Two weeks ago the annual Cochrane Colloquium was held in Auckland, New Zealand.
Unfortunately I wasn’t there, but I followed the tweets (see Storify for a selection). And for a more in depth coverage: the webcasts of the plenary sessions are still online here.
The Cochrane Logo is very recognizable and stereotype and therefore well chosen. I‘ve explained the details of the logo in a previous post.
In the Cochrane Colloquium Announcement the blue logo is replaced by a Cochrane logo in “New-Zealand” style (or whatever).
A few entities have permanently adapted the Cochrane Logo.
Below are the logos of the Canadian and the Brazilian Cochrane Centres and the Cochrane Public Health group
The trigger for this Friday Foolery post is the “souvenir of the #cochraneauckland Colloquium“, the “last” photo taken by Chris Mavergames on Pukatea Bay, South Island, NZ.
It illustrates very well the Farewell-feeling….. a memorable (Cochrane) meeting in a fabulous country (although these memories will slowly fade away, taken by the sea)
in the Cochrane Logo (the result of the metaanalysis) is standardly called Wybertje
by the director of the Dutch Cochrane Centre, because its format resembles a Dutch liquorice with that name. (if you don’t believe me, then read the text of his oration speech: “Hoe sterk is het eenzame bewijs”
(“how strong is the solitary evidence”, which alludes to a Dutch song)
Perhaps because he is fond of liquorice and sweets, coworkers once gave him M &M’s with the Cochrane logo on it (below is a photo-shopped version).
I also like to play with the Cochrane Logo. For instance, when I gave a presentation at the OLVG, a Dutch hospital, I changed the O into the Cochrane logo (left: the OLVG logo, right: the logo in my presentation)