Are you coming to the 21st Cochrane Colloquium?


The Oral Health Group’s Contribution to the 20th Anniversary wall-hanging

What is it?

The Cochrane Colloquium is an international meeting, providing an opportunity for Cochrane authors, editors, consumers and editorial base staff to meet and learn more about the Cochrane Collaboration.

Over 5 days there will be:

  • Four plenary sessions on the theme of “Better knowledge for better health”
  • Meetings of Cochrane Groups and Entities
  • Workshops covering a range of topics and a chance to learn new skills
  • Oral and poster sessions
  • A welcome reception and 20th Anniversary Gala

Guest speakers will include:

  • David Bornstein (Author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas)
  • Lorraine Johnson (Co-Chair, Consumers United for Evidence Based Healthcare Steering Committee)
  • Dr France Legare (Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Primary Care)
  • Professor Sir Michael G. Marmot (Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity)
  • Chris Mavergames (Cochrane’s Director of Web Development)
  • Dr Andrew D. Oxman (Researcher, Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services)
  • Professor Thomas J Walley (Director, NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies)

Where and when is it?

The Colloquium will be held 19-23 September 2013, at Centre Des Congres de Quebec, Quebec City, Canada.

Who’s going from the Cochrane Oral Health Group?

The Group’s co-ordinating editors Professor Jan Clarkson and Professor Helen Worthington will be in attendance, along with Deputy Managing Editor Phil Riley, Trials Search Co-ordinator Anne Littlewood, and Editors Dr. Anne-Marie Glenny and Dr. Tanya Walsh.

Why now?

The Cochrane Collaboration is celebrating 20 years this year, so the Quebec Colloquium will be extra special. Come along and celebrate with us!

How can I register?

Go to the Colloquium website to register for the event. Please note that early bird registration at discounted rates is only available until 15 July.

You can also follow the Colloquium on Twitter with the hashtag #cochranequebec.

Call for Abstracts – the 21st Cochrane Colloquium

21st Cochrane Colloquium logo

The call for abstracts has gone out for the 21st Cochrane Colloquium, due to be held in Quebec, Canada from 19th to 23rd September 2013.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for a poster, workshop or oral presentation, visit the Colloquium Website for information. Abstracts should be relevant to the work of The Cochrane Collaboration, systematic reviews methods, evidence-based health care and knowledge translation. The submission of abstracts containing the results of individual systematic reviews is not encouraged unless the review highlights broader methodological or organizational issues.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 4 April 2013.

Scientific programme for the 20th Cochrane Colloquium has been finalized

49 workshops and 68 oral presentations will take place at the Cochrane Colloquium, which will be held from September 30 to October 3 in Auckland, New Zealand. Details of the plenary sessions have also been released:

Rational thinking about health care

  • Richard Smith – Director of the United Health Chronic Initiative and former editor of the BMJ and CEO of the BMJ Publishing Group
  • Catherine Marshall – New Zealand based guideline adviser and health consultant

Beyond healthcare decisions: systematic reviews as a tool for informing future research and research methodology

  • Julian Higgins – Senior Statistician, Cambridge and Professor of Evidence Synthesis, CRD University of York, England
  • Thomas Lumley – Professor of Biostatistics, New Zealand
  • Georgia Salanti – Assistant Professor at the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece

It’s about connections

  • Bruce Arroll – Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care, New Zealand
  • Ashley Bloomfield – Acting Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Health, New Zealand
  • Norman Swan – Host of the Health Report, on ABC Radio National, and Tonicon ABC Television (News24), Australia
  • Catherine McIlwain – Cochrane Consumer Co-ordinator, England

Better global health

  • Mike Ardagh – Professor of Emergency Medicine, New Zealand
  • Steffan Crausaz – Acting Chief Executive for PHARMAC, New Zealand
  • Rod Jackson – Professor of Epidemiology, New Zealand
  • Jonathan Craig – Paediatric Nephrologist, Australia

Visit the Colloquium website for more details and to register. Please note that the deadline for early bird registration is 12 July, don’t miss out!

The 20th Cochrane Colloquium – Registration Now Open!

The 20th Cochrane Colloquium will take place in Auckland, New Zealand from 30 September to 3 October 2012.

Registration is now open, early birds receive a discount of $150 NZD if they register before 6 July 2012.

Full registration includes:

  • Participation in all Colloquium sessions
  • Conference materials
  • All refreshments and lunches
  • Complimentary attendance at the Opening function on Sunday 30 September 2012, 19:00-22:00
  • Complimentary attendance at the Farewell party on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 19:00 – 23:30

Day registrations include:

  • Participation in all Colloquium sessions scheduled for the respective day
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches on the respective day
  • Exclusively for the 30 September day registration: complimentary attendance at the Opening function
  • Exclusively for the 3 October day registration: Complimentary attendance at the Farewell party

The call for abstracts and workshops is now open with a deadline of 19 April. To register or submit an abstract visit the Colloquium Website.

See you there!

Training available for October

The following training opportunities are available in October:

17-18 October – Nursing Care Field Symposium: Madrid, Spain

This is a pre-Cochrane Colloquium event giving an opportunity to hear international speakers talk about the role of Cochrane reviews in nursing care. Registration includes lunch. Students get a 20% discount on the price of the symposium.

18 October – Summary of Findings Table and Assessment of Quality of Evidence (GRADE) workshop for editorial teams: Madrid, Spain

A pre-Cochrane Colloquium event, free for those attending the colloquium. It is a full-day, hands-on, interactive workshop which will provide training and address issues specific to Editors, Managing Editors, Centre staff and other entity staff of the Cochrane Collaboration.

21-22 October – 3rd Evidence Based Practice Institute for Physical Therapy Faculty: Los Angeles, CA, USA

A workshop for physical therapy academic and clinical faculty who already possess a basic working knowledge and application of evidence based physical therapy practic and those who want to explore issues related to teaching and implementing evidence-based practice into their academic and clinical curricula.

Don’t forget that the 19th Cochrane Colloquium will take place from 19th-22nd October, 2011, in Madrid, Spain. Follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #CochraneMadrid

Are you going to the Cochrane Colloquium in Madrid?

The 19th Cochrane Colloquium will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid from 19th to 22nd October. If you are registered for the event, you can now sign up for workshops and meetings.

The Cochrane Oral Health Group editorial team will be at the Colloquium, come and see us!

There are several opportunites to meet the team:

  • Cochrane Oral Health Group open meeting on Friday 21st October at 5.45pm – all delegates are welcome to attend
  • Professor Helen Worthington (the Group’s co-ordinating editor) is presenting a workshop on summary of findings tables on Saturday 22nd October, at 2pm
  • Dr Anne-Marie Glenny (Editor) and Sue Furness (Editor) are presenting a poster on the difference between IPD and regular metaanalysis, as a result of their experiences on the oral cancer reviews
  • Dr Tanya Walsh (Editor) and Anne Littlewood (Trials Search Co-ordinator) are presenting a poster on undertaking Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews
  • “Meat” the entities: members of the team will be on hand manning the stand at this session at lunch time on Thursday 20th October, and will be available to meet people and answer any questions. Come and find us!

A provisional timetable has been produced for the Colloquium.

If you can’t make the event this year, the Colloquium website will offer information on posters and oral sessions, and will be making some of the plenary sessions available for viewing.

If you want to follow the event on Twitter, the hashtag to use is #CochraneMadrid