Registrations for our annual course on systematic reviews are open

Are you planning to write a (Cochrane) systematic review? Follow our course and learn about writing a protocol, performing literature searches, conducting meta-analyses and more. The first part of our course takes place on November 15th in Mechelen, Belgium. More information can be found on our 'What we offer' page.

New collaboration between Cochrane Belgium and Cochrane Rehabilitation: Translated blogshots!

We are proud to announce that we will collaborate with the Cochrane Rehabilitation field to translate some of their blogshots in Dutch and French. These blogshots will be disseminated via Axxon, a Belgian periodical for physiotherapy professionals.

Registrations for the 25th Cochrane Colloquium, 16-18 september 2018 in Edinburgh, are open.

Join us in Edinburgh for the Cochrane Colloquium in september. This year's theme: Cochrane for all. Take a look at the programme and register at the offical colloquium website.

HPV vaccination prevents the development of cervical lesions in young women: update of a Belgian Cochrane review published!

Marc Arbyn and colleagues published the third update of their review on prophylactic vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV). A total of 26 trials, with over 73 000 participants was identified. The authors found evidence of high quality demonstrating that HPV vaccination protects against the development of cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women. The authors did not identify serious adverse events. Read the full review in the Cochrane Library.

Update of a Belgian Cochrane review published!

An update of Cochrane review on withdrawal vs continuation of antipsychotic drugs in elderly people with dementia has just been published by Ellen Van Leeuwen and colleagues. The update resulted in one additional study, resulting in a total of 10 studies with 632 participants included. The review provides low-certainty evidence that antipsychotics may be successfully discontinued in older people with dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms who have been taking antipsychotics for at least three months. Discontinuation may have little or no important effect on behavioural and psychological symptoms. People with psychosis, aggression or agitation who responded well to long-term antipsychotic drug use, or those with more severe neuropsychiatric symptoms at baseline, may benefit behaviourally from continuation of antipsychotics. Discontinuation may reduce agitation for people with mild neuropsychiatric symptoms at baseline. The full text can be found in the Cochrane Library.

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Volunteers wanted!

Cochrane Belgium is currently looking for volunteers to join the French translation team. Do you feel like contributing to Cochrane’s work by translating Plain Language Summaries from English to French? Do contact us. No prior experience is required.