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Seeking Senior Research Assistant for NIHR Cochrane IBD Project - Preston, UK
Hours: Part time (0.5 FTE)Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 monthsClosing Date: 15th January 2018Interview Date: TBCThe School of Medicine at theUniversity of Central Lancashire wishes to appointtwo Senior Research Assistants to support the research and knowledge transfer activities of Dr Morris Gordon. The main research interests of Dr Morris Gordon are systematic review and evidence synthesis, in post clinical and educational contexts. The post holder will undertake Cochrane systematic reviews as part of an NIHR funded project under the direction of Dr Gordon.With experience of systematic review work and specific Cochran...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 5 with Paul Glasziou
Episode 5: Professor Paul GlasziouProfessor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Bond University, Robina, Queensland, Australia;and part-time General PractitionerPaul Glasziou (aka The Surfing Professor) joins Ray this week to share insights from his stellar career as both a family doctor in Brisbane and a global evidence guru at Oxford and Bond Universities. He explores big picture health issues like overdiagnosis, overtreatment and the implications of genomic testing, alongside important questions for our everyday health - like how you can find and use evidence and put it to good use when visiting or choosing your own doctor or s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Junior Software Developer - Western Europe location
Specifications: Full TimeLocation: any Western Europe location considered; Copenhagen, Denmark preferredApplication Closing Date: Friday 15 December 2017This is a challenging and interesting opportunity for a junior developer to contribute to a non-profit organisation with a social mission to improve health care for everyone.Job description: You will be based in Cochrane ’s Informatics and Knowledge Management Team, and you will work in the team responsible for web applications and web services for Cochrane systematic review production software. These tools are central to Cochrane’s new review production ecosys...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh: Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibition opportunities
The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by  Cochrane UK. Cochrane ’s annual colloquia is a truly international event, attracting up to 1300 delegates from across the world. It’s a great opportunity for delegates and organizations attending, to network and learn more about the latest in evidence-based practice.The theme for 2018 is:Cochrane for all: Better evidence for better health decisionsThis will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all parts of the wor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Germany Foundation officially established
On October 26 2017, the independent and non-profit Cochrane Germany Foundation (Cochrane Deutschland Stiftung, CDS) was officially established with an office in Freiburg. The German Federal Ministry of Health will support the foundation with an amount of up to one Million Euro annually to ensure that the activities of Cochrane Germany can pursue permanently.On November 9, the German Minister of Health said:“We need independent research that persistently and scientifically questions study results and that provides us with reliable information about the best-possible treatment methods. That is why I called on the Feder...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks new Community Support team - Flexible location
Posts: Community Support Officers and Senior Community Support OfficerLocation: FlexibleSpecifications: Full time/part time. Multiple positions. Permanent contract (subject to probationary period and location). Secondments welcome.Closing date for applications: Friday, 8th December 2017ContextExperienced and friendly support staff are invited to be part of Cochrane ’s new Community Support team. This team will present a friendly, supportive and efficient point of contact for the Cochrane community, responding to queries covering a broad range of areas including software (e.g. Archie, RevMan), membership, training, we...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 4 with Jimmy Volmink
EPISODE 4: PROFESSOR JIMMY VOLMINKProfessor of Epidemiology, Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa& Founding Director of Cochrane South AfricaProfessor Jimmy Volmink joins Ray to trace an extraordinary personal and professional journey that defied the odds. From his childhood with little educational opportunity in apartheid South Africa to a stellar international research career, he shares the critical moments, chance meetings and inspiring influences that have shaped his life and work.  Jimmy's journey reflects the incredible social, political and human rights struggles of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Health Organization uses Cochrane evidence in breastfeeding guideline
The World Health Organization's latest breastfeeding guideline,  Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, has been published.This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion, and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, as a public health intervention.  It features evidence from 16 Cochrane Reviews; 7 Reviews fromCochrane Neonatal and 9 fromCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth.  View the WHO guideline and view the evidence included.Related resources:  E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group seeks part-time Information Specialist (Manchester, UK)
ClosingDate:  16/11/2017Duration: 1 December 2017 until 31 March 2020Hours Per Week: 0.6 FTESalary: £31,604 to £38,833 pro rata per annum according to experienceLocation:  Oxford Road, ManchesterThe Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group wishes to recruit a part-time Information Specialist. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills to support the production of systematic reviews in the field of orthopaedic trauma.You will be a graduate with a strong health information background.   A qualification in librarianship, informatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
