The focus of this year´s Cochrane Colloquium (22nd – 25th of October in Santiago, Chile) is on ‘Embracing diversity’, which recognizes that Cochrane is a diverse community, addressing diverse health questions from diverse stakeholders using a range of diverse methods. The Colloquium explores ways in which Cochrane could address the challenge of diversity in many areas: how to inform complex health decisions with diverse types of evidence; how to engage people with low health literacy; how to reach non-English-speaking audiences; how to explore new ways of delivering evidence from reviews (e.g., podcasts, videos); and how to incorporate diverse types of evidence in reviews (qualitative evidence, mixed methods evidence, etc.).
The aims of the 2019 Colloquium are:
- To make Cochrane more relevant to different audiences making health decisions in varied settings
- To build new partnerships and relationships, especially with difficult-to-reach audiences
- To grow the global Cochrane community
- To advance relevant methodological discussions to make Cochrane reviews more relevant
The 2019 Cochrane Colloquium seeks to look at diversity as an advantage rather than a disadvantage by examining linguistic, ethnic, stakeholder, and gender diversity, among other perspectives. Keynote/Plenary Sessions will address the Embracing Diversity theme.
- The perspective of patients living with chronic heart failure on self-management interventions: A mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
- The perspective of patients living with obesity on self-management interventions: A mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
- The perspective of patients living with type 2 diabetes mellitus on self-management interventions: A mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
- What do patients and their caregivers value on self-management interventions for chronic conditions? A scoping review of systematic reviews for the COMPAR-EU project
We are looking forward to meeting you in Santiago, Chile!