2017 Annual General Meeting: 14 September 2017, Cape Town

2017 Annual General Meeting: 14 September 2017, Cape Town

Sept 13 - Voting is closing in 24 hours. Please vote electronically until 19:30 GMT+2, even if you will be attending the AGM in-person. Vote here:  http://agm.cochrane.org/vote 


Dear Cochrane Member,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend Cochrane’s 2017 Annual General Meeting.

DATE: Thursday 14 September 2017

TIME: 18:00-20:00 local time (GMT+ 2, check your time zone)

LOCATION: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa at the Global Evidence Summit

The aim of the Annual General Meeting is to provide the opportunity for Cochrane’s trustees (the Governing Board) and senior officers to explain their management of the charity to you, the members. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions before voting on business decisions and current issues, which are put to the vote as ‘resolutions’.

This year, the formal business agenda will be preceded by a celebration and assessment of success by the Cochrane Community, and facilitated by Charles Wiysonge from Cochrane South Africa. We hope it will be of interest to all Cochrane members and supporters. The AGM will be recorded and made available on the Cochrane Community website for those unable to attend in person.

Voting on AGM resolutions:

This is the first AGM to be held under Cochrane’s new Articles of Association and now, for the first time, every member has a vote!

All contributors who have been designated as members of Cochrane have been emailed to advise of their status. In order to vote as a member, you must be able to log in using an active Cochrane account username and password. To log in to an existing Cochrane account or set up a new one, please go to https://account.cochrane.org and follow the directions provided. If you have questions about your membership status, please contact membership@cochrane.org.

Vote now

All members are entitled to vote on AGM resolutions, and all votes will be conducted online. You can vote either before the meeting, or during the meeting after hearing any discussion, if you have an internet connected device with you. You are entitled to vote even if you are not attending the meeting.

To access the full AGM agenda and papers, find out more about the decisions requiring your vote and how to vote, please visit agm.cochrane.org.


It helps to let us know if you are planning to join us in person. Sign up to the meeting at agm.cochrane.org. By attending the meeting, you consent to being filmed and/or photographed for Cochrane communications purposes such as our website or annual review.

To get in touch about the AGM, please contact admin@cochrane.org.

Thank you for your continued support, which is so important to us. We look forward to seeing many of you in Cape Town.

With best wishes,

Cindy Farquhar
Governing Board Co-Chair and Chair of the 2017 AGM

Sarah Watson
Company Secretary and Head of Finance & Core Services

On behalf of the Governing Board


30 August 2017