Thomas C. Chalmers Award / Premiação de Thomas C. Chalmers
THOMAS C CHALMERS MD AWARD
Thomas C Chalmers MD Award has been given each year at the Cochrane
Colloquium since 1994. From 2005, separate prizes are awarded for the
best oral presentation and the best poster presentation at the
Colloquium. All accepted posters and oral presentations will be
eligible for the award if they address methodological issues related to
systematic reviews and demonstrate originality of thought, high quality
science, relevance for the advancement of the science of systematic
reviews, and clarity of presentation.
The award honours the
work of Thomas Clark Chalmers, an outspoken advocate of randomized
trials and one of the most creative thinkers and investigators in the
field. Always ahead of his time, in 1977 he advocated that in the face
of uncertainty doctors should
quot;randomize the first patient!
quot; At the same time he advocated registration of clinical trials and
later was one of the first in medicine to do systematic reviews.
recipient of each prize will receive a cheque for 500 US dollars and a
certificate. If there is a tie within a category, the recipients will
split the award.
Presentations will be judged by the Thomas C
Chalmers MD Award Committee: Jenny Doust (Chair, Australia), Ruth
Foxlee (UK), Tim Kenealy (New Zealand), Mariska Leeflang (Netherlands),
Georgia Salanti (Greece), Ivan Solà (Spain), Prathap Tharyan (India)
and Mingming Zhang (China).