Home page of The Cochrane Collaboration

Canadian Cochrane Centre

Cochrane Canada Live (webinars)

Join the conversation on Twitter! #CCCwebinars

Cochrane Canada Live presents you with a variety of learning opportunities that you can experience online and at no charge. Cochrane Canada released The Cochrane Collaboration’s first webinar series in 2009, and it has since proven to be a favourite medium of training among Cochrane members, internationally. We focus on a wide range of topics that are relevant to people with beginner or advanced knowledge of The Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Reviews and The Cochrane Library. Webinars allow you to learn with renowned research experts from around the world without the time and expense of having to travel. All you need to participate is a computer with internet access and speakers.

"Great format and medium for interacting with colleagues around the world"
- Webinar participant

Q&A with Cochrane Back Review Group (CBRG) Editors Webinar Series

This webinar series will address frequently asked questions pertaining to risk of bias, GRADE, and summary of findings tables.  Each webinar will include short presentations, but the focus will be on answering your questions.  Please send your questions in advance to Teresa Marin at tmarin@iwh.on.ca,  and the presenters will do their best to address them during the webinars.  

This series will be informative to new authors, as well as authors who are updating their reviews.

Q&A on Risk of Bias for CBRG Reviews
Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12-1pm EST (Toronto)

First, Teresa Marin, Managing Editor, will give a short introduction to the webinar series.  This will be followed by a presentation by Al Mayhew, Coordinator of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, who will address the most commonly asked questions pertaining to the risk of bias assessment for randomized controlled trials.

Example topics

  • What to do if the relevant information isn’t provided in the article
  • How to make decisions about risk of bias due to missing outcome data
  • Practical tips for conducting the risk of bias assessment

Please send your risk of bias questions in advance to tmarin@iwh.on.ca.  Teresa and Al will do their best to address them during the webinar.   

Q&A on the GRADE Approach for CBRG Reviews
Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12-1pm EST (Toronto) 

Andrea Furlan, CBRG Co-ordinating Editor, and Teresa Marin, Managing Editor, will discuss the GRADE assessment using examples from CBRG reviews. 

Example topics

  • Do we need to GRADE the evidence for all outcomes?
  • How to link the risk of bias assessment to GRADE
  • How to communicate the quality of the evidence

Please send your GRADE questions in advance to tmarin@iwh.on.ca.  Andrea and Teresa will do their best to address them during the webinar.   

Q&A on Summary of Findings (SoF) Tables for CBRG Reviews
Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12-1pm EST (Toronto) 

 Jill Hayden, CBRG Associate Editor, and Teresa Marin, Managing Editor, will discuss how to create summary of findings tables for CBRG reviews. 

Example topics

  • How to choose main outcomes and comparisons
  • How to create a SoF table for a narrative synthesis
  • How to use SoF tables as a guide for writing the abstract and plain language summary

Please send your SoF questions in advance to tmarin@iwh.on.ca.  Jill and Teresa will do their best to address them during the webinar.   

Register now!

Selective Outcome Reporting: General Principles and Results of a Cochrane Review Group Survey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12-1pm EST (Toronto)

This webinar will provide an overview of selective reporting bias (SRB) and the criteria used to classify it according to the current risk of bias tool. The results from a survey administered to co-ordinating editors and managing editors of 52 Cochrane Review Groups will be presented. This survey was distributed to evaluate the instructions, guidelines and support given to Cochrane review authors and the general considerations for future directions will be presented.


Dr Aaron M Tejani, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, ACPR
Editor, Cochrane Hypertension Review Group
Coordinator, Clinical Research and Drug Information Fraser Health Pharmacy Services Researcher, Drug Assessment Working Group, Therapeutics Initiative
Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Alain Mayhew, PT, M.Sc.
Research Coordinator, Cochrane Bias Methods Group
Senior Research Associate, Ottawa Methods Centre, KS Group

Register now!

Cochrane Canada thanks the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for providing the Blackboard Collaborate platform to make these webinars possible.

Webinar times are local time in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To time shift to your time zone, consult: The World Clock Meeting Planner. For some attendees, this could mean the next day in your part of the world.

If you have questions regarding webinars, please contact the Canadian Cochrane Centre, at apontone@ohri.ca.

Stay Updated!

If you would like to receive notification of the Canadian Cochrane Centre's new training opportunities and upcoming events, subscribe to our Training and Events listserv!

International Webinars

Along with Cochrane Canada Live, Canadians have access to additional webinars hosted by Cochrane Centres from around the world, many of which are free. Please visit http://www.cochrane.org/tags/news-events/workshops/online-learning for a list of international webinars. Remember to check the time difference!

GRADE webinars

The GRADE working group and the Cochrane Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group (ARMG) are setting up a series of webinars to answer questions about the GRADE approach. The monthly webinars began in February 2013. All sessions are recorded on Elluminate (tech support provided by the PAHO) and you are able to watch them for free anytime, anywhere. Speakers answering your questions include Gordon Guyatt, Holger Schünemann, Paul Glasziou, Elie Akl, and Jan Brozek. If you have any question about the GRADE system (no matter if you consider it basic or advance) you are welcome to send it to: chairceb@mcmaster.ca
It is IMPORTANT that the subject of your mail be: Question for GRADE and Cochrane ARMG webinar
Questions will be discussed by the speakers throughout the sessions. Once we have the questions we will announce the specific website so you can all watch the webinars.

Recorded webinars:
Feb 6, 2013 - initial webcast March 14, 2013 - continued

External Webinars

There are currently no external webinar listings.

Page last updated: Mon 14th Jul 2014 21:36:17 CEST

Share on:

Share this