The ALOIS Community project will be featured in the first meeting of any healthcare consumer group in Egypt taking place on 5 December in Cairo. 
Attendees will include 50 policy makers and 30 active contributors to the Cochrane Consumer Network, as well as 120 newcomers with no previous knowledge of the Cochrane Collaboration.  The main goals of the meeting will be to discuss 
1. the importance of consumer input during the review process
2. the current status of Cochrane Consumer involvement in Egypt
3. innovative ideas to increase  contribution from Egypt
4. setting a training agenda to train and support current and future consumer referees
This will be a great opportunity to demonstrate some of the ALOIS elearning materials, and fly the flag for the ALOIS project as a great way to get laypeople involved in Cochrane, and in research. 
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