the…
    October 5 2021
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    Dear Cochrane Members, Are you interested in serving as a Trustee on the Cochrane Governing Board? Five places on the Governing Board are currently up for election and you’re invited to stand.  These roles are open to any Cochrane Member who wants to be part of an international team leading Cochrane for the next three years, help to ensure it…
    October 4 2021
  • a woman sits at her desk and listents to a meeting while taking notes
    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief hosts an interactive webinar for Cochrane members and supporters. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from around the world.…
    September 28 2021
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    Today Cochrane has launched the Future Cochrane website which outlines how Cochrane might reimagine the way it produces evidence synthesis in the future. There are different options we could pursue; the Future Cochrane website presents one potential model for our community to consider. The site lays the model out graphically, with additional…
    September 28 2021
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    Dear Cochrane Members, Thank you for voting in the recent Cochrane Council elections! Agustín Ciapponi has been re-elected for an additional three-year term as an Author representative on the Cochrane Council. Agustín is an author on over 20 Cochrane Reviews and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He will continue his work alongside fellow…
    September 23 2021
  • Optimal methods for the use of ‘pain’ as an outcome in systematic reviews of postoperative pain management
    The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) Review Group was awarded a Cochrane Network Innovation Fund to produce expert guidance on how to manage pain as an outcome in systematic reviews of postoperative care. Co-ordinating Editor Dr Neil O’Connell and Managing Editor Anna Erskine from the PaPaS Group are pleased to present the…
    September 20 2021
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    The Join the Conversation webinars on September 9, hosted by the Co-Chairs of Cochrane’s Governing Board, Tracey Howe and Catherine Marshall, included a presentation from Cochrane’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Judith Brodie about our Strategy for Change, which lays out the strategic direction Cochrane is taking going forward. Cochrane’s Editor…
    September 14 2021
  • Cancellation of Cochrane Colloquium
    Dear colleagues, members, supporters, and friends, It is with considerable regret that Cochrane’s Governing Board announces the cancellation of Cochrane Colloquium Toronto which had been rescheduled for 11-14th September, 2022.   The Governing Board recently reviewed an options paper exploring a range of proposals for holding the planned…
    September 13 2021
  • stay in touch with Cochrane
    There’s a lot going on at Cochrane, and we have made some updates to our communications channels. Make sure you’re subscribed to stay on top of all we have going on! The Communications tab of your Cochrane Account is the place to go to check that your email address is up to date and that you’re opted in to communications from Cochrane.  You can…
    September 2 2021
  • Jack Nunn
    The Cochrane Council welcomes Jack Nunn, who was recently appointed to the Cochrane Consumer Network Executive and is now the Council member representing Cochrane Consumers.  Jack is the founder and Director of the not-for-profit education organisation ‘Science for All’, working to involve people in doing research by building partnerships between…
    August 31 2021
  • Sign up now open for methods surgery aimed at Cochrane staff and editors
    Cochrane's Methods Support Unit will lead a special web clinic on 11 November 2021 focussing on the practicalities of implementation faced by staff and editors and how issues relating to complexity, non-randomised studies of interventions and synthesis without meta-analysis can be tackled in different topic areas. The sessions will be run at…
    August 25 2021
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