I'm happy to share with you that '22nd Cochrane Colloquium', an annual
celebration of Cochrane Collaboration is going to take place in Hyderabad
this year. Cochrane Collaboration is an independent, non-for profit,
international organisation. It helps provide evidence-based, relevant,
systematic, up-to-date reviews to people on health which is widely referred
by healthcare-professionals, patients and general public.
Last year in the Colloquium, there were nearly 2000 scientists from around
the world in Quebec where Cochrane and Wikipedia initiated a partnership to
populate Wikipedia articles with evidence from Systematic Reviews. This
partnership was initiated on the Wikipedia front by Dr. James and his team
of Wiki Project Med Foundation
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med_Foundation>. As a part of
it there has been appointment of Sydney Poore as a Wikipedian-In-Residence. For
The Colloquium is going to happen from 21st - 26th September this year.
A Pre-colloquium Symposium 'Wikipedia and Cochrane' is planned on 21st
Sept. Cochrane Collaboration has offered free entries for upto 50
Wikipedians to this session! For registration and further details please
read the event page on meta
Cochrane has also allotted two slots for WP workshops in addition to a
Wikipedia Booth during the colloquium.
Would love to hear more from you and make the best of this opportunity.
Ccd. in this mail are, James, Sydney and Manu (from Cochrane). Interested
folks please contact me off-list.
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