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16-18 Sept 2018 - 25th Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018

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Cochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.

They have given the Colloquium the title ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’.  This is to emphasize that Cochrane welcomes everyone and recognizes that everything Cochrane does is about and for patients and other health consumers.  The Colloquium in 2018 is an event that is co-designed, co-produced and co-presented with healthcare consumers; an event where everyone’s input is valued equally.

Cochrane UK have been asked about this particular focus. They believe passionately that we all share the same goal: better health for patients, healthcare consumers and the world at large.

Richard Morley (Cochrane Consumer Coordinator), Martin Burton (Director, Cochrane UK) and Sarah Chapman (Knowledge Broker, Cochrane UK) outline the plans for making the Colloquium a Patients Included event:

Over the past 20 years Cochrane has helped transform the way health decisions are made. Cochrane produce systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. They are internationally recognized for their quality, occupying a position at the highest level of healthcare evidence. Cochrane evidence is produced and disseminated by an amazing global network, including 37,000 volunteer collaborators – patients, care-givers, researchers and healthcare professionals – bound together by a shared vision for better health. 

Whether you’re a researcher, healthcare professional, patient, carer, or just passionate about health, the Cochrane community welcomes you. Recent initiatives such as Cochrane Crowd, Task Exchange and the new Cochrane Membership Scheme are expanding the opportunities to participate in Cochrane’s work. 

Now we have another opportunity. Cochrane UK is organizing the next Cochrane Colloquium, our annual conference, to be held in Edinburgh in September 2018. The theme will be ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’ and we want this to be an important step in increasing the involvement of patients, carers and family members (healthcare consumers) in our work. 

Closing date for stipends 27 April 2018.

Early bird registration closes 15 June 2018.

Standard registration closes 17 August 2018.

For more details and to register see the Cochrane UK website.