Global warming is a myth. Eating blueberries and walnuts may help reduce risk of dementia. These are just a couple of headlines that bombard consumers in print, on TV and online. How can readers be sure that the information they read or hear is accurate? They must rely on news outlets to provide honest, trustworthy information. But, what if the journalist is using questionable sources or doesn’t fully understanding the scientific data?
The first webinar, Science Talks with Cochrane will take place on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 11:00 am ET. In this session, Power of the Media – How to Translate Cochrane Health Evidence to Inform the Public, media will learn:
How to use the Cochrane Library to support news stories covering important health subjects;
What sets Cochrane evidence aside from other types of health-related studies;
Why Cochrane evidence has rigorous quality standards;
The role of media in helping to translate medical evidence to help consumers make informed health decisions.
The webinar will include time for questions and answers.
HOW TO REGISTER?
Science Talks webinars are complimentary to WFSJ, AHCJ members and other science journalists interested in the subject. Register for Science Talks today!
If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session the webinars will be recorded for later viewing.
About Cochrane Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health.
Cochrane produces reviews which study all of the best available evidence generated through research and make it easier to inform decisions about health. These are called systematic reviews.
Cochrane is a not-for profit organization with collaborators from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Our work is recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. Find out more at www.cochrane.org. Follow us on twitter @cochranecollab.
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