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Depression matters - get involved in the survey!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:56

A new national survey about depression has just launched. Depression affects 1 in 10 adults in any year, and can have debilitating consequences. We know that research can improve lives - improve diagnosis, treatments, care and prevention. But who decides what to research? What would make the most difference to people’s lives?

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The Twenty Year Celebration at the Colloquium in Quebec City

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 14:43

Marilyn Walsh is a Canadian consumer reviewer with the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group and is involved with the Canadian Spondylitis Association-Ontario Chapter and Canadian Patient Partners in Arthritis and can be reached at

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Join us at the next Cochrane Colloquium!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 14:05

Nancy Fitton is the coordinator of CUE – Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare, which is hosted by the United States Cochrane Center.  Her interest in health issues was initially sparked by her Peace Corps service as a village health promoter in Honduras.  She can be reached at

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It’s new, it’s engaging, it’s Evidently Cochrane!

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 13:48

Sarah Chapman is an Information Specialist at the UK Cochrane Centre, based in Oxford, UK. Here she shares news of her and the Centre’s latest forays into engagement, knowledge translation, and social media to disseminate Cochrane evidence to audiences across the world.

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Laughing all the way

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:05

Aneesh Thomas George, Research Scientist at the South Asian Cochrane Centre, discovered how to relate with a consumer's perspective through one of the most eventful incidents in his life...entry into parenthood.

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Eminence vs. Evidence

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 16:31

Alan Cassels is the author of the recently published Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease, and is currently writing a social history of The Cochrane Collaboration. Here he presents the essential differences – with illustrative examples – between ‘eminence-based medicine’ and ‘evidence-based medicine’.

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Experiences at the Colloquium

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 13:35

Katie LeBlanc is a Consumer Advocate, Peer Reviewer and Review Author for the Cochrane Inflamatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Review Group from Canada. She recently attended the 20th Cochrane Colloquium in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Anne's Pledge - One Consumer for Every Member

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 14:25

Anne Lyddiatt has been active in Cochrane for about 12 years now, and is currently the consumer representative for the Musculoskeletal (Msk) group.

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Spread the Word

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:55

Tracey Lloyd is an Australian member of the Consumer Network and a consumer reviewer with the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group. She is a member of Health Consumers Queensland, the President of S.C.O.P.E. Inc. and a freelance writer and management consultant for community groups and can be contacted at or @miceconsultants on Twitter.

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Engaging with Stakeholders - a Cochrane Colloquium workshop

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 10:11

Joy Oliver has been involved with The Cochrane Collaboration since 2000 as the administrator for the South African Cochrane Centre (SACC) and Trials Search Co-ordinator for the Cochrane HIV/AIDS Review Group. In addition, she manages the HIV/AIDS editorial satellite office based at the SACC and the HIV/AIDS Mentoring Programme for novice HIV/AIDS Cochrane authors. Joy also served on the Cochrane Collaboration's Monitoring and Registration Committee and was recently invited to serve on the Consumer Geographic Advisory Group.

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