Cochrane Indonesia provides regular training for systematic reviews, evidence synthesis and clinical practice guidelines.
International Conference on Epidemiology Evidence Based Medicine and Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop (Dec 2017)
This international conference was held on December 1-2, 2017 in Yogyakarta, which was the 8th conference after a previous one in 2014 titled "Collaboration between Academia and Industry for Scaling up Research on Ethical-Based in Indonesia". Focusing on the topic of "The Role of ICE-EBM in Health Policy", this conference was attended by no less than 200 participants last year. The invited speakers were Prof. Dr. dr. Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Sp.A (K) from the Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia; Prof. Dr. dr. Siti Setiati, Sp.PD (K-Ger), MEpid, FINASIM from University of Indonesia (UI); Prof. dr. Iwan Dwiprahasto, MmedSc, PhD and Prof. dr. Mohammad Hakimi, PhD, Sp.OG (K) from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Prof. Dr. Jeff Van Den Ende from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, and Cochrane Australia.
During this conference, a plenary session on Cochrane Systematic Review was held. In the session, Steve McDonald delivered a lecture titled “Cochrane and Living Evidence Synthesis” and Detty Nurdiati talked about “Cochrane in Indonesia”. In addition, we also had Webinar session with Prof Sally Green and Shauna Hurley titled “Informed decisions: Translating research into better health outcomes” and “Knowledge translation key audiences and effective approaches to disseminating evidence”, respectively.
A Cochrane Systematic Review workshop had been conducted prior to this conference on November 28 – 30 2017 at the Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta. This workshop was attended by dozens of participants from all over Indonesia. Materials were presented by Steve McDonald from Cochrane Australia, who collaborated with facilitators from both CE & BU UGM and CE-EBM UI. Lectures were followed by small group discussions to further deepen the understanding of all the participants and to let them elaborate their idea to develop their own protocols.
Evidence Summit on Reducing Maternal Mortality
Reported from its official website www.esaipi.org, it is known that Indonesia is still lacking valid data and information about maternal and infant deaths for decades. The Evidence Summit on Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality was a collaboration between the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and the US National Academy of Science with the support from USAID. This Evidence Summit serves as an answer to the problem on maternal and infant mortality by collecting relevant evidence, summarizing and synthesizing evidence, and building consensus among stakeholders in establishing valid evidence, interpret and prioritize the action plan in addressing the problem. To improve the qualiy of review, Quantitative Systematic Review Workshop had been conducted by the Core Technical Group from Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada in September 14-16, 2016 and followed by Qualitative Systematic Review Workshop with speaker from Cochrane Australia, Dr Tari Turner, in May 28-30, 2017. In order to have a good scientific recommendation for the Ministry of Health, the Translation of Evidence Workshop was held in August 28-30, 2017; in collaboration with Cochrane Australia, Prof Sally Green and Dr Steve McDonald.
Clincial Decision Making
Decision in health care can be particularly challenging, because it is involving a complex process of diagnostic and therapeutic logic, patient’s preferences and values and costs. Evidence-based medicine aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making or evidence-based practice. However, its application in a daily practice is not simple. It does not only need the presence of best evidence or guidelines at the health care facility, but also willingness of the practitioners, wise thought and good understanding of clinical decision making. This workshop conducted annualy in collaboration with Prof Jeff van de Ende from Intitute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, to introduce and improve the skill of clinicians in clinical decision making to ensure professional accountability.
Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Indonesian Maternal Fetal Medicine Association, the Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline Workshop was conducted with collaboration with Cochrane Australia (March 11-12, 2017). A total of 45 people was actively partipated in the workshop which aimed to improve the quality of national clinical practice guideline, using the case of heart disease in pregnancy.