Announcing Cochrane Abdomen & Endocrine

The new name for Cochrane Long-term Conditions & Ageing Network

Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the Cochrane Long-term Conditions and Ageing Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the Cochrane Abdomen and Endocrine Network.

Initial discussions about the name change began in November 2018, with the appointment of Professor Cindy Farquhar as the Senior Editor for the Network.

Several names were proposed by the Senior Editor and Network members that captured the scope of the six CRGs within the Network (Cochrane Colorectal Cancer, Cochrane Hepato-Biliary, Cochrane IBD, Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine, and Cochrane Upper GI and Pancreatic Diseases).

Options were voted on ahead of the Governance meetings in April 2019, and the final name agreed during the Network’s face-to-face meeting in Krakow. The agreed name was circulated to all Network members on 3 April 2019.

Our new name provides our Network with a clear and cohesive identity as we take our work forward.