Cochrane systematic review informs WHO guidelines, policy
Originally published in the Cornell ChronicleFolate is an essential B-vitamin that is needed for DNA synthesis and cell division. Folate deficiency can lead to anemia, and deficiency early in pregnancy can lead to neural tube defects – birth defects of the brain, spine and spinal cord, including spina bifida.A Cochrane systematic review on the benefits and safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and population health outcomes, led by scientists in the  Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, found that fortification with folic acid (the synthetic form of folate) may improve folate sta...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Cochrane Colloquium Challenge 2019 - That was emotional!
The Cochrane Crowd challenges are always fun. People from around the world log in toCochrane Crowd and assess titles and abstracts, deciding whether they are describing a randomised trial or not. Here ’s an example:It ’s slightly odd perhaps just how fun it is; how with every challenge the race towards the finish line is a guaranteed adrenalin rush. This latest challenge was no exception.We got off to a very strong start. Even just after two hours, I knew we ’d have to change the target of 48,000; by the halfway point we had already reached that. Picking a new target is always a slightly risky business. W...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

2019 virtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium wrap-up
All content remains freely available on theColloquium website and open to everyone!Cochrane ’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. The unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to thecancellation of our face-to face 2019 Colloquium and Cochrane ’s first virtual Colloquium.  Whilst we recognize our virtual meeting can never replace what we would have achieved together in-person in Chile, we believe that this unique week of c...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial -Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare: evidence for action on too much medicine
Medical excess threatens the health of individuals and the sustainability of health systems. The best available evidence demonstrates that reducing medical excess is very challenging and that there is a pressing need for more and broader work on how to move forward. A new editorial in the Cochrane Library examines these   issues and how the priorities and vision of  the new Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare field will address them.Read the new Cochrane Library Editorial,'Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare: evidence for action on too much medicine 'View the news item about the launch of Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Senior Human Resources Advisor
Specifications: PermanentSalary: c £40,000Location: London Office basedApplication Closing Date: 5 January 2020 Midnight GMTThis role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR to make a difference in the field of health care research.   You will be part of a small team providing a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for Cochrane and its subsidiaries.Your key areas of responsibility will be:Responsible for our recruitment and on-boarding processes from end to endLeads on workforce planning so that we can meet our future staffing needsKey responsibility for prom...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Senior Contracts Specialist (Maternity Cover) Part-time, flexible, remote working
Specifications: Part-time (0.4 – 0.6 FTE, flexible working pattern)Salary: £45,000 – 55,000 pro rataLocation: Remote (1-2 days a month in the London Office)Application Closing Date: 5th January 2020 (Midnight GMT)This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced research contracts negotiator to share their knowledge and hone their skills in a new environment.The Senior Contracts Specialist will maintain an effective contracts service for Cochrane, providing contracts support and advice to the Central Executive Team. They will be the first point of call for all legal queries; be accountable for ensur...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane China Network working groups meeting - November 2019
Cochrane China Network working groups had an informal meeting included in the 13th China Health Technology Assessment Forum, hosted by Prof Yingyao Chen (from Fudan University) on 17th November.Eight Cochrane China Network working groups reported their work on Cochrane and some achievements in health technology assessment Cochrane. Prof Jianping Liu (Beijing University of Chinese medicine) gave the opening session, and introduced Cochrane China network and the whole session.Prof Shiyao Chen, from Zhongshan hospital affiliated to Fudan University, talked about “The clinical decision on screening helicobacter pylori fo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago Meet-up in Malaysia!
