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Please contact the CCC communications specialist, Lori Tarbett, at ltarbett@ohri.ca or 613 - 737 - 8899 ext. 73834 for media inquiries or to be added to the press list.

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If you are an authorized member of the press and wish to receive news alerts prior to their online publication, please contact Jennifer Beal at +44 (0)1243 770633 or healthnews@wiley.com. We also grant complimentary Library access to journalists – please email Jennifer with your name, media affiliation, email and postal addresses.

Media Releases and Advisories

22 April 2014
Media Advisory: International health experts to gather in Ottawa to discuss evidence-based healthcare over next decade

The Cochrane Canada 11th Annual Symposium, 20/20 Vision: Cochrane in the next decade, takes place in Ottawa this week. Experts from around the world will gather in Ottawa to discuss the future of evidence-based health and healthcare systems . . . more.


17 April 2014
Media Advisory: Expert panel to discuss health science reporting in the media

The Canadian Cochrane Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is hosting a Café Scientifique titled, Of Mice and Men: Making Sense of Health Science in the Media . . . more.


18 September 2013
Media Invitation: 21st Cochrane Colloquium

The Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Université Laval Faculty of Medicine invites members of the media to attend the 21st Cochrane Colloquium. The event will be held from September 20 to 23 at the Québec City Convention Centre . . . more.


18 September 2013
New Cochrane Branch in Québec City

The Université Laval Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with the CHU de Québec, is launching a new Cochrane Branch of the Canadian Cochrane Centre. The Cochrane Collaboration is a high-profile non-profit health research organization whose mandate is to provide readily accessible high-quality, rigourous scientific data . . . more.


19 April 2013
Cochrane signs up to AllTrials initiative to campaign for registration and reporting of all clinical trials

The Cochrane Collaboration, the international not-for-profit organization that produces systematic reviews of healthcare evidence and the largest database of randomized controlled trials, published online in The Cochrane Library, has today formalized its commitment to the AllTrials: All Trials Registered | All Results Reported initiative to campaign for the registration and reporting of all clinical trials . . . more.


19 September 2012
Cochrane Researchers Identify Method to Reduce Incidences of Wrong-site Surgery

Wrong-site surgery is a rare but possibly disastrous clinical error that can have substantial consequences for patients and health care providers. Cochrane researchers have undertaken the task of identifying and evaluating interventions which may reduce wrong-site surgery . . . more.


13 July 2012
Cochrane Finds No Reliable Evidence on Effectiveness of Electric Fans in Heatwaves

As some Canadian cities prepare for more consecutive days of rising temperatures, it might be useful to know electric fans may not keep you cool or safe. A new Cochrane Systematic Review of the effects of electric fans in heatwaves has found no high quality evidence to guide future national and international policies. The Review outlines the type of study that would help resolve the uncertainty which is spelt out in a podcast and an editorial all published in The Cochrane Library . . . more.


14 March 2012
Hospital Rooms could help with Healing: evidence from The Cochrane Library

Hospital environments including sounds, pictures, aromas, air quality, and layout could influence patient recovery according to new research conducted by Cochrane authors and released in The Cochrane Library . . . more.


5 October 2011
The Cochrane Collaboration urges free access to all data from all clinical trials: end to selective reporting can reduce the risk of harm to patients

An international non-profit organisation committed to providing the most reliable evidence of the benefits and harms of healthcare interventions has released a statement calling for free access to all data from all clinical trials in order to provide the best care for patients globally.

In its statement, The Cochrane Collaboration argues that selective reporting of trial results occurs frequently, leading to exaggerated findings of the beneficial effects of healthcare interventions and to underestimates of their harms. As a consequence, many patients are unknowingly treated with interventions that have little or no effect and may be harmed unnecessarily . . . more.


14 February 2011
Don’t Google your Health Questions. Cochrane them!

Vancouver to host National Cochrane Health Symposium

“It’s a no-brainer,” says Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy and Canadian medical reporting researcher. “If the Canadian health system wants its consumers to be informed, they must have access to the best information; and that includes The Cochrane Library,” . . . more.


24 January 2011
Cochrane Collaboration awarded seat on World Health Assembly

On January 24, 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded The Cochrane Collaboration a seat on the World Health Assembly allowing the Collaboration to provide input on WHO health resolutions . . . more.

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8 October 2010
Leading International Health Research Organization Elects Influential Canadian Co-chair

The Cochrane Collaboration, an international research network that helps people make well-informed healthcare decisions, elected Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw as the new co-chair of its Board of Directors at its recent 18th Annual Colloquium in Keystone, Colorado . . . more.


31 August 2010
Cochrane’s value continues to rise with 2009 Impact

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) impact factor was calculated at 5.653 for 2009, ranking it seventh among the world’s top medical information sources including the British Medical Journal and the Canadian Medical Association Journal . . .


23 July 2010
The CCC and PAHO join forces again

The Canadian Cochrane Centre and PAHO have joined efforts to implement training initiatives for users and producers of systematic reviews all over the world. You can now view the recorded versions of our webinars by visiting our webinar archive page. Learn various skills such as using GradePro and data extracting for adverse effects - at your convenience and no passwords required . . . more 


9 May 2010
Cochrane Canada receives $9.6 Million in Funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced $9.6 million in funding over the next five years to Cochrane Canada to help fulfill its mission of cultivating evidence-based health decision-making by promoting the use and accessibility of Cochrane Reviews . . .

Media Advisories

18 May 2010
Cochrane Canada and CIHR to announce Multimillion-Dollar Funding Agreement

Director of the Canadian Cochrane Centre, Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and Vice President, Knowledge Translation, of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Ian Graham, will announce a multimillion-dollar funding agreement between CIHR and Cochrane Canada, the Canadian branch of the international Cochrane Collaboration, producer of The Cochrane Library . . .

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