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  • 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?There...
  • 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 marilynwalsh@shaw.ca.Attending a Cochrane Colloquium is always an incredible experience, but this, my third, was...
  • 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 nfitton@jhsph.edu.The 2012 Colloquium in Auckland...
  • 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.Here’s a challenge for you: describe The Cochrane Collaboration in 140...
  • 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.I least expected it, when the doctor asked “You guys ready for labour?”  Yes, Blessy was around 37 weeks pregnant and we did not...
  • 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’.Cross-...
  • 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.It was truly an honour to attend the 20th Cochrane Colloquium. Indeed, arriving in Auckland...
  • Anne Lyddiatt has been active in Cochrane for about 12 years now, and is currently the consumer representative for the Musculoskeletal (Msk) group. She is involved in many consumer groups, as she is interested in all aspects from access to safety to equity.She believes each consumer should make it their mission to bring in at least...
  • 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 traceylloyd@miceconsultants.com or...
  • 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...

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