There is no one place or office that is'Cochrane'. Our global network of members and supporters work together to achieve our strategic goals and are usually affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups based on their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location. This year ’svirtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium embodies this global and collaborative spirt! With five days of content organized around celebrating our diversity, we are gathering together as a Cochrane global community.Members ofCochrane Malaysia took this as an opportunity to bring some of their members in Malaysia together. On Tuesday 4 December they ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

A more rigorous conflict of interest policy is coming for Cochrane
Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library ’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in aBMJ opinion piece. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research and minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This commitment is reflected in our currentCommercial Sponsorship Policy which not only requires interests to be declared, it also rules that some conflicts will prevent authors from conducting Cochrane Reviews.   Although Cochrane’s currentconflict of interest policy is stricter tha...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane author ’s work acknowledged in NIHR co-production publication
Cochrane author, and joint Co-ordinating editor, Alex Pollock, of Glasgow Caledonian University has seen her ground-breaking work in co-producing a Cochrane review included in a new UK ’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE publication.Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke. Her innovative work was included inCo-production in Action Number Two, as an example of good practice in Co-production, published in November 2019 by INVOLVE. You can hear Alex talk about her work in a webinar recor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Launch of new Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare Field
Today, a new Cochrane entity, which will focus on tackling medical excess, launches at the annual Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Sydney.Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare will advocate and promote the use of evidence to ensure a more sustainable approach to healthcare.The new Cochrane Field aims to become a hub that will foster, support and coordinate research in collaboration with patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers and carers, positioning Cochrane as a place to acquire the latest and most reliable evidence on responding to challenges of sustainability in healthcare systems. Medical exc...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Friday's Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago content!
Welcome to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone ’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Friday's Content - Looking forwardToday we look ahead to 2020, the ways to get involved in Cochrane, and what the future holds for Cochrane.Today we have a video introducing the 2020 Colloquium in Toronto, a video from the Cochrane Early Career Professionals Group, and a video introducing Cochrane's Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser. We are also highlighting...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Thursday's Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago content!
Welcome to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone ’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Thursday's Content - Looking backToday we mark #ThrowBackThursday, Cochrane style! The content looks back over the past year, the past 25 years, and the importance of gathering as a community - either virtually or in person. Together we will reminisce about past Colloquiums, our achievements, and our many awards that are named after key Cochrane contributors. We will have a live Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Wednesday's Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago content!
Welcome to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone ’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Wednesday's Content - Embracing Methodological DiversityToday's content will reflect on the relevance of diverse review methodologies and how Cochrane is currently addressing the challenge of incorporating and developing these review methods. We have 3 special videos that will premerie giving a public health perspective, an overview of rapid reviews, and how Cochrane is currently embracin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Tuesday's Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago content!
Welcome to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone ’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Tuesday's ContentConsidering the important role Cochrane plays in providing high-quality evidence that serves a variety of stakeholders, this day will provide an opportunity for the Cochrane community to hear from representatives of various groups, including policy makers, clinicians, and civil society and consumers. Content will address how Cochrane evidence serves their group, and discu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Welcome to Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago!
Welcome to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!We are delighted to see everyone ’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.Daily themesWe have so much share with you - vitural posters, recorded oral presentations, and special content!To help organize the week, we are focusing on daily themes - you can get an overview here. At the top of the website in the blue navigation bar there are tabs for each day. Come to the website each day and engage with the content.Navigating the contentSpecial Content videos will ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis
We examined the research evidence that was available up to July 2018, and identified 10 relevant randomised trials, with a total of approximately 1,200 participants. The quality of evidence was moderate to low, with study limitations including participants knowing which treatment they were receiving and a large number of withdrawals from the trials.However, we were able to draw some conclusions. We found that among obese patients with psoriasis, dietary intervention with a low-calorie diet may reduce the severity of psoriasis, and probably improves their quality of life and reduces their body mass index, or BMI. Also, amon...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Dominican Republic
The Cochrane Library is now available in the Dominican Republic providing high quality, trusted health information for health decision makers.   The new Cochrane affiliate will be located at the Ministry of Health in Santo Domingo and will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care through dissemination of Cochrane evidence and enhancing the capacity to understand and use evidence synthesis in health policy decision-making. Cochrane Dominican Republic joins Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, careers and people interested in health. Cochrane works with col...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Counting down to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual Colloquium #CochraneSantiago - how you can join!
