Kevin McNamara, the Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness for the Government of Nova Scotia, pushed the government to rely on evidence-based resources such as The Cochrane Library at the Standing Senate Committee meeting on Social Affairs, Science and Technology in early December. The Senators met to discuss the continuing study to examine...
January 18 2012
As we anticipate the beginning of a new year, we think of ways to make the next year better than the current one. So we make lists - lists of resolutions that typically involve changes to our behaviour, and wish lists that usually concern changes to others' behaviour, especially that of governments . . . read the full article.
January 17 2012
Oxford, UK (Dec. 19, 2011) ‐‐ Only recently launched, the Cochrane Summaries website (summaries.cochrane.org) has received global attention, which reached a pinnacle when The Cochrane Collaboration was awarded the runner-up trophy for the best public website by the Plain English Campaign, which has been “fighting for crystal-clear communication...
December 19 2011
The next generation of Health Systems Evidence – the world’s most comprehensive, free access point for high-quality evidence on health systems – has been launched by the McMaster Health Forum.Health Systems Evidence is a valuable resource for policy-makers, stakeholders and researchers seeking to address today’s most pressing health challenges. It...
December 14 2011
The final session to our Late 2011 Webinar Series was held on December 7th and is now available for viewing in our webinar archive. The webinar, titled "A primer to Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews," was moderated by the Canadian Cochrane Centre's Educational Coordinator, Erin Ueffing, and was led by Dr. Mariska Leeflang. Dr....
December 8 2011
Cochrane Canada is pleased to release its Annual Report for the 2010 - 2011 reporting year. Please see the report for updates from the Centre, our six Canadian Review Groups, our Field, and two Methods Groups. As always, each entity has produced an impressive amount of work and has participated in workshops and training across the country and...
November 29 2011
Update your address books!The Canadian Cochrane Centre is moving. As of 2 December 2011, the CCC will be located at The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. You can find us at:The Ottawa Hospital - General CampusCentre for Practice-Changing Research (CPCR)501 Smyth Road, Box 711Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6Feel free to visit us in our new home.
November 25 2011
On 26 October 2011, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) signed an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) allowing PAHO to translate Rx for Change into Spanish. This will make it available to Spanish regions, increasing the database’s potential to improve the prescribing, practice and use of health...
November 24 2011
Mark your calendars!The 10th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium will be held 9-10 May 2012, with presymposium workshops from 7-8 May 2012.Winnipeg, Manitoba has been chosen to host this year's Symposium, and the theme is "Health Evidence for ALL."You can visit the Symposium 2012 website for more information at http://ccc-symposium.cochrane.org...
November 7 2011
Long-time women's health advocate and the Canadian Women's Health Network founding Executive Director, Madeline Boscoe, was awarded the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. For over 30 years, Madeline Boscoe has been a voice for Canadian women's health as a public health nurse, a researcher, an educator and an...
November 4 2011