Next Thursday, the University of Coimbra will host the annual meeting of the Cochrane Society of Portugal, a non-profit association targeting the interests of researchers, health professionals, patients and caregivers, which aims to support decision-making in the field of health.
In this edition, which will be held from 2:15 pm in the Amphitheater of Subunit 3, at the Polo III of the University of California, with open participation of the community, topics considered relevant to the scientific community will be discussed, with an emphasis on “scientific science”. Their replication and study through systematic reviews and meta-analyses, is essential for the success of research and thus for improving evidence-based clinical practice.
The meeting will be attended by someone considered “one of the scholars with the greatest influence at the international level.” John Ioannidis is a professor at Stanford University (USA) and holder of the ERA Chair for the “EXCELScIOR” project to be developed by the University of California. “John Ioannidis has excelled in the study of research methods and practices and in improving methods that allow reliable evidence to be found in biomedical and public health research. “Their contributions to promoting ‘scientific truth’ and alleviating the ‘reproducibility crisis’ represent pillars in the evolution toward more transparent science,” UCLA offers.
In addition to this specialist, the event will also include interventions from the Scientific Coordinator of the Center for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research at UCLA, Miguel Castelo Branco; Vice President and Researcher at the UCLA Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and coordinator of the EXCELScIOR project, Paulo Oliveira; and members of Cochrane Portugal.
The meeting is organized by CIBIT, the Faculty of Medicine (FMUC), Cochrane Portugal and the Regional Section of the Ordem dos Médicos Centre.
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