Throughout the Symposium there will be information stands in the main enterance for all delegates. Including:
- Web Team Help desk: Nancy Owens, Web Content and Social Media Editor, and Paolo Rosati, Web Developer, from the Collaboration's Web Team will be offering social media and Entity Website Builder help and tutorials.
In order to make the most use of time at this helpdesk, please contact either Paolo, email@example.com, or Nancy, firstname.lastname@example.org, in advance of the meeting to schedule a meeting and send along any questions you have so that they can prepare. If you are unable to do this, no worries, just pop by the helpdesk! They'll be happy to assist.
- Celebrating 20 years of the Cochrane Collaboration
- Book stand, selling Ben Goldacre's 'Bad Pharma'; 'Over-diagnosed' by Gilbert Welch, Steve Woloshin & Lisa Schwartz; Archie Cochrane's autobiography 'One Man's Medicine'.
- Students 4 Best Evidence: Come and find out more about the website UKCC are creating with Minervation, to be used a resource centre for students globally, interested in learning more about evidence-based healthcare.
Wednesday 20th March
|14:00 to 16:00|
Registration opens for the UK & Ireland 21st Anniversary Symposium
|16:00 to 17:30||Opening Plenary - Why do we have to think differently in the 20 years ahead?|
Speakers: Chief Medical Officer and Cochrane Editor, Professor Dame Sally Davies and economist, broadcaster and Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Andrew Dilnot.
|17:30 to 18:30||Anniversary Reception|
Drinks and birthday cake to celebrate the UK Cochrane Centre's 21st birthday
Said Business School
|19:30||Cochrane UK 21st Anniversary Dinner|
Thursday 21st March
|9:00 to 10:45||Plenary session - The challenges of over-diagnosis and over-treatment|
Speakers: the co-authors of "Over-diagnosed", Dr Steven Woloshin and Dr Lisa Schwartz.
|10:45 to 11:15||Refreshments|
|11:15 to 12:30||Plenary session - The challenges of communication|
Speakers: André Tomlin from the evidence-based healthcare consultancy Minervation Ltd., and Tracey Brown from Sense about Science.
|12:30 to 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 to 14:00|
Introduction to The challenges of engagement master-classes
|14:00 to 15:00|
Master-classes - The challenges of engagement
|15:00 to 15:30||Refreshments|
|15:30 to 17:00||Closing plenary - The challenges facing the Collaboration in the next 20 years|
Speakers: the prize-winning science journalist and author, Dr Ben Goldacre, David Tovey (Editor-in-chief) and Mark Wilson (Chief Executive Officer) of The Cochrane Collaboration.