Cochrane Colloquium schedule sign-up is now available

The Colloquium is a multi-disciplinary event exchanging ideas about how we best generate, summarize and communicate evidence to inform and change practice and policy worldwide.


Schedule and sign-up 

The full schedule of talks, workshops and special sessions can be found here. 

An overview of the programme schedule can be viewed here as well as details of all pre- and post-Colloquium symposia.

Keynote sessions

Cochrane is delighted to announce the topics and names of this year’s keynote talks. Speakers from all over the world will share their viewpoints on various subject matters related to evidence-based practice and its challenges. The keynote sessions will combine a variety of perspectives - from researcher or clinician to patient and carer.

  • Jennifer Johannesen: The trouble with patient and public involvement (PPI)
  • Margaret McCartney: Everyday annoyances: why is evidence in real life so hard?
  • Sue Ziebland: Understanding and learning from patients’ experiences: developing a global perspective with DIPEx International
  • Ruth Elwood Martin with Mo Korchinski: Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out
  • Victor Montori: From trickle-down evidence-based medicine to evidence-based medicine
  • Christine Borgman with Irene Pasquetto: Big Data, Little Data, or No Data? Systematic Reviews in an Age of Open Data
  • Dalila Martínez:  Too many pills! – How being a patient led me to a career in qualitative research 
  • Dorothy Olouch: Learning from mothers’ voices; lived experiences of mothers of premature babies in Kenya
  • Gregor Smith: Realistic Medicine: Knowledge and Understanding for a Realistic Era
  • Mark Taylor: Research Impact Assessment - from practitioner to patient

Find out more about the keynote talks and speakers here

Special sessions

There will be a number of special sessions dedicated to strengthening the collaboration efforts with current external partners, as well as focusing on creating new partnership opportunities. Find out more here.

Social events

This year’s gala dinner will take place on Monday 17 September at the National Museum of Scotland. During registration, guests are asked for a £10 contribution, which will be donated to the charity Social Bite, dedicated to tackling homelessness in Scotland.

Sign up for a ceilidh dance class and you can show off what you've learnt at the Gala Dinner.

Discover Edinburgh

You can still book a city sightseeing walking tour, a visit to Edinburgh castle, or  a tour at The Scotch Whisky Experience.  There are very few places left so you need to be fast. Find out more here.

You can also sign up to the Anne Anderson walk here. The walk raises money for the Cochrane's Anne Anderson Award fund. There are limited places available so book now!

If you want to see more of Edinburgh, find out what this wonderful city has to offer here