Virtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium
This week, for the first time, the Cochrane Colloquium will take place online. Anyone interested can take part in the virtual colloquium for free and without registration. The motto is "Embracing Diversity". Discussion will take place on various social media channels.
Cochrane Crowd Challenge: Participation highly welcome!
Cochrane Crowd is running a Challenge from 22.10 - 24.10.2019, even though the Cochrane Colloquium in Santiago de Chile has been canceled. The goal is to reach 20,000 classifications in 48 hours. Everyone is invited to participate. No matter in which country or how long you want to participate - every screened study counts! And there will also be a prize.
Advanced Search Skills Workshop
Advanced search techniques and advanced search strategy design for systematic reviews, health technology assessment and guideline developmentWed 9 October – Fri 11 October 2019Bern, Switzerland This three-day course will address the challenges of advanced search strategies using different conceptual approaches and search techniques. It will also introduce text analysis techniques such as text mining to demonstrate their potential for developing and testing search strategies.Target audience:
New Cochrane Review to help people quit smoking
Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessationThere is high-certainty evidence that using combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (fast acting form + patch) rather than a single form of NRT increases the chances of successfully quitting smoking, whether that single form is a patch or a fast-acting version (e.g. gum). Higher dose nicotine gum works better than low dose gum (high-certainty evidence) and higher dose nicotine skin patches probably work better than lower dose patches (moderate-certainty evidence).
Cochrane Colloquium 2019 in Santiago de Chile
The 2019 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Santiago, Chile on 22 - 25 October 2019 The theme of the Colloquium is 'Embracing diversity', recognizing Cochrane as a truly global independent community, addressing relevant health questions from international stakeholders using a range of diverse methods.
News: Featured Review: Mediterranean-style diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this Q&A we asked the lead author Prof. Saverio Stranges, from Western University, Canada to explain more about the Mediterranean diet and its role in preventing cardiovascular disease following the publication of a Cochrane Review on this topic.
Meta-analysis: Advanced methods using the Stata software
Meta-analysis: Advanced methods using the Stata software: 3-6 September 2019This 4-day course is dedicated to the statistical meta-analysis method, which is the key to quantitative data synthesis within the framework of a systematic review.
New Special Collection about skin cancer
The current Special Collection contains eleven Cochrane Reviews. These Cochrane Systematic Reviews bringing together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer. Please visit the Cochrane Library website to read the reviews of the Special Collection.