EVENTS IN ASIA PACIFIC

We round up the latest Cochrane Library activities in Asia Pacific. Learn more about them today!

EACA Symposium on Evidence-based health care & Systematic Review

Taipei, Taiwan

Date: 22 November 2019 to 24 November 2019

The East Asia Cochrane Alliance (EACA) is a regional coalition, formed in 2007 to promote the activities of Cochrane. Representatives from EACA countries meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest, such as training and translation, and host workshops.

Evidence-Based Decision Making: from Randomized Controlled Trials to Real-World Evidence

Taipei, Taiwan

Date: 10 August 2019

Cochrane Skin Group author Robert Dellavalle’s keynote speech will touch on reasons editors reject your meta-analysis and provide tips for your manuscript getting accepted. Another keynote speaker Dr Chi Ching-chi will be sharing more on Evidence-Based Decision Making: from Randomized Controlled Trials to Real-World Evidence.

Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review

Penang, Malaysia

Date: 6 August 2019 to 8 August 2019

This workshop is for individuals that are in the process of or are considering authoring a Cochrane systematic review. Most suited to authors who already have registered title, but authors who have not yet identified a title will also benefit from the course and will be given assistance to develop a title.

Introduction on writing a Cochrane Systematic Review

Melaka, Malaysia

Date: 24 July 2019 to 26 July 2019

Do you want to learn about systematic reviews? This workshop provides an introductory overview of all aspects of systematic reviewing in health. Aimed at health professionals, academics and policy makers with an understanding of health and related research. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize clinical experts with various parts of a systematic review and its application in clinical decision-making.

Using the GRADE approach to summarise evidence for policy and practice

Camperdown, Sydney, Australia

Date: 11 July 2019

This one-day course is designed for systematic review authors and others involved in evidence syntheses. It covers the main principles of the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach and provides practical guidance on using the methods to summarise evidence for policy and practice.

Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods

Camperdown, Sydney, Australia

Date: 10 July 2019 to 12 July 2019

This three-day workshop is designed for authors of intervention reviews who wish to follow Cochrane methods. The workshop provides authors with a comprehensive overview of the methods required to write a protocol and get started on a review. Suitable for people with little or no experience in systematic reviews.

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of prognosis studies

Sydney, Australia

Date: 19 June 2019 to 21 June 2019

This two-day course will cover the principles, design, searching, data extraction and risk of bias assessment in review of prognosis studies, and is open to everyone with interest in systematic reviews of prognosis studies. An additional third day will address the more advanced topic of meta-analysis of prognosis studies, including computer exercises where two meta-analyses are conducted.

Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods

Adelaide, Australia

Date: 22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019

This three-day workshop is designed for authors of intervention reviews who wish to follow Cochrane methods. The workshop provides authors with a comprehensive overview of the methods required to write a protocol and get started on a review. Suitable for people with little or no experience in systematic reviews.

Basic Cochrane Systematic Review Development Workshop

Singapore

Date: 22 May 2019 to 23 May 2019

This two-day workshop provides essential guidance on the systematic review process. It covers topics on developing a focused question (PICO method), effective literature search strategy, assessing the risk of bias of studies, conducting meta-analysis using Review Manager and understanding the results and heterogeneity.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Evidence Consumers

Singapore

Date: 21 May 2019

This one-day workshop introduces a practical way of interpreting and use of Cochrane review evidence. It covers topics on the process of systematic reviews, essential understanding of the risk of bias, forest plot, heterogeneity, the summary of findings table and Certainty of Evidence grading.

Webinar: The value of credible medical information in the age of Fake News

Region: Available in all countries.

Date: Coming Soon

Seminar: Medical information in the Age of Fake News - the Cochrane Library as a Reliable Resource

Region: Japan

Date: December 2018

Co-hosted with Cochrane Japan, the seminar invites renowned speakers to share the value of credible medical information, in the age of Fake News.

Workshop: Navigating the Cochrane Library

Region: Singapore

Date: August 2018

Participants learnt how to navigate the new Cochrane Library platform in a 2-hour interactive session with Deborah Pentesco-Murphy, Wiley Editorial Director of Evidence Based Health Care and Publisher for the Cochrane Collaboration.