The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

Hearing Voices: An Interpersonal Experience?

University of Manchester

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A research seminar exploring novel therapeutic approaches for auditory hallucinations

Attachment:  Manchester Voices Seminar final

Date:  10th September 2013

Time:  9 am – 4pm

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Get involved in the development of a new reporting guideline for social and psychological interventions!

An international initiative of researchers, journal editors, and stakeholders in intervention studies is working with the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Group to develop CONSORT-SPI: an official Extension for Social and Psychological Interventions.

We are currently looking for participants for an upcoming Delphi process (starting mid-September 2013) to generate possible reporting standards for the guideline. Stakeholders involved in researching, publishing, funding, commissioning, or providing these interventions are invited to contact us to participate.

Please email the Project Executive at CONSORT.study@spi.ox.ac.uk or complete the CONSORT-SPI participant form if you are interested!

Further information about the project can be found on The University of Oxford website under CONSORT study:  project publications and presentations.

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My first 40 days as a Trials Search Coordinator (TSC) in the CSzG

By Farhad Shokraneh, TSC for the CSzG

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I used to be a Librarian or as we are now known as, an ‘information specialist’.  Even as young boy, age 12, I had a small library at home with coded books.  But about ten years later, I noticed my real interest when I got involved with the Iranian Center for Evidence-Based Medicine where I attended Prof. Paul Glasziou’s workshop.  It was like discovering a new continent in the science world for me.  I chose my field and I continued my ambitions to be a Cochrane Librarian, or as it is known in the Cochrane world, a Trial Search Coordinator (TSC).  Well, it did not happen over night, it took me three years to get the minimum requirements before deciding to apply for this job.  While applying, I was just worried about two things (including the results of course): Read the rest of this entry »

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