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    Dear Colleagues,   In our last message for 2020, we are pleased to let you know that the Governing Board has approved the Plan & Budget for the Charity in 2021.    This Plan & Budget has been developed during the transition between Strategy to 2020 and the finalization of the new organizational ‘Strategic Framework’ which will be completed…
    December 23 2020
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    Many thanks to those who attended Cochrane’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held virtually on December 16. Nearly 400 participants joined online. All Resolutions proposed at the meeting were passed by the members. The record of votes is available here. A recording of the meeting is available here and below. 00:00 Welcome and Introduction…
    December 22 2020
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    Congratulations to Sophie Hill, Winner of 2020 Anne Anderson Prize The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually. Who was Anne Anderson? Anne…
    December 16 2020
  • Joy Oliver
    "It is a great privilege and honour to be awarded the Chris Silagy prize. For me, there is no greater acknowledgement for the work we do than this incredible award, which I will forever treasure. I would like to thank those who nominated me. I did not get the opportunity to meet Chris but the Chris Silagy prize speaks to who he was. Only a great…
    December 16 2020
  • Nishant Jaiswal
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    December 16 2020
  • Livia
    William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat contradictory responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and…
    December 16 2020
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    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Helen Worthington, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Oral Health. Can you please tell us about yourself? I arrived at the University of Manchester in 1973 to…
    December 16 2020
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    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Chris Eccleston, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive Care (PaPaS). Can you tell us about yourself? I am a professor of pain…
    December 16 2020
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    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Chris Cates, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Airways. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?  In February 1995, whilst I was working on a portfolio learning…
    December 16 2020
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    Coordinating Editors (Co-Eds) are key leadership figures within Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), providing technical and content expertise to guide review production and evidence synthesis activities undertaken in their group. In 2020, several Coordinating Editors, who are retiring from their Co-Ed role in Cochrane, have been presented with Emeritus…
    December 16 2020
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    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Bernd Richter, who is retiring as Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders. Can you tell us about yourself? I started my medical career in…
    December 16 2020
  • Anne Schilder, a white woman with black-framed glasses and short curly hair, smiles at the camera
    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Anne Schilder, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Ear, Nose, and Throat. Can you tell us about yourself? I am a professor of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and…
    December 16 2020
  • Richard Wormald, a white man with white hair and a white goatee, looks at the camera while standing in front of a presentation screen and wearing glasses
    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Richard Wormald, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Eyes and Vision. Can you tell us about yourself? I trained as an ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital…
    December 16 2020
  • Jim Neilson, a white man with short white hair, stands in front of mountains and an ornate gate with sunglasses on
    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Jim Neilson, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth. Could you please provide us with a short bio? Jim Neilson is Emeritus Professor of…
    December 16 2020
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    The Membership team in Cochrane's People Services Department are delighted to announce a new version of our Join Cochrane pages that lay out all the varied ways people can get involved with Cochrane’s work. At the heart of the new content are: Clear benefits of Cochrane Membership New involvement pathways for patients and carers and for students…
    December 14 2020
  • Cochrane Community connected globally against COVID-19
    In this Cochrane Community Blog, the Cochrane Knowledge Translation Department discusses the idea behind the ‘Cochrane COVID case stories’, how they were developed and what they hope for the future. A great deal of work has been completed by Cochrane in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the work involved in developing Cochrane…
    December 10 2020
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    Dear Colleagues, The 2020 financial and resource monitoring of Cochrane Groups is taking place from today, Wednesday 9 December 2020, to Sunday 31 January 2021. Monitoring of Cochrane Groups takes place annually. The information provided by Groups supports an organization-wide data-gathering exercise that gives a picture of Cochrane’s overall ‘…
    December 9 2020
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    The way we do training has needed to change in 2020 - more online training brings new challenges of how to keep participants engaged when they aren’t all sitting in the same room. In this Cochrane Community Blog, Mike Clarke talks about his experience of finding new and novel ways of engaging the participants of a recent online systematic review…
    December 7 2020
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    Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System recently launched an international priority setting exercise. Here, the Co-ordinating Editors, Dr Graziella Filippini and Dr Francesco Nonino, tell us about their experience with priority setting and plans for evaluation and implementation.  Why do you think it’s…
    December 7 2020
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    Being global and diverse has always been an important part of Cochrane. Currently, our global community of nearly 100,000 members and supporters come from over 130 countries worldwide. Our Principles highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the organization through the objectives Enabling Wide Participation, Promoting Access and…
    December 4 2020
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