The Thomas C Chalmers Award - 2018 Award Winner, Leonie Van Grootel

TheThomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the bedside, at professional meetings, in class or in situations pertaining to his own life. His creativity spanned his entire career, influencing clinicians and methodologists alike. He is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomise the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomise patients than to treat them in the absence of good evidence. In his later years, in arguably his most important work, Tom and his colleagues showed that, had information from RCTs been systematically and cumulatively synthesised, important treatments such as thrombolytic therapy for myocardial infarction would have been recognised as useful much earlier.For more information on the prize eligibilty and criteria, visit theColloquium Prize page. Thecall for abstracts is open and the deadline for submission is 12 April 2019. Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are invited in areas relevant to the work of Cochrane as well as evidence-based practice, policy, methodology, and advocacy.In 2018, the winner of best short oral presentation winner was Leonie Van Grootel for' Using Bayesian information for matchinig qualitative and quantative sources in a mixed studies review ' .We spoke to Leonie on what winning the Thomas ...
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