Cochrane Austria,Cochrane Russia, andCochrane Sweden joined forces to  deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice Rector for Innovation, Andrey Artemyev, officially opened the workshop and gave a warm welcome to participants on behalf of the Rector of Kazan Federal University, Ilshat Gafurov.The theme of the workshop was   'Cochrane systematic reviews: from protocol to review - logistics ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New Cochrane Library Special Collection: Yoga for improving health and well-being
Yoga originated thousands of years ago in India as an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual practice based on ancient Vedic philosophy, and is connected to Ayurveda, the system of traditional Indian medicine. During the 20th century, yoga became increasingly recognised outside India, and over the past decades it has continued to grow in popularity worldwide as system for promoting health and well-being. While modern yoga often focuses on physical poses and is sometimes thought of as a type of exercise, the practice usually incorporates one or more of the mental or spiritual elements that are traditionally part of yoga...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 3 with Lisa Bero
Lisa Bero, a former Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, says public will increasingly demand less wining and dining, more independence  from health professionals  Global authority on research integrity and industry bias in science Professor Lisa Bero has called for greater recognition of industry influence in science, followinglast week ’s revelations that Australiannurses, dietitians, and pharmacists are receiving millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies.‘All around the world this is a problem because physicians and other health professionals to some extent have this e...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Edge Hill University seeks Senior Research Associate/Systematic Reviewer - West Lancashire, UK
Closing date for applications: Sunday 12 November 2016Edge Hill University is looking for an experienced Senior Research Associate to work on an integrative, mixed-methods systematic review on respite care and short breaks for young adults with complex health conditions funded by the National Institute for Health Research. You will work with a team from Edge Hill University, University of Bangor, and Lancaster University.For complete information on the position and how to apply, please see thefull job posting. Tuesday, October 31, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Cochrane Public Health seeks Research Associate/Information Scientist - Glasgow, UK
Job title: Research Associate – Information ScientistClosing date:  26th November 2017Position Type:  Full TimeSalary Range:  £34,520 - £38,833Job PurposeWe are delighted to be advertising this full timepost for an information scientist to provide professional and technical support to meet the information science needs of theMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU),University of Glasgow andCochrane Public Health (CPH).  Specifically, the postholder will provide specialist information science support for a wide range of research projects conducted across the MRC/CSO SPHSU ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking an Associate Editor to work with its Review Networks
Post: Associate EditorLocation: FlexibleSpecifications:  Full time/part-time. Permanent contract, subject to 6-month probationary periodSalary: Up to £45,000 dependent on skills and experienceClosing date for applications:  30th November 2017 ContextCochrane is creating eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of these thematic Networksprovides an exciting opportunity for experts in the field to join Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Office Manager - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: Up to £30,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 20/11/2017Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.This role is an exciting opportunity to use yo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Office Manger - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: Up to £30,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 20/11/2017Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.This role is an exciting opportunity to use yo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking external committee member for the Bill Silverman Prize
The Bill Silverman Prize is awarded to acknowledge explicitly the value of criticism of Cochrane, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions. It is awarded every year at the Cochrane Colloquium.We are seeking someone external to Cochrane, to join the Bill Silverman Prize Committee. Deadline: 30 November.“Cochrane’s mission is to provide accessible and credible information to support informed decision-making. Therefore, Cochrane values const...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 2 with Dr Allen Frances
Leading US psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances today warns of the increasing dangers of  over-medicalisation and overdiagnosis in Australia and around the world, saying ‘people are way too frightened of disease, and way too little frightened of the treatments for disease.’Described as one of world's most prominent psychiatrists, Dr Allen Frances recently made headlines for the controversial claim that'Donald Trump isn't mad, we are'. In a new episode of Australian podcast  The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan, he shares the thinking behind this now infamous statement and goes on to look at the increasingl...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Research Project Lead for NIHR Cochrane IBD Project – Preston, UK
Hours:Full time (1.0 FTE)Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 monthsGrade: I ( £41,709 to £48,327)Closing Date:19 November 2017Interview Date: 21 December 2017The School of Medicine wishes to appoint a Research Project Lead who will be based at UCLan Preston Campus, but will be expected to work collaboratively with the wider study team internationally employing IT solutions to achieve this. This role will involve core Cochrane systematic reviewing, together with leadership, coordination and dissemination activities. The post holder will work closely with other researchers, as well as the CI. There will be a signif...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Covidence Community Manager - flexible location in North America
