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  • Reprinted with permission from the Arthritis Newsletter from the Arthritis Research Centre in Vancouver. CAB members, Sheila Kerr, Colleen Maloney, and Nadia Prestley received stipends from The Canadian Cochrane Centre to attend the Cochrane Canada Symposium 2012 in Winnipeg this May.This newsletter contains an article written by those...
    November 2 2012
  • 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.Now that I am home and my head has cleared from the jetlag which inevitably accompanies the long...
    November 2 2012
  • Marilyn Walsh is a consumer volunteer within the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group.  She is a regular contributor to reviews as a consumer referee, but this past year she made a much greater impact on awareness of Cochrane throughout her area of interest.Just over 5 years ago, I was approached by my rheumatologist about becoming involved with a...
    July 9 2012
  • Oleg Kucheryavenko is one of the founders and CEO of the International Working Group for the Advancement of Evidence-based Health Care. His expertise runs across evidence-based policy making with a special focus on teaching EBM to medical students and recent graduates. Completed ICH Good Clinical Practice training (UK National Health Service) and...
    June 25 2012
  • PubMed Health is a US National of Library of Medicine (NLM) resource to make systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness easier to find and use. Visit it at pubmed.gov/health and follow developments on Twitter @PubMedHealth or Google+.A comprehensive collection of systematic reviews and their knowledge translation versions in one place: that’s...
    April 12 2012
  • The South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre, which I joined two weeks back, kicked off its training workshops for the year 2012 with one on ‘Understanding and Using Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Informing Health Decisions’. That’s quite a few unpalatable words for a laywoman and under previous circumstances, this would have been one...
    March 26 2012
  • I am Mingming from the Chinese Cochrane Centre. I have been involved in the Collaboration since 1998 and joined CCNet in1999. My roles in the Collaboration are varied including Cochrane author, consumer, centre coordinator and translator etc. My vision for the Cochrane Consumer Network is:1) to promote wider participation in The Collaboration...
    March 13 2012
  • I joined the CCNet in 1998 primarily to learn how Cochrane Systematic Reviews can be better used to support consumers in health care decision making, particularly in resource-constrained communities. Joining CCNet provided the tool I needed (in form of high quality health information) to further address consumer concerns in Africa and beyond. It...
    February 27 2012
  • I met The Cochrane Collaboration the first time, at an international conference regarding breast cancer, in the late 90’s in Europe. There, I read a brochure, published by CCNet, and fell in love with the idea.  At that time, I was a very young woman diagnosed with breast cancer (grade 3) and a mother of three little children, with one very...
    February 27 2012
  • Thanks to a consumer stipend, I had the good fortune to attend my first Colloquium in 2001 in Lyons, France.  There was so much new information to absorb, not the least of which was how the Collaboration worked and how to understand Cochranespeak.  I happened into an ongoing workshop in time to hear something shocking and entirely new to...
    February 23 2012

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