Virtually Cochrane 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended Virtually Cochrane, an online event for all those involved with, or interested in, planning, doing, sharing and using health and healthcare evidence. 

Over the three days, we hope you enjoyed the variety of sessions on the theme of ‘navigating evidence and uncertainty’. 

Those who registered for the event can now watch the sessions on-demand, via the same link you used to access the live sessions. The recordings can be found on the online platform under the 'session recording' on the right-hand side of your chosen session. You will be able to access the platform until 22 May 2021.

Click on the links below to find out more about each session. View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the event.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021.

All day

Project Hub

Browse presentations and posters for featured projects.

Virtual networking

Use the 1 to 1 messaging or video call features to meet other attendees.

09:00

Doors open

Familiarise yourself with the platform and watch the platform presentation video.

09:30

Welcome

Live session: Communicating risk and uncertainty

Jennifer Rogers, Timandra Harkness and Martin Burton

11:00

Coffee Break

11:15

Live sessions

 

Kerry Dwan, Theresa Moore, Kayleigh Kew and Ella Flemyng

Better health decisions. Using Cochrane evidence in shared decision-making

Richard Morley, Sally Crowe, Kit Byatt, Tracey Howe, Helen Bulbeck and Brian Devlin

Choosing images for sharing evidence: a guide

Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig

12:15

Break

12:30 – 13:00

Social break

Bring your lunch, choose one of 9 topics of interest and meet in a small group to share your experience and thoughts.

13:00 – onwards

Project hub

Meet project representatives and ask questions by joining a drop-in session with up to 40 delegates

13:00-13:30

Meet the funders (National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Health Research Board (HRB), or the Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division)

13:30-14:00

Meet the Cochrane UK Consumer Champions

14:00-14:30

Knowledge Translation in Cochrane - find out more and ask us anything!

14:30-15:00 

Public Involvement & Engagement - Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials (START)

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Wednesday, 21st April 2021.

All day

Project Hub

Browse presentations and posters for featured projects.

Virtual networking

Use the 1 to 1 messaging or video call features to meet other attendees.

14:00

Welcome

Live session: Covid and beyond: Perspectives on how Cochrane can respond to the needs of users 

Karla Soares-Weiser, John Grove, Declan Devane, Maureen Smith, Ken Stein and Lisa Bero

15:30

Coffee Break

15:45

Live sessions

 

Vivian Welch, Zulfiqar Bhutta and Elie Akl

Right question, right methods, right now

Olivia Wu, Terry Quinn, Alex Sutton, Nicola Cooper, Neil Hawkins, Suzanne Freeman and Enzo Cerullo

Carolyn Hughes, Denise Mitchell, Nicole Pitcher, Elizabeth Royle, Toby Lasserson and Jo Anthony 

16:45

Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00

Live Quiz

Have some fun and test your knowledge with friends and colleagues.

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Thursday, 22nd April 2021.

All day

Project Hub

Browse presentations and posters for featured projects.

Virtual networking

Use the 1 to 1 messaging or video call features to meet other attendees

09:30

Welcome

Live session: Systematic evidence and the COVID-19 stress test: pass or fail?

Hilda Bastian and Catherine Marshall

10:45

Coffee Break

11:00

Live sessions

 

Challenges in study identification: diagnostic test accuracy reviews and prognosis reviews 

Julie Glanville, Anna Noel-Storr and Lise Estcourt

Collaboration, NICEly done 

Clare Wohlgemuth, Robby Richey, Tim Coleman, Toby Lasserson, Kasia Campbell and Martin Burton

iHealthFacts. Health claims – fact checked 

Elaine Finucane, Anne Daly, Deirdre Mac Loughlin and Declan Devane

12:00

Break

12:15 – 12:45

Special session: Living Evidence

Tari Turner and Elaine Toomey

12:45-13:10

Cochrane and NIHR

Ken Stein and Martin Burton

13:10-13:15

Closing remarks

Martin Burton

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