Specifications:0.4 – 0.8 Full Time Equivalent. Secondment or contracted engagements are able to be negotiated.Salary: D.O.ELocation: Flexible (remote)Application Closing Date:Friday November 3rd, 2017  Covidence is seeking to grow our user engagement and support team with a North American based Community Manager. For more details and to apply, please go tohttp://bit.ly/2ifBldq or emailhello@covidence.org.   You will work to understand user needs, support users in their experience using Covidence, manage major institutional accounts, and contribute to the design and development of Covidence. Working wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Croatia translates Special Collection on Breastfeeding
Every year World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in Croatia, and to commemorate this year ’s theme ‘Sustaining breastfeeding together’,Cochrane Croatia took on the challenge of translating Cochrane ’sSpecial Collection on Breastfeeding.  Volunteers from Cochrane Croatia and their partner organisation, Croatia Association of Lactation Consultants, translated all 19 Cochrane Plain Language Summaries in the ‘Enabling breastfeeding for mothers and babies’ Special Collection. This Cochrane Special Collection  has been developed to bring the best available evidence on effective...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Communications and External Affairs Co-ordinator - Flexible location
Specifications:  1 FTESalary:  Competitive  Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: Monday 13 November 2017Cochrane ’s Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) seeks a Communications and External Affairs Co-ordinator to provide effective and efficient general administrative support services to CEAD, develop and implement Cochrane’s external affairs and fund-raising proposals, and to help co-ordi nateour already established communications activities along with supporting Cochrane’s annual events calendar.  Key Tasks:Communications planning support and responsi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Information Specialist - Common Mental Disorders, York, UK
Based at: University of York - Heslington Campus, UKHours of Work: Part-timeSalary:  £31,604 - £38,832 reduced pro rataApply by: 3 November 2017Following their move to the  University of York, the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group are seeking to recruit a part-time Information Specialist, based in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.You will be educated to degree level with a qualification in librarianship, information science, health sciences or a related subject or equivalent experience are essential. You will have a strong health information background with experience of de...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Information Specialist - Cochrane Mental Disorders, York, UK
Based at: University of York - Heslington Campus, UKHours of Work: Part-timeSalary:  £31,604 - £38,832 reduced pro rataApply by: 3 November 2017Following their move to the  University of York, the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group are seeking to recruit a part-time Information Specialist, based in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.You will be educated to degree level with a qualification in librarianship, information science, health sciences or a related subject or equivalent experience are essential. You will have a strong health information background with experience of de...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Centre for Health Policy seeks Researcher/Senior Researcher - Johannesburg, South Africa
The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a South African health systems and policy research unit based in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. CHP employs a multi-disciplinary group of public health and social scientists and offers a dynamic environment in which to conduct cutting-edge health systems and policy research that strongly encourages writing for publication. The Centre provides opportunities for engagement in South African health sector policy and as well as international academic consortia. CHP has an established national and international reputation.Website: http://www...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast launches
The Recommended Dose launches today with one of the world ’s most influential doctors, BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee calling for a move away from drug company-funded science – towards a more independent evaluation of medicines.Multi-award-winning journalist and health researcher Dr  Ray Moynihan today launched a compelling new podcast series produced by Cochrane Australia.‘This new series tackles the big questions in health and offers new insights  evidence and ideas from some of the world’s most fascinating and prolific researchers, writers and thinkers,’ says Ray. ‘Its aim...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Methodologist - Cochrane Eyes and Vision, Maryland, USA
Sr. Research Data AnalystSalary: $50,956-$70,095Status: Full Time,  Monday – Friday 37.5 hrs.School: Bloomberg School of Public HealthDepartment: EpidemiologyLocation: School of Public HealthLocation: Baltimore, MD, USAThis position is with theCochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) US Project. Primary duties include providing methodological support for the production of systematic reviews of interventions to prevent and treat eye disease and visual impairment and coordinating the activities of CEV systematic reviews conducted by US-based ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other vision researchers.As a methodologist, th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Professorship - University of Freiburg, Germany
