Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations

Keystone, Colorado
Monday, October 18, 2010

Joint Colloquium of the
Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations
Bringing Evidence-Based Decision-Making to New Heights
18 - 22 October 2010 - Keystone Resort, Colorado, USA


17-Oct-10 18-Oct-10 19-Oct-10 20-Oct-10 21-Oct-10 22-Oct-10 23-Oct-10
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 Meetings  Meetings Meetings

Poster Session II Starts

Poster Session III Starts
Meetings Meetings 
  (TBA)           (TBA)
9:00   Meetings

Exhibits Open

Plenary I

Belen Dofitas
Julia Littell
Eamon Noonan
Ming Ming Zhang

Plenary II

Fiona Godlee
Joia Mukherjee
Prathap Tharyan

Plenary III

Susan Love
Mary Frances Luce
Bob Wachter

Plenary IV

Barney Cohen
Zulma Ortiz
Nandi Siegfried

10:30   Coffee Break Coffee Break

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11:15   Newcomer's  Oral Sessions Oral Sessions Workshops Oral Sessions  
12:45   Lunch Lunch Lunch Free  Lunch  
13:45        Opening  Workshops Workshops   Workshops  
Pat Schroeder
Ida Sim
Ray Moynihan

15:45   Meet the Entities and Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Attended Poster Time
Coffee Break

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Coffee Break  

16:30   Poster Session I Starts
Jerry Lee Lecture & Reception Annual General Meetings   Closing 
      Featured Speaker: David Weisburd   Farewell Dinner & Barn Dance with line dancing Exhibits Close
18:30   Welcome reception
with dinner & entertainment by Funkiphino

Free evening (shuttle bus
start time 5 pm)




Confirmed Speakers:

Opening Session:Civil Society and Transformational Informatics

Keynote Speaker

Patricia Schroeder,
former member of US House of Representatives, US Congress

  Patricia "Pat" Schroeder, served as a member of the US House of Representatives for many decades. Recently, she served as the president of the Association of American Publishers (1997--2009). She also led a multi-year study for the Institute on Civil Society to identify and promote social programs to encourage social cohesion and restore a sense of community for Americans.

Featured Speakers

Ida Sim, University of California, San Francisco 

  Ida Sim is the Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Informatics, UCSF 
Dr. Sim's lecture: "Beyond Bounds: Care and Research in a Mobile World"

Ray Moynihan, Investigative Journalist

  Ray Moynihan is an award-winning investigative journalist with an international reputation for his writing about the business of healthcare. Ray writes regularly for the British Medical Journal and is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle, in Australia. His 2005 book "Selling Sickness" was described in the New York Times as a “compelling case”, and has been translated into 12 languages.
His new book, "Sex, Lies & Pharmaceuticals" is being released globally in late 2010. More on Ray at

Plenary I: A "Lonely Planet" Guide to the Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations

Belen Lardizabal Dofitas, MD MSc, The Australasian Cochrane Centre, Monash Institute of Health Services Research

  Dr Dofitas is an accomplished dermatologist who has worked extensively with the Cochrane Collaboration to promote evidence-based medicine and research.

Julia Littell, Bryn Mawr College


Professor Littell currently serves as Associate Editor of the new Wiley/Blackwell journal, Research Synthesis Methodology.


Eamon Noonan, The Campbell Collaboration

  Eamonn Noonan is the director of the Campbell Collaboration, having joined the organisation in 2008. He holds a doctorate in history from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and is a graduate of University College Cork/National University of Ireland. 

Mingming Zhang, Chinese Cochrane Center

  Mingming Zhang is a professor at the West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China and is active in both the Cochrane Collaboration and the World Health Organization. 

Plenary II: Using Evidence to Deal with Emergent Global Issues:
Consequences & Implications

Fiona Godlee,
British Medical Journal (BMJ)

  Fiona Godlee has been Editor in Chief of the BMJ since 2005. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Joia Mukherjee, Partners in Health

  Joia Mukherjee MD, MPH trained in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Infectious Disease. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Prathap Tharyan, South Asian Cochrane Center

  Dr. Tharyan is the Director of the South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre ( He is also an editor with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group and a systematic review author for several other Cochrane review groups.

Plenary III: Framing and Presenting Evidence to
Influence Practictioners & Consumers

Susan Love, Love/Avon Army of Women

  Susan M Love MD, MBA has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer.  As President of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she oversees an active $4 million dollar research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention. She is also a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.  

