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Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. We produce ‘systematic reviews’ which bring together and summarize the best available evidence from research, to help inform decisions about health.

Cochrane is a not-for-profit organization with collaborators from more than 190 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.

 

Organizing Committees

Cochrane London 2023 is hosted by Cochrane UK and supported by the following committees:

Local Organizing Committee
Lead the organization of the Colloquium. All other committees report back to the LOC.

Martin Burton (Co-chair)
Chris Champion (Co-chair)
Therese Docherty (Co-chair)
Katie Abbotts    
Nick Goodhew    
Tracey Howe    
Sabrina Khamissa    
Indre Longmore    
Richard Morley    
Selena Ryan-Vig    
Marta Santos    
Caroline Windsor   

Content Curation Team
Develop the non-submission content of the programme

Therese Docherty (Chair)
Martin Burton
Emma Carter
Sarah Chapman
Anne Eisinga
Selena Ryan-Vig
Marta Santos

Abstracts Committee
Manage the submission and reviewing process for oral presentations and poster abstracts.

Declan Devane (Co-chair)
Duduzile Ndwande (Co-chair)

Workshops Committee
Manage the submission and reviewing process for workshop abstracts as well as scheduling.

Dario Sambunjak (Co-chair)
Katie Webster (Co-chair)

Patients Included Advisory Board
Advise on all aspects of inclusion of consumers (patients, carers and the public) in the planning and delivery of the Colloquium, in accordance with the Patients Included Conference Charter. 
 

Sarah Chapman (Co-chair)
Richard Morley (Co-chair)
Brian Devlin
Ana Pizarro Nule
Heather Still
Janice Tufte

Consumer Stipend Committee
Manage the submission and reviewing process for funding applications for consumers (patients, carers and the public) wishing to attend the Colloquium.
 

Richard Morley (Chair)
Lydia Parsonson (Administrator)

Ana Pizarro Nule
Jack Nunn    
Ndi Euphrasia Ebai-Atuh
Rachel Plachcinski    
Maureen Smith    
Helen Bulbeck    

LMIC/UMIC Stipends Committee
Manage the submission and reviewing process for funding applications from people from Low – Middle and Upper Middle-Income countries (LMIC/ UMIC) wishing to attend the Colloquium.
 

Lydia Parsonson (Administrator)
Netzahualpilli Delgado
Martin Meremikwu
Barbara Nußbaumer-Streit

Communications, Branding and Marketing Team  
Responsible for communications, branding and the marketing of the event.
 

Katie Abbotts
Sabrina Khamissa
Selena Ryan-Vig
Muriah Umoquit