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg and the  Cochrane Germany Foundation (CDS) invites applications for a Cochrane Professorship (W 3) for Evidence in Medicine  as soon as possible. The future holder of the position will represent the subject in research and teaching and will be the director of the Institute for Evidence in Medicine (for Cochrane Germany Foundation). The appointment for the Professorship follows the “Berliner Modell”. Furthermore the appointee will be the scientific director of the CDS and board member. A research focus on systematic reviews, methods of evi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking a new generation of senior leaders for its vibrant Review Networks
Specifications:  Maximum of 0.2 FTESalary: Competitive  Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 13 November 2017ContextCochrane is creating eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of these thematic Networks provides an exciting opportunity for experts in the field to join Cochrane ’s new editorial leadership and help the organization deliver its Strategy to 2020 objectives.Cochrane is delighted to announce that we ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Editorial Assistant and Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care, Oxford, UK
Main Area: Pain MangementHours: Full time, 37.5 hours per weekLocation: Oxford, UKSalary:£26,565 to £35,577 per annumClosing: 19 October 2017Interviews: 20 November 2017We would like to invite applications for this interesting and challenging opportunity to support the day-to-day running of the editorial office, and to contribute to the development of Cochrane systematic reviews in the field of pain, and palliative and supportive care.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS) is part of Cochrane. This is an international network of individuals and organisations committed to preparin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane Airways, London, UK
Salary:£32,548 to £38,883 plus London Allowance of £3,027Type: Fixed TermClosing Date: Monday 23 October 2017Interview Date: Wednesday 01 November 2017We are looking for a full-time systematic reviewer to join Cochrane Airways for three years to undertake a set of reviews about respiratory conditions. The reviews will use diverse methods and will be conducted in conjunction with the editorial team, international authors, the NIHR Complex Review Support Unit and NICE.The successful candidate will be a graduate with experience in and enthusiasm for systematic review. The post-holder will be familiar with re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane launches new centre for best available healthcare evidence in Argentina
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of  Cochrane Argentina, a new Cochranecentre with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making throughout Argentina.Cochrane Argentina consists of three institutions working in collaboration: Instituto de Efectividad Cl ínica y Sanitaria (IECS, Buenos Aires), Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano (IUHI, Buenos Aires) and Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales (CREP, Santa Fe).Cochrane Argentina will promote evidence-based decision making in health care by supporting and training new local authors of Cochra...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Managing Editor - Common Mental Disorders Group, York UK
Based at: University of York - Heslington CampusHours of work: Full-timeContract status: Fixed termSalary:£38,832 - £47,772 Per yearApply by: 29/10/2017Applications are invited for the post of Cochrane Managing Editor for the Common Mental Disorders Group within the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York.You will have experience of international research management or scientific/medical publishing. With knowledge of the scientific methods used in health-related research and systematic reviews, you will be able to lead the management and publishing aspects of the CMD Group. Your knowledge...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Cochrane Systematic Review Research Fellow - Cochrane Common Mental Disorders, York, UK
Based at: University of York - Heslington Campus, UKHours of work: Full or part-time  Contract status: Fixed termSalary:£31,604 - £38,832 per yearApply by: 29/10/2017Applications are invited for a Grade 6 Systematic Review Research Fellow based at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York to work primarily on Cochrane reviews.You will be a key member of the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders (CMD) editorial team, working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to deliver CMD systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects, often to tight deadlines. You will contribute to a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
happens every October and is a month which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about  the disease. Cochrane Breast Cancer's objective is to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about the prevention, early detection, treatments, follow-up care, and supportive practices for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Their Cochrane Reviews continue to be an integral part of national and international clinical best practice guidelines and their development of Plain Language Summaries provide evidence topolicymakers and members of the ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

More than 1300 people from 75 countries gathered for the first ever Global Evidence Summit
We hope you enjoyed the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town.   Your feedback is important, please fill in our short survey on your experiences of the event here: surveymonkey.com/r/GESummitThe Global Evidence Summit was the first time that  Cochrane, The Campbell  Collaboration,  Guidelines International Network,  International Society for  Evidence-based Health Care, and  Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this premiere event in evidence-based policy.The theme of the Summit was‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aimed to advan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Students contributing to the impact of Cochrane
Students and teachers play an important  role in Cochrane. They are involved in educating the next generation of healthcare professionals about evidence-based medicine,  directly contributing to a global effort of identifying health evidence, to translating Cochrane evidence in 14 different languages. Hanna Martikainen conducts PhD research at Paris Diderot University on the French-language translation of Cochrane Systematic Review abstracts. Having previously worked as a translation coordinator and post-editor forCochrane France, she now teaches a class in post-editing medical LSP at the Department of Cross...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Alzheimer's Day: 21 September
