Understanding health evidence — A COVID-19 case study
Recorded: Wiley Science Talks with Cochrane
Monday, April 27, 11 a.m. ET (4 p.m. BST)
A health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic generates volumes of information that is ever-changing. Journalists must interpret medical data to determine what is reliable and investigate countless sources to uncover trustworthy experts. Cochrane Reviews are a dependable source of high-quality health evidence that journalist can trust to inform their news articles. In this webinar Cochrane Library Editors will share their expertise to help reporters:
Understand the Cochrane systematic review methodology and apply it to critical health questions
Recognize the importance of using the right data
Learn how to spot bad research studies or reviews
Identify reliable research experts and data sources
Appreciate that communicating science results is hard and how to avoid incorrect interpretations
Journalists may register for this complimentary Science Talks webinar here.
The hour-long webinar will include time for questions and answers.
If you are not able to attend the live webinar, it will be recorded for on demand viewing. Visit WFSJ, your journalist association website or Wiley’s Science Talks YouTube channel to see all webinars.
About the Program
Wiley Science Talks provides ongoing education for journalists through free webinars on topics of global importance. Held in partnership with the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) each session connects journalists with research experts who explain complex science topics. Science Talks are recorded and includes access to relevant research and trusted resources to support evidence-based journalism.
About the Speakers
Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library
Karla Soares-Weiser is a trained psychiatrist, holds a master's degree in epidemiology and a Ph.D. in evidence-based healthcare from the University of São Paulo. She has been working in evidence-based health care since 1997 and is an author of over 60 systematic reviews, including 33 Cochrane Reviews. She has held numerous positions in Cochrane Groups, including as a Visiting Fellow at the Ibero-American and UK Cochrane Centres, where she provided training in systematic review production. Karla became the first female Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in 2019 saying, “I am committed to working with the Cochrane community to improve health care decision making by consistently publishing timely, high priority, high-quality reviews that strengthen diversity, deliver an excellent author experience and exceed the needs of our end-users.”
Toby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library
Toby Lasserson works closely with the Editor in Chief to deliver the objectives and targets of the Cochrane’s Editorial and Methods Department. Toby supports the Editor in Chief by leading Cochrane’s global review production operations and helps to implement our goal of offering high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence that informs health decision-making around the world. Toby also supports the strategic and editorial development of the Cochrane Library according to user needs, and ensures the Library remains a premier international source of healthcare evidence. Toby works closely with and supports the Cochrane Review Group Networks.
Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. Cochrane produces reviews which study all of the best available evidence generated through research and make it easier to inform decisions about health. These are called systematic reviews. Cochrane is a not-for profit organization with collaborators from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Our work is recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
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