I am pleased to inform that I was selected as a 2015 Cochrane Scholar of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. This allowed me to participate in the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna, Austria. Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Its goal is production of highest quality evidence in medicine, usually in the form of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. I was able to advance my understanding of the methodology of such studies in Vienna.

As reported below, my first Cochrane systematic review¬†on ‘Capsaicin for non-allergic rhinitis’ has already been published. I am working on my second Cochrane review, ‘Intranasal corticosteroids for non-allergic rhinitis’.

As a requirement of the 2015 Cochrane Scholar program, I will be working on another systematic review and hope to publish it in ‘Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’ journal.