Special Sessions

Special sessions are themed sessions held concurrently with oral presentations and workshops. Each special session lasts 90 minutes. 

These sessions accommodate presentations and panel discussions aimed at highlighting special issues that might be of interest to participants at the Colloquium and that further Cochrane’s goals and foster interaction and the development of partnerships with external organisations.

Special sessions are open to all who have registered for the Colloquium, but you have to sign up for them. Spaces may be limited. The dates for each special session will be announced before the end of July.

If you have an idea for a special session then please contact colloquium@cochrane.org

We will announce the content of special sessions here as applications are received and approved. Stay tuned!

Saturday 3 October 2015

Time Title
16:00 to 17:30 Newcomers' session

Sunday 4 October 2015

Time Title
11:00 to 12:30 S1 Systematic reviews of complex interventions: state of the science on scoping, conceptual frameworks, analytic approaches, reporting elements, and future research
11:00 to 12:30 S3 Project Transform: bringing people and technology together for evidence production
11:00 to 12:30 S2 Cochrane Stories: The Neurominidase Inhibitors Review - the battle and its aftermath
14:00 to 15:30 S5 Cochrane Stories: A controversial Cochrane Review - Mammography screening
14:00 to 15:30 S4 Using evidence in global public health policy: the WHO-Cochrane partnership
16:00 to 17:30 S7 Making systematic reviews more useable: the challenges of describing interventions and choosing interventions to implement
16:00 to 17:30 S6 Cochrane Stories: Making an impact on public health - stories from Evidence Aid and the Cochrane Review on lay health workers
16:00 to 17:30 S8 Research funding and global health burden: a tragic mismatch

Monday 5 October 2015

Time Title
11:00 to 12:30 S10 GRADE: The past 15 and next … years
11:00 to 12:30 S9 Moving beyond the published article (part 1): regulatory documents as an evidence base for Cochrane reviews
13:15 to 13:45 Using IBM Watson to construct semantic models to extract relevant point-of-care information from Cochrane Reviews
14:00 to 15:30 S11 The European Medicines Agency in Dialogue with Cochrane
16:00 to 17:30 S13 Moving beyond the published article (part 2): individual participant data from industry and publicly funded trials as the basis for Cochrane reviews
16:00 to 17:30 S12 Evidenzbasierte Medizin: Voraussetzung für ein zeitgemäßes Gesundheitssystem (Deutsch)

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Time Title
11:00 to 12:30 S14 From genomics to FitBit: the brave new world of health data synthesis
11:00 to 12:30 S15 Delivering the Strategy to 2020: progress on the 2015 Targets

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Time Title
11:00 to 12:30 S19 Methods debate
11:00 to 12:30 S16 The Cochrane/Wikipedia partnership and the importance of knowledge translation
13:15 to 13:45 Using IBM Watson to construct semantic models to extract relevant point-of-care information from Cochrane Reviews
14:00 to 15:30 S17 Rapid Reviews: Terminology, methodology, and potential utility for Cochrane
14:00 to 15:30 S18 Systematic reviews guiding future research: opportunities and challenges