Dr Mayara Silveira Bianchim, from the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, was named the winner of the Best Poster Presentation at the 2023 Cochrane Colloquium. The event, organised by the Cochrane community, celebrated exceptional achievements in evidence synthesis and their impact on clinical practice.
The Cochrane community is renowned for its commitment to high-quality, evidence-based medicine, and the Thomas C. Chalmers Award is one of its most prestigious accolades. This award recognises researchers whose work has significantly contributed to systematic reviews and evidence synthesis.
Dr Bianchim’s winning poster presentation, titled “Co-producing with children and young people for a meta-ethnography on experiences of chronic pain, treatments and services” captured the attention of the award judges and fellow attendees.
The research highlighted in the poster explored the methods and outcomes of co-producing with children and young people for a meta-ethnography on experiences of chronic pain, treatments, and services. Co-production with children living with chronic pain and their families ensured the relevance and usefulness of the review outputs, clarified ambiguous and controversial findings and was key to producing meaningful findings to enhance policy and practice. Visual methods and plain lay language were essential to aiding co-production and addressing a critical gap in current medical knowledge, offering potential solutions to long-standing healthcare challenges.
In an interview following the award ceremony, Dr Bianchim said: “I’m truly honoured and grateful to receive the Thomas C. Chalmers Award. I would like to acknowledge and thank the young people and their families for their key role in co-producing this research and the research team for all their steering and hard work.”