French Satellite Group

The French Satellite of Cochrane Skin was set up in 2012.

The objectives of the satellite are as follows:

  • to introduce Cochrane to French-speaking dermatological communities;
  • to promote evidence-based dermatology among French-speaking dermatologists;
  • to teach French-speaking dermatologists to perform and interpret systematic reviews;
  • to teach clinicians to use the results of systematic reviews as an evidence base to guide their practice;
  • to contribute to the handsearching process for French publications and conference proceedings; and
  • to help in the production and updating of Cochrane reviews in the field of Dermatology.

The review 'Systemic pharmacological treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis: a network meta-analysis' published in December 2017 is being transformed into a living systematic review. Since the last search, at least 17 includible new trials have been published, including 3 evaluating new molecules, and as many are ongoing. This living review will allow us to update the search and present the new trials every month, and the network meta-analysis will be updated every 6 months. This will be the first living Cochrane review including a network meta-analysis. The first update will be available later in 2019.

We are continuing our efforts to disseminate Cochrane reviews to French dermatologists. A session entitled "10 essential Cochrane reviews" will be presented during the Journées Dermatologiques de Paris (JDP) 2019, the annual congress of the French Society of Dermatology, in December 2019.

If you are French-speaking dermatologist and you wish to follow news on Cochrane reviews, sign up on to receive monthly French abstracts on new published or updated Cochrane reviews of the Cochrane Skin group. 1149 people have already subscribed!


Dr Laurence Le Cleach, Dermatologist and Senior Lecturer, Department of Dermatology, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, and collaborator of the French Cochrane Centre since 2011. 



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Dr Sebastien Barbarot, Nantes
Pr Sylvie Bastuji-Garin, Créteil
Dr Giao Do-Pham, Créteil
Pr Alain Dupuy, Rennes
Pr Khaled Ezzedine, Créteil
Pr Bernard Guillot, Montpellier
Pr Gerard Lorette, Tours
Dr Emilie Sbidian, Créteil