Dr. Vincent Kokich, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO), and strong supporter CONSORT and PRISMA passed away Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 unexpectedly.
His efforts to promote active implementation of CONSORT at AJODO were remarkable. A video instructing authors that completion of CONSORT is a requirement of submission of RCTs can be viewed here.
The journal implemented an intensive CONSORT adherence strategy for submitted trials in 2011. An overview of the process and details of reporting improvements of trials published in AJODO is being presented at this year's Peer Review Congress in Chicago in September 2013.
A full obituary for Dr. Kokich from the American Association of Orthodontists can be found here.