It ’s only a few days away - Virtual #CochraneSantiagoNext week is our first Virtual Colloquium and we are delighted to showcase the fabulous work of hundreds of Cochrane contributors.We look forward to welcoming you Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December and here ’s more information on how you can take part and hopefully answer some of your questions:How do I access Virtual #CochraneSantiago content?All content will be available on theColloquium website!   At the top of the home page, there is a menu-tab for each day of the Virtual Colloquium with that day’s theme. On each daily page, you can scroll ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Counting down to Cochrane ’s first ever Virtual #CochraneSantiago - how you can join!
It ’s only a few days away - Virtual #CochraneSantiagoNext week is our first Virtual Colloquium and we are delighted to showcase the fabulous work of hundreds of Cochrane contributors.We look forward to welcoming you Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December and here ’s more information on how you can take part and hopefully answer some of your questions:How do I access Virtual #CochraneSantiago content?All content will be available on theColloquium website!   At the top of the home page, there is a menu-tab for each day of the Virtual Colloquium with that day’s theme. On each daily page, you can scroll ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Reducing uncertainties in choosing first-line treatment in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. It accounts for approximately 2% of all cancers and is still considered incurable. For people with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), who are unsuitable for a procedure where damaged blood cells are replaced with healthy ones (stem-cell transplant), treatment is usually a multiple drug combination of bortezomib, lenalidomide, or thalidomide, plus melphalan and prednisolone (MP) or dexamethasone (D). Multiple drug combinations are approved for initial anti-myeloma therapy, however, access to these medicines is restricted in many countries worldwide.The Cochrane Review used n...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Explore the Virtual #CochraneSantiago Programme now!
All content will be freely available on theColloquium website and open to the entire Cochrane Community of members and supporters!Cochrane ’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. We are getting excited to share and interact with Virtual #CochraneSantiago content starting on Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December!Virtual #CochraneSantiago will highlight the overall theme of ‘Embracing Diversity’, with each day having daily themes. During the w...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. In most people, their own immune system will clear the HPV infection.HPV infection can sometimes persist if the immune system does not clear the virus. Persistent infection with some ‘high-risk’ strains of HPV can lead t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane in Practice - Dentistry
Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Practice’ series collects stories about clinical professionals using Cochrane evidence - the everyday healthcare professional making sure their patients and clients are getting the best care!Dental Student Nicole's story:Name: Nicole Meerah ElangoPosition: Second Year Dental Student at Peninsula Dental SchoolLocation: EnglandCochrane has been an invaluable resource throughou...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Common Mental Disorders partnership with the Mental Health Foundation
Cochrane Common Mental Disorders works in partnership with theMental Health Foundation. This partnership helps Cochrane to produce evidence that is relevant to people with everyday lived experience of common mental disorders. Our work with the Mental Health Foundation enables us to better understand what matters to people and to improve the ways we involve people with lived experience in what we are doing. Together we aim to put trusted evidence at the heart of health care decisions for people with common mental disorders.In June 2019 this partnership was officially launched by hosting an afternoon of debate and discussion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Indonesia ’s 2019 Symposium
Cochrane Indonesia hosted it ’s Symposium on 11-17 November 2019, in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Clinical Epidemiology.  The theme of the Cochrane Indonesia Symposium was ‘The Role of Evidence Synthesis on Clinical and Health Policy Decisions Making.’ They hosted several workshops and many international speakers including ones from Cochrane Australia, Cochrane Thailand, Cochrane Malaysia, KEMENRISDIKTI, INCLEN, and Universiteit Antwerpen Belgium.  The symposium aimed to provide an international multidisciplinary platform for discussion and debate among health care p...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

David Sackett Prize awarded to Sir Iain Chalmers
Dr David Sackett was an originator of clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. He contributed extensively to the development of research methods through his books and published articles, as well as through education and lectures at McMaster and around the world. Notably he turned clinical research into a scientifically sound and practical multidisciplinary “team sport,” and has changed for the better the quality of healthcare research and clinical practice. David was the first chair of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group in 1993.This year, theGIMBE Foundation established an award in memory of Da...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Join Cochrane Crowd for the Cochrane Colloquium Challenge 2019!
