Cochrane Scholars Program

Cochrane Scholars Program

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2014 Cochrane Conclave
Systematic Review Training
July 7-8, 2014
Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsored by

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The AAO-HNS/F leadership and SAGE, publisher of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, have identified a need to train otolaryngologists in the conduct and publication of systematic literature reviews. Systematic reviews have a high citation impact, and serve as the foundation for evidence-based practice guidelines, clinical performance measures, and maintenance of specialty certification.

Four travel grants of up to $2,500 will be offered to attend the 2014 Cochrane Conclave in Oxford, England, July 7-8, 2014. The Cochrane Conclave is the result of an AAO-HNS/F partnership with the UK Cochrane Center and the staff and editors of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group.  Attendees will be introduced to evidence summaries of healthcare interventions, and will learn state-of-the-art techniques for producing systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

In return for a travel grant to attend the meeting, grant recipients must agree to initiate and submit a systematic review to Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery for publication consideration within 12 months (by July 9, 2015).*

Cochrane Scholar Application Requirements:

  • Residents and previous G-I-N Scholars or Cochrane Scholars are not eligible
  • Applicants must be members of the AAO-HNS

2014 applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back with us in August for information on the 2015 application process.

Applicants must submit the following information in a Word attachment a part of the application:

  • An up-to-date list of your peer-reviewed publications
  • What prior experience do you have with systematic reviews?
  • What prior experience do you have with statistics and evidence-based medicine?
  • Why are you interested in attending the Cochrane meeting? (be specific, please)
  • What subject areas or topics are you interested in reviewing if awarded a travel grant?

The Cochrane Scholar application submission process is paperless. All application submissions must be submitted electronically.

Important Dates
August 1: Application submission opens

January 1: Deadline for applications

February 1: Applicants are notified of selection

Have questions?
Please contact Lorraine Nnacheta at

Past Scholars
2013 Quebec City, Canada
2012 Auckland, New Zealand
2011 Madrid, Spain
2010 Keystone, Colorado
2009 Freiburg, Germany - No Grantees
2008 Singapore
2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil - No Grantees
2006 Dublin, Ireland