Mary Frances Luce, Duke University

  Mary Frances Luce is the Thomas A. Finch Jr. Professor of Marketing at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she is also an Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.  Professor Luce’s expertise is in consumer behavior, medical decision-making, and the effects of negative emotion on decision behavior. Her teaching interests center on health care marketing. 

Bob Wachter, University of California, San Francisco

  Bob Wachter is the author of Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America’s Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes and a member of Google's Health Advisory Council.

Plenary IV: Applicability/Equity/Inclusion/Low and Middle Income Countries

Barney Cohen, National Research Council 
Barney Cohen is Director of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Population. Currently he is also serving as the US National Academies’ liaison to the Academy of Science in South Africa and the Ghanaian Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Zulma Ortiz, UNICEF Argentina

  Zulma Ortiz MD, MSc is the Chief of Training and Research Department at the Epidemiologic Research Institute at the National Academy of Medicine, Buenos Aires.  Dr. Ortiz was charged with the coordination of the Research Council at National Ministry of Health. She has recently been honored by the Pan-American Health Organization as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Health Research and also by the International Joint Commission as a member of the International Steering Committee on Patient Safety.

Nandi Siegfried, South African Medical Research Council

  Nandi Siegfried is a public health medicine specialist and co-director of the South African Cochrane Centre.

Jerry Lee Lecture:

David Weisburd,
Hebrew University & George Mason University

  Professor David Weisburd from George Mason University, will be speaking at the annual Jerry Lee Lecture. Professor Weisburd is the 2010 recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, the most prestigious award in the field. Click here for more information about Professor Weisburd & this award

Abstracts, Posters & Workshops:

Schedule of accepted submissions:

Oral presentations - click here

Oral session presentations will be held simultaneously in 11 rooms on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 11:15 to 12:45. Most sessions will be composed of 4 talks of 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes for questions. A chairperson will moderate each session. Due to the sheer number of presentations, talks will be held both in Keystone Lodge and the Convention Center. Please plan accordingly—it can take up to 10 minutes to walk between these two sites.

Workshops **Revised 9-14-10** - click here    
Posters - click here

Poster size is limited to 4 feet high by 8 feet wide. Posters may be attached to the displays with push pins (provided) or velcro. The preferred orientation of the posters is landscape.

For information regarding Abstracts & Posters, please email
For information regarding Workshops, please email

Cover of Abstract Supplement to the Cochrane Library,

in association with the Campbell Library

Satellite Meetings:

Public Health Meeting - 16 October 2010, Denver CO, USA
Contact: for more information

Cochrane Skin Group Meeting -
16 & 17 October 2010, Denver CO, USA
Contact: for more information


Getting Neurotrauma Research into Practice
A free two-day pre colloquium workshop, Denver, CO, USA.
Contact: for more information

GRADE Workshop - 17 October 2010, Keystone Resort, CO, USA.
Sign up via our registration system

GRADE Working Group Meeting - 23 October 2010, Keystone Resort, CO, USA.
Sign up via our registration system

Joint Symposium on Cochrane-Campbell Methods - 18 October 2010, Keystone Resort, CO USA.
(Organized by the Cochrane Methods Executive and the Campbell Methods Coordinating) 
0930-1345 in the Arapahoe Room of the Keystone Lodge. Link to pdf brochure


Welcome Party...

Monday's welcome reception entertainment has been finalized! We are happy to present Funkiphino, a local, live, 13 piece funk band, complete with a horn section. Get ready to boogie down!  To see & hear Funkiphino in action check them out at their website:

Opening Session...
Our opening session will begin with a Native American blessing and flute music performed by Leon Joseph Littlebird.  Mr. Littlebird is a local resident of Summit County and a world reknowned musician.  To hear his music and learn more about him visit

Thursday Night Farewell Party...
Join us in your cowboy boots and hats for an typical Western-themed barn dance at the Keystone Stables, complete with BBQ, Line Dancing and more. Yee Haw!

During your stay, please take advantage of the many activities in the surrounding mountains. A number of activities have been organized for the free afternoon and other times - horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, tours, and the sporting event of this year's Colloquium, kickball!

Sign up for activities HERE (details about specific activities are available by clicking the question mark next to the name of the activity)


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