Cochrane Crowd are running a citation screening challenge to coincide with theVirtual Cochrane Santiago Colloquium! Help Cochrane Crowd reach 48,000 classifications in 48 hours and be amongst the first to try out the all new, shiny CINAHL task! Details on this and how to join in below.When is it running?Start: Wednesday 4th December at 11:00 am GMTFinish: Friday 6th December at 11:00am GMTYou can check what time that is for youhereHow much time do I have to commit?Of course, we ’d love you to do the whole 48 hours! Just kidding. Any contribution is welcomed, whether it be a few five-minute grabs or a more focused eff...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Join our virtual #CochraneSantiago, 2 - 6 December 2019 … here’s how you can participate
We are delighted to announce our plans for Cochrane ’s Virtual #CochraneSantiago which will be held online from 2-6 December 2019 and open to ALL Cochrane members and supporters.Cochrane ’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making.Whilst the recent, unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to thecancellation of our face-to face Colloquium this year,with the support of so many contributors, we are pleased to welcome the full community...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Join our virtual #CochraneSantiago, 2 - 6 December 2019 …here’s how you can participate
We are delighted to announce our plans for Cochrane ’s Virtual #CochraneSantiago which will be held online from 2-6 December 2019 and open to ALL Cochrane members and supporters.Cochrane ’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making.Whilst the recent, unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to thecancellation of our face-to face Colloquium this year,with the support of so many contributors, we are pleased to welcome the full community...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane supports AllTrials report on UK clinical trial transparency used as a basis for parliament evidence session
Cochrane recently supported an AllTrials report updating the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on rates of clinical trial reporting among universities and NHS trusts.The report, which used data from theEU Trials Tracker, updated the Committee on progress since it wrote to UK universities and NHS trusts in January 2019 urging them to fulfil their reporting requirement within six months.Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.Fig...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: Dr Arnav Agarwal, recently graduated doctor
Recently graduated doctorThis week, Dr Arnav Agarwal joins Ray to share the perspective and experiences of a young, recently graduated doctor working in a busy, metropolitan hospital. Despite the long shifts and demanding environment, Arnav makes time and space to reflect on work, life and mortality through his thought-provoking poetry and volunteer work.Listen to Recommended Dose podcasts onSoundCloud,iTunes,Stitcher or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Find more details and our show notes thepodcast page or follow ontwitter orfacebook.The Recommended Dose is produced byCochrane Australia and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Methods to help people quit smoking
Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are. Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They are brief, allowing everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes. Here we have curated three recent Cochrane podcasts on the subject of quitting smoking.Podcast: What is the best way to use nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking?Nicotine replacement therapy has been used ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Introducing Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library
Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser became the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in June. Karla replacedDr. David Tovey, who stepped down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.Learn more about Karla's story and her journey through Cochrane since 1995 in the video below;Karla Soares-Weiser was born in Brazil and now lives in Israel. She is a trained psychiatrist, holds a Master's degree in epidemiology, and a Ph.D. in evidence-based healthcare from the University of S ão Paulo. She has been working in evidence-based health care since 1997 and is an author of over 60 Systematic Rev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose with Marion Nestle, one of the world's most powerful foodies
Professor Marion NestleThis week, Ray ventures into the notoriously complex field of nutrition with special guest, Professor Marion Nestle. Named by Forbes as one of the world's most powerful foodies, Marion ’s stellar career spans five decades of research, teaching, advocacy work and the publication of countless prize-winning books.Listen to Recommended Dose podcasts onSoundCloud,iTunes,Stitcher or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Find more details and our show notes thepodcast page or follow ontwitter orfacebook.The Recommended Dose is produced byCochrane Australia and co-published wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Review on Saturated fats included in a report published by Public Health England
