Welcome to the Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases (UGPD) Group.  Here you will be able to discover what we do, details of how to author a systematic review with our group and how to access Cochrane publications. This site aims to promote discussion and interaction between the editorial team and anyone who has an interest in working with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


12 Jun 2017 -  Registration is open for a 3 day workshop on systematic reviewing in Hamilton, Canada 31 August to 2 September 2017. http://bit.ly/2stLB5j

3 Feb 2017 - Cochrane has announced a pilot fast-track publication service, where experienced author teams are able to submit a completed review for consideration, much like traditional journals.  Further details are available in a PDF of the fast-track pilot.

10 Jan 2017 - Cochrane will have a booth at this year's DDW meeting (6-9 May, 2017, Chicago).  Stop by booth 3446 (just down the aisle from the Wiley booth) to say hello, or get in touch to book a time for a longer discussion or a training session.

9 Jan 2017 - Voting for candidates vying for a position on Cochrane's Governing Board is now open to anyone with an active roll in Cochrane.  Cast your vote to choose Cochrane's leaders.

8 Dec 2016 - The MECIR guideance on the conduct and reporting of Cochrane reviews was updated in October.  A document detailing the revisions is available.

7 Dec 2016 - A podcast has been recorded for the review titled Effect of molecular-targeted therapy on the progress and survival of people in the late stages of stomach cancer.

5 Dec 2016 - New editorial resources for authors on how to GRADE and created Summary of Findings tables are available: https://ugpd.cochrane.org/resources-authors

28 Nov 2016 - We're pleased to welcome Kieran Elliot to the UGPD group as an Assistant Managing Editor.  Kieran will be managing the peer reviewing process for protocols and reviews being developed through the UGPD group.  Welcome Kieran!

21 Nov 2016 - Registration is open for a 3 day workshop on systematic reviewing in Hamilton, Canada 11-13 December 2016. http://canada.cochrane.org/workshops

2 Sep 2016 - What topics are clinically important to you?  Let us know what clinical questions (within the scope of our group) you would like to see answered.  We're collecting suggestions until November 15th via a webform.

12 July 2016 - A Cochrane author with experience of reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy is sought to join a review team undertaking a review of clinical feeding examination with cervical auscultation for detecting oropharyngeal aspiration in children.  Further details are available through Cochrane's Task Exchange.

29 Mar 2016 - A Podcast is available for the review titled Enhanced recovery protocols for major uppper gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic surgery.

25 Mar 2016 - Review authors, there are new tools (Covidence and EPPI-Reviewer) available to help you screen citations and collect data.  Further information can be found at: https://community.cochrane.org/tools/review-production-tools/covidence/resources

8 Mar 2016 - Registration is open for a 3 day workshop on systematic reviewing in Hamilton, Canada in July 2016.