Cochrane Colloquia

Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors from around the world to discuss, develop, and promote Cochrane and help shape its future.

Since 1993, Cochrane has been conducting annual conferences (Colloquia) in order to allow contributors, partners and newcomers to meet, network, stimulate,  learn from each other, and collaborate with the purpose of advancing Cochrane's work in evidence-informed healthcare.

These annual Colloquia provide an opportunity to meet the ongoing challenges of producing, maintaining, and disseminating high-quality systematic reviews that address questions of importance to health globally, and in promoting evidence-informed health care. Colloquia provide the host country or region a unique opportunity to have a major impact on health decision-making at a national and regional level. They also serve as an opportunity to raise the profile of Cochrane as a whole. 

Upto 1500 participants, including leading international names in various branches of health care, take part in these Colloquia. The scientific program, traditionally designed to cater to a broad group of people involved in evidence-based health care, includes:

  • up to six plenary sessions featuring world-renowned speakers who may either be from within the organisation or from related fields;
  • more than 60 workshops tailored specifically to advancing participants’ knowledge in their ongoing Cochrane work;
  • more than 100 oral presentations to keep participants up to date with new challenges and possibilities; and 
  • more than 300 scientific posters.