Opening keynote


Sunday 16 September 2018 - 09:00 to 10:30


Opening Keynote. Challenge and change: issues for Cochrane in 2018

We are in times of change and challenge. At Cochrane’s core are two key things: patients and data. This Colloquium is unique in putting patient engagement at its heart and in being a “Patients Included” event.  In this session we will look at some of the challenges for Cochrane provided by the world of big data and the realities of health care in the real world.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is Cochrane's Chief Excecutive Officer (CEO). He works with the Cochrane Governing Board (formerly the Steering Group) in developing the organization’s strategic goals and objectives contained in Cochrane's Strategy to 2020. He is responsible for the effective running of Cochrane so that the organization achieves these goals and objectives, leading a Central Executive Team and our network of 130+ Cochrane Groups around the world.

Welcoming address.

Christine Borgman with Irene Pasquetto

Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. This includes 'Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (2015)', from which she will draw material for her talk. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery. At UCLA, she directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and other sources. 
Irene Pasquetto is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, and a research assistant at the UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures and also at the Participation Lab (PartLab) in the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. Her overarching research interest lies in the analysis of data-centric scientific practices and technologies, especially in relation to science policy-making. With her work, Irene aims at informing the design and implementation of governance models for data and code infrastructures.

Keynote titleBig Data, Little Data, or No Data? Systematic Reviews in an Age of Open Data

Margaret McCartney

Margaret McCartney is a GP in Glasgow, columnist for the BMJ, and broadcasts for Radio 4's Inside Health. She has written three books, The Patient Paradox, Living with Dying, and The State of Medicine. She has interests in evidence, risk, screening, professionalism and ethics.

Keynote title: Everyday annoyances: why is evidence in real life so hard?

Keynote chair: Martin Burton