Meetings and events

Meetings and events 2020

Research meetings 

Below is a list of our upcoming research meetings so far 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.

UPDATE: THE RESEARCH MEETING ON CORPORATE INFLUENCE ON RESEARCH IS CANCELLED ( the meeting will be rescheduled for later in the year).

Corporate influence on research

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: 11 March at 1 pm
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. 

Location: Tagensvej 22, 1st floor
Registration: If you are interested in attending our research meeting, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than 27th February.


UPDATE: THE RESEARCH MEETING ON Cochrane risk of bias tool (RoB2) to assess risk of bias in randomized trials is cancelled ( the meeting will be rescheduled for later in the year).

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: 28th April from 11 - 12
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. 

Location: Tagensvej 22, 1st floor
Registration: If you are interested in attending this research meeting, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than the 7th April.


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 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: 4th  June 2-3.30 pm
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. 

Location: Tagensvej 22, 1st floor
Registration: If you are interested in attending this research meeting, please inform us at general@cochrane.dk no later than the 18th May.