Inspiring innovation – ensuring quality
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Oxford for our annual Symposium 2019, which is a joint Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland event.
This Symposium is an opportunity for us to come together as a Cochrane community to share knowledge and creative ideas for producing and sharing best evidence; to learn from each other and to improve our skills to ensure that our work is of high quality. In a joint session, we will highlight innovative activities taking place within Cochrane and provide a choice of workshops for in-depth training to support current best practice and introduce the latest developments.
Saïd Business School, Oxford, 21 & 22 March 2019
Registration is now closed
Click on the links to discover more about the sessions
Thursday 21st March
9.00 - 10.00
Registration Tea and Coffee
10.00 - 12.00
Main Session (all delegates)
Welcome from Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland
Responsible research design; the imperative of carbon reduction in the research process
How hard is it to produce clear short summaries of complex information
(and survive a Twitterstorm)?
Get ACTIVE! Involving people in systematic reviews
Topic refinement for Cochrane Reviews- working with partners to reach stakeholders
'Suite' success: sets of reviews on important clinical topics
Cochrane Library: the new platform, now and in the future
Workshop 1: Not a giant leap, but a small step from pairwise to network meta-analysis
Workshop 2: Assessing risk of bias in randomized trials
Workshop 3: Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS) Training
Workshop 4: Making meaningful consumer involvement a reality
Gala Dinner Trinity College ticket holders only 19.00
Friday 22nd March
Tea and Coffee
Workshop 5: PICO annotation
Workshop 6: Introduction to RevMan Web
Workshop 7: 'Am I bovvered?' The growing pains of qualitative synthesis
Workshop 8: Overviews of reviews: what's the point? (or how can overviews have a beneficial impact on clinical practice?)
11.00 - 11.30
Tea and Coffee
Workshop 9: Common challenges in Cochrane Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
Workshop 10: The Evidence Pipeline: innovation in study identification
Workshop 11: Common errors in Cochrane Reviews of Interventions
Workshop 12: Knowledge Translation in Cochrane, what we are doing and how we are becoming a KT-centred organization
13.00 - 14.00
Symposium 2019 closes after lunch
Closed Meetings (invitation only) 14.00 - 17.00
Meeting 1: Information Specialists
Meeting 2: Managing Editors
A Gala Dinner will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford, on Thursday 21st March.
Booking for the Gala Dinner has now closed
Symposium 2019 sponsored place winners
The competition is now closed, and we are delighted to announce the winners.
Ciara Ni Laighin, Claire Sweeney, Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, Murali Perumbakkam Subramanian, Paul MacDaragh Ryan, Catarina Amorim, Gill Gyte, Zoe Picton-Howell, Sally Crowe, Shun Qi Yong, Catherine Waldron and Ben Barber.
The prize sponsored place package includes:
- The Symposium 2019 Registration fee, which entitles them to attend all sessions, conference materials, lunch on both days and coffee breaks.
- Travel to and from Oxford (most economical return fare)
- Accommodation for a maximum of one night - 20th March 2019
Travel and accommodation information
The Symposium will be held at Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 IHP
The School is just 5 minutes walk from the historic city centre of Oxford and is adjacent to Oxford Rail Station.
Car parking in the city centre is limited and there is no parking at the business school site. We recommend using one of the four Park & Ride services surrounding the city, click here for locations and details.
Seacourt and Thornhill Park & Ride buses stop opposite the school. Pear Tree and Redbridge Park & Ride buses stop on nearby George Street.
Find bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation in Oxford University Colleges here.
Find hotels within close proximity of the Saïd Business School here.
Keep up to date
For enquiries concerning the Symposium please email firstname.lastname@example.org