Cochrane and related training for July and August, 2014


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The following workshops and training courses are available. Follow the links to find out more!

Introduction to writing a Cochrane Review
Where: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
When: 2-4 July

A three day workshop designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. Attendees should have a title registered with a Cochrane Review Group, or be in the process of registering.

Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making
Where: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
When: 7-18 July

Participants in this hands‐on Summer Institute will learn from experts how to conduct a Systematic Review on a nutrition topic for global policy making, and have the opportunity to co‐author a published review on one of a number of selected topics.

InterTASC ISSG Workshop 2014
Where: University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
When: 9 July

This day long workshop looks at the use of information in UK health technology assessments. From finding and working with unpublished trial data, discussion on the use of case-study reports V published trial data, finding and making use of adverse effects information and using the deep-web to populate cost-effectiveness models, if you work with, or are interested in, health technology assessments (HTA), this workshop is for you.

Beginning a Systematic Review Protocol (RA1)
Where: UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford UK
When: 15 July

RA1 is targeted at authors who are at the very beginning of the review process and includes small group discussions around each authors review question. This workshop also incorporates an introduction to RevMan, and the appropriate procedures for working on a protocol using RevMan.

The Methods Section of the Protocol (RA2)
Where: UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford, UK
When: 16 July

RA2 is usually run on the day following RA1, so authors can choose to take the two days in succession or as stand-alone courses. This day is designed to help authors further develop their protocol, introducing them to searching for studies, study selection and data collection procedures, risk of bias, and analysis topics which require planning at the protocol stage. The day contains activities which enable authors to reflect on their own protocol and time to work in RevMan.

Developing a Cochrane Systematic Review
Where: Mount Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, Maryland
When: 16-18 July 2014

This workshop guides participants through the steps of developing a systematic review. The workshop is designed for Cochrane review authors who have a registered title, have published a protocol in The Cochrane Library or who have a protocol approved for publication by a Cochrane Review Group. It is also open to ophthalmologists, optometrists, and vision researchers interested in registering a title with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group.

Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare (TEACH)
Where: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
When: 6-8 August

The New York Academy of Medicine is again offering an intensive 3 day integrated workshop experience in its “Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Research” series. The 3-day conference features outstanding speakers on leading issues in evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) as well as intensive facilitated workshop streams in basic EBCP skills, policies and guidelines and system level implementation science, or ‘knowledge translation’.   One stream will focus on the use of the GRADE system for evidence synthesis for practice guideline development. A companion stream will address development and implementation of clinical policies within specific health care settings.

Cochrane Training is drafting a new Training Strategy to plan organizational training activities over the next few years. Feedback on the strategy is welcomed, you can let us know what you think by filling out the online survey. Feedback needed by 13 June 2014!