World Alzheimer ’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia, know someone with dementia, or may be looking ahead to our own futures, perhaps wondering what we could do to avoid or delay developing dementia ourselves. There are also many working in health and social care, and numerous third sectororganisations, looking after...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane at the forefront of training in conducting systematic reviews
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of its new, online introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions.As part of the launch of Cochrane ’s new online learning programme,Cochrane Interactive Learning, Cochrane authors and other producers of systematic reviews from across the world will be able to access self-directed learning on framing a review, searching for studies, risk of bias assessment, meta-analysis, GRADE and the complete systematic review process, developed by world-leading experts in systematic review methods.Cochrane Interactive Learning is a new offer...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Announcing Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018: a Patients Included health research conference
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health will be holding the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland from 15th to 18th September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK.The theme of the Colloquium will be:‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’This will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all parts of the world and from all backgrounds. One of the key aims is to increase the involvement of patients, carers and family...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Everyone is welcome! Announcing the opening of a wider world for Cochrane
I am delighted to announce a new initiative that I believe will transform Cochrane as an evidence-producing and knowledge-diffusing organization. Today, we are proud to launch our newCochrane Membership scheme, making it easier than ever before for anyone from anywhere in the world to become a part of our global community of supporters and collaborators passionate about improving healthcare decisions.The Cochrane Membership scheme will enable us to grow our collaboration, attracting many new people with a wider range of experience and  skills into our work, and allowing us to recognize their contributions and sustain ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Specialist Director – Evaluation of Health Interventions, Oslo Norway
Are you interested in developing a knowledge organisation working for better health in Norway and globally?We are seeking a specialist director responsible for the evaluation of interventions in the health, care and welfare services.The specialist director will be responsible for developing the field of evaluation of interventions in the Division for Health Services, including systematic reviews, health technology assessments (HTAs) and health economic analyses. The specialist director will be responsible for many of the division's and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's external activities in these fields, includin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane ’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by theCochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit theFast Track information page.Key findings:A newCochrane Overview has identified effective and safe clinician-focussed interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care.The authors found that point-of-care CRP testing, procalcitonin-guided management and shared decision making probably ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Welcome to the 2017 Global Evidence Summit
A very warm welcome to Cape Town! We look forward to welcoming more than 1400 people from at least 67 countries to the first ever Global Evidence Summit.The Global Evidence Summit will be the first time that  Cochrane,  The Campbell Collaboration,  Guidelines International Network,  International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and  Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this premiere event in evidence-based policy.The theme of the Summit is ‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aims to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the wo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group releases priority setting report
The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group, based at the University of Oxford in the UK, is one of the oldest groups working on Cochrane Reviews. It has produced dozens of these during the last two decades and in 2016, it embarked on a project to identify the top priorities for future research into tobacco control.  The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group's research prioritization exercise involved more than 300 people and identified a total of 183 unanswered questions in tobacco control through two online surveys and an Oxford-based workshop. It identified 24 priority questions, grouped into eight priority themes. This new se...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane announces a three-year agreement to establish a Cochrane Russian Associate Centre at the Kazan Federal University
Cochrane Russia was established at the Kazan Federal University in 2014 and was soon assigned as the national coordinating center for Cochrane. Partnering together they have launched two master programs (in evidence-based medicine and pharmacology), held several international conferences,a national round-table of evidence based medicine, courses  for new systematic reviewers, and published many systematic reviews. An agreement has been recently signed that will have Kazan Federal Univerity hosting Cochrane Russia for the next three years.Cochrane CEO, Mark Wilson said: “I’m delighted to sign this three-yea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news