This is your opportunity to meet the CEO of Cochrane, the new Editor-in-Chief Karla Soares, members of the Cochrane Board, and members of the Cochrane Council. Find out what projects they are working on, raise any issues you’d like them to address, and network!
Karla oversees the Cochrane Library. Her vision is to improve healthcare decision-making by consistently publishing timely, high priority, high-quality reviews that respond to the needs of our end-users. She works closely with Cochrane’s community to achieve this vision, strengthening diversity and striving for an excellent author experience.
Cochrane's governing body is the Board, with some members elected by Cochrane’s contributors and some appointed by the Board. The Board is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Cochrane’s strategic direction. Cochrane is a registered charity in the United Kingdom and the Board serves as our Board of Trustees.
The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the Council is to provide: a forum for Cochrane Groups to consider high-level matters affecting Cochrane as a whole; a mechanism to raise matters and provide input to the Governing Board on behalf of Cochrane Groups and members; and a forum to consider matters at the request of the Board and inform Board deliberations.