A report onSaturated Fats and Health by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has recently been published by Public Health England using evidence from the Cochrane Heart Group review,Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease.The report from Public Health England considers the relationship between saturated fats, health outcomes and risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the general UK population.Dr Saverio Stranges, author of this Cochrane Review explains,“There is good evidence supporting the notion that reduction of saturated fat intake is likely to produce beneficial effec...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s Colloquium’s Gala Dinner food donated to local charity in Santiago
Due to widespread violence and civil unrest in Santiago, Chile,this year ’s Cochrane’s Colloquium was cancelled on Sunday 20 October 2019.Our annual event would have featured a four-day wide-reaching scientific programme entitled ‘Embracing Diversity’ as well as a Gala Dinner open to all delegates on Thursday 24th October. Due to the cancellation, we are delighted to announce that all the pre-ordered food including catering provisions for a three-course Gala dinner has been donated to a local charity in Santiago.Over the last few days, members from Cochrane Chile our Local Organizing Committee have ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Share your virtual #CochraneSantiago posters and presentations
Dear Cochrane community,Last week the unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to thecancellation of the physical gathering of Cochrane's annual Colloquium. Whilst it has caused huge disappointment and inconvenience for hundreds of Colloquium delegates, we have been impressed by the generosity and perseverance to make the most out of this sad situation by our members and supporters.On behalf of Cochrane and the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to invite those accepted for a poster or oral presentation to present their material virtually. Working withCochrane Training, we will collect and curate t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Podcast: Xpert MTB/RIF and Xpert Ultra for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults
Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review found.Tuberculosis, or TB, causes more deaths than any other infectious disease: 1.6 million people died from it in 2017. Most of these deaths could have been averted with earlier detection. The early diagnosis of TB is also important to prevent disease progression and long-term co...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Dr. David Tovey awarded Emeritus Editor-in-Chief
At itsrecent meeting in Santiago, Cochrane ’s Governing Board has awarded Dr. David Tovey the title “Emeritus Editor-in-Chief.” This title is given in special recognition of David’s distinguished service as Cochrane’s first Editor-in-Chief of the Cochrane Library, 2009-2019.David stepped down from the role at the end of May 2019 following ten years in the role.In hearing the news, David passed on his personal thanks to the Governing Board and Cochrane ’s Community. He said,“I am extremely honoured to receive this honorary award from the Governing Board. Being Cochrane’s first...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane advocates for clinical trial transparency at EU Parliament event
Cochrane recently joined policymakers, civil society organizations and academics at the European Parliament for a roundtable event on clinical trial transparency.Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, which came into force in July 2014, trial sponsors must post summary results within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials. However, there has been a lack of commitment towards implementation.The event, which took place on 17 October, called for further action to ensure greater transparency of clinical trial data. It was organized by Health Action International and Transpari...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane ’s Dissemination Checklist and Guidance
Watch our webinar on how to improve your dissemination products and share Cochrane evidence more effectivelyKnowledge Translation (KT) in Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of its Dissemination Checklist - a new resource that can improve the quality, consistency and translatability of dissemination products that present findings of a Cochrane intervention review.  The18-item Checklist and accompanying guidance is for anyone in Cochrane who produces, or wants to produce, dissemination products or dissemination product templates.   It shares the components of a high-quality dissemination product that you ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Introducing Cochrane ’s Dissemination Checklist and Guidance
