Upcoming courses and workshops

Introduction to Cochrane Methodology Workshop - Gothenburg, 5-6 February 2019

Cochrane Sweden and Cochrane Norway welcome you to a 2-day workshop on basic Cochrane Methodology. The workshop is organized in cooperation with the Unit of Primary Healthcare, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Location: The workshop will be held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The exact venue details will be announced later.

Participant criteria: The workshop is primarily aimed at PhD students with an interest in healthcare research but is also open for anyone to join. The level is basic and prior experience from conducting systematic reviews is not a requirement.

Objectives: The workshop will provide an introduction on practical and methodological issues of how to prepare a Cochrane systematic review of the effects of interventions. Topics will include;

  • How to register a Cochrane title
  • Research question and PICO
  • Structure and importance of the protocol
  • Search strategy
  • Introduction to Cochrane tools (RevMan and Covidence)
  • Interpretation of results and meta-analysis
  • Risk of bias assessment
  • GRADE
  • Challenges that evidence-based medicine is facing

Format: The workshop will use a combination of lectures, small group learning based on worked examples, and plenary discussion. Participants will also be provided with a short reading list in advance of the workshop. The workshop will be taught in English.

Participant fee: The workshop is fully booked. If you would like to be on the waiting list for this course, then send an email to Dina Meng, which states your full name and affiliated institution. The workshop is free.

Contact: For more information about the course please contact Minna Johannson


Introduction to Cochrane Methodology course, May 20-24th, Lund University

Cochrane Sweden is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a 1-week course on Cochrane Methodology from the 20-24th May 2019. The course is mainly aimed at PhD students from the Faculty of Medicine but is open for everyone to join. This 40-hour course will cover the following topics and also include self-tuition with Cochrane Interactive Learning.

Course content:

  • Introduction to conducting systematic reviews
  • Writing the review protocol
  • Searching for studies
  • Selecting studies and collecting data
  • Introduction to study quality and risk of bias
  • Analyzing the data
  • Interpreting the findings
  • Reporting the review

Teaching forms 
Lectures, Cochrane Interactive Learning platform, discussions and teamwork. 

Examination 
Active participation in discussions, Cochrane Interactive Learning online modules and teamwork. 

Where 
Lund University, Sweden

Fee
- For PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine (from Swedish Universities or Copenhagen): Free participation.
- For other participants: 1500 SEK (approximately 145 euros). Fill in your information for your invoice here before 15 April 2019; payment is due by 30 April 2019.

How to register
Please register on the Lund University website: http://www.forskarutbildningskurser.med.lu.se/index.php

You can find a list of literature and other relevant information about the course via Lund University's course description.