The annual Cochrane Colloquium is now ongoing in Freiburg, Germany. The theme is “Evidence in the Era of Globalisation.”
As many readers may already know, the Cochrane (CC, Cochrane Collaboration) is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions (see Glossary).
The yearly Cochrane Colloquium is meant for members of the CC, and those interested in the organization.
For those that cannot attend the meeting, there is an opportunity to virtually view the following items:
- Multimedia from the Plenary Sessions – PowerPoints, audio files (mp3) and Slidecasts (audio synched to the PowerPoint) for all Plenary Sessions will be available online by the end of each day of the Colloquium
- Virtual Poster Session (beta) – view posters online from the poster sessions (you can search per day, author or item)
- Virtual Announcements & Pin Board – announcements from the Colloquium or ‘leave a message’
To go to the individual virtual items you can click one of the items above.
You can also go to “Welcome” by following this link and go to the Virtual Colloquium. It is easier to switch to another item from there.
It should be noted that there is also a lot uncovered by the virtual media: the meetings and workshops (of course), as well as the (non plenary) oral sessions and even the very interesting opening session with the following speakers: Gerd Antes (German Congres Centre), Tikki Pang (WHO) and Pekka Mustonen (Duodecim).
An overview of the colloquium program can be found here.