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Issue 5 | November 2020 (next issue January 2021)

In this newsletter:
  • ECP Group News:
    • Reflections from the Cochrane ECP group on building Cochrane as a sustainable organization
    • Journal club meeting on statistical illiteracy among clinicians
    • Online meetup on leveraging social media as an early career professional 
  • News from our Members:
    • Research work of Chun Hoong Wong on the impact of walnut intake on circulation levels of leptin and adiponectin
  • Training and Events:
    • COVID-19 - Cochrane resources 
    • Workshop offering in Greece
    • Learning Live webinars
    • Announcements about our next Journal Club and Online Meetup

ECP Group News

Reflections from the Cochrane ECP group on building Cochrane as a sustainable organization

As Cochrane's strategic plan, Strategy to 2020, comes to a close, learn more in this video about our views on building an effective sustainable organization.

Journal Club 4: Statistical Illiteracy among clinical and the ethical problems it generates

The fourth Journal Club took place on October 21 in which Adrián Soto Mota gave a presentation on "Statistical Illiteracy among clinicians and the ethical problems it generates." The recording from the event is available online. Check it out at this link.

Online Meetup 5: How to leverage social media as an early career professional

At the 5th Online Meetup, we were joined by Muriah Umoquit, Cochrane’s Communications and Analytics Officer, to discuss ways early career professionals can leverage social media. Muriah’s recommendations included ensuring that you maintain an up to date LinkedIn profile, using Twitter and Instagram to highlight events and activities your participating in, and keeping a database of hashtags that others in your field are using. Resources available to support people’s use of social media include Cochrane’s Community brand resourcesCanva for creating infographics, and podcasts by experts from the Association for Healthcare Social Media. The recording can be accessed using the following link.

News from our Members

Chun Hoong Wong, Registered Pharmacist at Sultanah Amina Hospital, Malaysia

Walnut intake is considered a healthy dietary approach. In a recent systematic review, published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Chun Hoong Wong and colleagues examined the impact of walnut intake on circulation levels of leptin and adiponectin. The study provided evidence that Walnut intake may increase leptin and adiponectin levels but does not improve glycemic biomarkers.
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Training and Events

The next Journal Club will take place on Wednesday 16 December at 14:00 GMT with Stefano Lazzarini discussing his paper on "Rehabilitation and COVID-19: the Cochrane Rehabilitation 2020 rapid living systematic review."
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Estamos contentos de anunciar los detalles para el Journal Club en Español piloto organizado por el ECP Group. Viernes 8 de Enero del 2012, 12:00 (GMT-6 o 18:00 GMT) con Dr Luis Colunga-Lazano "Methodological assessment of Mexican Clinical Practice Guidelines" y Dr Javier Pérez-Bracchiglione, "Quality assessment of Chilean guidelines."
Detalles de registro:

Translation: The first Pilot Spanish Journal Club will take place on Friday 8 January 2021 at 18:00 GMT with Dr Luis Colunga-Lazano and Dr Javier Perez-Bracchiglione.
Members of Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group and Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer Group are organizing the following 2-day workshop on 11-12 December 2020 in Greece: Introduction to Cochrane Methodology Workshop - Athens, Greece
Further information and registration are available at:
Learning Live is a series of monthly webinars open to everyone and an archive of previous webinars.
Upcoming webinars include: 
Evaluating knowledge translation webinar 2 (01 December)
RoB 2 Bias in other types of studies (08 December)
RoB 2: Editorial considerations (12 January)
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