The 13th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine has just taken place in Kobe (Japan), June 9-13.
Cochrane Rehabilitation’s Executive Committee actively participated in several events.
A workshop took place entitled “Apply Cochrane Evidence with Confidence” comprising the following lectures:
- Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine (Julia Patrick Engkasan)
- Systematic Reviews - How to Read and Understand Them (Frane Grubisic)
- Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews (Farooq A Rathore)
Second, a session was organized on “Services for evidence-based rehabilitation practice” comprising three lectures:
- Cochrane Rehabilitation Knowledge Translation Activities for Different Stakeholders (Carlotte Kiekens)
- Services for All: Methodological Developments (Thorsten Meyer)
- Services for All: Prioritisation of Rehabilitation Research (Stefano Negrini)
Furthermore, Stefano Negrini chaired a session on “Statistics and Epidemiology” in which he gave two oral presentations:
- “The material and methods section of RCTs do not provide sufficient information to allow clinical replicability of complex interventions: a Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Paper”
- “Struggle for evidence in physical and rehabilitation medicine: publication rate of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews is growing more than in other therapeutic fields”
Finally, three posters were presented:
- Cochrane Rehabilitation ebook: an instrument to transfer knowledge to different stakeholders
- Opening the usual care's black box and finding a black hole: a numerical systematic review on the RCTs usual care control groups in stroke rehabilitation
- Cochrane Rehabilitation: One in 11 Cochrane Reviews are on Rehabilitation Interventions - Findings from Cochrane Rehabilitation's Review 'Tagging' Project
The Congress provided great opportunities for Cochrane Rehabilitation representatives to meet, plan, and collaborate on future activities.
On June 11, the Advisory Board had its 3rd annual meeting where different topics were discussed including the challenges to promote evidence in low and middle income countries and the involvement of the different stakeholders in Cochrane Rehabilitation, including the end-users. All the experts gave their suggestions and advice on how to further develop the activities of Cochrane Rehabilitation.