Meetings and events

Meetings and events 2020

Research meetings 

Below is a list of our upcoming research meetings for 2020. These research meetings are aimed at Cochrane members interested in activities at Cochrane Nordic and healthcare research. The meetings are also open to external researchers, students and healthcare professionals. 


  

THIS RESEARCH MEETING IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021

Conflicts of interest in research

Findings from medical research studies, such as randomised trials and systematic reviews, have a profound impact on patient care. It is therefore essential, that such studies are trustworthy. Quite often, medical research is either funded by drug or device companies or written by authors that have ties with individual companies; for example by being on a company’s speakers’ bureau or advisory board. Such relationships create conflicts of interest. It is an ongoing concern whether conflicts of interest impact medical research and consequently on patient care.
The topic of the talk will be to describe drug and device industry influences on research. Camilla will present findings on how conflicts of interest impact on 1) systematic reviews, 2) non-primary research studies such as clinical guidelines, committee meetings, opinion pieces (e.g. editorials), and non-systematic reviews, and 3) randomised trials.

About the presenter
Camilla Hansen is a PhD Student at Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) at Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark and a research coordinator for the Cochrane Bias Methods Group. She has a master's degree in science of public health.

When:
18th September at 10 am - 11 am CANCELLED
Who can attend: 
The research meeting is aimed for all employees at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, in Cochrane review groups and external researchers and students interested in healthcare research. 
Where:
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Tagensvej 22, 1st floor, 2200 Copenhagen
How to register:
If you are interested in attending our research meeting, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than 1st September.




 

Corporate influence on research - LIVE WEBCAST

In the past decades, commercial organizations have become more and more prominent in research sponsorship. However, these arrangements pose high risks of bias to the research environment and consequently to public health. 
Corporate sponsorship can influence the design, conduct, and publication of research. Although more difficult to define, industry sponsorship can also influence the research agenda, namely the initial step in conducting research, during which the research questions are chosen. Examples from several fields (e.g. pharmaceuticals, food, tobacco) will be presented to describe corporate influences on research. Strategies to protect research integrity will also be discussed.

About the presenter
Alice Fabbri is a medical doctor with a specialization in public health. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (University of Southern Denmark). Her work focuses on pharmaceutical policy and on commercial influences on health.

When:1st October at 1pm
Who can attend: The research meeting is a live webcast. It is aimed for all employees at Cochrane Nordic, Cochrane members, external researchers and students interested in healthcare research
How to register:If you are interested in attending our webcast, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than 21st September.


THIS RESEARCH MEETING IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021 

Patient and public involvement in healthcare research  

Professor Mogens Hørder will do a presentation on the implementation of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in healthcare research at our Centre. This meeting is open to all healthcare researchers and Cochrane review authors are highly encouraged to participate. 

About the presenter
Mogens Hørder is currently a professor at the Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark. His main research interest is the implementation and evaluation of Patient Involvement (PPI) at national as well as institutional level. He was professor in Clinical Biochemistry from 1981 to 2005 and also served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Southern Denmark from 1988 to 2008

On Cochrane's training website you can find more information about PPI from a presentation by Professor Mogens Hørder - https://training.cochrane.org/resource/experiences-implementation-ppi-healthcare-research-denmark-2009-2019

When:
3rd November 11-12.30 pm CANCELLED
Who can attend
The research meeting is aimed for all employees at Cochrane Nordic, Cochrane members, external researchers and students interested in healthcare
Where:
To be updated soon 
How to register:
If you are interested in attending this research meeting, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than the 15th October



THIS RESEARCH MEETING IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021

The new Cochrane risk of bias tool (RoB2) to assess risk of bias in randomized trials

A good systematic review synthesizes results of unbiased studies. If included studies are biased; however, the review risks presenting a summary estimate that is statistically precise, and therefore often perceived as trustworthy, but which systematically deviates from the truth.
The most frequently used tool to assess risk of bias in randomized trial is the Cochrane risk of bias tool, which was published in a revised version in 2019, RoB2. Professor Asbjørn Hróbjartsson will present the various meanings of the term ‘bias’, and relate the concept to statistical precision and heterogeneity, provide an overview of the main new aspects of RoB2, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of how risk of bias in included trials is conducted in current reviews.

About the presenter
Asbjørn Hróbjartsson is a professor and head of research at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (University of Southern Denmark), and co-convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group.

When:
2nd December 2020 - 1pm CANCELLED
Who can attend:
The research meeting is aimed for all employees at Cochrane Nordic, Cochrane members, external researchers and students interested in healthcare research
Where:
To be updated soon
How to register:
If you are interested in attending this research meeting, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than the 13th November