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Issue 8, Winter 2019

2019 Cochrane Colloquium: Registration & Call for Abstracts

The 26th Cochrane Colloquium will be held in beautiful Santiago, Chile from 22-25 October 2019.  Register before 25 July to receive the discounted rate.  

For everything you need to know to attend, including programme overview, registration, abstract submission, sponsorship, and travel information, see the Colloquium website...

Cochrane Board seeks new member

The Cochrane Governing Board wishes to broaden their geographic and language diversity and so is seeking to appoint an individual from a low- or middle-income country, and/ or from a geographical region that is different from that of the current Trustees. The current Trustees are from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, Denmark, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Board is especially seeking candidates who have one or more of the following areas of expertise, in order to complement those of existing Board members:

  • Publishing
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Advocating for Evidence
  • Organizational Finance and Resource Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Charity Governance (in any charitable organization around the world)

For more information:
Questions about blood pressure?

What do you want to know about blood pressure or high blood pressure (hypertension)?  

#AskCochraneHTN to solicit additional priorities from patients and other stakeholders via an online questionnaire here:


Webinar: Access to clinical trial data (part 2)

Register now for "Access to clinical trial data (part 2): The IMPACT Observatory and managing privacy risks

Webinar description:

27 March 2019 at 14:00 UTC 
Our Priority Reviews
We currently have the following reviews on the Cochrane Priority Reviews list:
  • Effect of alcohol on blood pressure
  • Home versus office blood pressure monitoring for hypertension
  • Pharmacotherapy for mild hypertension
  • Withdrawal of antihypertensive drugs in older people 

Our latest reviews

As of February 2019, The Cochrane Library contains 68 reviews and 39 protocols under Cochrane Hypertension and 29 additional titles have been registered by the group for authors intending to undertake systematic reviews.

Latest protocols [P], reviews [R] and updates [U]:



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