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Call for applications: Complementary Medicine Field Bursary Scheme 2014

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:33

The Cochrane Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field is pleased to announce our 2014 bursary scheme made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and published in the Cochrane Library.

External link for more information:  http://cam.cochrane.org/bursary-scheme Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Susan Wieland Email address:  swieland@som.umaryland.edu

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Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor honoured with Netherlands royal award

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:04

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Rob Scholten Email address:  R.J.P.Scholten@umcutrecht.nl

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Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson hosts a special edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 14:37

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? We were very pleased to have Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson join us as guest host of the December edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat. If you missed it, you can read the transcript here.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Australia's NHMRC announces support for AllTrials

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 04:34

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Cochrane's principal funder in Australia, has announced its support of the AllTrials initiative. The NHMRC has published the following statement:

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to support the principles of the AllTrials statement.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Cochrane Communications & External Affairs announces appointment of new WHO Co-ordinator

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 04:46

The Cochrane Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) is pleased to announce that Sylvia De Haan MSc, MPH, Coordinator Cochrane Switzerland, Lausanne, will be Cochrane's new part-time WHO Co-ordinator, effective January 2015.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/relations-world-health... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@cochrane.org

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Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed: are there interventions that will help them?

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 10:28

Press Release

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, November 20, 2014

Media contacts:

Wiley

Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358

sciencenewsroom@wiley.com

Cochrane

Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or +44 (0) 7990 031904

pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Tweetchat for patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:41

Three Cochrane Review Groups - Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS), Musculoskeletal (MSG) and Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD) - are planning to hold an hour-long Tweetchat on patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes on Tuesday 9th December, at 13:00 GMT, using the hashtag #CCFibro.

For more information, see below:

Objective: for Cochrane Review Groups to engage with relevant consumer and patient groups using simple questions to identify important outcomes in fibromyalgia, via Twitter.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Hobson Email address:  anna.hobson@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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Canadian Cochrane Centre announces winners of its 'What's your story?' competition

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 23:20

The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 'What's your story?' competition, highlighting stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on the lives of Canadians.

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/winners-whats-your-story-compe... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lori Tarbett Email address:  ltarbett@ohri.ca

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Cochrane seeks Head of Learning and Support - London, UK (preferred)

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 06:31

Post: Head of Learning and Support

Specifications: Full time, permanent

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Closing date for applications: 12 December 2014

External link for more information:  http://training.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Rachael Wallwork Email address:  rwallwork@cochrane.org

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:21

Quite a few when you work as a team!

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/embase/login.php Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Noel-Storr Email address:  anna.noel-storr@rdm.ox.ac.uk

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James Lind Alliance launches Priority Setting Partnership for hearing loss research

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 05:50

A new survey about prioritising research questions in mild to moderate hearing loss has been launched by the James Lind Alliance (JLA), with the support of UK-based Cochrane contributors. The JLA has set up a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to identify unanswered questions for mild-moderate hearing loss; its causes, diagnosis, management and self-management.

External link for more information:  http://www.hearinglink.org/jla-psp/survey Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sarah Chapman Email address:  Sarah.Chapman@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group announces the establishment of a Suicide and Self-Harm Satellite

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:31

It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (CCDAN) announces the formation of a Suicide and Self-Harm satellite based in Swansea, Wales.

External link for more information:  http://ccdan.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Antibiotics: on-the-spot tests reduce unnecessary prescriptions

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 21:17

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, November 6, 2014
[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 5 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), November 6]

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Evaluate the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 06:24

Please take some time to fill out the evaluation forms for the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium using the link provided below.  

If you were a day registrant, you can give your feedback just for that particular day.

External link for more information:  https://colloquium.cochrane.org/22nd-cochrane-colloquiu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Joseph Email address:  annajoseph@cmcvellore.ac.in

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:11

The first ever citation screening challenge is complete!

Starting at 15:00 GMT on Friday 31st October and running for 48 hours, around 75 EMBASE project screeners worked their way through 20,709 citations, in the process identifying 1713 RCTs. To put this into context, this work, completed in two days, is about the same amount of records as screeners typically review in two months.

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/EmbaseChallenge Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Noel-Storr Email address:  anna.noel-storr@rdm.ox.ac.uk

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Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication - new Cochrane Evidence

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 03:34

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, October 30, 2014
[20.01 Hours US Eastern Time (EDT), October 29 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), October 30]

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

External link for more information:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD0... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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In memoriam: Monica Kjeldstrøm

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 10:48

Monica Kjeldstrøm
(1968-2014)

It is with great sadness that The Cochrane Collaboration announces the death of our colleague and friend, Monica Kjeldstrøm, on Sunday, 19 October 2014. Our thoughts and condolences are with Monica’s family, friends, and colleagues in Denmark and around the world.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Final results from 2014 elections to the Cochrane Steering Group

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:04

Nine positions on the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG), including one Co-Chair, were eligible for election in 2014.

Representing Authors: Mona Nasser (UK) – re-elected for a second term from September 2014 – September 2017 (this result was also announced on 24 June 2014).

Representing Centre Directors: Alvaro Atallah (Brazil) – elected for his first term from September 2014 – September 2017.

Representing Centre Staff: Joerg Meerpohl (Germany) - elected for his first term from September 2014 - September 2017.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/community/organisation-administ... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Claire Allen Email address:  callen@cochrane.org

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India's Citizen News Service attends Hyderabad Colloquium, reports on Cochrane's work

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 06:01

Bobby Ramakant and Shobha Shukla of India's Citizen News Service were among the journalists invited to attend the 2014 Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad in September. Both entered fully into the Colloquium experience, participating in symposia and workshops, as well as attending a variety of sessions, conducting interviews with more than a dozen Colloquium delegates, and writing an extensive series of articles on topics relevant to the main theme of the 22nd Colloquium, 'Evidence-informed Public Health'.

External link for more information:  http://www.citizen-news.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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2014 Cochrane prize recipients

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:27

Several prizes are awarded annually to Cochrane contributors. The 2014 recipients, awarded at the Hyderabad Colloquium, are as follows:

The Anne Anderson Award is awarded to inspire and recognise women Cochrane contributors for their achievements. The 2014 recipient is Elizabeth Waters, of the Cochrane Public Health Group.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarships-fu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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