Cochrane for all: a fringe event for students and trainees
The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK
Cochrane UK will be hosting the inaugural ‘Fringe Event’ for trainees (of any speciality) and students interested in evidence-based healthcare. The day will precede the Cochrane Colloquium and comprise a mixture of interactive workshops as well as inspirational talks from renowned speakers. We aim to enthuse, entertain and inform trainees and students about key issues and challenges in the production and application of evidence.
The theme of the event is ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’. Attendees will learn more about the work of Cochrane and be challenged to think critically about key issues in the world of evidence-based healthcare, such as shared-decision making, patient and carer involvement in research, and how to apply evidence in everyday clinical practice. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be a networking event in a local pub following on from the event.
Attendees are also invited to submit posters for presentation on any of the following sub-themes:
Making evidence accessible
Advocating for evidence
We ask that all abstracts consider their impact on, and relevance to, patients and other healthcare consumers.
Successful submissions will be announced by 3rd August 2018.
The author of the best poster will receive a prize of £50 worth of book vouchers. These can be spent at the Oxford University Press website, with thanks to Oxford University Press.
Attendees are also invited to submit a short video or audio recording (under 5 minutes) explaining any of the following topics: PICO, p-value, confidence interval, bias, risk ratio, Number Needed to Treat, systematic review, meta-analysis. These will be judged according to their educational and entertainment value. Parental advisory lyrics apply. For an example, click here. The winner will get a free ticket to attend the event and £50 worth of book vouchers. These can be spent at the Oxford University Press website, with thanks to Oxford University Press.
Please submit your video to email@example.com
The winning video will be published on the Cochrane UK website.
To keep up to date with plans for the event, please visit colloquium.cochrane.org and follow on Twitter: @CochraneUK and #CochraneForAll
Registration closes 17 August 2018.