Knowledge Translation (KT) in Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of its Dissemination Checklist - a new resource that can improve the quality, consistency and translatability of dissemination products that present findings of a Cochrane intervention review.  The18-item Checklist and accompanying guidance is for anyone in Cochrane who produces, or wants to produce, dissemination products or dissemination product templates.   It shares the components of a high-quality dissemination product that you can check against your own product, along with tips and suggestions to use when creating your product, and e...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis (disease control) - Liverpool, UK
Job type: Fixed-term for 1 yearWorking hours:Full time, 80% FTE considered on requestSalary:£29,176Location:Liverpool, UKApplication deadline:24 November 2019, 23:45Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the team working as part of the “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It)LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Dis...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: David Tovey Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library
Editor in Chief, Cochrane LibraryAfter ten years at the helm of the Cochrane Library, Dr David Tovey recently stepped down as Editor-in-Chief. This week he joins Ray to reflect on Cochrane ’s past, present and future and share some of the challenges and rewards of leading one of the world’s largest and most trusted health research networks.Listen to Recommended Dose podcasts onSoundCloud,iTunes,Stitcher or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Find more details and our show notes thepodcast page or follow ontwitter orfacebook.The Recommended Dose is produced byCochrane Australia and co-...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast: Liam Mannix, National Science Editor, The Age
National Science Editor, The AgeOur latest series kicks off with Australia ’s multi-award-winning health and science reporter, Liam Mannix. He joins Ray to share his insights into the role and impact of evidence, advocacy and investigative reporting in today’s ever-changing media landscape.Listen to Recommended Dose podcasts onSoundCloud,iTunes,Stitcher or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Find more details and our show notes thepodcast page or follow ontwitter orfacebook.The Recommended Dose is produced byCochrane Australia and co-published withThe BMJ.Friday, October 25, 2019 (Sou...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Santiago message from the Cochrane Board
At the close of its meeting today, Cochrane ’s Governing Board extended its grateful thanks to Gabriel Rada, the Local Organizing Team at Cochrane Chile, Cochrane Iberoamerica, and support from Cochrane’s Central Executive Team for their outstanding work in preparing for the 2019 Santiago Colloquium.The Board and Senior Management Team share Cochrane Chile ’s huge disappointment that it was necessary to cancel the Colloquium however all were in agreement that this was the most appropriate decision in the wake of the ongoing civil unrest in Santiago.They have also been inspired to see the best of Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Business Analyst (Maternity Cover), Fixed Term, up to 12 months
Specifications: Fixed Term, up to 12 monthsSalary: £35,000Location: LondonApplication Closing Date: 11th November 2019 at Midnight GMTThis role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Business Analyst to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As the Business Analyst (BA) you will gather, analyse, validate and document business requirements using workshops, interviews, document analysis, site visits, user cases, business analysis, workflow analysis and observations, ensuring they are sufficiently detailed, reviewed, signed off, and kept up-to-date and are fully traceable. You will...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

A message of thanks from Dr. Gabriel Rada and the Local Organizing Committee
An unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago has led to the cancellation of Cochrane's annual flagship event, this year ’s 26th Colloquium. Chair of the Local Organizing Committee and Co-Director of Cochrane Chile, Gabriel Rada, expresses his thanks for everyone’s support this week.Dear friends,At this very instant, as chair of the Local Organizing Committee, I should be inaugurating the 26th Cochrane Colloquium here in Santiago.  However, as you already know, an unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago and the rest of the country, gave us no option but to cancel Cochrane's ann...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Important Update: Colloquium Cancelled
Dear Colloquium delegates,* Latest Update: Sunday 20 October - 17:00 - There is a curfew 19:00 to 06:00 this evening in SantiagoSunday 20 October: Update – 11:00 – COLLOQUIUM IS CANCELLEDDue to the worsening situation of civil unrest across the city of Santiago,  the decision has been taken to cancel this year ’s Cochrane Colloquium. The situation in the city centre has deteriorated in the last 24 hours and remains volatile and uncertain: a curfew is in place, there is extremely limited public transportation and there are reports of a two-day national strike beginning on Monday. The sa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news