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Brown to host Cochrane Collaboration Meeting on health care April 1-2
Brown University will host the United States Cochrane Collaboration Meeting, titled “Building the Foundation: Creating Greater Awareness and Use of Evidence-based Health Care,” April 1 and 2, 2004, in MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University will host the United States Cochrane Collaboration Meeting, titled “Building the Foundation: Creating Greater Awareness and Use of Evidence-based Health Care,” April 1 and 2, 2004, in MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St.
Founded in 1993, the Cochrane Collaboration is a global network with centers in 13 countries that promotes evidence-based healthcare for the purpose of enabling patients and doctors to make informed decisions about treatment and care. Presenters from across the United States and abroad will participate in the two-day meeting, which will include sessions on funding strategies, creating effective partnerships, knowledge brokering and involving consumers in the Collaboration, among many other topics. Participants will be welcomed by Kay Dickersin, director of the U.S. Cochrane Center and professor of community health in the Brown Medical School; R.I. State Sen. Elizabeth Roberts; Patricia Nolan, director of the R.I. Department of Health; and Terrie Fox Wetle, associate dean for public health and policy at the Brown Medical School.
Among the scheduled sessions is a 10-year review of the accomplishments of the Cochrane Collaboration with Drummond Rennie, deputy editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Fran Visco, president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, at 9 a.m. on April 1. The meeting will also feature a session titled “Lost in Translation? Cochrane and the Media” on April 2 at 10:30 a.m., led by Andrew Holtz, president of the Association of Health Care Journalists, with journalists Ray Moynihan and Shannon Brownlee, and Trudy Lieberman, director of the Consumers’ Union Center for Consumer Health Choices. For a full schedule of meeting events, sessions and presenters, see www.cochrane.us/USCC_cont_mtg/agenda.htm
The U.S. Cochrane Center (USCC) was established in December 2002, when the New England Cochrane Center at Boston, the New England Cochrane Center at Providence and the San Francisco Cochrane Center merged to form a single registered entity with three offices. The Providence office – located at Brown University – is now the first point of contact for the work of the Cochrane Collaboration in the United States.
For more information on the Cochrane Center, e-mail [email protected] or call 401-863-9950.