Fri 6 Dec

Looking Ahead

Today we look ahead to 2020 (and our next Colloquium in Toronto), the ways to get involved in Cochrane, and what the future holds for Cochrane.

Special Content


The 27th Annual Cochrane Colloquium in 2020 will be hosted by Cochrane Canada

Thank you!

The in-person and Virtual #Cochrane Santiago Colloquium were made possible by collaboration from so many in the Cochrane Community. We are so grateful!

Cochrane Training

Cochrane Training have been working with delegates to share their oral presentations and posters for this virtual colloquium, and we have enjoyed having the opportunity to work with so many of you on this.

Our online training activities aren’t just confined to the Virtual Colloquium!

Throughout the year you can sign up for one of our many Cochrane Learning Live webinars. These are open to all and tackle a range of topics including Cochrane methodology, consumer involvement, review tools and innovative techniques, editorial processes and knowledge translation. There’s also an archive of webinar recordings, where you can view edited webinars in ‘bite sized’ sections. The webinars are aimed at all levels, and we’ll be working with colleagues from this year’s virtual colloquium to run some sessions based on colloquium special sessions and workshops.

We also have a host of online learning modules and courses, covering all aspects of Cochrane’s work and methods. Cochrane Interactive Learning is a ten module course covering the process of conducting an intervention review. Cochrane Evidence Essentials is a suite of four modules aimed at beginning to Cochrane and our work, and introduces health evidence and its use, as well as clinical trials and systematic reviews. That’s just a flavour of our offer: there’s a whole range of online learning that you can use at your own pace and when you most need it.

Looking to find face-to-face training or workshops locally? We also have a searchable list of upcoming learning events, so you can connect with training near you.

Explore the range of learning options and resources at For any questions, comments and suggestions, tweet us @cochranetrain, #cochranelearninglive or send an e-mail to

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Meet the new Editor and Chief of the Cochrane Library

Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser became the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in June 2019. Learn more about Karla's story and her journey through Cochrane since 1995.

Join Cochrane

Just because our virtual Colloquium is ending doesn’t mean your involvement should stop! Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, and people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.

Early Career Professionals

This group aims to provide its members opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise by providing a platform for international networking with early career professionals or other members in the Cochrane community. We aim to focus on the development of leadership skills for the early career members of the Cochrane community and encourage active involvement of the Early Career Professionals in shaping the mission and vision of the Cochrane community.

Find out more about the Cochrane Early Career Professionals Group. 

Community Participation

Cochrane Colloquium Challenge 2019

Cochrane Crowd are running a citation screening challenge to coincide with the virtual #CochraneSantiago Cochrane Colloquium, and everyone is welcome to join in to help reach our goal of 48,000 classifications in 48 hours! Today is the last day to join this Challenge!

Participation Survey

Thank you for taking part in our first virtual Colloquium! It was extraordinary circumstances that led us to having a virtual Colloquium. Our Colloquiums take several years of work and planning for our local organizing committees. It was quite the feat to change gears and pull together a virtual Colloquium in a month. What learning can we take from this? What worked well? What can we do better? What should we try next year?

Virtual #CochraneSantiago Discussions

Join in the conversation on social media! What was your favourite part of this virtual colloquium?

#CochraneToronto Discussions

Are you planning on joining us in Toronto, Canada? How should we incorporate the virtual aspects into our physical Colloquium next year?

  • See the #CochraneToronto discussions on Twitter

Posters and Oral Presentations

Those accepted for a poster presentation at the Colloquium had the option to upload their poster file or their poster file with an audio presentation. All posters are available for viewing here. Those accepted for a short or long oral presentation at the Colloquium had the option to upload a video of their presentation or book a time with Cochrane to record one. All oral presentations are available for viewing here.