About the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium


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Find out more about what we have planned for the 2018 Colloquium  in Edinburgh

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.

We 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.

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

The Colloquium will be in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, ‘Auld Reekie’ to the Scots.  With its medieval and classic architecture built on the side of an extinct volcano, and its Castle visible from most corners of the city, Edinburgh is best discovered on foot. Wander the narrow passageways and medieval streets winding down from the Castle to join the New Town, and stroll through the gardens that now flourish where once a moat surrounded the Old Town. If walking isn’t for you, there are bus tours of the sights and the city is well served by public buses and trams. With its blend of old and new, three national art galleries and more bars and restaurants per capita than any other city in the UK, Edinburgh is vibrant and diverse, with much to see and do. If you have a Scottish name, you might even be able to find your clan tartan.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh!

Martin Burton (Director) and Therese Docherty (Business and Programme Manager)
Cochrane UK