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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
2013-2014 Different Evidence, Different Syntheses Series
Qualitative evidence synthesis and Cochrane Reviews
Thursday, 28 November 2013, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
This webinar will explore: a) when to consider undertaking a synthesis of qualitative evidence; b) some frequently used methods and examples of developing methods for synthesising qualitative evidence; and c) approaches for integrating qualitative and quantitative findings. Join Jane Noyes of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group for the discussion.
Overviews of reviews - what they are, what they aren't, and how and when to do one
Thursday, 5 December 2013, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
The Cochrane Child Health Field has conducted about 30 overviews of reviews - syntheses of data from two or more Cochrane reviews on interventions for a particular condition - according to the guidance laid out in the Cochrane Handbook. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Hartling and Denise Thomson from the Child Health Field will cover the process for conducting an overview: defining a viable topic, assembling the author team, managing the scope, etc. We will also discuss the strengths of overviews, and the differences in time, methods and scope between overviews, systematic reviews and network meta-analyses.
Introduction to concepts in network meta-analysis
Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of network meta-analysis and will discuss advantages that it can offer over the traditional pairwise approach to meta-analysis. In this session, examples from the literature will be used to familiarize researchers with situations where network meta-analysis can be helpful, to introduce terminology and methodologic concepts which are involved with this approach to evidence synthesis, and to suggest helpful resources which can guide systematic reviewers with regard to both transparent reporting and critical appraisal of network meta-analyses. Join Dr. Brian Hutton from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Dr. David Moher’s Network Meta-Analysis research team for the discussion.
An introduction to rapid reviews
Thursday, 30 January 2014, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
A rapid review (RR) is a type of literature review produced using accelerated and streamlined systematic review (SR) methods. In this webinar, we will cover: a) the role of the Knowledge Synthesis Group of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in rapid reviews including contexts in which rapid review work is conducted; b) their approach to rapid review methods and end products; c) their involvement with development of the Cochrane Response Rapid Reviews; and d) challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. Presented by Adrienne Stevens and David Moher of the OHRI.
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2014 Cochrane 101 Series
Cochrane 101: An Introduction to The Cochrane Collaboration
Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
Who was Cochrane? What is the Collaboration? And what are systematic reviews? Come learn about an international network that helps healthcare providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates, and care-givers make well-informed decisions about health and health care. Hear how nearly 30,000 contributors work together to prepare, update, and disseminate Cochrane Reviews – and learn how you can join us!
The Steps of a Cochrane Review: An Overview
Thursday, 27 March 2014, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
What makes Cochrane Reviews different from other systematic reviews? Who – and what – is involved in the process? We will introduce you to the steps of a Cochrane Review and give you some practical tips for getting a review underway.
Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Getting the Question Right for Your Cochrane Review
Thursday, 3 April 2014, 12-1PM EST (Toronto); conducted in English
A strong, clear question gives your Cochrane Review the foundation it needs: it informs your search strategy, narrows your focus, and provides the framework for your team’s work. Join us to learn what sort of questions are answered in Cochrane Reviews. We’ll cover the key components of a good research question and we’ll work through sample questions: you’re invited to share your research topic as an example!
Registration for this series will open in January 2014.
Cochrane Canada thanks the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for providing the Blackboard Collaborate platform to make these webinars possible.
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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!
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.
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