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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board is meeting virtually this week (18-26 January).The Executive Board, which is made up of 34 elected members from WHO Member States, is responsible for implementing the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly (WHO’s decision-making body) and to advise and facilitate WHO’s work.Our...
    January 20 2021
  • The Early Career Professionals group aims to provide its members with opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise by providing a platform for international networking with early career professionals or other members in the Cochrane community.Though there is no one single definition of an ‘Early Career Professional/Researcher,’...
    January 13 2021
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend everyday life and weaken healthcare systems worldwide, the scientific community finds itself in a race against time to track and control the spread of infection. Researchers from all disciplines continue to act swiftly, teaming up in many cases to forge innovative and far-reaching partnerships to...
    December 14 2020
  • Alors que la pandémie de COVID-19 continue de bouleverser la vie quotidienne et d'affaiblir les systèmes de santé dans le monde entier, la communauté scientifique se place dans une course contre la montre pour suivre et contrôler la propagation de l'infection. Des chercheurs de toutes les disciplines continuent d'agir rapidement, faisant...
    December 12 2020
  • Behind The Numbers is a podcast aimed at disseminating research, news, & educational resources pertaining to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Led by Gabriele Zitikyte, MSc Epidemiology student and executive member of the Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB)-uOttawa chapter, the podcasts  feature interviews and...
    December 8 2020
  • Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University. He is also the Director of HEI's Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (GDCE) program and a member of Cochrane Canada.The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented human and social impacts around...
    November 20 2020
  • What is the best way to support resilience and mental well-being in frontline healthcare professionals during and after a pandemic? What is ‘resilience’?Working as a 'frontline' health or social care professional during a global disease pandemic, like COVID-19, can be very stressful. Over time, the negative effects of stress can lead to mental...
    November 9 2020
  • Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They allow everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes. Cochrane is preparing a series of reviews to help decision makers with their response to COVID-19. ...
    November 4 2020
  • Since joining Cochrane over fifteen years ago, Denise Thomson continues to leave an indelible imprint on the organization and its expanding membership. “The great thing about Cochrane is you have got these incredibly smart and talented people who are just so keen to get involved in important questions and are great to work with,” said Thomson...
    October 30 2020
  • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Barer-Flood Prize recognizes an exceptional researcher who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy, and/or care delivery.Dr. Peter Tugwell is a Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Medicine and the School...
    October 28 2020

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